How to Track Your Cycle With Orchyd

How to Track Your Cycle With Orchyd

Okay, let’s get right into it. You just downloaded the Orchyd app. It’s time to track your cycle.

  1. The easiest place to start when beginning to track your cycle is "Flow."
  2. Orchyd will prompt you to log if your flow is "Light," "Medium," "Heavy," or "Spotting."
  3. Use SafeFlow™ to receive gentle reminders to remove or exchange products. Orchyd is OB-GYN approved, and the lengths of time suggested by SafeFlow™ help you avoid any risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
  4. That's it! You are on your way to learning more about your cycle and overall health. Download the app for free and start tracking.

Why Track With Orchyd?

Orchyd was created by two sisters, Courtney and Morgan King, who actually menstruate. When we started the Orchyd app, we had a list of requirements:

Actually Free!

Completely free for life with no annoying pop-ups.

OB-GYN Approved

We worked with a team of OB-GYNs on all the details.

In-App Timer

SafeFlow, our in-app product timer, sends customized reminders to replace or remove your period products.

Private & Secure

Orchyd protects users' data. You can choose to store data remotely on our secure database or locally on your own device for extra security.

Personal Menstrual Health Assistant

Chat for free with our AI-powered personal assistant, Blossom. She makes suggestions based on what you track to help you have the smoothest flow. 

On-Demand Doctor Access

Chat with a doctor 24/7 through our in-app OB-GYN service, Orchyd MD™.

Access to Period Products

Shop the curated Orchyd Marketplace™ for symptom support and period products.

All of these reasons and more make Orchyd the best app for tracking your cycle!

What Are the Benefits of Tracking Your Cycle with Orchyd?

Orchyd is all you need when it comes to tracking your cycle health. Below are the top reasons why our users love Orchyd.

Effortless Tracking

Traditional paper-based methods of cycle tracking are prone to errors and inconveniences. Orchyd's app offers a user-friendly interface that enables effortless and accurate tracking of menstrual cycles.

Predictive Insights

Orchyd employs advanced algorithms to predict upcoming cycles, providing users with valuable insights into their hormonal patterns and enabling better preparation for menstruation.

Health Monitoring

Orchyd helps users monitor changes in their cycle and body, facilitating early detection of irregularities or potential health concerns.

Fertility Planning

For those planning to conceive, Orchyd provides fertility windows based on cycle data, enhancing family planning and increasing the chances of successful conception.

Symptom Management

The app allows users to log and track symptoms such as cramps, mood swings, and bloating. This data can be shared with healthcare providers for more informed consultations.

Personalized Recommendations

Orchyd tailors its recommendations based on individual cycle data, providing relevant advice for managing menstrual symptoms and optimizing overall well-being.

Educational Resources

Orchyd offers a wealth of educational content, empowering users with knowledge about their bodies, menstrual health, and reproductive cycles.

What to Track in Orchyd

The Orchyd app offers a comprehensive platform for monitoring various aspects of your menstrual cycle, allowing you to gain deeper insights into your body and overall well-being. With over 100 symptoms to track and the ability to custom-make more, it can be overwhelming when considering what to track and where to start. Below is a list of what to track and why.

  • Flow: Recording the start and end dates of your period helps establish the length of your cycle and predict future cycles, aiding in better preparedness.
  • Flow Intensity: Tracking the intensity of your flow (light, medium, heavy, spotting) provides insights into hormonal fluctuations and helps identify abnormal bleeding patterns.
  • Symptoms: Logging symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and fatigue assists in recognizing recurring patterns, facilitating more effective symptom management and discussions with healthcare providers.
  • Moods: Monitoring your mood and energy levels across different cycle phases can reveal emotional patterns and contribute to better self-care and stress management.
  • Discharge: Tracking changes in cervical mucus consistency aids in pinpointing ovulation, enhancing fertility awareness, and family planning.
  • Ovulation Test: If applicable, tracking ovulation test results can offer a clearer picture of your fertile days.
  • Basal Body Temperature (BBT): Recording your BBT helps identify ovulation and fertile windows, supporting natural family planning methods.
  • Sexual Activity: Keeping track of sexual activity allows you to correlate it with your cycle, enabling informed decisions regarding contraception or fertility tracking.
  • Exercise: Monitoring exercise routines and dietary choices helps you recognize how lifestyle factors influence your cycle and overall menstrual health.
  • Life: Logging stressors, travel, or major life events helps identify external factors affecting your cycle and well-being.
  • Notes: Keeping track of health-related observations or concerns aids in communication with healthcare professionals during consultations.
  • Weight Tracking: Monitor weight fluctuations to understand hormonal impacts and support balanced nutrition and exercise adjustments.
  • Water Intake: Log daily hydration for reduced bloating, improved digestion, and sustained energy levels during the menstrual cycle.
  • Sleep Patterns: Record sleep duration and quality to identify links between rest, mood, and symptom management.
  • Birth Control: Track contraceptive methods for informed reproductive choices and effective contraception. Orchyd empowers users with insights to optimize menstrual health and overall vitality.

We are constantly adding new features or improving the established ones. So, be sure to download Orchyd to see the full list of what is available to track.

The Orchyd period tracking app provides an easy, clutter-free interface to document and analyze your symptoms. It empowers you to know more about yourself!

By diligently tracking symptoms, you gain a deeper understanding of your cycle, enhance your ability to make informed decisions, increase confidence when talking with a healthcare provider, and optimize your overall well-being.

by Courtney K

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