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Spot On Period Tracker

The only period tracker app and ovulation calculator that lets you track both your period and any birth control method that affects it, including the pill, patch, ring, implant, shot, and IUD.

What's our period tracker all about?

Your Method:
Be the Boss

Stay on top of any method, from the pill to the ring to the shot. Get reminders to keep you on track, and tips in case you make a mistake.

menstruation

Your Period:
Know Your Flow

View your period calendar and see period and fertility predictions. Track your fertile windows and ovulation calendar. 

Your Body:
Track Your Symptoms

Record your symptoms, moods and activities and learn what affects your menstrual cycle and how your cycle affects your body.

Your Cycle:
Stay in the Loop

Understanding what's up with your body has never been easier. See personalized insights on your mood, body, and actions, cycle by cycle.

Why is it different?

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 — no pink flowers or butterflies. The app is fun, playful, gender neutral, nonjudgmental, and completely supportive of you and your cycle.

What are people saying?

"... it's probably time you download the new Planned Parenthood Spot On app. Seriously, it's pretty awesome"

"We've already downloaded it—have you?"

"... a smart, unassuming, useful piece of technology— thank the gynecological cosmic forces"


"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"

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.

Can I use Spot On if I don't get a period?

Yes! We know that lots of people use birth control to skip their periods or get them very infrequently, so Spot On helps you understand how your menstrual cycle and birth control affect your body beyond “that time of the month.”

The app allows you to track your actions, moods, and body symptoms on a day-to-day basis, which can help you track patterns over time. Spot On also provides resources related to birth control and sexual health, and provides reminders to stay on schedule with your birth control method. 

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

How can Spot On help me with my birth control?

If you’re on a type of birth control that affects your menstrual cycle, Spot On can help you: Understand the effect(s) your birth control has on your cycle; Know what to do if you have a birth control mishap (e.g., miss a pill, put on a patch late); Remind you to take a pill, change a patch, get a shot, change a ring — you name it; Use your birth control method most effectively; Recognize what normal birth control side effects are; Learn more about other available birth control methods; And so much more.

Can I use Spot On to help me get pregnant?

Spot On does not currently offer specific features to help people get pregnant; however, if you are trying to get pregnant and opt in to receive advice about pregnancy within the app, you can use your fertility prediction days to give you a good idea of when to try.

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 Spot On diagnose medical conditions?

Spot On doesn’t diagnose medical conditions, but it can be a great complement to having conversations with your healthcare provider. You can always connect to a Planned Parenthood health center through the app, and even book an appointment online. For more information on medical conditions related to your period, birth control or cycle, or to book an appointment at your local Planned Parenthood, visit the Planned Parenthood website.

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.

Is my data safe in Spot On?

Yes! The data in Spot On is only stored locally on your phone, so you’re the only one who ever has access to it. Because of this, we do recommend exporting your data on a regular basis to avoid accidental data loss, as we cannot recover data for users.

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.

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