The importance of reading directions

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I totally feel you because I bought a basal thermometer, and I wanted to temp the other day and realize I don’t even know what to do! Now I gotta to dig for the piece of paper that gives directions! I could’ve totally done what you did too… I’m glad you realized now so your temps can be accurate from now on! 

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@4littlekitties:  I did the same exact thing. I would temp and then push the thermometer hours later to see what it was. After a couple days of exactly the same 97.7 I started thinking something was up. I finally got smart and recorded my temps right away to avoid this issue.

Post # 5
Member
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Oh no! How FRUSTRATING! I don’t know that I have any trial-by-error tips for you, but I will encourage you to find a better thermometer and keep charting. I charted for years– first to avoid pregnancy and later to conceive. I have semi-irregular and long cycles (32+ days), but when I was charting I always knew exactly when to expect my period and when to test. Man it was worth it.

Good luck to you!

Post # 6
Member
1950 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@4littlekitties:  I had the sammmmeee exact problem.  DOH, I felt like an idiot when I found that out.  Stupid 97.70.  Now that I know to press and hold, I really like my thermometer.  Plus I couldn’t stand any of the other ones that beep continuously.

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