OvuView - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is OvuView?
Q: What are Sympto-Thermal Methods?
Q: Can I use OvuView as a simple menstruation calendar?
Q: Could you please add widget/password protection?
Q: How to start?
Q: What is Application Goal used for?
Q: How to start a new cycle?
Q: What are the phases of a cycle?
Q: What is the luteal phase?
Q: What is cycle day?
Q: Why is my ovulation not predicted?
Q: Why is my next menses not predicted?
Q: Why are some of the methods disabled?
Q: Why do I have so many fertile days in cycle?
Q: Why are some of my symptoms not shown in the Chart?
Q: How to choose from Mucus values?
Q: How to enable daily reminders to enter temperature?
Q: What is OvuView? (top)
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 conceive baby.
Q: What are Sympto-Thermal Methods? (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: Can I use OvuView as a simple menstruation calendar? (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: Could you please add widget/password protection? (top)
A: Yes, both will soon be available in the paid version.
Q: How to start? (top)
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: What is Application Goal used for? (top)
A: By setting an Application Goal you will receive more targeted hints and more suitable predictions in the Calendar.
Q: How to start a new cycle? (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: What are the phases of a cycle? (top)
A: Menstrual cycle can be divided into 3 phases:
Phase 1: Infertile phase before ovulation
Phase 2: Fertile phase around ovulation
Phase 3: Infertile phase after ovulation
This means if your goal is to avoid pregnancy then you should avoid unprotected intercourse during Phase 2.
Q: What is the luteal phase? (top)
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 days.
Q: What is cycle day? (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: Why is my ovulation not predicted? (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 next menses not predicted? (top)
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 already exist.
Q: Why are some of the methods disabled? (top)
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 do I have so many fertile days in cycle? (top)
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 enabled.
Q: Why are some of my symptoms not shown in the Chart? (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: How to choose from Mucus values? (top)
A: Always decide based on consistency of the mucus (not color). Possible values are:
Dry - no cervical fluid,
Feeling Damp - no cervical fluid, feeling damp,
Sticky - glue-like consistency, less fertile,
Creamy - slight glue like consistency, looks like lotion, less fertile,
Watery - clearer, most resembles water, more fertile,
Eggwhite - clear, slippery, most fertile.
Q: How to enable daily reminders to enter temperature? (top)
A: To enable reminder for temperature input you must:
1. Set Temperature as tracked symptom
2. Set alarm on your phone for the chosen morning hour
The application will notify you right after the alarm goes off.