Charting After a Miscarriage

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    jayne_e_jennings

    I just started my second post-miscarriage cycle. Historically, I have longish cycles (29-32 days). The one I just finished was only 26 days and my luteal phase was only 10 or 11 days (missed a temp around ovulation but used OPKs) which is unusual because it's been 15 or 16 days on every other chart. We got the green light to try again. Should I be concerned or do you think the short cycle is just my body regulating itself?

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    Sam

    Hi Jayne,

    I'm sorry for your loss.  it's still a little early to know for sure, but the shorter cycle could still be a result of your body readjusting and re-establishing its rhythm.  Best of luck!

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    bakerl808

    I am over three cycles out after a miscarriage. My cycles started quite short and seem to be gradually normalizing. However, the app seems very confused by my irregularity and has been predicting that my most fertile days would fall over the same days as my menstruation. Which is pretty far off! Is there a way to reset the fertility predictor? Or is there a way to delete old data to give it a better reading? (My cycles range from 88 days (pregnant) to 11 days (post-D&C).) How DO you keep track post miscarriage?

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    jocie.ellis

    I had an early miscarriage last month- at 4.5 weeks. It's been four weeks since then and I had what seems to be a normal cycle after I stopped bleeding- I'm at 10 dpo now and got a bfp on first response. Could this be leftover hcg from last month? It is darker on the stick than it was when I took the last test before miscarrying. What is going on?!! Hoping I'm pregnant again but worry this test is just picking up old hormones. Can they last that long?

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    Lauren

    Hi bakerl808, I'm so sorry the app is giving you trouble!  I'll do everything I can to get this sorted out for you.  Most commonly, issues with the fertility prediction feature are caused by data that has been entered incorrectly in past cycles, particularly incorrect temperature shifts. As a first step, please make sure that all your past temperatures shifts have been marked correctly in the app.

    A temperature shift is defined as a temperature which is at least .2 degrees (Fahrenheit) higher than any temperature in the previous 6 days.

    When you're trying to identify your temperature shift, try to look at your temperatures to find the "forest within the trees" - look at the bigger picture of the temperature pattern rather than focusing too much on the small differences between the days. You may notice that your temperature pattern is a series of fairly low temperatures (with some variation) followed by a series of higher temperatures (with some variation). This is totally normal :)

    If you'd like more information about how to identify your temperature shift, take a look at these links :)

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23880036-Temperature-Shift-FAQs

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22988707-What-is-a-temperature-shift-

    If that doesn't solve the issue, we can manually exclude some of your cycles from the fertility prediction for you.  If you'd like us to do this, just let me know which cycles you'd like us to exclude that we'll do that right away.  Let me know if you have any questions about this!

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    Lauren

    Hi Jocie, thanks for your question!  It's hard to say for sure whether or not you're pregnant - pregnancy tests can give false positives AND false negatives, but they become more and more accurate the longer you wait after your period is late.  I'd recommend waiting another 2-4 days and taking another pregnancy test if you don't get your period. Good luck!

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    knabity

    If I'm finishing the bleeding from my miscarriage, should I keep the pregnancy mode on until I stop bleeding and the next true period comes along? Or should I go ahead and mark the first day of bleeding (when the miscarriage began) as my period for sake of ending the pregnancy mode?

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    Lauren

    Hi knabity, thanks for your question, and I'm so so sorry to hear about your miscarriage.  Most women choose to start a new cycle on the day of their miscarriage, but there aren't any firm guidelines on this so feel free to chart in a way that makes the most sense to you.  I hope this helps.

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