The first day to count in your example is Friday, , unless Monday is
heavy enough for her to feel concern and use a tampon or pad. The
first day of bleeding is the first day of "flow," --not spotting.
This link is from "Fertility Friend" --a whole site developed to
assist women and couples in using natural contraception.
Fertility Friend - How to Observe and Record Your Fertility Signs
THEIR MAIN PAGE: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/
..."Spotting: Record "spotting" when you have any pink or dark
red/brown spots that leave a small mark on your underwear or
pantyliner or that you only see when you wipe. If it does not require
a pad or tampon, record it as spotting rather than menses. You may see
spotting before or after your period, around the time of ovulation or
around the time of implantation if you conceive. Do not start a new
chart until you have red flow...
...Menses: When you record "menses" you can choose light, normal and
heavy. Always start a new chart on your first day of menses. That is
the first day that you have red blood flow that requires a pad or
tampon. This is cycle day one. Fertility Friend will automatically
start a new chart for you when you enter menses.
These are also fantastic pages, I'm sure they would be compatible with
using the cycle beads.
Print the form, I doubt they get better than this example.
Fertility Awareness - Natural Family Planning
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