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Ovia messing dates around!

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Mrsbiscuitmonster Thu 16-Jul-15 21:03:15

Arrgh! Anyone else had this before?

I'm using the ovia app to track my period, dtd, and CM. based on what I've entered its moved my fertility window twice already this month, and I've logged my info tonight and it's done it again!!

It says today is my most fertile day so that's not too bad, but I've also had two other fertile windows this month according to the app!

I'm so confused! What do I believe?

Springflower3 Thu 16-Jul-15 21:07:58

Hey I don't think I can answer your question, but I can agree that I don't understand the app!! Every time I type something in it just says the same things! It never tracks my info and collates to see what happens each month!! I've kinda give up on it now

shannonb94x Thu 16-Jul-15 21:13:05

I cant get to grips with it either! I type in my info every day & nothing ever changes! Apparantly my fertile days start from monday. but well see! so frustrating isnt it. Iv also bought opk tests but dont know when to start using them either hmm

MrsRiggins Thu 16-Jul-15 21:22:50

Same here! I've been using it for 2 weeks and I'm on my second 'fertile window'...!

I've just come off my contraception, so I wonder if it will settle down once I've had AF and been through a cycle... For the past 3 days the info its presented hasn't felt right to me (I shouldn't have school glue CM if I'm in my fertile window, surely?!)

I really hope so as I think it could potentially be a great resource.

MrsRiggins Thu 16-Jul-15 21:24:11

*really hope the app settles down and works after a cycle - sorry didn't proof read!

MillieMoodle Thu 16-Jul-15 21:28:28

This happens to me too. I'm on month 7 of ttc, month 6 of using Ovia. The fertile window jumps, without fail, at least twice a month. It's very frustrating. First month of properly using opks this month, so fingers crossed!

ReallyNotAMorningPerson Thu 16-Jul-15 21:29:42

I've had this. I emailed their Helpdesk and they very promptly sorted it out. (Can't remember how though.)

Banana79 Thu 16-Jul-15 21:33:22

I would stick with it for a couple more cycles if you can bear it. I'd say it needs a few cycles to properly predict your fertile window. This is my 4th cycle using it I think and this month it predicted my fertile window leading to ovulation day exactly right. (a positive OPK yesterday and ovulation pains today make me believe it's happened as predicted today) good luck OP

Mrsbiscuitmonster Thu 16-Jul-15 22:27:20

Thanks everyone glad it's not just me doing it wrong!

It's my seventh month of using the app and third month of actually ttc.. Hoping it's just a glitch!

How are you finding ovulation sticks (tests?) I haven't ordered any yet as I haven't quite got my head around how to use them properly, plus I have PCOS and irregular cycles so not sure if they'd actually be effective for me?

MrsRiggins Fri 17-Jul-15 10:58:14

Hi Mrsbiscuitmonster I started using ovulation sticks this week after my fertile window moved. I'm awaiting my AF and very impatient, so it gives me something to test everyday (which in a silly way makes me feel better!) - plus I reckon once I'm able to give Ovia some real data (LH surge or AF) it'll stop changing its mind!

I've got the cheapest kit from Boots (20 tests for £28). You can test anytime between 10am and 8pm, and ideally you want to not have peed for a couple of hours prior to testing (so your pee isn't diluted). I've been at work so not drank anything after 10am and testing at midday. No LH surge yet...

I think they'll probably be quite useful if you have irregular cycles. It'll help to identify when the egg is leaving the ovary and when you should DTD!

MrsRiggins Fri 17-Jul-15 11:06:26

... Mrsbiscuitmonster - I did a quick google regarding OPKs. It can work for some women with PCOS - but for some, they tend to have constant elevated hormone levels, so might have false positives (i.e. constantly get positive results). I guess if you want to give it a go that's something to be aware of. If you're getting multiple positive results in a month then it won't be informative to you.

Mrsbiscuitmonster Fri 17-Jul-15 16:53:29

Thank you mrsriggins! I think I'll give them a bash, so fed up of the uncertainty of it all!

This making a little human business is far more complicated than they make out!

Rainy34 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:55:05

Hi i have been using Ovia for a year now, in the first few months it was not all that accurate but my cycles were all over the place, as it gets to learn your cycles it does get more accurate, and the more information you provide to it it will get a better picture of what is going on , e.g. it will give me an estimate when my fertile period is and when i start logging how my cervial mucus changes and ovualtion sticks it will update my fertility score as it needs to, I do find using the clear blue ovualtion sticks to be very useful and gives me a better indication on what is going on!!

smellsofelderberries Sat 18-Jul-15 14:19:17

Ovia isn't a great app, fertility friend is much better. I would download fertility friend and transfer all your past data over (you'll have to do this manually). I much prefer fertility friend. I also use Kindara because it's prettier to use, but Kindara won't confirm an O date just using OPKs and CM, whereas because I've temped in the past, FF knows my cycle and it will confirm O for me with just OPKs and CM tracking. It's fab.

MummyBex1985 Sat 18-Jul-15 14:34:29

My experience with Ovia so far is that it doesn't seem to react too well unless you have a 28 day cycle. I checked the irregular box after coming off long term contraception so I'm all over the place, I guess ovulation sticks are the only way to know until things settle down.

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