There are few things about the Natural Cycles ‘Plan a pregnancy’ mode that makes it a unique baby-planner. Besides knowing when you’re ovulating, here are three useful things you should know about!
1. Natural Cycles will detect your pregnancy early
Natural Cycles will detect your pregnancy as early as the most sensitive pregnancy tests.
After ovulation your temperature rises due to the release of the hormone progesterone. If conception occurred, progesterone continues to be produced to help the body prepare with the fertilization of the egg. Thus, you will see your temperature remain elevated for a longer period than the normal length of the luteal phase.
Example of a chart when a pregnancy is confirmed
Natural Cycles recognizes that conception has occurred and will prompt you to take a pregnancy test for confirmation. Once you indicate a positive pregnancy test Natural Cycles will format itself to your needs. Instead of the daily fertility status, you will see what week you are in, countdown to how many days you have left in your pregnancy, conception and due date.
We recommend continuing to take your temperature during your first trimester. Natural Cycles will monitor your hormone levels and can detect if there are any inconsistencies or risks or miscarriage.
2. Natural Cycles will track what week you’re in.
Since Natural Cycles has the history of your ovulation and conception data, it will be able to accurately track what week of the pregnancy you are in and when your baby is due.
The medical industry usually first calculates the due date based on the first day of your last period and assumes that ovulation occurs 14 days after. Later on in the pregnancy an ultra sound is often made to calculate the due date from the size of your baby. Since Natural Cycles knows when your baby was conceived (on your ovulation day), we can calculate your due date more precisely. What week you are in is determined by adding the 14 days to the time since conception.
3. “My Baby” tab
When you confirm your pregnancy, the monthly view is replaced by the ‘my baby’ tab. Here you can read interesting and useful information about the development of your fetus, week by week.
Click here to learn more about Natural Cycles ‘Plan a pregnancy’. We welcome comments and questions from you!
The Natural Cycles Team