Because I am Team iPhone and I am aware of the ongoing beef/battle with Samsung Android users, I am happy to report that Apple has beat Samsung with developing a period tracker that can help women that are trying to conceive have a baby!
Apple announced that beginning September 16, the watchOS 6 update will add a functionality to allow women to track their menstrual cycle. Apple Watch app, called Cycle Tracking, will quickly log information about your cycle, including the timing, flow level, symptoms, and results from ovulation prediction kits.
It is a standalone app on the Apple Watch ($384 at Amazon)and is built into the Health app on the iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon).
Using the data produced, your Apple Watch can alert you when your period is coming, and estimate the window when you are most fertile.
Tracking your cycle is essential also when you have your next annual OB/GYN check up, you will be able to give your doctor
For starters, it can give you a sense of when your last menstrual began and ended, so you can give your Ob/Gyn healthcare provider the precise length of your cycle and provide clues for conditions such as endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Also, during your period, you can log your flow level and symptoms like cramps or headaches.
I see Samsung users community are waiting for it to be available on those devices. In the meantime, there are numerous apps available in the Google Play store that can do the trick, until then. (smile)
Hart of Dixie actress Jaime King covers the August issue of American Baby magazine.
In it, she discusses body shaming of pregnant women:
“Pregnancy is the ultimate symbol of womanhood, beauty and sensuality, so make it a celebration of creating life. You don’t have to hide anything or try to suck in your belly. Why not put on things that are tighter, flashier, or more fun? Wearing formfitting clothes totally counteracts that voice inside of us that says, ‘Ugh, I just want to lie down all day and sleep,” the former teen and adult model explains. “I feel it’s really important to feel good about yourself, and fashion is part of that.”
She says people (probably in social media) have told her she needs to go eat a sandwich because she is perceived as being too thin.
“All that matters is that you’re taking care of the nutrition for yourself and your child,” she responds back relating to the critics. “Don’t let other people get you down, and don’t put other women down, either.”
King, who has selected Taylor Swift to be the Godmother of her soon-to-be born daughter, says she enjoys “every part” of being a mom and being pregnant especially given the fact it took her 7 yeas to get pregnant having suffered with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
King welcomed her first child, son, Jaime Knight on October 6, 2013. This will be her second child with husband movie director and producer Kyle Newman.
h/t E! Online