Your menstrual cycle is more than just your period.
The Baba Yaga teaches you to understand, interpret, and live by your cyclical changes. She helps you integrate what you learn about your energy needs, physical symptoms, and menstrual health indicators, so you can design your life in sync with your cycle, instead of against it.
Your menstrual cycle is more than just a nuisance.
The Baba Yaga shows you how every day of your cycle is a new day with different strengths and weaknesses: you can make your days better by following your hormones, instead of trying to manage them away.
Your menstrual cycle is more than just another statistic to categorize and compare you by.
The Baba Yaga knows that every cycle is different. Your data will never be compared to what’s considered “normal” or to other users. The Baba Yaga only shows you meaningful cycle statistics for your unique cycle.
Absolutely! You can download and start receiving your daily hormone powers for absolutely free. All you have to do is track your last period and get started on your cycle hero journey.If you want more ancestral wisdom and scientific menstrual health tracking, there is a monthly subscription package that you can add on. It contains:
Moon Wisdom: get more detailed information about the cycle phases, the moon phases, and receive daily tips to make your day better.
Health tracking and analysis: track general symptoms, basal temperature, cervical mucus consistency, and access detailed and intuitive analysis insights.
The Cycle Coach package is the best combination of both worlds: ancestral wisdom combined with full health tracking and intuitive analysis.
Baba Yaga - Period & Cycle App is currently available for iOS only and can be downloaded on the Apple App Store.
We understand the worry about data privacy. We have the same worry. Which is why we pledged to never sell your data to anyone. Period. This is also why we invested a lot of time and energy in keeping your data as safe as possible.
We are a EU based company and therefore, follow the GDPR’s data regulations for all users.
We do more than that: we selected only Western European based cloud services as our servers.
We do even more to ensure that your personal information (such as name and email address) cannot be linked to your sensitive health data.
We will always continue to adapt to changes in the IT world and make sure that your privacy is our top priority.
Absolutely. We follow scientific best-practices and proven methods to teach you about your cycle. We include evidence-based tips of the day, we focus the hormone powers on summarizing individual studies on menstrual cycle effects, and we continuously stay updated about research findings. We tested different mathematical methods to make cycle predictions, which made us ditch predictions altogether - for now - as they did not seem sufficiently robust.
This app is not an FDA-cleared contraceptive method.
However, we follow the rules of fertility awareness to present your cycle analysis. Our main goal is to empower you to read your cycle signals and draw your own conclusions, because every cycle is different.
Ovulation & your fertile window
Technically, you’re only fertile during one day of your cycle: ovulation. A positive result on LH test strips (available at drugstores) indicates that ovulation will occur within the next 24 to 36 hours. Sperm can stay alive in the vagina for up to 6 days. This is a pretty big window during which you have to consider yourself fertile.
A note on LH test strips
We do include a way for you to track your LH test results. Please be aware that these results could be off for several reasons. If you have PCOS for example, there could be multiple LH spikes during any given cycle. Or if you use marijuana regularly, your LH production could be inhibited altogether.And there is one more thing. Take this scenario for example. You have a 29 day long cycle on average and your periods last around 6 days. You start testing with these LH strips on cycle day 13. On day 16 you get a positive result. This would mean you’re likely ovulating on day 17. So, if you relied only on those test strips and have had unprotected penetrative sex during the 5 to 6 days prior to your positive result, you could potentially already have gotten pregnant.
Using the Baba Yaga Cycle Advisor to track your basal temperature and cervical mucus every day, you can learn more about your fertile window.Basal temperature is generally lower in your follicular phase than in your luteal phase. So, a drop followed by a consistent increase the following 3 days usually indicates that ovulation has occurred.This has to be observed in conjunction with your cervical mucus. Whenever there is mucus present (of any consistency), especially during your follicular phase (so before ovulation has occurred), you have to consider yourself fertile. After you think ovulation has occurred, you wait another 3 days to confirm if your basal temperature stays high.
Rule of thumb
So, a general Baba Yaga rule of thumb is this: if there is cervical mucus present, you have to consider yourself fertile. Double-check this with your basal temperature. And once you’ve seen a drop and an increase, wait another three days to be absolutely sure.We explain all of this in the app. And while we’re working on creating a personal pattern recognition feature, we encourage you to use the Baba Yaga Cycle Advisor to learn as much as possible about your unique cycle.
Especially in the spiritual community and among naturopathy, there are many ways to understand the menstrual cycle that go beyond pure biology. You might have heard about your cycle representing the four seasons or moon phases. This ancient knowledge is what we consider and include as ancestral wisdom in the Baba Yaga as well. From scientific studies we know that there are distinct differences between the cycle phases, and we include these models, so we can give you the most holistic view of your cycle. We deeply encourage you to take what resonates with you and to leave what doesn’t. The Baba Yaga is here to provide you with as much information as possible, so you can make your own conclusions and live in sync with your unique cycle.If this sounds interesting to you, check out the app here.
Menstrual health awareness, feminine empowerment, inclusivity, privacy, the right to bodily autonomy - these are all causes we care about deeply and which the Baba Yaga is dedicated to. We will never compromise on these. This is why we choose to not be bound by big VC investments. This is also why we are operating on a freemium model with monthly subscriptions. If a subscriptions is not in your capacity at the moment, pleasereach out to us orcheck out how you can support us in other ways.
You can cancel or resume your subscription at any time. Please go to your app store's purchases to review or change your subscription.If you have questions about this process, please reach out to us via “Contact Us” in the app orhere.
Please reach out to us via “Contact Us” in the app orhere.We will take care of deleting your account and data (and if you like, we’ll send you a copy of everything you’ve tracked).