Post # 1
I am confused!!!!!!
So I’ve been charting away without any clue really about what’s the craic. I stuck to the same time everyday (7.15am when I drag myself out of bed). I was a confortable, regular 36.5 then I went up to 36.7 which I guess was my ovulating time. I then went to 37.6 and have now settled for the last couple of days at 37.5. My period is due on the 27th. Should I expect another change anytime soon?
Also I would really really appreciate someone explaining to me what the heck are the periods within BBT when I should notice changes and what they indicate. I’ve tried looking it up, but everything I find seem to require at least a masters degree in biology and languages. ARGHHGRGGR
Post # 3
BBT is a pain…especially getting up at the same time. From what I remember when doing it, my temp went up around O and stayed up until the day I started. Honestly, it was kind of nice knowing I would start that day b/c of the temp drop.
I’m sure there are more experienced bees out there but I thought that 15 days of high temps meant pregnancy.
Post # 4
@texasbee: Oh sugardrumsticks!! Left my chart at home will have to count the days to see how many high’s I’ve clocked up to now. Does it usually drop before a period?
Post # 5
Mine always did. I could tell by drawing the little line connecting the temps and there was always a sharp plummet the day I started….it looked like going off a cliff if that helps!
Post # 6
I just started charting this month, so I am by no means any kind of expert, but fertilityfriend.com has some online ‘tutorials’ that go through a lot of this stuff. I use the FF app (free) on my iphone so i can always look at my chart, which is helpful, but I don’t know if it is available in Greece?
I also read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, which had tons of info on this. I read it before I went off the pill, so don’t remember all the details and need to go back and re-read it after I have a full cycle’s chart to refer to. After the first few days on my chart, which were really wonky between going off the pill and travelling and not sleeping well, my temps did pretty much exactly what they said they would, so I’ll be looking for a dip to know when I’m getting my period!
Post # 7
I have a hard time with Celcius, but it sounds to me like you Oed right before you went up to the 37s. Like texasbee said, it should stay up until your period (or a few days before your period). The small jump from 36.5 to 36.7 probably didn’t mean anything, but a whole degree — that’s a big deal! But like I said, Celcius kills me. You could try asking Jaguar. She’s a pro at charting and she’s Aussie, so I’m pretty sure she uses C.
Post # 8
I can’t tell you from my personal experience since I only started temping 6 months ago (and have only had 3 cycles one of which was a miscarriage cycle), but from having been ttc for almost 2 years now, I can tell you that it’s different for every lady. Some ladies will see clear signs that AF is coming, others will tell you that their temps ‘lie’ to them and get them hopeful for a pregnancy only to have AF show up unannounced.
I would agree with what bunny said in regards to your ovulation as well!
Post # 9
I chart in Celsius, and I agree with Bunny. I wouldn’t worry about the jump from 36.5 to 36.7 – that’s generally a normal range for pre-ovulation.
The basics are this (I’ll use my temperatures just to make the explanation simpler). From CD1 (the start of my period) to the day I ovulate, my temperatures hover around 36.20. The day that I ovulate, it drops down to around 36.05, and then following ovulation, it rises to about 36.5/36.6. You should be able to see two distinct ‘phases’ in your chart; the follicular phase (before ovulation) and the luteal phase (after ovulation). For most women, they will see a temperature drop a day or two before their periods start. That’s not the case for everyone though.
Also, once you see the temperature jump which indicates that you’ve ovulated, Taking Charge of Your Fertility says that 18 elevated temperatures indicate pregnancy. This is not always the case, however…I’ve had a few cycles where my Luteal Phase was 20 days, and I definitely wasn’t pregnant.
Hope this helps! Feel free to message me if you have any more questions!