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OvaCue Fertility Charting Blog
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I work with Fairhaven Health. We thought it might be helpful for people considering purchasing the OvaCue to see it in action. I already use the OvaCue on a daily basis to track my "somewhat regular" cycle. I will post my readings and explain how the OvaCue uses this data to predict ovulation with the oral sensor and confirm ovulation with the vaginal sensor.
Hi! My name is Whitney, and I also work for Fairhaven Health. I also use the OvaCue on a daily basis to track my cycle. We're hoping this blog can be helpful to women with all different cycles who use the OvaCue. In addition to us posting our own cycle data, we'll be providing "guest" charts to help interpret cycles that may not be so black and white.
We both will touch upon many of the common customer service questions we receive. Hopefully, this blog will provide you with a better understanding of how the OvaCue works, and the valuable insights it can provide into your monthly cycle. And of course, if you have any questions, we’re always available to help.
Great news! I feel like I’ve finally started to turn a corner on my strep throat. I’m not back to 100% yet, but for the first time in about 9 days I’m feeling a bit more like myself. Slow and steady and waiting for my ears to pop :)
I’ve been able to take my OvaCue readings for the past 5 days too. I’m not looking at my color coding though this cycle since I wasn’t able to start taking my oral readings until CD 7. I am focusing more on my vaginal readings, which are declining now. Based on that and looking back on my other cycles, I’ve been considering myself fertile since that trend started, around CD 9. Now it’s just a fun game of waiting to see how long my vaginal readings continue to decline before my body releases that egg and causes them to rise!
Good morning all!
Guess who could finally take an oral reading today? Me! I finally turned a corner on the congestion aspect of this strep throat nonsense and was able to breathe, and more importantly sleep last night so I could actually take my oral reading this morning.
Since I usually see my ‘cue peak’ begin around CD 4 or 5, I’m really not going to focus on any color coding that I see due to me missing readings earlier. And that’s completely fine! I know the trends that I’m looking for anyhow, and that’s what I’m always looking at!
In case you were wondering how the golf tournament went – it was awesome! I had a really good time with the 18 holes that we played. I think I may have to give golf a shot!
If you take a look at my chart, you’ll see that I’ve started a new cycle. What’s missing from my chart though? My readings. Unfortunately I found out that I have strep throat, and have been up throughout the night and early morning drinking water and taking medicine. So, I’m hoping I can start taking my readings tomorrow or Thursday, depending on how long it takes for my body to start getting better. Overall, it’s going to be an interesting cycle to see if/how my cycle changes with the medications that I’m on now.
Fingers crossed I recover quickly!
High Five for Friday!
Guess what I did last night… I had my first ever golf lesson! Until yesterday, I hadn’t ever held a gold club (aside from putt putt, which may not count), so it was an interesting and very helpful experience. Justin golfs pretty frequently and I have been curious about giving it a try, but it never made its way to the top of my priority list. Earlier this week I found out that I’ll be playing in a friendly tournament this weekend, so I figure I should learn the basics at the very least. You know, how to actually hold the clubs and such. Turns out it's different than holding a tennis racquet, so that's good to know :) Fingers crossed I'll have some beginners luck on my side!
I'm not sure how it's Wednesday already... but here we are! I don't have too much to update you on as I'm just chugging along through my Luteal Phase (LP) now, about 13 DPO.
Although I don't have much cycle news to share, there is a new blog post from Toni over at TCOYF.com. Have you had a chance to check it out? If not, you can learn about some interesting beginnings here: http://www.tcoyf.com/uh-cutting-edge-inception-fertility-awareness-network-fan-part/
I hope your week is wrapping up nicely so far for you. I’m having to remind myself that it’s already Thursday today. I’m totally ok with that though – we have exciting plans this weekend. We’re having hardwood installed in one of our guest bedrooms so it’ll match the rest of the house, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day for my mom as well as Justin’s mom, and it’s Justin’s dad’s birthday, so there’s a party for him too! I’m not exactly sure how that’s all going to fit in, but that’s never stopped me before!
Wishing you all a happy end to your week and a relaxing weekend ahead!
Can you believe it - it’s already May! I’ll be honest, I’m a little sad that I wasn’t able to post my May 1st picture (the one I’m sure you’ve all seen with Justin Timberlake and his noodle-looking hair), but I’ll make it through somehow :)
As for my OvaCue readings, they’re looking good so far! They’re staying elevated compared to the low on CD 12. There have been a couple ups and downs, which is pretty common, so nothing to worry about there.
Wishing you a sunny and bright afternoon!
I’m not sure where this week went, but Happy Friday!!
It truly is an exciting Friday to say the least – it’s possible that I recently ovulated! Even though I haven’t updated you here on my readings, I have been watching them each morning (I take both my oral and vaginal readings in the morning). Like I mentioned back on CD 11, my vaginal readings were starting to slope downwards, meaning I was likely approaching ovulation.
After I’ve released that egg, my body has switched to progesterone dominance, which means I should see my vaginal readings rise on up! I saw a rise yesterday, which could mean that I ovulated between that reading on the morning of CD 12 (the vaginal low) and the vaginal reading yesterday, CD 13, (the vaginal rise). This is a great example about why those readings themselves can be so helpful for pinpointing ovulation. While I did see that rise from CD 12 to 13, it was just a hair too small to populate that pink box for me. Watching the readings, I can see that ovulation could have taken place, but I don't see that pink box until today, when a large enough rise is actually found in those readings.
Of course I’ll keep taking my readings, so I can see if those vaginal readings do stay elevated when I compare them to the low I saw on CD 12.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!!!
I hope you had a great weekend!
I finally updated my chart here this morning so I have a bit more information to look at now. My vaginal readings started their declining trend yesterday and today, so you all know what that means… I’m surging estrogen and nearing ovulation!!!
I’ve been hearing a similar question recently; women asking how many days their vaginal readings will decline before ovulation. Oh, if only there was a way that we could know that! Unfortunately that downward trend may vary from one woman to the next and even from one cycle to the next. You can always feel free to take a peek at my charts if you like – my previous 2 cycles vary quite a bit looking back. On Cycle #38, I had about 6 days of downward vaginal readings, whereas on Cycle #37, I really only had about 1 day! So, what can you take away from this? Simply keep an eye on your readings throughout your cycle so that way you can best plan based on what your body is doing during your current cycle. Of course if you have questions, we’re here to help! If you would like a couple more sets of eye to get feedback about your readings, you can always post a question or note on the forums on OvaGraph!
Hope you have a lovely afternoon!
Happy Friday OvaCuties!
Not too much to update you on with my chart just yet. I have one lone vaginal reading at this point, so I’ll be watching those trends as I take my readings over the weekend and into next week to see when that declining trend will begin.
CD 3 - Oral 231 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 4 - Oral 219 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 5 - Oral 135 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 6 - Oral 111 (Light Blue - Possible)
CD 7 - Oral 133; Vaginal 326 (Light Blue - Possible)
Wishing you all a fun and exciting weekend ahead!