Despite my annoying varying cycles and low body temperature, it seems that my body is functioning albeit at a low level. This information comes from my Duo Fertility report which experts write. They compare your cycle and patterns to other women to detect issues. Posting this to keep track and so others can see what you get when invest in Duo Fertility. Here’s what they said about my cycles (I think last month’s kicked this off course).
Analysis of your cycles
Since you have been using DuoFertility, we have measured 4 full cycles. Your cycles have been quite regular lasting between 26 and 30 days. Ovulation was clearly detected for each of your cycles. Among the general population, 30% of all cases of infertility are related to ovulation disorder; however, this does not appear to be a problem in your case. The overall rise in temperature observed at ovulation is slightly lower than we observe in other women, ranging from 0.24 to 0.40°C. <- now I’m worried that something’s not right there… my solution? Eat more food and build my blood.
Your follicular phase is quite irregular in length, lasting between 7 and 12 days. There are no temperature patterns in the first phase of your cycle that could indicate a hormonal imbalance or any other problem that would affect your fertility.
The length of your luteal phase is also quite regular, varying in length from 16 to 19 days, which is within normal limits. This phase is of sufficient length for implantation to occur and there is nothing in your temperature data to suggest any problems. We note that your temperature during the luteal phase is very stable, which is a good sign for implantation as your progesterone levels are probably sustained throughout the phase. This is critical for the preparation of the endometrium for the implantation of the embryo.
In cycle 2, we have observed patterns linked with implantation. However, because your temperature dropped at the end of the cycle and you had your period a couple of days later, the potential pregnancy was unfortunately not sustained. This is quite common and typically occurs in 25% of pregnancies. When a pregnancy is not sustained at such an early stage, it can be due to a genetic problem, an immunological factor, or to underdevelopment of the endometrium. However, the significance of this as a cause of unsustained pregnancy is still being debated by the scientific community. At this stage, there is no reason to believe that this will happen again. <- I tested a day before AF arrived.. it was negative but I did notice that implantation temp dip. Not sure what happened there – I thought it was all in my head.
((I removed the info about sexies and frequency… in a nutshell we need to have more))
You recorded the changes in your cervical mucus in three of your cycles, and this information matched with your ovulation date relatively accurately. We would encourage you to record this for several days in each cycle. Since there is a clear correlation between this and your ovulation patterns, recording this will allow us to assess whether the variation observed is following the expected trends.
Where you have recorded ovulation pain, this information matched with your ovulation date relatively
accurately. We would encourage you to continue to record this, since it correlates clearly with your ovulation patterns, and may be a good fertility clue for you. <- So that was ovulation pain! I heart my ovaries for speaking to me.
You have also recorded information about the ovulation test results in cycle 1 and cycle 2, this correlated well with your ovulation date. The interval between your LH surge and ovulation date was ideal and so we would encourage you to continue to record this as it is clearly a good fertility clue for you. <- Dammit, I keep forgetting to reset my Clear Blue Monitor.. guess I’m joining the pee on a stick club this month!
At this stage, there is nothing in your data to suggest that there are any problems with your cycles. We would recommend taking a pregnancy test when your luteal phase is longer than 14 days long to see if we can confirm the potential implantation pattern. As this may become useful information for your GP to consider if this is happening more than 3 times. As you have been trying to conceive for more than a year we would also recommend that you have hormone test to assess your FSH, LH and oestrogen level between day 2 and 5 of your cycles and a sperm test for your partner. <- I think I’ll test again
Fingers crossed I keep ovulating and my temperature improves. All in all the first few months have given me some peace of mind but we’ll have to see as last month’s cycle left me feeling like something wasn’t quite right. Let’s see what the next four months bring!