Post # 1
I am new to this basal body temp thing. I started taking my temps a few days ago (March 4). I take it orally at the same time everyday. My cycles are regualr and 28 days. I started taking my temp on the 9th day of my cycle, heres my temps so far:
CD 9 97.44
CD 10 97.26
CD 11 97.28
CD 12 97.41
CD 13 97.39
CD 14 97.75 or 97.36
As you can see, I emphasized CD 14. When I first took my temp, it was 97.75. I was unsure if this was right so I took my temp again about 15-20 min later, and it was 97.36. During that time I didnt get up or walk around or talk, so why was there such a big difference? Which temp was right? Im so confused. I really need my chart to be accurate because I have to show my doctor the results.
Post # 3
A lot of things can swing your temp either way. Maybe breathing through your mouth vs. your nose, and so on. I would make note of both temperatures, but I generally stick with the first waking temperature to plot on my chart, which would be your 97.75. Since your cycles are typically 28 days, the timing would make sense for your post-ovulation temp spike to be starting.
Post # 4
i would go with your first temp and just hold out to see what happens tomorrow. a lot can affect any one reading, but if it stays high for a few more days it could be a good sign 🙂
Post # 5
Remember it is about the pattern of temperatures and not just one temp. Every so often I’ll get a strange temp and I put it down and the next day it goes back to normal. In your case it seems like you are ovulating and if it stays up at 97.7 or higher for the next 3 days then it would appear that you have!
Post # 6
What about all the other temps? Do you always take it as soon as you get up or do you always take it about 15 mins after you wake up? I would say just make sure you have a pattern going and try keep it consistent.
I know if you get less sleep one night then usual, then you have to take note of that because that can affect your temp.
This site says that the temperature can go up or down depending on how close you are to the time you take it everyday.