Some of you switch from ‘Track fertility’ mode to ‘Plan a pregnancy’ mode, and some of you have started using Natural Cycles to plan a pregnancy.
Either way, you might ask yourself what the different colors and symbols in the app mean, and here is the answer.
In ‘Plan a Pregnancy’, the ‘fertile window’ is presented in a scale of red, where the most fertile day has the darkest shade of red, and the lightest red color indicates that ‘fertility is unlikely’. (See picture below.) As we wanted the fertile days to stand out we used the contrast between the light green and a vibrant red.
The ‘pink’ days are days where more data is needed for the app to be able to exclude or confirm fertility. Non-fertile days are presented in light green color.
In the tab ‘MONTH’ you see a monthly forecast of your cycles. Remember that future days in the monthly tab are a forecast based on your historical data, so make sure you always check ‘TODAY’ to see your daily fertility status.
With Natural Cycles you find out your unique cycle variations such as cycle length, period, but also variation of your ovulation day. Every cycle is unique, and therefore ovulation day usually varies. Since the most fertile day is the day before ovulation, and the ovulation day, finding out the variations is important when planning a pregnancy.
In ‘Today’ and ‘History’ view, you can also see the data you’ve added for the day, such as intercourse, spotting, positive or negative pregnancy test, positive or negative LH test, etc. (see below.)
If your ovulation has been confirmed in the app, you will also be able to see when you can test for pregnancy the earliest. If your period comes, the symbol will disappear. Read more about Symbols and colors in Plan a Pregnancy with Natural Cycles here.
Questions or suggestions? Please comment on this blog post!
All the best
Dani at NC
In the new version of the Natural Cycles app the pregnancy mode has a new fresh look. The ‘fertile window’ is presented in red scale where the most fertile day is red, and the least fertile day is pink. Read more about the fertile window and the science behind our menstrual cycle here. The non-fertile days are presented in grey.
“We want the important days to stand out very clear, even if this means that the non-fertile days come across as dull. We do this by using the contrast between a muted gray and a very vibrant red.” Quote from our head of design, Daniel.
If your ovulation has been confirmed in the app, you will also be able to see when you can test for pregnancy the earliest. This function also existed in the old app, but is now even more visually clear. If your period comes, the symbol will disappear. Read more about symbols here.
Do you have any feedback? Comment below, please! 🙂
Looking promising so far! A temperature chart for a cycle that includes conception is usually triphasic.
Firstly, the temperature rises with ovulation, and then the second rise is due to the further increased progesterone levels caused by the very early stage of pregnancy.
I am now 9 days past ovulation and implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus should occur about now. My period is expected on Sunday and usually my temperature starts decreasing a day or two in advance, which means tomorrow. It will therefore be very interesting to see if the temperature will rise further tomorrow or if it will go down, implying that the higher levels today and yesterday were simply fluctuations.