OvaCue Fertility Charting with Sarah

By Sarah Dohmanpicture of sarah

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.



Cycle Day 18 - September 19, 2014

Friday Funday… I think so!

Anyone who knows me understands how much I love to sleep in. I’ll admit, I sometimes wish that I could still sleep in until 10 in the morning like I used to back in high school or college, but I’ve come to accept that those days are gone. Nevertheless, I still look forward to the weekends when I can stay in bed until 8am or so – just the thought can make me smile. So, I hope that you all have something to look forward to this weekend, just as much as I am looking forward to sleeping in!

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 152 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 156 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 135; Vaginal 189 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 201 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 168 (Medium blue - High)

CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 157 (Medium blue - High)

CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 153 (Dark blue - Highest)

CD 13 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 171 (Pink - Ovulation Confirmed)

CD 14 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 164 (Medium blue - High)

CD 15 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 182 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 16 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 178 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 17 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 162 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 18 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 185 (White - Not Fertile)

My vaginal readings are continuing to remain above that low that I saw back on CD 12, which is great. I am confident that by body ovulated between CD 12/13 with that ‘cue peak’ trend and the vaginal low and rise. Since I always love having as much information as possible, I will continue to take my readings, just to ensure that they are remaining elevated though!

Happy weekend!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 16 - September 17, 2014

Hooray for Hump Day!

I hope you all are having a great start to your week! My vaginal readings have been on the rise – staggering upwards – but nevertheless, on the rise. This cycle is a great example though, as to what we are looking for in regards to your readings after ovulation has taken place. As we can see in my data, there have been some ups and downs since the rise from CD 12 to CD 13. You may not see a steady increase in your vaginal readings for the entire luteal phase. Rather, we are looking at the bigger picture of your readings – watching to see if they are elevated compared to the low just prior to ovulation.

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 152 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 156 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 135; Vaginal 189 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 201 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 168 (Medium blue - High)

CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 157 (Medium blue - High)

CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 153 (Dark blue - Highest)

CD 13 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 171 (Pink - Ovulation Confirmed)

CD 14 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 164 (Medium blue - High)

CD 15 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 182 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 16 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 178 (White - Not Fertile)

I know this is just one example, so you can always feel free to reach out if you would like some feedback or interpretation help with your own data! OvaGraph.com is a great free resource that you can use for charting that information!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 14 - September 15, 2014

Hello!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fun weekend. My friend from elementary school is getting married in November, so I went to her bridal shower on Saturday! There was a rustic/chic theme to the shower, which is quite fitting as she and her family grew up on a dairy farm. In fact, she was able to convince me to help her milk the cows one summer back in high school – I’m still not sure how she got me to agree to that when I think back on it. It was lovely to see her again as she is getting so close to the big day!

Speaking of big days, I believe ovulation may have taken place over the weekend for me! My vaginal readings had been on the decline for a few days, so I was considering myself fertile during that time. Then, when I took my vaginal reading on CD 13, my readings rose, which can indicate that my hormones shifted from estrogen dominance to progesterone dominance. Today, my vaginal readings did dip down a little. I am keeping an eye out to see if they remain above the low just prior to when I believe ovulation took place (CD 12 this cycle). I am going to consider myself fertile now, just in case they do continue to decline further. Only time will tell!

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 152 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 156 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 135; Vaginal 189 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 201 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 168 (Medium blue - High)

CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 157 (Medium blue – High)

CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 153 (Dark blue – Highest)

CD 13 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 171 (Pink – Ovulation Confirmed)

CD 14 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 164 (Medium blue – High)

Thanks for checking in with me!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 10 - September 11, 2014

Good afternoon!

This week I’ve changed up my posting schedule – not intentional of course, but rather because I’ve just been ‘off’ by a day all week. I haven’t had a specific cause that I can think of that would make me feel this way. It’s just one of those weeks I suppose.

My vaginal readings have begun to decline in over the last couple of days, so I am going to consider myself fertile! We always suggest that you consider yourself fertile when you see those declining vaginal readings after a possible oral ‘cue peak’ trend! This way, you can know that you are planning intercourse on the days leading up towards ovulation, helping to improve your chances of conceiving!

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 152 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 156 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 135; Vaginal 189 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 201 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 168 (Medium blue - High)

**Predicted Fertile Window**

CD 11 - Medium Blue – High

CD 12 - Dark Blue - Highest

CD 13 - Medium Blue - High – Predicted day of ovulation

Hope you all are having a fabulous week so far!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 8 - September 9, 2014

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Yesterday seemed to fly by so quickly, that I didn’t even get to share my news with you – my oral ‘cue peak’ trend was detected yesterday! Looking at my readings, we can see that one higher oral reading followed by 2 lower oral readings on CD 5/6/7. This is the trend that we are on the lookout for, as it can indicate that ovulation may take place about 5-7 days later! At this point, I am going to keep a close eye on my vaginal readings. If I see them declining, which is what we expect to see as you are nearing ovulation, I’ll consider myself fertile!

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 152 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 156 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 135; Vaginal 189 (Light Blue - Possible)

**Predicted Fertile Window**

CD 9 - Medium blue - High

CD 10 - Medium blue - High

CD 11 - Medium Blue - High

CD 12 - Dark Blue - Highest

CD 13 - Medium Blue - High – Predicted day of ovulation

Sorry for the late post, but I will keep you all posted about my cycle as I move into my fertile window!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 4 - September 5, 2014

Hello!

Happy end of the week to you! I hope you all have had a great week so far, and enjoyed the start of football season last night!

I began taking my oral readings this morning, so I am going to be on the lookout for my oral ‘cue peak’ trend – one higher oral reading followed by 2 lower oral readings – over the weekend! I’ll keep you all posted about that!

CD 4 - Oral 164 (White - Not Fertile)

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 2 - September 3, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

I wanted to check in with you all after the long Labor Day weekend that we had! I’ve started a new cycle, so I don’t have any fun data to share with you yet. I’ll keep you posted once I begin taking my oral readings, so we can begin interpreting that information!

Take care,

-Whitney

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Throwback Thursday – OvaCue Style

I think it’s time we openly talk about something – no more whispers or unhappy muttering under our breath… The purple box. There, I said it! Thankfully, we have a guest post back from 2011 that I believe is still informative, and relevant. So, without further ado, the infamous guest post from the Purple Box:

 

Dear OvaCuties (my pet name for all of you OvaCue users),

I think we got off on the wrong foot. I’ve heard a lot of things lately that have led me to this assumption…. for example, “Oh no! Not the dreaded purple box!”, “I’m afraid I might see the purple box this month”, “Is something wrong with me? I got the purple box!”, and the list continues. I’m not sure how I became this scary idea. Can we start over? Let me explain how I can help…yes, I said help! 

I understand that in a “perfect world” you would have your fertile window of blue days and a pink box, end of story. Well, unfortunately, as you all know, it’s not a perfect world and you won’t always have a textbook cycle. Luckily, I’m here!

Let’s back up for a minute and quickly go over why and how the pink box is produced. We’re actually related and provide very similar information, you’ll see! Once you are in your fertile window (produced by the oral sensor) and your approaching ovulation, we expect to see declining vaginal readings. These declining vaginal readings indicate that your estrogen levels are increasing which occurs just prior to ovulation. So remember, the lower your vaginal reading, the higher your fertility. Then when the monitor detects a rise in your vaginal reading, the pink box is produced (assuming that the switch from estrogen dominance to progesterone dominance has occurred). After the pink box, the expectation is that vaginal readings will remain relatively elevated. If they dip again…That’s where I come in!

 

To say it simply…When I pop up, I’m just letting you know that your vaginal readings didn’t follow the typically pattern of remaining elevated. There are many reasons why your vaginal readings may not follow the typical pattern and dip down…hormonal fluctuations and secondary fertility are the two main culprits. It’s not a bad thing to see me, it just takes a bit more interpretation. I’m seen more often in long or irregular cycles but even women with relatively regular cycles may see me from time to time. Case and point, Sarah has pretty regular cycles and she’s seen me in a couple cycles recently. After I pop up, then you’ll want to again monitor your vaginal readings. Similar to the pink box, we expect to see your vaginal readings remain elevated. If they remain elevated, it’s a great sign that ovulation has successfully occurred. It’s important to remember that there will also be cases that even when I pop up, the true ovulation day is the pink box. I know, I’m sorry…it can be a bit confusing.

I hope that I’ve cleared some things up and the next time we meet it will be a positive experience!

Sincerely,

The Purple Box”

 

So, if you see the purple box, there’s no need to panic. Take a deep breath, and take a second look at your data as well as all of the charting tools you use so you can better determine when ovulation took place! Or, you can always post a note on OvaGraph and we can help out!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 21 - August 25, 2014

Happy Monday!

The weekend just flew by for me! We had our Fantasy football draft on Friday - only time will tell how successful my draft picks were. Then, on Saturday, Justin and I down to Seattle for the wedding of one of his cousins! It was beautiful. The building where the wedding was held was built in 1926 and nicknamed the “castle on the hill” as it overlooks the Puget Sound.  

I’m afraid my vaginal readings aren’t nearly as exciting as my weekend, but they are steady, and continuing to remain elevated above that low just prior to ovulation, which is exactly what I’m looking for!

CD 3 - Oral 201 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 4 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 183 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 167 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 171; Vaginal 187 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 166; Vaginal 264 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 225 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 231 (Medium blue – High)

CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 212 (Medium blue – High)

CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 192 (Dark blue – Highest)

CD 13 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 207 (Pink – Ovulation Confirmed)

CD 14 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 211 (Medium blue – High)

CD 15 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 203 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 16 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 223 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 17 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 218 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 18 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 243 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 19 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 238 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 20 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 252 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 21 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 221 (White - Not Fertile)

Hoping you all had a great weekend!

-Whitney

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Cycle Day 18 - August 22, 2014

Fantasy Football Friday,

As difficult as it is for me to think of summer coming to a close (though not just yet!) and fall approaching, I will admit, I enjoy football season. We have friends over to our place nearly every Sunday to watch the game, which gives me even more reasons to cook and try new recipes. We have a fantasy football league here at work, and our draft day is upon us. I have my list of players, and am ready for tonight!

I don’t have too much excitement going on with my OvaCue readings as I am well into my luteal phase now. I am continuing to watch my vaginal readings as I want to see them stay elevated compared to the low I saw just prior to ovulation, on CD 12. There have been some ups and downs, which is just fine. I just want to see that they are above that reading on CD 12 as I look at the ‘big picture’ of my chart.

CD 3 - Oral 201 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 4 - Oral 176 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 5 - Oral 183 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 6 - Oral 167 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 7 - Oral 171; Vaginal 187 (Light Blue - Possible)  ***Cue Peak Trend Detected***

CD 8 - Oral 166; Vaginal 264 (Light Blue - Possible)

CD 9 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 225 (Medium blue - High)

CD 10 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 231 (Medium blue – High)

CD 11 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 212 (Medium blue – High)

CD 12 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 192 (Dark blue – Highest)

CD 13 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 207 (Pink – Ovulation Confirmed)

CD 14 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 211 (Medium blue – High)

CD 15 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 203 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 16 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 223 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 17 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 218 (White - Not Fertile)

CD 18 - Oral n/a; Vaginal 243 (White - Not Fertile)

Wishing you all a spectacular weekend ahead!

-Whitney

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