It's finally, finally here!! If you're new to the fertility awareness world, you may not know that Kindara originally launched pre-orders for Wink in the summer of 2014--almost two full years ago! For anyone who was an early supporter (guilty as charged!), this was a long time to wait for such an exciting idea to come to fruition. But the wait is finally over and I've got my hot little hands on the Wink at last.
You don't have to use Wink to use FAM. Any oral/vaginal thermometer that runs to the 10th degree accurately will work. So why would you drop $129 on a thermometer? Because Wink was made specifically with FAM charters in mind and has some truly drool-worthy features that make it any FAM lover's dream.
I had a great question from one of my followers on Instagram, and I thought it deserved a bit more explanation than a short post. Here's the question in full:
"If you have a spike in temperature showing that you [ovulated], is there a chance that you really didn't release an egg?"
Short answer: probably not. But in order to know the answer for sure, there are a couple of things to look at. Let's talk a little bit about the role of hormones during your cycle, and why you get a temperature shift in the first place.
This is a picture of me on my last birthday.
That day, I was standing in the warm summer heat outside our favorite popsicle shop holding my favorite flavor.
I had also just learned I was miscarrying. Again.
It's amazing how many women open up about their own miscarriages after you've had one. All of a sudden, you find out your aunt had one, your best friend had one, your sister-in-law, your neighbor, your co-worker. I knew miscarriage happened, I just never thought it would happen to me.
If you've been following along on Instagram, you know this past month I've been doing something called The Great App Debate. I took five of the most commonly used fertility apps (Glow, FertilityFriend, Kindara, Ovatemp, and Ovia) and tracked my monthly information in them, side by side. I wanted to see how accurate these apps were and how their algorithms held up with my paper charting.
I promised detailed reviews of each app after the challenge was over, so let's start with Ovia!
See the other reviews here:
Wink Thermometer Review
Kindara App Review
On Feeling Empowered
Let's Talk About Sperm!
To Thinx or Not To Thinx: A Review