OvuView - Frequently Asked Questions
What is OvuView?
What are Sympto-Thermal Methods?
Can I use OvuView as a simple menstruation calendar?
Could you please add widget/password protection?
How to start?
What is Application Goal used for?
How to start a new cycle?
What are the phases of a cycle?
What is the luteal phase?
What is cycle day?
Why is my ovulation not predicted?
Why is my next menses not predicted?
Why are some of the methods disabled?
Why do I have so many fertile days in cycle?
Why are some of my symptoms not shown in the Chart?
How to choose from Mucus values?
How to enable daily reminders to enter temperature?
A: OvuView is a unique mobile application to track woman's fertility
sings and to predict her fertile days using Sympto-Thermal and
other calendar-based methods. OvuView can be used
either as natural contraception method or as a tool that helps you to
Q: What is OvuView? (top
A: Sympto-Thermal Methods are natural fertility awareness methods based
on tracking one or more of the three primary fertility signs. They
combine observations of basal body temperature (BBT), cervical mucus,
and sometimes cervical opening and position. Their effectiveness in
contraception is from 98% to 99.5%.
Q: What are Sympto-Thermal Methods? (top
A: Yes, of course. Simply track only the Menses symptom and hide others.
If you want to see also ovulation day predictions, make sure your Luteal
phase length is set in Preferences. However this is not recommended,
since calendar-based methods are less reliable.
Q: Can I use OvuView as a simple menstruation calendar? (top
A: Yes, both will soon be available in the paid version.
A: To start using this application simply enter the first day of your
menstruation. If you know the start date of your previous cycle, you can
track them retrospectively in the application. Also if you used a
different application before you can import your previously tracked
symptoms into Ovuview. By doing this you can activate some fertility
awareness methods much earlier which require statistics about previous
cycle lengths. It is also recommended to set an Application Goal.
Q: Could you please add widget/password protection? (top
A: By setting an Application Goal you will receive more targeted hints
and more suitable predictions in the Calendar.
Q: What is Application Goal used for? (top
A: By entering any value of Menses (except Spotting) into the calendar
you will start a new cycle from this date automatically. This day will
be the first day of your cycle (cycle day 1).
Q: How to start a new cycle? (top
A: Menstrual cycle can be divided into 3 phases:
Q: What are the phases of a cycle? (top
Phase 1: Infertile phase before
Phase 2: Fertile phase around
Phase 3: Infertile phase after
This means if your goal is to avoid pregnancy then you should avoid
unprotected intercourse during Phase 2.
A: The latter phase of the menstrual cycle that starts at ovulation and
ends the day before your next period. The length of this phase is
usually constant, rarely changing by 1-2 days, typically between 12-14
Q: What is the luteal phase? (top
A: Cycle day means the number of days from the beginning of the cycle.
Cycle day 1 is always the first day of menses.
Q: What is cycle day? (top
A: To predict your ovulation day this application needs to know the
average length of your luteal phase (entered in Preferences) or at least
one previously tracked cycle where the ovulation day was detected.
Q: Why is my ovulation not
A: To predict your next menses this application needs to know the
average length of your previous cycles which can be entered either in
Preferences section or at least one previously tracked cycle must
Q: Why is my next menses not
A: There could be various reasons: the menstrual cycle is not started
yet, none of the symptoms are tracked, or previous cycle history is not
known, etc. Go to the Methods screen through the menu where you can
check which symptoms are required by each method and the reason why a
method is disabled.
Q: Why are some of the methods
A: There could be many reasons for this. If you have irregular cycles
(i.e. lengths of the shortest and the longest cycle are very different)
then fertility awareness methods must be more cautious in predictions to
achieve higher safety. Additionally if you don't have at least 6
previously tracked cycles then only the most conservative methods are
Q: Why do I have so many fertile
days in cycle? (top
A: Only actually tracked symptoms are displayed in chart. The list and
order of tracked symptoms can be changed in the menu of Symptoms screen.
Q: Why are some of my symptoms not
shown in the Chart? (top
A: Always decide based on consistency of the mucus (not color). Possible
Q: How to choose from Mucus
Dry - no cervical fluid,
Feeling Damp - no cervical fluid,
Sticky - glue-like consistency,
Creamy - slight glue like
consistency, looks like lotion, less fertile,
Watery - clearer, most resembles
water, more fertile,
Eggwhite - clear, slippery, most
A: To enable reminder for temperature input you must:
Q: How to enable daily reminders
to enter temperature? (top
1. Set Temperature as tracked symptom
2. Set alarm on your phone for the chosen morning
The application will notify you right after the alarm goes off.