When do I add period?
Your period is the days when you need to use a pad, tampon, or period cup, etc, for the bleeding. It is very important that you press 'period' for each day that you are bleeding, as the algorithm needs to know when your new cycle starts, and also in order for the algorithm to be able to give you a correct prediction for your coming cycles. If you have light bleedings after your period, you should continue logging it as a period for as long as you are bleeding.
Read more here about the period and what it is.
What is spotting?
Spotting is very light bleeding, most often just brown/pink-ish fluids, or a few drops of blood, that you may see when visiting the bathroom or on the toilet paper. Spotting usually occurs after ovulation, as the release of the egg may also release some blood and other fluids from the follicle. During these days, you may need to use a panty liner. Spotting is a data point that the algorithm doesn't take into account when calculating your fertility status, but is shown to you on various pages of the app.
Spotting may also occur during pregnancy and can be logged as spotting during that time as well. Please note that if you are experiencing any type of bleeding during your pregnancy, it is recommended that you talk to your healthcare professional.
I experience some bleeding before my period actually starts, how should I log this?
You may experience some light bleedings before your period, which is called spotting. It is very important that you log these very light bleedings only as 'spotting', and to log 'period' only when the bleeding increases in flow. You should add 'period' for as long as your period bleeding lasts.