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Good to know after being on hormonal contraception

You can start your measuring at least five days after you quit your hormonal contraception. Please note that it can take a while for your first ovulation to occur, and you will be given only Red days for Prevent, and Pink days for Plan, until it occurs. Ovulation is in general inhibited while using hormonal contraception, so it may take a while for your cycle to become regular again. With each ovulatory cycle you will get more and more green days, but in the start you will experience many red/pink days.

It is highly individual how long it can take for the first ovulation to occur, it can be from a few weeks to a few months. So, the better you measure, the quicker can we detect when you have ovulated. In the first cycle, you do not need to use LH tests as a Prevent user, as it will be difficult to tell when you might ovulate. As your cycle has been on hold for a long time, you may experience a lot of red days during your first months with Natural Cycles. This is a safety precaution by the app when in Prevent plan.

For a Plan user, you should take LH tests when/if the app suggests you to, otherwise it's still just about measuring often.