In this article, we’ll take you through some of the key app features and give you some tips on how to make the most out of the NC° Follow Pregnancy mode in your day-to-day use.
In the Today view, you’re able to see how far along you are in your pregnancy with the pregnancy weeks count (ex: Week 12+2), which trimester you’re in, as well as a countdown to your due date (ex: 194 days to go).
In the Today view, you can also see important pregnancy dates, such as your conception date and due date.
The conception date is the date of your last detected ovulation, as this is when conception occurred (when the sperm cell met the egg). Traditionally, conception dates are based on period data, however, since Natural Cycles allows you to know exactly when you ovulate, using the ovulation date as the conception date gives you the exact date you conceived.
The due date is calculated based on your last detected ovulation day. If the app didn’t have enough data to confirm ovulation, or if you would like to update your due date to match what your healthcare professional has given you, you can manually edit it – we explain how to do this in this article.
Tip: if you scroll all the way down in the Today view, you can access your History, which gives you an overview of all the data added since you started using the app.
Each day, log data in your Add Data page. The Add Data page should be the first page that pops up when you open the app for the first time each day. You can add more data at any time by tapping the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
You don’t have to track your temperature while pregnant, but you can still make the most of the NC° app by continuing to track other kinds of symptoms (such as moods, pains, vaginal discharge, skin, or sex drive). This will allow you to keep track of the changes that happen in your body as the pregnancy progresses.
You can learn about the different NC° Follow Pregnancy trackers here.
The in-app messages are tailored to your unique cycle and are only sent if they’re relevant to you. You will be notified that a new message came in by a numbered badge on the Messages icon (which indicates the number of unread messages).
In the Messages tab, you’ll find words of encouragement, fun facts, reminders, recommendations, important updates, and much more! The messages we send are tailored to you and will be pregnancy-related while you’re using NC° Follow Pregnancy.
When you switch to NC° Follow Pregnancy, you will see an updated Pregnancy tab that includes two sections. The first section focuses on the development of your baby. The second section is about your body and contains relevant information about how it changes during pregnancy. By default, you will see the current week you’re in, but you can also navigate to any of the previous weeks. Every time you enter a new pregnancy week, you will get a notification badge to ensure that you don’t miss any new content that’s available to read.
For more information on how Natural Cycles counts pregnancy weeks, please have a look at this article.
The Learn tab is here to help you expand your knowledge about anything related to women’s health. You will find relevant articles from our blog Cycle Matters, as well as guides and quizzes which we recommend taking when you first start using the app. You will also find our latest Research Library articles, with the key takeaways from some of the research we’ve done to further the field of women’s health.