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What Does a Pregnancy Chart Look Like on Ava?

Ava users often ask us what an Ava BFP chart looks like. If you’re used to seeing BBT pregnancy charts, it can be hard to know what to look for with Ava. So, we’ve put together a gallery of a few of our users’ BFP charts. As you can see, there is quite a bit of diversity in the charts. It’s important to keep in mind that Ava is not a pregnancy test. If you think you are pregnant you should take a pregnancy test and talk to your doctor.

That said, there are a few features that tend to occur more frequency on pregnancy charts than non-pregnancy charts. If you’re looking for ways to pass the time possible during your two week wait, here are some patterns to look for on your chart:

Rising Temperature

In a non-pregnancy cycle, temperature is low and variable during the follicular phase. It sometimes hits a nadir just before ovulation, then rises (sometimes quickly, other times slowly) after ovulation.

Whether or not you are pregnant, it’s fairly common for temperature to dip in the middle of the luteal phase. This “implantation dip” pattern is more common in pregnancy charts than non-pregnancy charts, but it occurs often enough in non-pregnancy charts that it’s not a very strong sign of pregnancy.

If you are not pregnant, temperature will drop off towards the end of the luteal phase, or sometimes not until a few days into your next period. If you are pregnant, temperature may stay elevated beyond your usual luteal phase length.

Rising Resting Pulse Rate

In a typical Ava chart, resting pulse rate is lowest during menstruation, rises at the beginning of the fertile window, and continues to rise during the luteal phase, falling just before or during the next menstruation. During pregnancy, it has been widely observed that resting pulse rate increases.

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It has been observed that the rise in resting pulse rate that occurs during pregnancy can begin very early. While an increase in resting pulse after your period is due is by no means conclusive evidence of pregnancy, it’s a sign that you should definitely take a test! And if your pulse rate does not seem to be rising at the end of your luteal phase, don’t despair—the rise in resting pulse rate in very early pregnancy is not universal. It is observed in average across a defined population, but it does not occur for every individual.








Lindsay Meisel

Lindsay Meisel is the Head of Content at Ava. She has over a decade of experience writing about science, technology, and health, with a focus on women's health and the menstrual cycle. Her work has been featured on The Fertility Hour, The Birth Hour, The Breakthrough Journal, and The Rumpus.

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