Here at Grace Health, we are all about sharing and discussing female health, especially if it concerns how you can increase your chances to conceive. To support this cause, we added a new feature, called the calendar page. Like all other features in the Grace app, the aim is to make life easier and help you be in control of your body. This one is extra special, as it has been requested by our users for so long!
What is this cycle calendar all about?
This is not just the average calendar that shows you the days and months. The Grace calendar shows you - colour-coded and in detail - what day you are in your cycle in relation to the date of the month, as well as what comes next; day-by-day when to expect your period, ovulation and symptoms. In the Grace calendar, you can also go back to see what you've tracked on a specific day while giving you the chance to edit it.
What can it do for you?
Apart from giving you a visual overview of your cycle at a quick glance, it will:
Allow you to track and edit periods;
Show what phase you’re in your cycle;
Show predictions of your next fertile days
Show predictions of your ovulation day
Show what was tracked on different days
See this picture to understand where to look for what was mentioned above:
How to use it?
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the calendar feature: (Psst! Pay extra attention if you're trying to increase your chances to conceive!)
1. Track your period on the calendar page
If you could pick one thing from this blog post let it be that you need to track your period. Without tracking it is difficult to come up with accurate, tailor-made predictions for you. This is why it is important to track the start date of your last period no matter how short or long your menstrual cycle might be.
Without tracking, it is difficult to come up with accurate tailor-made predictions for you.
So hit that red button!
2. Understand your cycle days
After you’ve tracked your period, you will be able to see your cycle days and predictions instantly calculated. To understand what each colour indicates, check the little legend right below the "track period" button.
● Predicted period days
● Predicted fertile days
● Predicted ovulation day
3. Understand your fertile days
For anyone trying to conceive this is one of those major features, as it tells you how fertile you are on each day. The calendar page shows you that by using the littler card called "My cycle predictions" below the calendar legend when you scroll down:
You'll see the date of the month + your cycle day. Below, are your chances of getting pregnant based on how close you are to your fertile period. This is an estimation according to what you've tracked.
In this card, you'll be able to note if your chances of conceiving on the selected day are:
This will help you plan for sex during your fertile window to increase your chances to conceive.
Let’s break it down:
Estimated fertility lower - This simply means that you are not in your fertile window and have fewer or little chances of getting pregnant. You might also see this when you are almost getting your period, during your period, or right after your period has ended which also means fewer chances of getting pregnant. Remember lower chances might not necessarily mean you can’t get pregnant. For those avoiding pregnancy, it’s always safer to use protection at all times.
Estimated fertility medium/intermediate - This appears when you are just about to enter your fertile window as you are most likely not ovulating yet. What this simply means is that you have medium chances of getting pregnant at this phase.
Estimated fertility high - During this time you are quite close to your ovulation day or it has probably happened already. This means that if you are having sex to get pregnant, it is possible to conceive.
Estimated fertility highest - This is when you start to notice some ovulation symptoms such as a slippery discharge on the estimated day that Grace predicts you are ovulating. You can increase your chances to conceive by having sex on this day when your fertility is highest. Remember this is only a prediction and should not be trusted 100%. To improve your predictions, Grace encourages you to track regularly. Another thing is to use ovulation predictor kits to confirm ovulation days instead of relying solely on the Grace app.
4. Get an overview of what you tracked
After identifying what day of the cycle you are in, you can track various signs, symptoms, and activities, daily! That will all be shown in the calendar according to what was tracked each day. At the bottom of the page, you’ll also see everything that was tracked during each cycle and how many times. It is important to note that once a new cycle starts, your history of what was tracked in the last cycle will disappear and a new one will start when you track something. Don’t forget to always go to the chat and get some tips for what was tracked.
🔔 Remember to turn on your reminders!
It is natural to forget to track your period, and if you wish Grace to keep your predictions accurate, the only thing you have to do is to make sure to go to your profile page and turn on Grace reminders. Additionally, go to your settings page to ensure that you have allowed the Grace Health app to send notifications/reminders to your phone. By doing this, Grace will remind you of:
When your period is about to start;
When you start approaching your fertile window;
when you are likely to be ovulating;
And remind you to track when you forget!
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