Peak Day

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    kdauburnfan

    Is it possible to have more than one? I've seen charts with several is the only reason I ask.

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    Lauren

    Hi kdauburnfan, yes, you can actually have two Peak Days in one cycle.  Sometimes our bodies start producing fertile-quality cervical fluid and then stop, but we don't actually ovulate because our estrogen levels didn't quite get high enough to trigger ovulation.  The last day of eggwhite-quality cervical fluid should still be marked as a Peak Day, even without ovulation, especially for women who are using FAM for birth control (so they can apply the Peak +4 Rule.)  This is also why cervical fluid isn't as reliable an indicator of ovulation as basal body temperature is.  I hope that makes sense :)

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    breannahofer

    I'm charting for the first time. Is it possible to know your peak day on the actual day or do you have to go back and mark the last day or fertile cf?

    Also, is temp an indicator of your peak day?

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    Lauren

    Hi Breanna, since your Peak Day is always the LAST day of fertile-quality cervical fluid that you have in a particular cycle, it's only possible to identify your Peak Day in retrospect (after it's already over).  Your temperature is not a reliable indicator of your peak day - your temperature can only tell you when ovulation is already over, which is usually a day or so after your Peak Day.  You can read more about what your BBT can teach you here:

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23626932-BBT-101

    I hope this helps!

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    momo222

    My chart shows last day of CF then a dry day then more CF the following day. It's clear that I Ov on the last day of CF but why then the dry day then Cf day?

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    Lauren

    Hi Momo, thanks for contacting us!  It's actually not unusual for women to continue to have cervical fluid even after ovulation is over.  The important distinction is the type of cervical fluid you're seeing.  If the cervical fluid is creamy or sticky, this does not indicate that fertility is returning.  If the cervical fluid is watery, slippery, or stretchy like eggwhites, this may mean ovulation has not actually occurred yet and you're still fertile.  I hope this helps!

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    imperialjet+kindara

    My last three cycles/charts have automatically had the Peak Day showing. But this chart doesn't. Is there a reason for why it's missing?

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