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Decipher your cycle with these sample Groove charts

Deciphering your cycles isn't always easy — everyone's body is a little different. But once you know what to look out for, collecting data about your periods can give you a powerful look into the health of your hormones, your reproductive system, and your body ...

wrote this on July 9, 2016

Confused about your cervical fluid? You don’t have to be.

Cervical fluid can be hella confusing, especially when you’re trying to figure out if the fluid you’re seeing is ACTUALLY fertile. Everyone’s cervical fluid pattern is a little different, and it won’t always follow the stereotypical “sticky” → “creamy” → “egg white” → “watery” pattern that we always hear so much about ...

wrote this on July 6, 2016

Groove’s Period & Fertility Tracker is Coming to Android!

Based on the sheer number of emails we’ve received asking us when Groove will be available for Android, it’s obvious to us that period trackers for Android just aren’t cutting it ...

wrote this on October 6, 2015

Femme International: Empowering Women through Menstrual Health Education

Menstruation is the number one reason why girls in developing countries miss school, or drop out altogether, and there are a number of reasons that contribute to this ...

wrote this on September 30, 2015

New Partnership: Groove + Femme International = Impact

From the very first moment of Groove’s existence as a company, making a positive impact has been extremely important to me ...

wrote this on September 29, 2015

(Infographic) How to Design Apps for Women: A Handy Guide

The types of apps that exist for women span far and wide, but there's a huge problem: apps for women are horribly sexist. So we made an infographic about it...

wrote this on July 8, 2015

6 Things to Know About Your Irregular Period

You may have an irregular period now, but it won’t always be like that. Your body wants to ovulate regularly ...

wrote this on May 18, 2015

SXSW Guerilla Marketing: Groove Style

Here at Groove, we love a good project. So when we decided that we wanted to pull off an awesome marketing campaign during SXSW, we knew we had to do it guerilla style...

wrote this on March 23, 2015

Preventing Pregnancy with Groove

Groove has something for everyone. Whether you’re on the pill or using barrier methods, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re looking to prevent pregnancy without hormones or devices, we’ve got what you need! ...

wrote this on March 11, 2015

Tracking Your Cycles with Groove

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this frustrating. Whether your cycles are like clockwork or feel more like a broken clock, it is possible to accurately predict your periods...

wrote this on March 10, 2015

Infographic: 8 Awesome Period Facts Everyone Should Know

There are lots of things about periods that isn’t common knowledge—for instance, periods you have on the pill aren’t actually real periods. Crazy, right?! Learn more interesting period facts with this awesome infographic...

wrote this on March 9, 2015

5 Simple Things You Should Do Before Considering Infertility Treatment

If you’re trying to get pregnant and it’s taking a little longer than expected, you’ve likely heard your fair share of “just be patient and it’ll happen” and “your time will come.” And you probably have to fight the urge deliver a swift kick to the shin ...

wrote this on February 13, 2015

PODCAST: The Pill, Natural Birth Control, & Menstrual Taboos

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Lisa over at Fertility Friday and chatting about my experience with the pill, finding fertility awareness, and writing my book ...

wrote this on January 23, 2015

The Sympto-thermal Method of Fertility Awareness: An Overview

When I think about what the sympto-thermal method (STM) is, I’m reminded of the classic quote: “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superman!” ...

wrote this on January 16, 2015

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is & What You Should Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, has become somewhat of a household name, and with nearly 1 in 10 women suffering from the disorder, it’s no wonder. But what is it, and how do you know if you might have it? ...

wrote this on January 9, 2015

Avoiding the Dreaded Period Sneak Attack: the Secret to Accurate Period Predictions

I’m here to tell you that there IS a better way to predict your periods, and it might just change the way you think about your body (it did for me). What I’m about to reveal would put your sex ed class to shame. So what’s the big secret? It’s actually something you’ve been doing for most of your life every time you get sick...

wrote this on December 12, 2014

How Cervical Fluid Helps You Get Pregnant (Or Not)

While there are many subtle physiological mechanisms that ultimately lead to a pregnancy, there is one (aside from actually ovulating) that is by far the most important...

wrote this on December 5, 2014

What’s the Best Thermometer for Measuring Basal Body Temperature?

Even if you’re a seasoned user of the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness, navigating the world of basal thermometers can feel daunting. So, to make your search a bit less stressful, I’ve compiled a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect fit...

wrote this on November 25, 2014

4 Awesome Reasons to Get in Tune with Your Cycle

Getting in tune with your menstrual cycles doesn’t mean that you have to profess your love for your period, but there are plenty of great reasons to get to know Aunt Flow...

wrote this on September 12, 2014

Does Natural & Non-Hormonal Birth Control Really Count As Birth Control?

Many people are under the impression that non-hormonal users don’t use birth control at all, and this is problematic...

wrote this on August 22, 2014

6 Myths About Your Period, Debunked!

I can’t even tell you how often I hear inaccurate information about periods. There is so much misinformation flying around out there about the female reproductive system...

wrote this on August 15, 2014

Myth: Preventing Pregnancy Naturally Isn’t Effective

Many of us were brought up to believe that the only responsible and effective way to prevent pregnancy is to use hormonal contraception. I can’t say that I’m surprised, but this is actually completely untrue...

wrote this on August 8, 2014

The Myth of the Average Menstrual Cycle

This “myth of the average cycle length” ends up causing a lot of confusion and often makes women and girls think that they’re abnormal for not having 28 day cycles. And many of us end up feeling like our cycles are “irregular” simply because they’re not all the same length...

wrote this on August 1, 2014

Natural Family Planning vs. the Sympto-thermal Method of Fertility Awareness

Natural Family Planning and a method like the sympto‐thermal method of fertility awareness (STM) have a lot in common, but there are several key differences...

wrote this on July 25, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Apps that Predict Fertility

There are SO many internal and external factors that can have an affect on your cycle, so putting your trust in an app that claims to predict when you’ll be fertile isn’t the wisest choice...

wrote this on July 18, 2014

Charting Fertility with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Dealing with highly irregular menstrual cycles is crazy frustrating. Your periods, when they do decide to come, can sneak up on you at the most inopportune times. Not just that, but irregular cycles are often an indication of a reproductive disorder...

wrote this on July 11, 2014

How to Get Pregnant While Charting Your Fertility

Charting fertility is an increasingly popular tool used by women who are trying to get pregnant. And for good reason! Fertility charting can help to eliminate a lot of stress and put the fun back into baby-making...

wrote this on July 4, 2014

Standard Days Method, Rhythm Method, Sympto-thermal Method...What’s the Difference?

The sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness (STM) is often confused with methods like the standard days method and the rhythm method, but not all “natural” methods of pregnancy prevention are created equal...

wrote this on June 23, 2014

Groove's Global App Launch

Because of this overwhelming response, we decided to push our global app launch up the priority list...

wrote this on April 17, 2014

On Design Principles

Creating great products at Groove is more than writing code, whipping up designs, and knowing our stuff...

wrote this on March 19, 2014

Groove's Period & Fertility Tracker is Now Available

After months and months of hard work, I'm so thrilled to announce that Groove's Fertility & Period Tracker app is now available in the iOS App Store...

wrote this on March 16, 2014

Finding Fertility Awareness: My Birth Control Story

I remember very clearly standing in my kitchen and suddenly feeling as though I was being suffocated...

wrote this on March 15, 2014