Can I still chart if I'm not menstruating?

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    cupcakelover

    What if I am on the Pill? Will tracking any signs tell me anything about my body? 

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    If you're on the Pill, tracking your signs won't tell you much about your fertility, unfortunately. Your temperatures will likely be pretty flat, and you may not see very much cervical fluid (if any). However, if you do plan to come off the Pill at some point, tracking your signs now can help you to get in the habit of doing it every day, which can be tricky at first. This can make you more confident in your ability to chart your fertility when you do stop taking the Pill.

    Also, even though your signs may not show much of a pattern at this time, you can use the Custom Data and Journal sections of Kindara to keep track of any information you feel is relevant to you. For instance, you can keep track of your moods, energy levels, exercise patterns...or anything you'd like! 

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    court4reel

    I had my (hopefully) last child for a few years 3 weeks ago, will this effect cervical fluid? Is there anything I should be aware of as far as normal tracking after having a baby? I am exclusively breastfeeding so I don't expect to start having a period anytime soon.

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    Courtney

    Hey there! If you're exclusively breastfeeding, you can use the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) to avoid pregnancy. Here's more information about LAM, and what else to expect when charting your signs postpartum: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23934527-Charting-your-signs-postpartum 

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    cassiemarez

    I've been tracking my temperatures for several years now to give spacing between my children. My understanding is fertility drops off significantly after 35 (I'm now 37). What kind of changes could I expect to see to know if my fertility is decreasing?

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    Courtney

    Hey Cassie! Every woman will experience perimenopause (the phase before menopause, when fertility is declining) and menopause differently, and at different paces - there are a lot of factors that play into how each woman will experience perimenopause/menopause. But, many of the common symptoms of perimenopause are similar to the typical symptoms of menopause - e.g., hot flashes, breast tenderness, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, and fatigue. If you've always had regular cycles and suddenly your cycles become irregular, this could be a sign that you're entering perimenopause. 

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    maeg35

    I got off the pill in July and my periods were pretty consistent. But this month I spotted for one day 5 days before my period was due. I started spotting Monday again one day before my period and I am still spotting. This never happened to me before. Is it possible for my cycle to change so late after I stopped my pill. My cycle have never been this off even when I had my second child.

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    ashnicwalk89

    I skipped my last period, is there anyway I can document that? It'll mess up my predicted periods If I don't. Thanks!

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    Lauren

    Hi Ashnicwalk, I'm afraid there's no way to document a missed period in the app, but we can exclude the cycle from the fertility predictions for you.  Please send us an email at feedback@kindara.com and I'll help you with that if you'd like :)  Thanks!

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    libbeyhaney

    My husband and I have just started trying to get pregnant, but I have irregular periods. How will I know when I'm ovulating if temperature doesn't spike until I'm almost finished ovulating?

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    Sam

    HI Libbey,

    That can be the tough thing about conceiving, you can't really know if you're ovulating until after you do.  However, oftentimes you'll ovulate around the same time every month, so if you chart for a few months you can learn when you can expect your fertile window is coming up and then prepare accordingly.  Then, you'll be able to confirm ovulation and know whether you've timed intercourse appropriately or not.  I hope this helps & best of luck!

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    cbmcdonnel

    Is there a way I can change my cycle length? When I try to use the fertility tracker it says my cycle length is too long to be able to use it.

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    Sam

    Hi Cbmcdonnel,

    Could you possibly email into Feedback@kindara.com?  This will allow us to see your cycle and tell whether or not we're able to use the fertility tracker for you.  If you haven't been charting for too long, this is a relatively easy fix, if you've been charting for a while, things get more complicated but we can still try to help.  Please write in and we'll try to get you sorted out.  Thanks!

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    robertsw2012

    Is anyone trying to get pregnant after having the mirena removed?

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    gabriela.gastelum.rivera

    My husband and I have been ttc for 5+ years. Went through 1 full ivf cycle, and 1 ivf mini cycle. Both did not work unfortunately. Stopped all medicated cycles. Trying naturally. My last cycle was 6/11/15-6/14/15. Then light spotting on 6/30/15-7/1/15. Nothing since then. Have been having nausea, bloating, gas, some food aversion. Did a hormone panel. Waiting on results. Urine test showed not pregnant. Can I still be pregnant? We have MFI.

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    Lauren

    Hi Gabriela,

    Thanks so much for writing us!  I'm so sorry to hear that you and your husband have had so much trouble conceiving :/  There's a chance you could be pregnant, but it's very hard to say for sure without more information about your cycle and whether you're ovulating or not. 

    Charting your fertility is a great way to learn about your body, and to see when you are fertile, so you will have the best chance of conceiving. Have you started charting yet?

    If you are new to fertility charting I suggest reading this article on our site: http://blog.kindara.com/blog/trying-to-get-pregnant-you-need-to-know-this

    Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

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    mchammer411

    Hi! First off thankyou for the helpful information. Unjust have a few questions to clarify everything. So I want to track primarily to avoid pregnancy one my fiancé and I are married in just a few months. However I rarely ever have a real period and when I do get one it's usually just some brown spotting and hardly requires more than a thin pannie liner. Do you think I will still be able to predict my fertility based on temp and CF?

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    mchammer411

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    Lauren

    Hi mchammer, thanks for your question!  I hope we can help you.  Charting can absolutely help you determine how fertile you are on any given day, even if you don't menstruate regularly or experience a typical menstrual cycle.

    To practice this method effectively, you'll need to confirm your fertile days with the daily observation of the primary fertility signs. You can confirm when you're fertile by tracking your temperatures and cervical fluid each day, and applying the 4 rules of using the Fertility Awareness Method as birth control (https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22043400-The-4-rules-of-using-the-Fertility-Awareness-Method-as-birth-control-explained).

    If you need more info on how to check your primary fertility signs and what they mean, check out our knowledge base: https://kindara.zendesk.com/home. There's tons of useful info in there.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions about this!

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    anna.jelliff

    Hi, what is considered first day of menstruation? First sign of blood type spotting or full blown flow? And is the end the same by last day of spot or fuller bleed flow?

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    Lauren

    Hi Anna, thanks for contacting us! You should mark the start of your cycle on the first day of any RED-colored bleeding that you observe.  The last day is the last day of any red-colored bleeding, and you can mark Spotting in the app by tapping the "Spotting" box in the Menstruation section of the data screen.  I hope that helps!

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    skillen222

    Hi, I'm 37. Was on pill from 17. Came off and was pregnant within one month with my son at 25. Changed pill to implant, to mirina and then IUD non hormone around 2011-last coil 12 October 2012. Didn't really have period with implant or mirina and since October 2012 had absolutely none, other than two days very light spotting in July this year. Had coil removed on 7 September as we are trying for baby, but worried I won't conceive as no periods? Had all blood tests, ultra sound and doc says no reason why got no periods? Not peri menopausal as tested for that, I'm really heathy and fit and follow very clean diet. Any ideas?

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    Lauren

    Hi skillen, 

    Thanks so much for getting in touch with us. I hope we can help you. :)  If you're not menstruating, it's likely that you're not ovulating right now. It's impossible to conceive without ovulation.  A good place to start is charting your fertility so you can learn about your body, and to see when you are fertile, so you will have the best chance of conceiving. Have you started charting yet?

    If you are new to fertility charting I suggest reading this article on our site:  http://blog.kindara.com/blog/trying-to-get-pregnant-you-need-to-kno...

    Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

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    Tayler Marie Gammelgard

    I am getting off the pill and starting to chart my fertility. Any advice for charting as I finish out my last month on the pill?

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    Lauren

    Hi Tayler, thanks for contacting us!  So glad to hear that you're interested in getting off the pill and charting your fertility :)  During the first couple months that you're not taking the Pill, it's totally normal if your charts look a little crazy and don't follow the typical patterns of fertile, ovulating women.  This will adjust back to normal in 3-6 months.

    If you're trying to avoid pregnancy with the Fertility Awareness Method, you'll need to confirm your fertile days with the daily observation of the primary fertility signs. You can confirm when you're fertile by tracking your temperatures and cervical fluid each day, and applying the 4 rules of using the Fertility Awareness Method as birth control (https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22043400-The-4-rules-of-using-the-Fertility-Awareness-Method-as-birth-control-explained).

     

    If you're trying to get pregnant, I suggest reading this article on our site: http://blog.kindara.com/blog/trying-to-get-pregnant-you-need-to-know-this

    If you need more info on how to check your primary fertility signs and what they mean, check out our knowledge base: https://kindara.zendesk.com/home. There's tons of useful info in there.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions about any of this :)

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    hpalmer24

    Had Nexplanon removed June 30, and had a regular period July 25. Haven't had a regular period since. Do I just chart until I get one? I like going month by month but don't have a cycle day to start from. Advice?

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    Lauren

    Hi hpalmer, thanks for contacting us!  It's up to you whether you'd like to mark your last period as July 25 or simply mark any day you like as the start of your cycle.  As long as you continue to chart going forward and make a note of whether your chart started at a true period or not, you'll be totally fine.  I hope this helps.

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    toniagregory13

    Hi there!

    My baby is five weeks old and I'm exclusively breastfeeding.
    However, yesterday I experienced a day of stretchy, fertile cervical mucus with a streak of blood. I'm a little confused as I thought I was practising LAM, which should delay my ovulating. Is it possible to be experiencing fertile mucus and perhaps I'm going through an anovular cycle? My baby slept through the night for the first time last night.

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    Lauren

    Hi Tonia, thanks for your question!  Have you been breastfeeding at least every 4 hours?  If so, and your baby is less than six months old, it's very unlikely that you might ovulate.  However, to be on the safe side you may want to observe your cervical fluid and temperatures for a few weeks to see if eggwhite-quality cervical fluid is associated with a rise in basal body temperature, in the unlikely event that somehow your fertility has returned already.  I hope this helps!

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    bb_charlie

    Hi just a quick question as I was on the injection for 2 years. My last one was November 2014. So after the 3 months I then gave my body a break for 4 months hoping I would start my periods, but nothing.
    I then went on the pill for 3 months and had regular periods every 28 days. But I know these are classed as fake periods from what my doctor had told me. And then started trying for my second child from September 2015 and my periods have stopped again. I know it can take time to fall pregnant and if I knew then what I know now I would of never of had the injection from the start as it can take some time to get out of your system.
    Is there anything I can do to get my cicles back. I'm getting peroid pains nearly every day now
    Thank you if you can help me

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