Post # 1
this is my first month charting and using the Ava and I’m so confused. I was supposed to ovulate today but I have not gotten a positive Opk yet. I also had a little spotting yesterday and then today I had quite a bit of brown spotting and lots of cramping. I also woke up yesterday with a fever so mYbe that caused me not to ovulate? I’m not sure. What do you guys think?
Post # 2
Well… if you have a fever, that is likely going to throw your temping off. Why do you say you were supposed to ovulate yesterday? Temping does not predict ovulation, it can only tell you after the fact if it has occured. The OPK, is a better predictor that ovulation is coming. If your first data point is your post ovulation high temp, it doesnt look like you’ve reach that yet this cycle, so I would say that you haven’t ovulated. So, no poistive opk, no temp spike yet, I think the data is consistant that you haven’t ovulated yet.
When I was lazy temping, I’d basically start temping and using OPK when I started to get EWCM, I’d catched a OPK positive and then sure enough a day or 2 later, temps would confirm ovulation.
Post # 3
based on my past cycles I’m supposed to ovulate today. I never get egg white cervical mucous. I think being sick has thrown me all out of sorts and I’m a little grumpier and more impatient than in past cycles. I’ll keep charting and hoping my opks turn positive! Thanks for the advice!
Post # 4
I’m not familiar with the Ava, but if the skin temp readings show the same biphasic pattern that oral or vaginal temping do, then no, you have not ovulated yet. Unlike your luteal phase length, ovulation can have quite a range that it can happen in. I’ve ovulated as early as CD-13 and as late as CD19 in the last three years. Things like illness (you’re body knows you’re ill before all the symptoms hit you) and even stress from TTC can delay your ovulation. If you’re cramping and spotting today that may be an indication you’re about to ovulate today or tomorrow. It’s hard to pinpoint O exactly, and charting with temps will only tell you when you DID not when you will. Things like CM and OPKs are more accurate indicators of impending ovulation… although you can still “gear up” to O and get positive signs from those two and then it get delayed a few day by stress. There is no perfect way to know, only things that help improve our chances.