How to track pregnancy/ovulation tests

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    lgannett

    I have noticed an increase in egg white cervical fluid as well as a high soft and open cervix, but my opk was negative today. I did not take one yesterday so do not know if I could have missed my positive. Also my bbt has been pretty stable. Three days in a row of 97.3 and three in a row of 97.5. I am slightly confused as to why I did not get a positive opk today.

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    While ovulation tests can be very useful, it is possible to get false negatives, or to miss your surge (even if you test once a day). For more info on the accuracy of ovulation tests, check out this article from our blog: http://blog.kindara.com/post/79397429306/are-ovulation-tests-accurate

    It does sound like your body is gearing up to ovulate - so be on the lookout for a sustained temperature shift within the next few days. This will allow you to confirm if ovulation occurred :)

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    leily911

    For those of us who take two OPK tests in a day, is there a way to save both and have both reflect on the chart?

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    Courtney

    Not currently. Sorry about that! I'll talk to the developers about this as we continue to build the app. For now, you can keep track of multiple OPKs by creating another Custom Data row for them, or in the Journal section of the app.

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    lucynda

    How do I track advanced ovulation predictor kits?

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    Lauren

    Hi Lucynda, if you want an extra data rows for OPKs other than the dedicated OPK row, you can use Kindara's custom data feature :)  To use this feature, go to the data screen and scroll to the bottom where it says "Custom Data." Tap the small plus sign next to "Add" or the gear icon on the right side of the screen. Then select "Tap to Add" and enter the label you'd like to show up. This will now appear on your Data tab and you can check the option each day as it applies. It will appear at the bottom of your chart under the "Notes" section.

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    victoria_jk

    I took an ovulation test which showed positive a day early. Wanted to change it in the app but when I go to custom data and click on the + on the date and click save it's not saving it. Can you help please ..

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    Lauren

    Hi Victoria, do you mean the fertility predictions in the app by any chance?  I'm afraid you can't actually change the ovulation predictions in the app - these predictions are based on your cycle history, and they're only an estimate of when you'll be fertile. However, once your cycle ends these predictions will disappear from the app anyway, since they're only there as a guide. If you're getting positive ovulation tests, you should assume you're fertile even if the app is telling you different - now's the best time to conceive!

    If you're trying to change your ovulation test in the custom data section and it's not saving at the bottom of your chart, you may have found a bug.  I'm so sorry about that!  If this is happening please let me know at feedback@kindara and I'll look into it for you right away :) 

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    barkhuus

    My cycles are very irregular but I always get my period 14 days after a positive opk test. Why doesn't the app update my predicted day one based on my opk record? It is all off now.

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    Sam

    Hi Barkhuss,

    Thank you for writing.  The predictor is based on your temperatures, average cycle length and cervical fluid readings.  We actually don't integrate your OPK results into the predictor because everyone has different OPK results and implications that come from them.  Some women don't ovulate for days after a positive OPK, others ovulate almost immediately.  We're basing our algorithm on the symptothermal method of FAM and that doesn't include OPK results.  I hope this makes sense, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

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    enhunter1227

    How do you track a birth and start over a cycle?? I'd like to try tracking to avoid pregnancy, but I can't figure out how to take this cycle out of pregnant mode.

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    Lauren

    Hi enhunter,

    Thanks for contacting us! To turn off pregnancy mode, tap the More screen at the bottom of the app, then tap Settings.

    At the top of the Settings screen, you'll see a row that says Pregnancy Mode with a blue toggle switch on the right. Slide that switch to the left to turn pregnancy mode off. You'll then be prompted with a screen that asks you when you'd like your Start Date for your current cycle to be, and then it will ask you what your Goal is (Get Pregnant, Avoid Pregnancy, or Track my Period). Once you choose your goal, the app will no longer be in pregnancy mode.

    I hope this is helpful! If you have any other questions, please let me know.

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    bettinrl

    I just got a positive home pregnancy test!! Yeah!! And I noted it in the chart and the app asked me to switch to pregnancy mode in the chart. I have searched everywhere to learn what the pregnancy mode means and how to use it with no luck!!! Please help.

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    Lauren

    Hi Bettinrl, 

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! As far as the app is concerned, marking a cycle as a pregnancy will let the app know to exclude that cycle from the fertility calculations.  The main benefit of continuing to chart is keeping yourself in the habit of taking your temperatures and checking your cervical fluid. You can also use Kindara's custom data feature to monitor any pregnancy symptoms that you experience during your pregnancy (nausea, etc.) or remind yourself to perform tasks (vitamins, exercise, etc.) You won't see the usual cycling pattern that you experience while you're not pregnant - it will look very similar to a long luteal phase. But if you really enjoy charting or you want to keep tabs on everything your body is doing while you're pregnant, go ahead and keep charting to keep yourself in the habit :)

    I hope this helps! Best wishes on your pregnancy :)

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    gillian.tafler1

    I'm just wondering when you turn on the pregnancy function and have recorded positive pregnancy tests is there anywhere that predicts your due date?

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    linda.der8

    Once you get a positive pregnancy test and select pregnant what does the pregnant chart do differently then the period tracker?

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