Holy Discrepancies, Batman!

by Jen on August 18, 2007

in Teenagers make it look so easy

Although I have been using Fertility Friend charting for three years now (!), I decided to buy the Ovusoft software (The Taking Charge of Your Fertility Software) to use, too. I tried the fifteen day free trial of Ovusoft back in May because FF seemed off that month, so I wanted a second opinion. I liked it, although there are some big differences between the two programs.

Yesterday the software came in the mail, so I spent hours inputting all my data for the last three years. The results have been shocking. Although Fertility Friend always has given me an ovulation date, Ovusoft has me as annovulatory for just about every cycle since the monkeyboy was born, except the ones where I used an OPK. However, even for the ovulatory cycles, it hasn’t given me any coverlines, so I’m wondering is something off with the program or the settings.

I’m still fiddling with it, and I’ll probably end up posting on the message boards there asking for help, but it does have me wondering a couple of things. First of all, if I have been annovulatory all those cycles, then I definitely need medication to help me ovulate. But also, if Ovusoft is right, then what’s up with Fertility Friend? Here I’ve been thinking every month that I have a biphasic shift and an ovulation pattern (based on their assessment), but that may not be true and I should have been more aggressive with fertility treatment this summer.

I’m not sure who to believe.

Oh, yeah: BFN on the home pregnancy tests I’ve taken, so although the bloodwork results from yesterday aren’t back yet, it still looks like I’m onto see an RE.

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1 B August 21, 2007 at 9:11 am

Good luck! I’m coming from your reference on FF. :) I’ve been seeing an RE for a while now, and they do give you some different viewpoints.As for the charting.. my cousin is on ovusoft and WOWEE it IS different! It’s crazy! I think they go strictly on the FAM method. I have to disagree with them in one instance though.. she just came off bcps and is on CD55 and is NOT having procreation sex yet, her temps are in the 97′s, and they said she was pregnant. hmmm… (she’s not by the way).Anyway.. good luck! And thanks for the blog references!BARL5

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