For the past years, Self-Care has become a major buzz word, and for good reason too. Self-Care means more than relaxing with a face mask and scented candle, or practicing mindfulness. True Self-Care involves making the conscious decision to take care of yourself, and actually making the time to do that.
Oddly enough, women often forget that taking care of their reproductive health is one of the most important ways to practice Self-Care! Taking care of your health doesn’t have to involve dreading when your next period will come and thinking about your health then, but forgetting about it for the rest of the month. Your body works a dynamic unit, and your hormones work together to make sure everything’s running smoothly, including your mood, sleep, skin, and nutritional balance.
We get it. That’s a lot to keep track of. FEMM can help you get started with these three simple steps:
1. Take it with you!
We don’t stop at tracking your cycle, the free FEMM app goes the extra mile. It allows you to actively achieve your health and reproductive goals by asking you key questions like: Are you using the app to achieve or avoid pregnancy? Or to track your health? By enabling daily notifications to remind you to update your chart, you get the benefit of a personal health diary in your pocket.
FEMM helps you track your day to day biomarkers (mood, bleeding, cervical fluid, etc.) with a few simple steps. It gives you tips about and insights into what’s happening in your cycle and what you can do to achieve your set goal.
2. Learn the ropes.
Did you know that around 40% of 1000 surveyed women in the United States aren’t familiar with their cycles? Women between the ages of 18-24 years in the study lacked important knowledge about conception, fertility, and ovulation.
Let FEMM’s educational program help you emerge from the fog. Take a FEMM Class to learn more about how your reproductive and endocrine (hormone) systems work together to influence your overall health. Spoiler alert: Your monthly cycle is actually the clue to know if all your hormones are acting as they should.
3. Call in the reinforcements!
To all women who experience extreme symptoms such as painful periods, acne, weight gain, and more, FEMM is here for you. With our comprehensive physical and lab workup system, you can easily diagnose and treat the root causes of your health conditions in specialized clinics. Schedule an appointment with one of our FEMM trained practitioners to benefit from our protocols and research, and to find out how to put that information to use in a way that’s meaningful to you.
So, are you ready to take charge? Let 2020 be the year we achieve our #SelfCareGoals with FEMM.