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The very first time you open the Groove app, you will be asked a series of questions about your family planning goals (or lack thereof) and about your cycles. Groove uses this information to provide you with a highly curated app experience, customizing and tailoring everything in your app from your data fields to the educational information that helps you learn about your body. This helps you track the data that matters to you, eliminating all the fluff. Not interested in getting pregnant? Then you probably don’t care about entering data about ovulation predictor kits! Your body and your cycles are unique, and we think your app should reflect that. Are you ready to Groove?! Learn more about the Groove app.

Groove has two account types: (1) Groove Basic and (2) Groove Pro. Groove Basic helps you track your cycles and predict upcoming periods with awesome accuracy. The advanced Groove Pro has all the amazing features you need to practice the sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy without hormones or devices, to maximize your chances of getting pregnant, to keep tabs on your reproductive health, or (for those of you with irregular cycles) to predict the start of your next period with amazing accuracy! The sympto-thermal method is an incredible way to take control of your reproductive health, and it requires the daily observation of two simple things: (1) cervical fluid and (2) basal body temperature. You can learn how to practice the sympto-thermal method right from our website.

Every month, your body experiences hormone changes that cause you to get your period. These fluctuating hormone levels cause certain changes in your body, like changes in your cervical fluid. Our advanced algorithms use modern science—plus the information you enter into your app about your cervical fluid and/or basal body temperature—to predict your upcoming periods. This means you’ll never be caught off guard, and you’ll always have an accurate picture of what’s going on in your body. Even if your cycles are irregular, don’t fret. Groove Pro can help you make sense of your cycles and will predict your periods with amazing accuracy. Learn more about using Groove to track your cycles.

You are only able to get pregnant for a portion of the menstrual cycle, and the Groove app helps you figure out when you are and aren’t fertile. By tracking two scientifically-backed signs of fertility—cervical fluid and basal body temperature—you’re able to determine when you are and aren’t at risk of experiencing an unintended pregnancy. This means more confidence and less worrying. Learn more about using Groove to avoid pregnancy.

You are only fertile for a portion of the menstrual cycle, which means that your baby-making window is relatively limited. The Groove app allows you to track scientifically-backed signs of fertility to determine exactly when you’re fertile. That way, you can time intercourse to improve your chances of conceiving quickly. Charting your fertility not only helps you maximize your chances of getting pregnant, but it can also help you identify signs of potential infertility. Learn more about charting your fertility to get pregnant.

Throughout your cycle, your cervix produces a special fluid that causes you to become fertile. This cervical fluid undergoes changes during your cycle, becoming progressively more wet and slippery—and more hospitable to sperm—as ovulation gets closer. Monitoring the changes in your cervical fluid allows you to pinpoint which days you are and aren’t able to get pregnant. It’s also an excellent way to make sure your reproductive system is in good health. Learning how to check your cervical fluid is both simple and incredibly useful.

Measuring your basal body temperature (BBT) is a window into the natural hormone fluctuations that happen during your cycle. Measuring it confirms ovulation and can be useful in the detection of hormone imbalance. Your BBT also helps you determine when you are and aren’t fertile on any given day. See how your basal body temperature changes throughout your menstrual cycle. The best time to measure your BBT is first thing in the morning when you wake up, before you get out of bed or drink water. Learn more about basal body temperature.

The sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness (STM) is a scientifically-based method of determining when during your unique menstrual cycle you are fertile...and you’re not fertile every day! But, more than that, STM helps you keep tabs on your reproductive health and ensure that your body is in tip-top shape. Practicing STM allows you to avoid pregnancy without the use of hormones or devices, maximize your chances of getting pregnant, and monitor the health of your reproductive system. It also allows you to accurately determine when you can expect your next period. Practicing this method requires that you follow a simple set of rules and monitor two scientifically-backed signs of fertility: (1) cervical fluid and (2) basal body temperature. You can learn how to practice the sympto-thermal method right from our website.

Don’t worry, we’ve totally been there...that’s why we’re here to guide and support you! You can learn how to practice the sympto-thermal method right from our website. The Groove app also has tons of information to help you properly learn and practice the method. If you’re still not totally confident in your ability to practice this awesome method, we recommend getting in touch with an amazing fertility awareness educator for extra guidance.

Every cervical fluid pattern is unique, and it may take a few cycles to become familiar with yours. But trust us when we say this knowledge is completely worth the time! If you find yourself stuck, check out this information about cervical fluid and these images of cervical fluid. If you still find yourself struggling, we recommend getting in touch with a fertility awareness educator to give you the confidence you need.

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