Post # 1
so ive done my research and im still slightly confused:P
when youre about to ovulate your temp drops slightly…can anyone tell me how much usually??
is it the day before or will you get a few days notice??
any info at all would help, i think ive just read too much and now im confusing myself haha
thanks in advance!!:)
Post # 3
I’m charting, too.
Are you reading Taking Charge of your Fertility? If not, you might want to buy that book, as it’s extremely involved and has a ton of information on charting as well as other ways to check your fertility level.
I just looked up this drop in the book and it says “You may be one of the few women who consistently have a temperature pattern in which you see a conspicuous dip before your thermal shift.” It says that this may happen only occasionally and is believed that this dip usually occurs the day of ovulation.
Post # 4
I usually get a drop in temperature right before ovulation. For me it is about 0.3 or 0.4 degrees. My temperature pattern usually goes like this: Before ovulation I will have temperatures consistently around 97.7, then I’ll get a 97.3 around the day of ovulation, and then a 98.0, 98.2, 98.4 for the rest of the month (rise showing ovulation). The real harbinger of ovulation though is your cervical mucus–you’re looking for the eggwhite stretchy stuff. That mucus comes before ovulation, so once you see it you know you are in the fertile window.
Post # 5
Mine didn’t drop at all. I’m with @chelseamorning –had to go with previous patterns and the cervical fluid.
Post # 6
Good to know about the cervical fluid! I’m casually charting since we’re not ready just yet, but I didn’t know that about the CF!
Post # 7
I never get a pre-ovulation dip. I only get a temp change after ovulation. If you’re not seeing a dip in your charts, you might just be like me.
Post # 8
I never dipped in temp pre-ovulation. I think it is uncommon.
Post # 9
From what I remember, you typically increase temp with/ after ovulation. But you can’t see that happen until after the fact.
Cervical mucus told me all I needed to know beforehand.
Post # 10
i just started charting and seem to not be very good at it… lol, but i know i should be ovulating august 6th, so i’ll just practice the bd that whole week, and then see if my charting was right with opk’s
Post # 10
I always have a dip right before ovulation or on as well. My tempstwill get lower and then drop and the next day spike showing that ovulation did occur the day before during the usually lowest temp. But that’s for me it’s different for everyone!