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lynseyc83 Tue 15-Nov-16 12:05:15

Hi guys needing help
So I've been using 2 different apps to help give me an idea of my cycle and hey both predict my fertile weeks different
Which is the right one??
The first is Ovia and 2nd is monthly cycles?
Thanks for your replys in advance

MrsG280516 Tue 15-Nov-16 12:09:47

Apps aren't accurate unless you have some data to input. They are basing their predictions on the assumption that you will ovulate 14 days after the first day of your period, which is the "average" cycle. Ovia is a bit out for that though, as your fertile window tends to be 2-3 days before ovulation and 2 days after. The other one seems a bit more accurate, but like I say, its only accurate if you have an "average" cycle.

Have you ever used OPKs? These can help to pinpoint when you actually do ovulate.

How long is your cycle?

lynseyc83 Tue 15-Nov-16 13:08:17

My last cycle is was 32 days
But only just settling down in to a pattern
I have not tried that is it an app?
It's just confusing and with a husband who works a lot of shifts and nights I need to get an idea of when to pin him down so to speak smile

MrsG280516 Tue 15-Nov-16 13:14:45

OPKs are ovulation prediction kits. You can get them super cheap on Amazon or eBay, they're just little sticks that you dip in a wee sample and they show how much LH (luteinising hormone) is in your system. When this hormone is at its peak, that is what prompts your body to ovulate. So using OPKs will show you when this peak happens, therefore you know when you will ovulate.

lynseyc83 Tue 15-Nov-16 13:45:57

Oh I'll have to get some and give them a try thankyou x

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