How to record two types of cervical fluid

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    paulygold

    It says that Kindara "will automatically record the type of cervical fluid that is most fertile." What is the type of CF that is the most fertile? Lease fertile? Why can't Kindara just record both types that I record?

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    The most fertile cervical fluid is eggwhite/watery CF, and the least fertile would be sticky (of course, 'no' CF is the least fertile observation of all!). You can record multiple types of CF in the app, but the most fertile type will display on the chart. This is important whether you're trying to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy. If trying to avoid pregnancy, you don't want to assume you're less fertile than you actually may be. If trying to conceive, you don't want to miss your most fertile days!

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    casaranichols

    Ever since I've become sexually active I've been peeing after sex to avoid getting a uti. Should I stop doing that now that we're trying to get pregnant? Would holding off on peeing in some way help me get pregnant?

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    Lauren

    Hi there, thanks for contacting us!  Peeing after sex won't affect your chances of getting pregnant, and I would absolutely recommend you continue to pee after sex for the reason you mentioned!  Even if some semen slips out of you during urination, your chances of pregnancy won't be affected because semen 'sticks' and remains inside your vagina after sex waiting to fertilize the egg.  So don't worry about peeing after sex :)

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    kimschulze

    Why does it go to a grey colour on my chart when I put sticky CF. is it because I've already peaked?

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    Sam

    Hi Kim,  Yes, it's grey because if you've already had your peak day (and your temperature shift) this cervical fluid is not considered fertile (so we color it gray).  Hope that helps!

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    felicitylawton

    I am struggling to acurately distinguish cervical fluid. Between creamy and eggwhite, I'm not sure if I'm documenting properly. Apologies for TMI, but what do you document when you have mucus type discharge? And what does 'watery' look like- similar to 'sticky'?

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    Sam

    Hi Felicity,

    No such thing as TMI here :)  Watery is going to be more slippery and sticky is, .. well,.. sticky.  I'm not sure what you'd document for mucus type discharge because that would depend on what kind of CF was there (some women have discharge, some they need to wipe to find the CF, everyone is different).  Hope this helps, and keep the "TMI" questions coming, that's what we're here for :)

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    kgcmsula

    How do you measure "little" "medium" and "lots" for cf?

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    Lauren

    Hi kgcmsula, thanks for your question!  The answer will depend on your personal observations and quantities of cervical fluid - as you chart for a while, you'll get a good sense of how much cervical fluid you typically have so you can make these comparisons.  Some women define 'little' as just a small little dollop on their finger, while 'lots' might be a whole palmful of fluid. It really depends on your individual situation. Hope that helps!

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    bbates0315

    What is peak day mean in the chart? Is it for temp or your CF? I had lots of eggwhite watery CF dose that mean I'm most fertile?

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    Lauren

    Hi bbates, 

    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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    bbates0315

    Hi Lauren,

    Thank you this was very helpful. I do have one other question, base off of today and my 28Day chart I should be fertile right now, I have at lot of sticky CF and my temp is low is that normal or should I be dry and have a high temp right now if I'm ovualting?

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    Lauren

    Hi bbates, you're very welcome! I'm glad that was helpful :)  If you aren't seeing eggwhite-quality or watery cervical fluid, and instead you're seeing sticky cervical fluid, chances are you're not very fertile right now (even if you're at a part of your cycle where you're 'supposed' to be fertile - every woman's body is different and women are fertile at different times of the cycle!)

    Hi Kali,

    Thanks so much for getting in touch with us. I hope we can help you. :)

    Charting your fertility is a great way to learn about your body, and to see when you are fertile, so you will have the best chance of conceiving. Have you started charting yet?

    If you are new to fertility charting I suggest reading this article on our site: http://blog.kindara.com/blog/trying-to-get-pregnant-you-need-to-know-this

    Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

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    aclesceri

    We've been using clomid to try to conceive. Since it affects the consistency of cf, how can you accurately chart it?

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    Lauren

    Hi aclesceri, thanks for contacting us!  Unfortunately it's difficult to chart cervical fluid while on clomid, since as you pointed out, clomid can affect your cervical fluid.  The best you can do is continue to chart whatever consistency of cervical fluid that you observe each day, but just keep in mind that the drug may be affecting your cervical fluid patterns.  I hope this helps.

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    jessiemmert

    Can someone explain what the height of the cf bars means? I thought it had to do with the amount of cf but that's not the case because a day where I had little sticky is taller than a day I had lots creamy

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