Temping while on vacation???

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you temp/chart while on vacation?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    47 %
    No : (6 votes)
    32 %
    I want a drink!!! : (4 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you’re already TTC, or preparing, it’s worthwhile to keep getting the data. If you do conceive, it’s awesome to be able to pinpoint when it happened so you can accurately calculate your due date. If you don’t conceive on vacation, it’s still helpful not to have a big hole in your data as you go forward, especially if you are new to charting. It takes a while to get into the swing of it and be comfortable interpreting your charts, and if there’s a two-week gap, it will only be more confusing until you get enough data to start spotting patterns.

    It’s worth noting that your sleep patterns are probably going to be a bit different on vacation and the data might be a little messy because of that – but it’s also great practice for handling messy data later on, since you will inevitable have to deal with it at some point.

    Post # 4
    Member
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We temp while on vacation/travelling, but that’s because we’re charting to avoid at the moment. If we were TTC though, I think I still would, at least for the first part of my cycle, until we were sure I had ovulated (aka, saw a temp spike that lasted a few days). After that it doesn’t really matter.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4587 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I tried to temp while camping. That was kind of a lost cause. 

    If it’s important to you, you can try. Just set an alarm, temp, and go back to sleep. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I tried temping on vacation before, and my temps always jump around lots (from aircon / jet-lag / sleeping in late etc). I don’t think it’s worth it, unless you’re actively ttc and you’ll ovulate while you’re away. Even then, if you’re regularly BD’ing on holiday, it’s not really worth it – just take a break!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2174 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I just returned from 10 days of vacation and did temp while we were gone, it was during my FW.  We were only one time zone off, so I didn’t have much trouble, and we were up pretty early every day anyway.

    Post # 8
    Member
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just went through this.  Timing was not as exact as it was at home, and I kind of felt like things were all over the place, but I was glad to have the data.  I would do it, just so you have something to work with/compare to later. 

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