Chart and Temping Question

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3677 posts
Sugar bee

It really depends on your individual biochemistry, and you won’t really know how much it matters until you’ve been charting for a while. With some women, it doesn’t matter very much if they take their temperature a little later or earlier than normal, while with others it can really throw their numbers off if they don’t do it at exactly the same time.

Reading the charts is challenging in the beginning. They just look like a bunch of messy, fairly random data points until you’ve been doing it for a while – then you start to be able to see through the data points to the underlying patterns. Hang in there, it will get easier! The key thing is to spot when your temperature rises. That’s what indicates ovulation.

If you don’t already have a copy, Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wechsler is a really helpful resource. I haven’t used Fertility Friend, so I don’t know how closely it duplicates the book’s contents, but I’ve found the book to be really helpful.

Post # 4
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you been TTC for a while with no success? If not, I really wouldn’t worry about temping at the exact same time everyday.

Post # 5
1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  There is a temp adjuster tool on FF so that if you happen to need to take your temp earlier, you can do so and then keep on temping at the later time for the rest of the week. But the adjuster isn’t something that you should rely on all the time so if you think this will happen often, maybe temping early may be better?

Post # 7
8653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@megz06:  Oh the crazy world of charting! I would only use the temp corrector if you are desperate! Sometimes it’s less accurate then the later/earlier temperature. Usually Fertility Friend can find your pattern through the mess of temps! If you would like, join us over on the Charters of the Hive threads for more support and questions!!  🙂

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