While you don't have to track your temperature while pregnant, you can still make the most of the NC° app by continuing to track other kinds of symptoms. This will allow you to keep track of the changes that happen in your body as the pregnancy progresses.
The Add data page is divided into sections for the different data types that you can log, and we will go through each one in this article from top to bottom.
If you are not seeing all of these trackers in your Add data page, you may need to adjust your settings by scrolling to the bottom of the Add data > Manage tracker settings, or by going to the top menu > Settings > Trackers. You can find more detailed instructions here.
It is optional to continue logging your temperatures during your pregnancy. However, the app will continue to mention your temperature in the morning as a reminder for users who wish to continue adding that data.
If you wish to continue tracking your temperature while pregnant and are using Natural Cycles with a basal thermometer, you can enter your temperature by typing it in via the number pad in the app. You will see that some numbers are grayed out and not clickable, and this is because they would not give a valid body temperature (for example, a Celsius temperature cannot start with a 2 and a Fahrenheit temperature cannot start with a 7).
If you are using Natural Cycles with a Bluetooth thermometer, you will find the instructions to sync your temperature to the app here (for the NC° Thermometer Gen2) or here (for the NC° Thermometer Gen3).
If you are using Natural Cycles with Oura, your temperature data will automatically sync in the morning and you’ll be able to see it in the temperature field of the Add data page. If your temperature has not synced already, you can also sync it from the Add data page by clicking on Sync with Oura.
If you are using Natural Cycles with the Apple Watch your temperature data will sync to the NC° app once Sleep Focus turns off. You’ll be able to see the temperature in the temperature field of the Add data page once syncing is completed. If your temperature has not synced already, you can also sync it from the Add data page by clicking on Sync with Apple Watch.
You are able to exclude your temperature by clicking on the icons below the temperature. An excluded temperature is not taken into account by the algorithm. You can find more information on when to exclude a temperature when using a basal thermometer here, when using the Oura Ring here, and when using an Apple Watch here.
In this section, you can log any bleeding you experience during your pregnancy by clicking on Spotting (you will not have the option to log a period while on NC° Follow Pregnancy).
While changes in your body can lead to spotting and bleeding especially in early pregnancy, we recommend that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional as soon as you experience bleeding to rule out anything serious.
We also write about early pregnancy bleeding here.
In this section, you can log whether or not you have had sex (by selecting Yes or No).
If you enabled the tracking more types of sex, you will instead have more options to select from.
We write a bit more about logging sex data here.
Tracking vaginal discharge can help you notice changes in your body during pregnancy. In this section of the Add data page, you can log the amount of vaginal discharge you experience.
Tracking sex drive during pregnancy can allow you to spot patterns and understand how your sex drive may change throughout your pregnancy.
In this section, you can keep track of how your skin may change throughout your pregnancy. For example, you can log if your skin feels oily, glowing, or if you experience chloasma.
Pain and Symptoms
In this section, you can log some types of pain and symptoms that you might experience during pregnancy, such as heartburn, pelvic pain or contractions.
Here, you can log your mood to keep track of how it changes during your pregnancy. For instance, you can log if you feel sick, calm or sensitive to smells. You can log as many moods as you like for each day.
If you experience morning sickness, we write about the causes and recommendations to manage symptoms here.
In your Notes, you can write down anything that you would like to keep track of that is not covered by the other trackers.
At the bottom of the Add Data page, you will find the Pregnancy Options. Here, you are able to log whether you’ve had a positive or negative pregnancy test, and you can also inform the app that you are no longer pregnant.
Learn more about logging the end of a pregnancy here.
Not seeing a tracker that you wish was available? Don’t hesitate to write to our support team to let us know which tracker you would like to add and why. Our developers will take this into account for future app developments!