READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

/READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

READER QUESTION: “When does my Day 1 start?”

My Hormonology

Sarah, a Facebook follower and Hormone Horoscope App users, asks: “When I’m using my Hormone Horoscope period tracker, do I start the calendar over on the day I get the first wisp of blood or do I start when it actually starts flowing? It can be as much as a day or day and a half in-between.”
My answer: Your Day 1 (which indicates the start of a new cycle) is when you notice your first wisp of blood. Like you, many women don’t experience a strong flow for a day or so because it can take that long for uterine contractions to push out the fluid. However, that first trickle indicates that your estrogen has dropped low enough to trigger shedding of the uterine lining. And that’s key since it also means that this hormone has reached the lowest point it will hit all cycle long and now its level will slowly increase day by day.
By | 2018-01-29T08:30:45+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|reader question|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at

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