Healthy Cycle Without Conception #2

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    maryannetibayan

    How does the chart show that conception didn't happen?

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    Courtney

    Hi there, This particular chart ended after cycle day 29 (i.e., the woman got her period and started her next cycle). If she had gotten pregnant, she wouldn't have gotten her period, and her temperatures would have remained high throughout her pregnancy. 

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    sarabarrios

    Hi Courtney,

    Is one reason why this woman disn't concieve because the egg was not fertilized? Also, should fertilization take place, what conditions or variables contribute to implantation not taking place?

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    Courtney

    Hey Sara, There are a number of potential reasons why this woman didn't conceive this cycle. Even healthy couples who time sex during the fertile window have about a 25% chance of conceiving each cycle - so in cases like these it's best to just keep trying (and perhaps have the male partner tested, to make sure his sperm count and quality is good). If the couple is healthy, they will likely conceive within the first year or so of trying. 

    If a couple has been trying for longer than a year and still has not gotten pregnant (and timing sex correctly), the man's sperm count/quality is fine, and the woman has seemingly healthy cycles, there are a number of reasons why fertilization or implantation might not occur:

    Sometimes, the membrane surrounding the egg may be too hard for sperm to break through and fertilize the egg. However, this is rare. A more common scenario is that the membrane may not have softened enough to be able to implant in the uterus. As women get older or are exposed to toxins, their eggs tend to harden - which is why it can be difficult for older women to get pregnant.

    Sometimes, the egg just doesn't find a good place to implant in the uterus. Low estrogen in the beginning of a cycle can prevent the endometrium from building up enough to support a fertilized egg, and growths and scar tissue can prevent the egg from having a good place to attach. 

    Thyroid problems or nutritional deficiencies can also prevent the endometrium from building up enough for the egg to be able to implant.

    Infection or illness can damage the embryo and prevent it from implanting.

    If a woman's cycles seem healthy, she's been having sex during the fertile window, and has been trying for at least a year, yet she hasn't conceived, it may be a good idea for her and her partner to see a fertility specialist to rule out any of the above explanations.

    Hope this helps!

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    saxydevilaw

    Hi, will the temperature drop before the next period occurs? Does a drop in temperature indicates that the woman is not pregnant/period is coming?

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    Courtney

    Hi Saxy, some women will experience a temperature drop just before they get their period, others will not. Either is normal :) But yes, a temperature drop just before the expected period usually means you are not pregnant. 

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    chelsea-gill

    How do you know when it's your "peak" day? And I thought when your CM is egg white meant you were ovulating but it's actually when it's watery?

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    Lauren

    Hi Chelsea,

    Thanks for contacting Kindara :) Your Peak Day is the last day that you experience eggwhite cervical fluid, watery cervical fluid, or a lubricative vaginal sensation. Usually, ovulation occurs on the peak day or the day after. As you may have noticed, you can only determine your peak day after it's already over by noting that your cervical fluid disappears or changes into sticky or creamy.

    You can edit the data of a previous day by going to the data screen and swiping to the left until you reach the day you want to edit, or by tapping and holding a day in the chart screen until a popup with all your day's data comes up. You can tap the Edit button on this popup, and you'll be taken to the data screen for that day, where you can edit anything you like, including setting that day as your Peak Day.

    If you're trying to get pregnant, timing intercourse as close to the Peak Day as possible maximizes the chance of conceiving.

    On your chart, the P represents the day you've marked as your Peak Day, and the 1, 2, 3, 4 correspond to the Peak +4 rule of the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). For women using FAM as birth control, the infertile phase begins on the evening of the fourth day after the Peak Day (as long as the woman has also experienced at least three high temperatures, confirming ovulation has passed.) You may also notice that if you enter any cervical fluid after the fourth day past the Peak, it will be grayed out rather than pink, signifying that it is infertile. If you want more information about the fertility awareness method, here's a link :)

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22043400-The-4-Rules-of-Charting-for-Birth-Control

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

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    davinafreedman

    Hi, is it possible to be pregnant if your temps are low (and have been low almost all cycle)? My period is unusually 5 days late, but my temps are low and I had a negative test this morning. Not sure what's happening. Wondering if my temps are affected by the temperature in my room?

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    michellelcox

    Can you have a regular cycle and not ovulate regularly? Some months I don't have the cf egg white days and other months I have several.

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