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App confusion- please help

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minime88 Sat 05-Nov-16 18:36:42

Hi all

Been trying to conceive DC2 for nearly a year. In the last 3 months I've been using "Period Tracker Lite" to try and work out when I'm ovulating. I really don't want to use OPKs because I can see myself getting a little obsessed (the fact I'm still not pregnant has already got me a little upset and ALOT crazy).

The reason I'm confused is because the app gives me a predictive 5 days when I'm most likely to be fertile and ovulating BUT when I google when I'm most likely to be fertile/ovulating, google gives me completely different dates! I'm really frustrated sad


physicskate Sat 05-Nov-16 18:43:58

Apps and computers are not people and can't really handle the nuance that is a woman's body... especially if you are working with quite limited data (ie no bbt and no opks).

No help, just my sympathies!

MouseLove Sat 05-Nov-16 23:58:29

How long is your cycle usually? Ovulation as a normal 28 day cycle would happen on day 14. You are most fertile for the 3 days before and day of ovulation.

delilahbucket Sun 06-Nov-16 09:08:44

Neither an app nor Google can tell you when you ovulate as everyone is different and they only use averages. What if you are stressed one month and ovulate a week later than usual and miss it completely? You wouldn't know until your period is a week late. The only sure fire way is a combination of opks and bbt charting. I did these for about 8 months so I could see how long my luteal phase was. I don't do them anymore now I know the physical signs (I cramp as well as getting ewcm).

minime88 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:28:15

Hey everyone

Thank you for your replies smile

Everything you have said I am aware of- I was just wondering why the app has given me completely different dates to when I google my cycles.

I know the app or google won't be able to give me the exact dates I ovulate but as I said I really don't want to be going down the route of OPKs and BBT just yet.


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