Basal Thermometer

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can use it as a contraceptive method for sure. I would just wait a couple of months to fully use it as that until you get the hang of it.. Unless you are using with condoms too then I don’t see the problem. Feel free to join us at the charters thread, the ladies there are so knowledgeable and there are lots of them that are charting and TTA. 

Post # 3
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Quitos Girl:  They always put that on basal thermometers for legal protection should someone charting to avoid get pregnant.

Post # 9
2637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Quitos Girl:  Specifically because of the “favorite” temps. It’s a notorious problem. Here are just a few threads about it:

I’m not saying it’s not accurate enough to give you a good reading (I used it when I got pregnant with my son and my chart was still fine), but if you are interested in super-accurate and sensitive data, I would spring for the $9 one from Fairhaven. There’s even a coupon code online. 

Also, it seems a little slower than the Fairhaven one. But I often fall back asleep with my therm in my mouth, so that’s on me!

Post # 11
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

There is an app called Kindara. It’s AH-MAZING. You can use it to chart electronically. I got a basal therm and use it with the app to AVOID pregnancy (but will later use it to plan).

Post # 12
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Quitos Girl:  I would think you can just convert it (it’s not as if the temperature would actually change between the two – it’s just a different measurement unit).  And yeah, I agree with PPs, the warning on the box was just to cover their asses – realistically, there are dumb people out there, and they want to avoid someone saying “I used this thermometer and still got pregnant!” (as if just taking your temperature is all you need to do to avoid pregnancy).  I’ve been charting to avoid since July with no issues 🙂  I’ve also used Kindara, but I actually prefer Ovia by Ovuline (and I also use Fertility Friend – I’ve tried a lot of apps!) – but I really think it’s all personal preference.  FYI, if you join the charter’s thread, most of us use Fertility Friend, so it’s nice to have an account there so everyone can keep track of each others’ charts.

Post # 13
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