It is valuable for the algorithm to have the information that you have been pregnant recently, regardless of if your pregnancy went full term, or ended in a miscarriage or abortion. If you have recently given birth, we advise our users to start measuring:
- Roughly two months after giving birth if you are not breastfeeding
- Approximately 5 months after giving birth if you are exclusively breastfeeding (read more about this here).
When signing up for Natural Cycles, you can enter if you have been pregnant recently and if your cycle has started yet or not.
With 'recent,' we mean within the last 12 months. If you have gotten a period again, answer 'yes' to the question you see in the second picture; otherwise, you should answer no.
When you are coming back to Natural Cycles after pregnancy, you enter that the pregnancy has ended directly into the app, this is as the app already knows that you have been pregnant. You do this by going to your Profile and updating your goal. By entering this information, Natural Cycles will take it into account while getting to know you and your cycles again, and also provide you with relevant information. If your menstrual cycle has not returned, you can still use Natural Cycles to know when your first ovulation occurs and when you can expect your first period.