How do I mark pregnancy or miscarriage on my menstrual calendar, and adjust my average menstrual cycle length?

There is a very simple solution to both marking pregnancy or miscarriage on your menstrual/fertility calendar and adjusting your average cycle length.

You can use a Calendar Marker to add a marker to your menstrual calendar. You can select "Pregnancy" or "Miscarriage" as the marker type, and then any info that you type into the calendar label will appear on the menstrual tracking calendar if your calendar view is set to one of the marker views: Basic+Markers, Enhanced+Marker or Markers Only.

To add or edit a calendar marker, use the Add Markers & Appointments link on the lower right of the menstrual calendar. To change your calendar view, use the Calendar View drop-down box, also on the lower right of calendar.

Using a calendar marker will not change your average menstrual cycle length, which will be affected by the long "cycle" during which you were pregnant. That is, from the date of your period prior to pregnancy to the start date of your period after pregnancy. The way to resolve this is to use My Preferences, and set an exclusion rule to exclude any "cycle" greater than {you select} days.

Related FAQ: My average cycle length is not correct. Why? And how can I fix?

Pregnancy and MyMonthlyCycles Calendar
Many doctors and caregivers use Naegele's Rule when approximating baby's estimated due date (EDD). Based on Naegele's Rule, pregnancy is considered to last 280 days (40 weeks) from the date of your last menstrual period (LMP). If your EDD is being based on Naegele's Rule, and you've tracked the last period before you became pregnant, the cycle day count on your menstrual or period calendar basically tells you how many days into your pregnancy you are!

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