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    qheatherjo

    My charts are similar to this. What can I do to change this?? Trying to conceive!

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    Courtney

    Hey there! There are a lot of reasons why women experience anovulatory cycles at various points in their lives. Experiencing anovulation after recently coming off the Pill, while breastfeeding, or while approaching menopause is totally normal. However, sometimes hormonal imbalances or lifestyle factors can cause anovulation as well. Check out this article for more info about anovulatory cycles. Often, regulating your cycles and jumpstarting ovulation can be a matter of diet and lifestyle changes. What will work for you depends on a lot of things that factor into your everyday life. Here's an article by Kindara co-founder Kati Bicknell that goes into more detail about some of the ways you can regulate your cycle.

    If you'd like personalized assistance with your data, you can purchase KindaraCare through the app. Purchasing KindaraCare connects you to one of our awesome fertility counselors, who will work with you to make sure you understand everything that's going on with your charts and help you to meet your fertility goals (in your case, to get pregnant fast!). You'll find KindaraCare in the More screen of the app.

    I hope this is helpful to you :) Thanks for writing us!

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    sherrielruiz

    This app is a live saver! I had no idea I wasn't ovulating because of ovarian cysts until my dr told me to chart my fertility and my ovarian cyst symptoms at the same time! And turns out that was the problem, Now we know how to go forward and how to get me a baby! Thanks so much! It was heart breaking when I had charts like this month after month but it feels so good to finally have answers!

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    Courtney

    Hi sherrielruiz, wow!! Thank you so much for sharing your story :) I'm so glad to hear you've been finding answers through fertility charting. If there's anything we can ever help you with, please let us know :)

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    jessica.l.leroy

    Is it possible to ovulate but not have it confirmed on an OPK? I am religiously tracking CM but not temp as much. This month I've definitely went through the CM stages. I've had blood tests to confirm annovulatory cycles in previous months and am taking clomid to trigger ovulation. The OPK tests with negative results are frustrating and I am reading into every feeling in my abdomen.

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    It is possible to get a false negative OPK. For instance, if your LH surge lasts less than 10 hours, and you test only once a day, you may not notice the surge. Check out this article from our blog with more info about the accuracy of OPKs: http://blog.kindara.com/post/79397429306/are-ovulation-tests-accurate

    Ovulation tests can tell you when you may be approaching ovulation, but they don't tell you whether ovulation actually occurred. Because of this, we don't recommend relying on them to determine when you ovulate. Tracking your cervical fluid will tell you when you're becoming fertile, but only through tracking your temperatures can you confirm that ovulation occurred.

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    jessica.l.leroy

    Thank you for quick response. For last 3 days I've checked OPK in the AM and PM (but more than 10hr apart). Tonight was the first time i even saw a line on the test apart from control line (I think result looked Similar to control line but not necessarily darker). I Will test again before bed and in the morning too. I noticed EWCM once yesterday and once today but watery/creamy in between when checking multiple times per day- is that common?

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    christineard

    Hi! Love this app! :) I've been charting for a few months now (stopped the Pill in sept and was worried about irregular cycles) and I've been alternating between 28 day cycles and 30-36 day cycles. This month, if I'm still on this pattern, would be a longer one. I got a positive OPK on CD16 along with watery CM, soft, open cervix, left ovary cramp/pain and a .4 temp increase (not above coverline) the following day. My temp was higher for about 2-3dpo and the suddenly dropped and had been low since. Do you think I ovulated? Is it possible that my follicle prepared but didn't release? I'm still having some ovary pain and my cervix is high/soft/med-open again. Any insight would be great! Thank you! :)

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    Courtney

    Hey jessica.l.leroy, 

    Yes, noticing watery/creamy CF around the time of ovulation is common. Watery CF is considered very fertile CF. It certainly sounds like you are approaching ovulation - but again, you can only CONFIRM if ovulation occurred by tracking your temperatures :)

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    Courtney

    Hi christineard,

    If your temperatures didn't rise above the coverline, then it sounds like your body may have been gearing up to ovulate, but an egg was not released. Keep an eye on your temperatures and cervical fluid, as you may still ovulate in this cycle. 

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    madilynn.beck

    We've been trying for 7 months, tracking for 5 months and JUST switched to this app from Ovia. I have endo and PCOS and don't think I've truly mastered compiling my info as of yet (Accurately, that is, I take very copious note of changes in my body). How long do you generally encourage users to log information before seeking medical counsel?

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    welovemissmileycyrus

    Hi, I've always had irregular periods up until the past 18 months where I've had one same time/length every month (very light for a day or so) I've been checking my CM every day to try an get a grip of my cycle but haven't checked temp in a while. I've had no period for the last 2 months but still having watery discharge so I've been assuming I was close to ovulation but still nothing. Can you release an egg without having a period?

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    Courtney

    TriCityBaby- ultimately, it's up to you - it depends on  how urgently you want to get pregnant and how much you're willing to spend on a fertility specialist. If you're hesitant to go for more expensive/invasive treatments, you could try seeing an acupuncturist and/or herbalist who specializes in fertility. 

    Welovemissmileycyrus - It's very uncommon to ovulate without a period (this typically only happens for women who have uterine scarring as a result of past surgeries). However it is possible to observe seemingly-fertile patches of cervical fluid without ovulating. Only through tracking your temperatures will you know if and when you ovulated. 

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    welovemissmileycyrus

    I do have scarring my first child was a section. I'm going to the doctors tomorrow as I have a visible "bump" so I'm wondering if I'm pregnant despite negative tests. Thank you for the response

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    welovemissmileycyrus

    Quick update, doctors blood pregnancy test was negative. They're thinking early menopause......very early I'm only 27! I guess no more babies for me then

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    wongjunlei

    Can I start charting if I haven't menstruated yet? Currently bf'ing but trying to figure out if I'm ovulating. Would like to try for #2...but wondering if I can start at any point of a cycle...if i even have a cycle?

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    Courtney

    Hey wongjunlei - you can certainly start charting if you haven't menstruated yet! Just track the signs that are relevant to you. Read this article for more information about charting in the absence of menstruation.

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    cl_byers

    Is it possible to have a temperature shift but to not actually ovulate? I am 2 months off birth control.

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    Courtney

    Hi cl_byers, if you see a clear, sustained temperature shift, then it's likely you did ovulate. Please check this article to make sure your temps followed all of the rules for a temperature shift: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23880036-Temperature-Shift-FAQs

    Also, though for some women it will take a few months to start ovulating after coming off hormonal birth control, some women will start ovulating right away. So if you did ovulate, this would be totally normal :)

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    sjacob21

    Is it possible to get watery/egg white CM but with no temperature spike for ovulation?

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    spencer.amandarae

    So I'm not sure if I ovulated. I had days of watery cm and one in particular that I had a LOTS. My temp is not going that high. It's increasing but not into the 98s

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    Lauren

    Hi sjacob, yes you can have watery/eggwhite cervical fluid even if you haven't ovulated yet.  A sustained temperature shift is the most reliable indicator of ovulation, so if you haven't had a temperature shift yet, it's best not to assume you've ovulated even if you've seen eggwhite/watery cervical fluid.

     

    Hi Amandarae, have your temperatures increased high enough to qualify for a temperature shift (even if they haven't hit the 98s yet)? 

    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-

    I hope this helps! Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions :)

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    jjanousk

    Hi Courtney, can you please explain what a coverline is? And how you figure out what ur coverline would be? Thank you

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    Lauren

    Hi jjanousk, a coverline is a horizontal line on your chart acts as a visual aid to help you separate your pre-ovulatory temperatures from your post-ovulatory temperatures.  You can read a guide written by Kindara co-founder Kati Bicknell about how to determine and draw your coverline here :)

    http://blog.kindara.com/blog/how-to-draw-a-coverline

    I hope that helps!

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    ashleyphipps081

    What does it mean to have an open cervix?

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    ashleyphipps081

    And what is cervix fluid.. I feel so stupid but I need answers

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    Lauren

    Hi Ashley, thanks for contacting us!  I'm happy to answer your questions :)  Your cervix is the very bottom part of your uterus that projects into the vagina.  If you insert a clean finger into your vagina, you can touch your cervix.  It usually feels like a small round-ish nub with a little dimple in the middle.  When you are extremely fertile, this dimple opens up, and you can feel the difference with your finger.  This is what it means to have an 'open' cervix.  You can read more about cervix tracking here:

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23861856-What-is-cervix-tracking-

    Cervical fluid is the mucus-like substance that's secreted from the cervix throughout your cycle.  By observing the qualities of your cervical fluid on any given day, you can assess how fertile you are.  Here's an awesome article by Kindara co-founder Kati Bicknell with more information about cervical fluid :)

    http://blog.kindara.com/blog/the-many-faces-of-cervical-fluid

    Hope that helps!

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    jessica.l.redmond

    Does KindaraCares still exist? I've been looking for it in the app but cannot find it.

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    Sam

    Hi Jessica,

    I'm sorry, we no longer offer KindaraCare, but you are always free to write into Feedback@kindara.com to get some feedback on your chart.  Additionally, if you write in, we can give you the names of some Fertility Specialists who worked with KindaraCare in the past.  Hope this helps!

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    jennie.kruse

    This is my first cycle off BC. I'm on day 22. Around day 14-18 I had egg white cervical mucus. However, all my OPKs this month were VERY negative (no test line at all) even though I tested multiple times a day. I also have had all low temperatures with no spike. Is it normal to have an an anovulatory cycle where you still go through the cervical mucus stages? I was thrown off by the cervical mucus changes since I clearly never ovulated.

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