fertility friend confusion

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

trinity_542:  A basal body thermometer is better to chart. That being said, I’m not sure mine is a bbt or a normal thermometer, and my charts show ovulation. As for not having O’ed yet, it’s possible. Some people have really long cycles, and O quite late. If you have EWCM, it shows that your body is getting ready. Sometimes I’ve got EWCM for a week before I O, so you still have time.

I hope I answered some of your question.

Post # 5
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

trinity_542:  You shoulde definitely be using a BBT thermometer- they are more accurate. I got mine on amazon for $11.

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hi there, just thought I’d reply as I’m also from the UK.  The thing that makes a thermometer a BBT thermometer is that it measures to the 2nd decimal place.  From your chart it looks like you’re only able to measure to the 1st decimal place currently (i.e. you have a lot of measurements at 35.9, with a BBT you measure smaller temperature changes – so those readings could have actually been anything from 35.85 to 35.94 degrees).  It may be possible to see a temperature jump, but you’re much more likely to see an acurate pattern with a BBT thermometer.  I got mine new from ebay along with some OPKs, or you can also get them on Amazon.co.uk.  I’d recommend the Charters thread on here as well, there are lots of lovely ladies there to answer any questions and give you handy hints and tips 🙂

Post # 7
113 posts
Blushing bee

trinity_542:  I charted for 6 cycles and in those 6 cycles had ovulation dates raning from day 20 all the way up to day 57.  Sometimes cycles are long and irregular for us. (Lucky us, right?!) I would also have random EWCM for a few days at a time, then it would go away, then come back…all for a period of weeks before O.  

You’re using OPKs which will REALLY help determine O.  Mine always started getting darker about 24 hours before O.  Make sure to use OPKs more than once a day when close to O.  I almost always O’d over night.  Meaning, I’d get my positive around 8pm.  If I only tested at 11am, I’d never have gotten a positve. 

Checking your cervix can be helpful too to really pinpoint O.  Not everyonr does it, but I found it to be valuable and a pretty easy check.  Even though I’d notice EWCM for a few days, when O was coming the CM and cervix always felt markedly DIFFERNT.  More slick, more soft.  I jsut KNEW it was going to happen.  

Good luck.  I hope you O soon! Trust me, I know how much it SUCKS waiting for it!

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