If you recently decided to terminate a pregnancy, know that we are here to help in any way that we can.
Below, you will find some information on how to use the app moving forward.
How to log an abortion
To log the end of the pregnancy, you can select No Longer Pregnant or log a negative pregnancy test from the Add Data page (by scrolling all the way down > Pregnancy Options).
Once you have logged the abortion, you will be prompted to answer a few questions (for instance, to confirm the date the pregnancy ended). This will help the algorithm to better understand your current situation and adjust accordingly.
How to measure after an abortion
Moving forward, we encourage you to continue measuring your temperature to stay in the routine of measuring, if you feel comfortable with this.
The algorithm will take into account the changing hormone levels, which may affect your cycle for some time.
At this stage, you may experience cycle irregularities, temperature fluctuations, and/or anovulatory cycles, which means that you may have more red (for NC° Birth Control) or brown (for NC° Plan Pregnancy) days initially, but this will even out in time — remember to be patient with your body.
The predictions will be adjusted to give your body space to recover.
How to log abortion bleeding
If you bleed from the abortion, we recommend that you log this as Bleeding in the app for as long as you bleed. This Bleeding option will be available for three weeks after the pregnancy ends, and it will replace the Period option (you will not be able to log a period at this time).
You will get the Period option back seven days after you’ve last logged Bleeding, or if ovulation was detected by the algorithm. The Bleeding option will then be removed.
Note that the end of pregnancy will mark the start of a new cycle (Cycle Day 1), and the algorithm will not start a new cycle if you log Bleeding. It will only start a new cycle once you log your next period: Period is not the same as Bleeding.
You can learn more about periods here.
Keeping track of the recovery
At this time, you may also wish to track your emotions and symptoms to follow your recovery.
The Natural Cycles app has many trackers available — you can adjust these by clicking the top menu > Settings > Trackers. If you would like to track additional symptoms, feel free to use the Notes section on the Add Data page.
If you are in need of extra support, here is an overview of who to contact depending on your needs:
How to use the app, how to measure, how to log or adjust data, questions about predictions, and fertility status, etc.
The Natural Cycles support team
Contact us here
Questions about bleeding, pains, and symptoms, what is normal, etc.
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*Please note that the feature described in this article is only available if you logged an abortion while on the app version 4.5.4 (or any more recent app version). If you have an older app version and have questions about logging the abortion, please contact our support team*