How to read a Kindara chart

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    tovah

    So I won't see the spike until after I've ovulated, how do I know when NOT to have inter course. TTA.

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    auroradaniels

    What do the hearts mean please?

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    Courtney

    Auroradaniels: the hearts mark the days you had intercourse. The solid hearts represent unprotected intercourse, and the outlined hearts are for protected intercourse.

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    parise.nadeau

    What the difference between the dotted blue line and the full line between temperature?

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    The temperatures are connected by a dotted blue line if you skipped a day (or multiple days) in recording your temperature. This is just to serve as a reminder that you didn't record your temperatures on those days. The temperatures are connected by solid blue lines when you record your temperature each consecutive day.

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    samdavia

    What do the overlapping stars and circles mean on the fertility calendar?

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    Courtney

    In the new calendar, the stars represent your next predicted fertile window, and the dots represent your next predicted period. Here's an article that explains more about what the symbols mean: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22854560-How-the-Period-and-Fertility-Prediction-Feature-Works

    If you are a new user, the fertility and period prediction is based on the average cycle length you entered when you first started using the app. After you've been charting for a few cycles, the app will make the calculations based on the data you've entered. Until then, it will assume your average luteal phase is 14 days. 

    So, if you have shorter cycles (say, 20 days), at first the app will estimate the likely day of ovulation to be around day 6. And, because you are likely to be fertile several days leading up to the day of ovulation, the predicted fertile window will start around day 3. However, when you initially start using the app, the menstruation dots also go until day 3 - meaning that the stars and dots would overlap on your chart. You might not ACTUALLY be fertile on day 3 - this is just the app's prediction based on average cycle data. Like I said above, once you've been charting for a few cycles, the fertility/period predictions will be based on the data you've entered in the app - and as a result will likely be more accurate. 

     

    If there's anything else I can clarify please let me know!

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    mnm4879

    Why are almost all of the bars on the chart gray (after ovulation) even though it appears that there was little to lots of CF on calendar days 21-23, for example?

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    Courtney

    If the bars on the chart are gray, that's probably because you marked a Peak Day in the app, and it's been more than 4 days since your Peak Day. This is because after 4 days have passed since your Peak Day (if it was a true peak), you are considered infertile for the rest of your cycle, even if you observe cervical fluid (according to the Peak+4 rule of Fertility Awareness). 

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    lissieabrown

    Why does the star on the fourth day of ovulation have little lines that appear to be bursting from it? What is it memorializing, and why is that important?

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    Courtney

    Hi lissieabrown,

    The fourth star on the chart indicates the predicted day of ovulation - that's why it has the lines around it :) The other days represent your predicted fertile window. Here's another article that explains more about the period and fertility prediction feature: http://kindarateam.tumblr.com/post/63124364016/how-the-period-and-fertility-prediction-feature-works

     

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

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    nesavory

    I'm not sure why but my data isn't being displayed on the correct day. My saved data for Sunday is showing up on Saturday; Saturday's data is on Friday and so on. Won't this render my chart inaccurate?

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    Courtney

    Hi nesavory,

    Oh no! That certainly shouldn't be happening. Can you please email us at feedback@kindara.com with the email address you used to create your Kindara account? Once you do that we'll look into this right away. 

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    cohen.talia

    How can I scroll back in the chart to look at previous cycles?

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    Courtney

    Hi cohen.talia,

    You can look at previous charts by swiping back and forth horizontally on the Chart screen, the same way you swipe between app pages on your phone's home screen. 

    Just in case you weren't aware, you can also swipe between days in the Data screen in the same way :)

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    sjp1432

    What do the temperature dots with the numbers in them mean?

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    Courtney

    Hi sjp1432, the dots with numbers in them mark the number of days from the day you marked your temperature shift until the end of your cycle - i.e., the length of your luteal phase. For more info on the luteal phase and why it's important, check out this article: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23642456-What-is-the-Luteal-Phase-

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    layn1109

    What do the P 1 2 3 4 mean in the cycle??

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    Courtney

    Hey layn1109, the P on the chart indicates that you marked a peak day for that day. The 1,2,3,4 serve to visually mark the four days after your peak day, so that you can apply the Peak+4 rule of the Fertility Awareness Method. 

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    Sarah Ruppersburg

    What is the gray dot representing?

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    A gray dot on the chart means you marked your temperature as 'questionable' for that day. You can mark a temperature as questionable if you think it may not be accurate - for instance if you moved around before taking your temp, took your temp at a different time than normal, drank alcohol the night before, are sick, etc. That temperature will appear as a gray dot and won't be connected to the other temperatures on the chart.

    To mark a temperature as questionable, go to the data screen and select the checkbox next to 'Questionable Temp.' To unselect it, tap that same checkbox. 

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    skirskir

    How do you read the cervix tracking data? I have an O highlighted in pink today. Does that mean ovulation?

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    Courtney

    Hi there, the cervical fluid on the chart follows this pattern:

    Firmness: Light pink - firm, Medium pink - medium, Dark pink - soft

    Height: If the circle is at the bottom of the square on the chart: low, If it's at the middle = medium, If it's at the top = high

    Openness: if the circle appears closed = closed, if it appears semi-open = medium, if it appears fully open, like an 'O'= open

    A cervix that is high, open, and soft typically indicates that you are fertile. However, your cervical position on its own is not a reliable indication of when you're ovulating. To learn when you're ovulating, first and foremost track your basal temperatures and cervical fluid - then you can track your cervical position as well as an additional confirmation of the fertile window :)

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    cameronsamurai

    Ive just downloaded this app and it is the best one yet for tracking everything! 

    Im not fully understanding the stars during which looks like my fertile days, whats the difference between the purple, the pink and the pink with the lines around? 

     

    Thank you 

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    Courtney

    Hey there! Glad to hear you're enjoying the app so far :) You're correct - the stars represent your next predicted fertile window. Light pink = less fertile, darker pink = more fertile, and dark pink with confetti = most fertile. Here's an article with more information about the period and fertility prediction: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22854560-About-the-period-and-fertility-prediction

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    elizabeth_forsyth

    What does the p and numbers stand for?

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    Courtney

    The P on the chart indicates that you marked a  peak day for that day. The 1,2,3,4 serve to visually mark the four days after your peak day, so that you can apply the  Peak+4 rule of the Fertility Awareness Method. 

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    azalea404

    Why doesn't my chart show the dpo numbers or the white P and numbers on the bottom of the chart?

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    veronica_sb1986

    On my basal temperature chart o have blue dots with my temperature AND a couple of days show up with grey dots. What do They mean? The line ignores them AND does not go across The grey dots

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