Healthy Cycle With Conception

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    vivarecepten

    How do you know you've reached your peak day? I do not know about that yet. Thanks for you reply!

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    mymissmary

    You know your peak day in retrospect. It is the last day with fertile cervical fluid before the temperature shift. For me it is usually day 12, 13 or 14 confirmed with an ovulation predictor kit.

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    Courtney

    Thanks mymissmary, you're absolutely correct :) As you approach peak day, your cervical fluid gets wetter (and more fertile). After peak day, your cervical fluid will go back to being sticky or dry, or there will be no cervical fluid at all. 

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    farris.sg

    If you know that you have conceived and you get a few low temps. in the long luteal phase is it something to worry about?

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    clair_n_madi

    If I've had watery discharge for 2 days now, when can I expect to ovulate? My cycle isn't regular so I don't seem to be grasping everything

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    Courtney

    Hi farris.sg, if you experience low temps after you have confirmed that you're pregnant (either with a pregnancy test or 18 consecutive high temperatures after ovulation), you should contact your doctor. Low temperatures may be a sign that your body is not producing enough progesterone to sustain the pregnancy.

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    Courtney

    Hi clair_n_madi, watery cervical fluid is usually a sign of impending ovulation - so it sounds like you may be close! Without seeing your chart it's hard to say, but keep tracking your cervical fluid along with your basal body temperatures each day, and look for a temperature shift to confirm ovulation.

    Also, know that even women with seemingly 'regular' cycles (i.e., their cycle is always the same length) often do not ovulate on the same day each cycle. So it's unlikely you'll be able to predict ovulation ahead of time with 100% accuracy. Rather, you can confirm ovulation by tracking your basal body temperatures and cervical fluid each day.

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    clair_n_madi

    Thank you for your help fingers crossed for this cycle

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    lelasalma

    Started cycle day one march 10

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    lelasalma

    How long do I have to wait conceive

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    Courtney

    Hi lelasalma, that depends. Even if your cycles are the same length every time, most women will not ovulate on the same day each cycle. Tracking your cervical fluid each day will let you know when you're becoming fertile and approaching ovulation - i.e., when you're most likely to conceive. Check out this article for more information about cervical fluid: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23642546-Cervical-Fluid-and-Fertility

     

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    anita_turner74

    I'm unsure if I have ovulated or not? My temp only rose by 0.1C this morning. It was 36.3 yesterday and was 36.4 this morning. I had EWCM yesterday but it seems more creamy lotion like today. Do you think I could have ovulated? I am on CD19 so I hope so!!

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    Courtney

    Hi there!

    Were your previous 6 temperatures at least .05 degrees lower than your temperature today? If so, it is possible that your temperature shift was today - wait at least two more days to see if your temperature stays in its higher range. If so, and if your cervical fluid continues to dry up, then it's very likely that you ovulated :) 

    Also keep in mind that when charting in Celsius, you need to chart to the 1/100th decimal to be able to detect the temp shift.

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    kellycap123

    I'm currently on day 16 of my luteal phase, app said I should have started my period Monday, temps have been up and down ranging from mid 97. To mid 98. And back down. Had a bfn w a dollar store pregnancy test.... Totally confused!!

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    It's still possible that you're pregnant - it may just be too early for the pregnancy test to detect the HCG in your system. I suggest you wait at least a few more days, then try again :)

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    jessica.l.leroy

    I'm 5dpo confirmed with OPK and then temp shift. Pre shift I was avgs 97.7 after shift 98.5. Today it dipped to 98.1. Is this cause for concern, or could it just be because Dh and I were fighting for the covers last night! :-) also is there such thing as an implantation dip in BBT?

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Some women will experience a sudden dip in their temperatures in the middle of the luteal phase due to a second, smaller surge of estrogen. This is totally normal, but doesn't necessarily indicate a pregnancy. Also, the temp of 98.1 is still well above your pre-shift temperatures, so no, I don't think this is a cause for concern :)

    The idea of the 'implantation dip' is largely a myth. Many women who experience the dip are actually just experiencing the second surge of estrogen that can occur whether a woman is pregnant or not. Some women will experience implantation spotting midway through the luteal phase, but plenty of women who are pregnant do not observe any spotting, so if you don't notice any, don't assume you're not pregnant. A much more reliable way to tell if you're pregnant is to see if your temperatures remain above the coverline for at least 18 days. This is a very good indication that you're pregnant :)

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    claratognetti

    Tempreature is even higher when one is pregnant?

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    During a pregnancy, your temperatures should stay in the higher, post-ovulatory range rather than dropping down to the lower, pre-ovulatory range. Some women who become pregnant may experience a triphasic chart pattern in which their temperatures do go up again 8-10 days into the luteal phase and remain at this higher level (however, many women do not experience this second temperature shift, so if you don't, it doesn't necessarily mean you're not pregnant!).

    If your temperatures drop down to the lower, pre-ovulatory range during a pregnancy, contact your doctor, as this may be a sign of a complication with the pregnancy.

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    neishasamaroo

    Hi I have been charting my bbt for two months now is it possible for an ovulation test to not detect the surge though the temperature shows possibility of ovulation?

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Yes, it's definitely possible. Ovulation tests can tell you when ovulation may be approaching, but they don't confirm if ovulation actually occurred. A sustained temperature shift, on the other hand, DOES confirm ovulation. 

    It is possible to get false negatives with ovulation tests, or to miss your LH surge. For more information on the accuracy of ovulation tests, please check out this article from our blog: http://blog.kindara.com/kindarateam/2014/4/1/which-is-more-accurate-ovulation-tests-or-tracking-your-basal-temperatures-and-cervical-fluid

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    gemizno1

    Hi looking at this chart I see there is no cervical fluid after conception is that correct or do some women stil have some cervical fluid in very early pregnancy?

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Actually, there is cervical fluid after conception in this chart! After you've marked both a temperature shift and a peak day in the app, and it's been at least 3 days since the temperature shift and 4 days since the peak day, the cervical fluid bars for the rest of your cycle will be gray. This is because if you experienced a true temperature shift and peak day, then by this time you will be infertile for the rest of your cycle.

    However to answer your question, many women do have cervical fluid throughout their pregnancies - this is due to the hormonal changes going on in your body, and it totally normal :)

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    kellycrowe21

    What does the white "P" at the bottom of the chart showing in day 11 of the cycle and the following 1, 2, 3, 4 represent on the chart?

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    trmccloud33

    On day 8 of my cycle, I thought I was seeing egg white CF so I marked it as such but an ovulation test was negative, two days in a row now and it feels pretty dry up there but seeming to come away with a tiny bit of creamy substance when I check with my finger. I ended BC in late December and so far my length of cycles (in order) has been 28, 23, 27. Now my fertility stars and period indicators have changed and despite changing it to creamy (since now I know I could have mistaken it for semen from a day or two before) the stars and new cycle predictor won't change back. I'm new to this so I'm not sure what's going on lol. I'm on day 10 and I've been tracking my BBT and have had no clear temp shift. Will I just have to wait for my cycle to start over for the stars to adjust on their own?

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    Susan Dorfman

    Could you post some more of this type of chart and include OPK tests? I started using them last month and both last and this month, my smiley face positive OPK was followed by a temp rise either next day or 2 days after. I had read that ovulation is 24-48 hours after the luteal hormone rise and that the temp rise was another 24-48 hours after that so I'm surprised my temp shift was so soon. Anyway more pregnant charts would be hopeful to see. Many of us probably obsess a bit and would love to see refreshed/extended chart examples. Thanks!!

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    Courtney

    kellycrowe21 - the P means you marked a Peak Day for that day in the Cervical Fluid section of the app. The 1234 that follow serve to count the 4 days after your peak, during which time you are potentially fertile - however because it's best to time sex on the days leading up to the peak as well as the day of the peak, this is more useful for women who are trying to avoid pregnancy.

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    Courtney

    tmccloud33 - is it possible you marked a temperature shift by accident? To check, go to the chart and see if the dots are numbered. If so, that means you marked a temperature shift. To unselect it, go to the day marked '1' and tap the checkbox next to 'Temperature Shift' to unselect it. That should fix your prediction.

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    Courtney

    Susan D - we're about to add a feature that I think will be very useful for you :) Please stay tuned!

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    Natalee Little

    Hello Courtney,

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. However, just started charting in January. My question to you is, (especially this time around) how do I see the letual phase (the cirlced numbers on my chart). When I log in online I can see this for January however, not for the rest of the months.

    In addition, I am currently 4 days late and my temperature keeps climbing. I am usually around 95.9 on the morning of my cycle however, I am hitting- 96.8, 97.1 etc. Any ideas? I don't think my heart can take any more negative tests, yet I do know that is always the best route to go.

    Any advice would be helpful.

    Natalee :)

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