*Please note that the Recovery mode is only available if you logged a pregnancy loss while on the app version 4.5.4 (or any more recent app version)*
If you have logged a pregnancy loss, you will be given the option to use the app in the Recovery mode.
The Recovery mode is a transitional app mode that has been created specifically for NC° Plan Pregnancy users who may be going through physical and/or emotional symptoms after a pregnancy loss, and wish to take some time to recover.
You can use this mode to keep track of your body’s recovery without receiving a daily fertility status.
How will the algorithm work while I’m in the Recovery mode?
You will still be able to log your temperature if you would like to.
Once the algorithm detects that your cycle has returned to normal, it will let you know, so that you can switch back to the regular mode should you wish to.
The algorithm will work as usual in the background, and once you are ready to use the regular mode, the data added while in the Recovery mode will be taken into account to calculate your fertility status.
If you do not wish to measure at this time, that is absolutely okay — just keep in mind that it may then take a bit longer for the algorithm to understand your current fertility status when you switch back to the regular mode. If you switch to NC° Birth Control, you may get more red days initially. As you log more data, the algorithm will eventually adjust.
It is important to keep in mind that if you would like to avoid pregnancy, you should use protection while in the Recovery mode.
Keeping track of your recovery
Before you switch to the Recovery mode, you will be given the option to adjust your trackers and reminders, in case you want to use the app differently at this time.
Know that you can always adjust your trackers by going to the menu in the top left corner > Settings > Trackers.
How to log different types of bleeding while on the Recovery mode
If you bleed* from the pregnancy loss, we recommend that you log this as Bleeding in the app for as long as you bleed. The 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 tracker back seven days after you’ve last logged Bleeding, or once ovulation has been detected by the algorithm. The Bleeding option will then be removed.
Once you have your period, you should log it as Period.
If you are spotting (very light bleeding, most often just brown/pink-ish fluids or a few drops of blood), you should select Spotting. Learn more here: Period vs Spotting.
Note that the end of pregnancy will mark the start of a new cycle (Cycle Day 1). A new cycle will then only start once you log your next period (not if you log Bleeding or Spotting).
*If you are unsure if the bleeding you experience is from the pregnancy loss, a period or spotting, we would recommend reaching out to your healthcare professional so they can guide you based on your unique situation.
Do I need to use the Recovery mode?
The Recovery mode is completely optional, so it is up to you whether or not you would like to use it. Below you will find some details that may help you understand if this mode is right for you:
- Who is the Recovery mode for?
The Recovery mode is for anyone who needs a mental break from the app’s normal functions after a pregnancy loss, and wants to get a more personalized experience based on their current situation.
- Who is the Recovery mode not for?
The Recovery mode may not be the best option for anyone who would like to see their daily fertility status and/or does not want to be reminded of the end of their pregnancy.
How to exit the Recovery mode
The algorithm will let you know when it is a good time to leave the Recovery mode. However, you can exit the Recovery mode at any time by clicking on ‘Quit NC° Recovery’ at the bottom of the Today page. You can also switch modes by going to the menu > Settings > Mode.
What if I change my mind, can I activate the Recovery mode later?
The Recovery mode will only be accessible from the questions asked by the app after a pregnancy loss, and it is currently not possible to re-answer those questions or activate the Recovery mode later.
It is also good to know that once you exit the Recovery mode, you will not be able to switch back later.
If you need any assistance with the Recovery mode, please contact our support team.
If you have not done so already, we recommend having a look at our article on How to use the app after a pregnancy loss.