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Spot On Period Tracker

A period tracker and birth control app powered by Planned Parenthood. Track your period, cycle, fertility, or any method that affects your cycle, including pill, patch, ring, shot, IUD, or implant.

 

Redesigned With You In Mind

Redesigned With You In Mind

  • Track your mood, body, and activities

  • Period, Birth Control, & Fertility Calendar

  • Period predictions

  • Track your method, on your schedule

  • Discreet Reminders & Check-Ins

  • Resources from Planned Parenthood

No Assumptions, No Judgment - Just You

Spot On doesn’t make any assumptions about your gender, sexual orientation, or reproductive goals. This app talks about your period and birth control the way real people do (so, no pink flowers or butterflies). The app is fun, playful, gender neutral, nonjudgmental, and completely supportive of you and your cycle.

Expert Advice When You Need It

Miss a pill? Late putting on your new patch? Took your ring out and forgot to put it back in? Late getting your next shot? Forgot to get your IUD removed? Late period? Spot On’s got you covered, with advice and guidance tailored to you based on your unique cycle and schedule, birth control (if any), and reproductive goals.

Free, Safe, and Secure

This app is made by the experts at Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit working to provide care no matter what, where, or when to people who need it most. You’ll never see any ads on Spot On or be prompted to upgrade. You can choose to create an account or remain anonymous. 

What are people saying?

Ashley says...

“I don’t normally write reviews but I had to with this! This is a great app! -TMI- It’s great with prediction! Down to the very day! Every women should have this! Great app!”

Jo says...

“User friendly, very cute interface, and gender neutral! Which is good for me. Love it! Thanks for making such a cute, gender-neutral period app!!”

Rachel says...

“This app just gets better and better. Thank you! Perfect” 

TRACK ANY METHOD THAT AFFECTS YOUR PERIOD

Pill

160+ pill brands to track. Expert advice if you miss a pill (or 2+), or start a pack late. Track continuously, non-continuously, or custom continuous -- like taking a break every 3 packs. Track your periods and cycles. Discreet reminders.

Patch

Track your Ortho Evra / Xulane patch, with continuous or noncontinuous use. Expert advice if your patch falls off, you start your patch pack late, and more. Discreet reminders. Track your period and cycle, and see period predictions. 

Ring

Track your NuvaRing on a 3, 4, 5 week schedule, monthly on a specific date, continuous or noncontinuous. See expert advice on how to catch up if your late for your new birth control ring, or your ring falls out. Discreet reminders for removal and insertion dates. 

Shot

Track your Depo-Provera birth control shot. See past shot dates and upcoming renewal windows. Expert advice if you get off track. Track your periods and cycles, see predictions. Discreet reminders.

IUD

Track your Hormonal or Copper IUD: Mirena, Liletta, Skyla, Kyleena, or Paragard. See insertion dates and when you're due for a new IUD. Track your periods and cycles, see predictions. Discreet reminders.

Implant

Track your Implanon / Nexplanon implant. See your insertion date, and track when you're due for a new implant. Track your periods and cycles, and see period predictions. Discreet reminders. 

Why should I track my period?

Keeping track of your period and menstrual cycle is a great way to learn about your body. It helps you know when your period usually comes, so your flow doesn't catch you by surprise. If you have a regular period, you can also see predicted fertility windows to know when your body is more susceptible to pregnancy (if you're not on a method). Tracking daily events or changes in your body and mood can also help you understand what affects your menstrual cycle, and how your menstrual cycle affects your body.

What are the signs of PMS?

PMS is short for premenstrual syndrome, the emotional and physical symptoms you get right before and during your period. Some of the most common signs of PMS are:

  • Cramps in your belly or lower back

  • Feeling sad, depressed, tense, anxious, or angry

  • Crying more than usual

  • Craving certain foods or being hungrier than usual

  • Tender, swollen, or sore breasts

  • Feeling bloated (puffy or full in your stomach)

  • Skin problems like pimples

  • Feeling really tired or trouble sleeping

  • Changes in your sex drive

Different people have different PMS symptoms, and it’s normal for you to have different symptoms from one cycle to the next.

Want to track your periods, including your signs of PMS? Download our Spot On app. Plus, if you use birth control, it can help you stay on top of your game.

How can I get period cramp relief? 

UGH, period cramps — depending on your body and what card you drew in the Menstrual Lottery of Life, period cramps can range from cancel-your-plans painful to just a little uncomfortable. (When mine are really kickin’ it feels like the Uterus Chainsaw Massacre all up in my bod. Not ideal.)

But period cramps happen for a reason: That gut-punch you feel is your uterus contracting, meaning it’s squeezing and moving. This makes your uterine lining — which is mostly what period blood is made of — move off the walls of your uterus.

So cramps have a purpose, but that doesn’t mean they don’t suck. The good news is there are a few ways to help your monthly uterus nightmare chill out:

Track your cycle

Knowing your period’s around the corner is one way you can be prepared so cramps don’t catch you off guard. Maybe that means planning a hot date with a heating pad and Netflix or making sure you’re stocked up on pain relievers around your crampiest days. Keeping track of your period symptoms can help you and your doctor find the best period cramp reliefs for you. Planned Parenthood’s free period tracking app Spot On is an easy, private way to keep tabs on your cycle and whatever PMS symptoms you’re having.

Look into hormonal birth control

Hormonal birth control methods — like the hormonal IUD, implant, pill, patch, ring, or shot — can really help with period cramp relief, PMS, and other period problems. If you have hella bad cramps that ruin your life every month (or even if you just want a lighter, easier period or no period at all), hormonal birth control can be a real menstrual GOAT. Our Spot On app also has birth control reminders and handy tips n’ tricks to help you get the most out of your method.

Take over-the-counter pain meds

Taking basic pain medicine like ibuprofen (like Advil), naproxen (like Aleve), or acetaminophen (like Tylenol) is probably one of the easiest and most effective ways to deal with mild-to-moderate cramps.

Exercise

I know, I know. When our nethers feel like they’re full of knives, the last thing many of us want to do is work out. But moving your body and getting that heart rate up releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins that can make you feel better. Even mild exercise like stretching or taking a walk can make a difference.

Feel the heat

Snuggling up with something warm — a heating pad, hot water bottle, your cat  — on your belly or lower back can help soothe period cramps and achy muscles. A hot bath can also be heavenly when there’s a riot in your uterus.

Have yourself an orgasm

It’s true! Orgasms — whether you have them on your own or with a partner — can be tried and true period cramp relief. They send blood rushing to your downtown area and release feel-good hormones called endorphins that act as a natural painkiller and mood-lifter. So go on, give yourself a treat…for your health!

Cramps are a pretty normal part of periods, but if yours are so painful that it’s hard to do everyday things (like go to school or work) and over-the-counter medicine doesn’t help, talk with your doctor or go to a Planned Parenthood health center. Cramps that are super bad can be a sign of more serious health problems. And you shouldn’t have to suffer every month. Your nurse or doctor can help you manage the pain and put those cramps in their place.

Can Spot On track my fertility?

If you have a regular period, Spot On can now predict and track when you’re most likely to be fertile. If you’re using a birth control method that prevents ovulation (like the pill, patch, ring, or shot), but get off track with that method, the app will give you a heads up when you could be fertile until you’re back on schedule. Fertility tracking can always be turned off. Fertility features in Spot On are not designed to support Fertility Awareness Methods, and should not be relied on to prevent pregnancy as ovulation can change from month to month.

Can I import my data from another period tracking app?

If you are using an iPhone, you can import period and spotting data from another period tracking app using HealthKit. If you are using an Android device, you will unfortunately not be able to import previous cycle data (yet!); however you can add in previous cycles using the Calendar.

What kind of birth control does Spot On support?

Spot On offers tracking and guidance for any birth control method that may affect your menstrual cycle. These methods include: The Pill The IUD The Implant The Patch The Shot The Ring

Don't see the answer you need? 

You can check out our Support Center for more frequently asked questions, or email us at [email protected]

IN THE PRESS

"Spot On ... is here for you, no matter your birth control method, gender identity, or sexual orientation."

"This new period tracking app is a serious game-changer"

"Spot On is the period tracker that's not trying to get you pregnant, thank god"