the most accurate way to get your BBT is…?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
3698 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

vaginally is more accurate, but most people can still see a pattern/confirm ovulation with oral temperatures.

Post # 5
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Vaginally is more accurate but if you’re not an open-mouth sleeper, orally is just fine. I always temped orally (mostly cause I was too embarassed to have DH wake up & see me probing myself), and never had a problem with the readability of my charts.

Post # 6
2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve definitely read that vaginally is more reliable, but I do orally (despite being an open-mouth sleeper) and I always see a definite ovulation day and temp shift. Consistent timing is important too – not my favorite part! I hate that alarm going off at 7:30 am on the weekends. 🙁

Post # 7
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsRugbee:  <– LOL! That made me crack up! ‘probing myself’. Lol!!!

Also, important thing to remember is that your ‘heat pocket’ is very close to your lower back teeth. My thermometer actually came with a very nice descriptive chart showing what kind of temp range I can expect depending on where I place the thermometer. I should be keeping it as CLOSE to my ‘heat pocket’ as possible. If you don’t do that, you will get a wide range of temps.

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