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. Here are two possible pregnancy indicators to look out for during your two week wait:
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
Resting pulse rate behaves similarly to temperature in a pregnancy chart. In a non-pregnancy cycle, resting pulse rate is at its lowest during your period. About five days before ovulation, it rises by roughly two beats per minute. It continues to rise, and should be another 1-2 beats per minute faster during the middle of the luteal phase.
If you’re not pregnant, resting pulse rate should fall either shortly before or during your period. If you are pregnant, it’s likely to stay elevated beyond your usual luteal phase length.