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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.
It’s possible that I may see my ‘cue peak’ trend tomorrow in my oral readings. I had one higher oral reading yesterday, with a lower oral reading today. We’ll just have to see what tomorrow’s reading is. Until then, I thought it might be helpful to go over a question that I’ve been hearing a lot lately – how to calculate your luteal phase.
The luteal phase is simply the time after ovulation, until you see a new cycle begin. Once you’ve determined when ovulation has occurred, all that you have to do is simply count the days until your next cycle begins to calculate your luteal phase. Typically, your luteal phase is pretty consistent from one cycle to the next, with a day or so of change. So, once you’ve found what’s typical for you, you can use that length to expect when your next cycle may begin after ovulation has already taken place!
I’m going to come clean – I didn’t start my oral readings until today, so I don’t have much to update you on. I unfortunately had a bit of food poisoning on Saturday night. Rather than wake up and take a reading on Sunday that might not be accurate, I figured I would just wait until today. Since I typically see a 28 or so day cycle, I try to start those oral readings as soon as possible when a new cycle begins. That way, I can keep an eye on my readings and not miss any possible ‘cue peak’ trends that may take place.
This can be especially helpful for women with a shorter cycle length, so we can make sure to catch that 'cue peak' to have as much advance notice of ovulation as possible!
The more information, the better!
Have a wonderful evening!
Cycle Day 1!
I hope your week is wrapping up nicely. Mine happened to end with the start of a new cycle! I’ve been expecting it, as I’ve had cramps the past couple of days. So, with that said, I don’t have any readings to update you on. I’ll start with my oral readings this weekend though, and keep you posted on Monday!
It’s a sunny day here in Bellingham! It’s even warm enough for me to rock a pair of sandals (without my feet getting too cold) today. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a huge fan of warm, sunny weather. So, the fact that I can wear sandals and a t-shirt on the last day of September just makes my day!
I don’t have too much to report on OvaCue readings-wise. My vaginal readings have stayed elevated so far – just what I want to see. I did miss a reading over the weekend though. I forgot to take my adapter and vaginal sensor with me down to my mom’s house when we stayed the night. I’m not concerned though, as my cycles don’t vary too, too much in length, and that reading was on CD 23 of my usually 28 day length.
I hope your September wraps up well for you!
Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Justin and I are headed down to my mom’s house this weekend, which means the dogs get a play date! I know I’ve told you all how happy it makes me to see them play together – and I never get tired of it! My brother is also coming up (he lives farther south), so it’ll be a great time!
I hope your weekend is fabulous!
I’m chugging along in my luteal phase – vaginal readings are staying elevated so far, so not too much to report on. So, I figured I would touch on an OvaCue topic that has been coming up recently… when to take those vaginal readings!
As many of you know, our hormones fluctuate throughout the day. So, the best way that we can see the most accurate trends of the changes that our body is going through is to take those readings as close to the same time each day as possible! Personally, I take my vaginal readings in the morning, because I know that’s when I can be most consistent.
What if you’re traveling to a different time zone during your cycle? Well, if that’s the case, you’ll want to take that time change into consideration. I took a trip to a different time zone a few months ago where there was a 3 hour difference from my ‘local’ home time zone. So, I adjusted the time that I took my vaginal reading while on that trip, so I could make sure that I was still taking my readings at my same ‘local’ time during my whole cycle!
I do hope that helps if you were wondering about when to take those readings and how to be consistent!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Even though I saw a pink box in my OvaCue readings on Friday, I’ve continued to take my readings. The pink box if giving feedback that a possible ovulation trend was detected. To be confident that ovulation did take place though, we want to see those vaginal readings stay elevated as you move through the luteal phase though. I did see an additional drop and rise in my vaginal readings from yesterday to today, but, if we look at the overall trends, my vaginal readings are still elevated compared to that low on CD 12.
If you’re looking at my chart and wonder why I didn’t see a purple box populate today, I’ve got the answer! The drop and rise that took place recently was just a tiny bit too far from my original ‘cue peak’ to populate a purple box.
Wishing you a wonderful start to your week!
Guess what I saw yesterday? I rise in my vaginal readings! This cycle is a great example about why we want to look at the readings themselves rather than just the color coding. I saw that vaginal rise yesterday, but it was just too small to populate that pink box for me on CD 13. So, that's why I see that now on CD 14.
Now the watching game continues - will they stay elevated, or might I see a drop?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Hump Day!
Is anyone else surprised that it’s not only the middle of the week, but also the middle of the month already? That also lines up with my cycle – I should be gearing up to ovulate any day now. What are the odds of those all lining up :)
As you can see, my vaginal readings have been a nice gradual decline for the last few days following the ‘cue peak’ trend I saw in my oral readings back on CD 5/6/7. Believe it or not, I have been considering myself fertile, and will continue to do so until I see those vaginal readings rise.
CD 3 - Oral 277 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 4 - Oral 268 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 5 - Oral 283; Vaginal 150 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 6 - Oral 259; Vaginal 163 (White - Not Fertile)
CD 7 - Oral 273; Vaginal 173 (Light Blue - Possible) **Cue Peak Trend Detected**
CD 8 - Oral 285; Vaginal 178 (Light Blue - Possible)
CD 9 - Oral 267; Vaginal 158 (Medium Blue - High)
CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 147 (Medium Blue - High)
CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 139 (Medium Blue - High)
CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 136 (Dark blue - Highest)
I’m very curious to see what my vaginal readings show me tomorrow – will they continue to decline or will they rise? We’ll have to see!
Have a great afternoon!
Happy Friday everyone! I know this was a shorter week with the holiday on Monday, but I am so excited to sleep in a little bit tomorrow! I scheduled a workout class tomorrow morning (ok, 9am, so not too early) that I’m slightly regretting, even though I know I’ll be happy once I get there and get going. Besides, a morning workout means I can take a nap later, right?
In other exciting news, I saw a possible ‘cue peak’ trend in by oral readings today. Based on that, it’s possible that my body might attempt ovulation in the next week or so. I’m definitely going to keep an eye on my vaginal readings in the next few days to see if and when they begin to decline.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend full of great moments!