25/06/2019

Natural Cycles App

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
No
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I came off the combined pill 4 years ago and it was only until a year and a half ago that I got into a relationship and started having regular sex that I decided I wanted a method of contraception that didn’t mess with my hormones (my periods stopped altogether and I was having mood swings on the pill so it wasn’t worth it to go back on). I Found this app, was a bit apprehensive at first but after a couple of months of taking my temperature every morning, the app understood my cycle and allowed me more green days (when condoms aren’t needed). You have to be persistent with it and if you want to be extra careful, there’s the option to take ovulation tests so you can pinpoint when it is so you definitely don’t get pregnant. Alternatively you can ‘plan a pregnancy’ and it’s easy to switch at the click of a button so it’s really useful whichever you decide. The changes in my body (I’ve put on some weight and I get a day of bad period pain and heavy bleeding) is all down to my body, diet and exercise so is natural and nothing to do with the app. At the end of the day though, although it works great for me, it’s whatever you’re comfortable with and for some the hormonal contraceptives help with natural things like easing period pain or clearing acne so its unique for each person and may not be for everyone.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Very positively
Weight
No change
Periods
Lighter periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Better skin

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

High blood pressure

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

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