Post # 1
So I’m browsing charts on FF, I still really don’t understand charting but I’m trying to learn.
I saw this chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ChartGallery/139789.html
FF says they didn’t ovulate. To me, it looks like the “standard” chart example. Can someone explain please? Is it becasue of the OPK+ where it’s at?
Post # 3
Hmmmm that’s a good question. I would assume it’s because of the positive OPK that wasn’t followed by a temp shift. The positive usually comes a day before O so their temp should’ve gone up around CD17 and there wasn’t a true shift. I think? I’m interested to hear what other people think.
Post # 5
I think FF has it wrong and she did ovulate. Some people get + OPKs for more than one day, and it only shows she tested on one day, so maybe it was the tail end of her surge. Or maybe she thought it was a positive OPK, but it was actually just barely negative and she interpreted it wrong. Plenty of explanations for that, but to me it looks like an ovulatory chart.
Post # 6
@abbyful: It’s because all the temperatures after Day 14 did not stay 0.4 degrees above Day 9 which is still considered baseline.
She likely DID ovulate but the software didn’t catch it.
EDIT: She should have deleted Day 9’s temp.
EDIT #2: She likely has a luteal phase defect given how her temps fall off towards the end and the spotting. She should get checked out and put on progesterone supplements during the last two weeks of her cycle. It would likely help give her a BFP since I see she’s BDing pretty religiously around suspected Ovulation.
Post # 7
I think that if she hadn’t been using the OPKs, and was just using her temperatures, they would have said she ovulated on CD13-14.
I agree with @bunny:, I think she probably read a negative OPK as positive, assuming she used a strip one and not a digitial. My strips fade in and fade out, and are still rather dark a day or two after I my temp shift. The dipsticks are really easy to misread.
If it was on a digital, then I don’t know.
Oh also, doesn’t the white circle on the temp apex signify a disturbance in the temp? Like it was marked as being taken at a different time than usual? It could be that they are discounting the temp shifts because they might have been lower had she taken it at the normal time.