- Fiona -

"As a girl, I looked forward to getting my period but I soon discovered it was something to be kept secret (especially from men) and had huge potential for embarrassment. So my periods although never very painful, were nothing special, and I only kept track of my cycle to not get pregnant. The Our Cycles app has brought back the appreciation of how special our cycle is, that my young self naturally knew. I have discovered there is a whole month, not just the period of bleeding in which to observe and appreciate the changes in my body. My attitude to my period and cycle has changed so much in the last few years of peri-menopause. I actually rest on the heavy days, eat differently and am generally much more gentle with myself. I also now observe all the changes in my body throughout the month and adjust the way I am being.