will someone help me read this NEW TO TEMPTING.

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why do you have an open circle for today? That big of a dip doesn’t seem accurate to me. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sometimes you get a dip before ovulation, but you can’t really interpret anything without having more data. See what hapoens over the next few days and make sure that you’re taking your temps at the same time each day, after 3-4 hours of good sleep and as soon as you wake up.  The FF site/app has some good how-tos, and I’ve found the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility (TCOYF) to be very helpful. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ttcbbnumb2:  Generally, an open circle is because you aren’t temping at a consistent time. If you don’t temp at the same time every day after 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep, your temps will be off and very rocky like what yours looks like. Are you temping at the same time after 3-4 hours of sleep?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It definitely matters. Your temp will be completely different if you temp at inconsitant times. You need to set an alarm and temp at the exact same time every single morning. It will completely throw your results off if you temp at different times and fertility friend won’t be sure when you ovulate if you have a bunch of open circles. Your goal should be to have all solid circles. That means temping at the same time after 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If you wake up early on your on, go ahead and temp. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I second Tomato22.  The earliest I ever need to wake up is 5:05.  I set an alarm for 5:05 EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  Even weekends. Even days I don’t have to be at work until 7:00.  The alarm rings, I wake up. Put the thermometer in my mouth. Wait for the beep.  Record the temp.  Go back to sleep.  It’s fairly annoying at first, but you’ll get used to it after a few weeks and going back to sleep will be easy.  Figure out the earliest time you’ll need to get up (normally), and set an alarm for that time. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ttcbbnumb2:  It is confusing at first but it is really helpful and will reassure you that you are Oing. Are you using opks too? If you’re not sure when you O yet, I’d suggest trying to bd every other day until your temp rises and then do 3 days in a row. It helped me and DH. We used to burn out before that!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ttcbbnumb2:  In the beginning you are just collecting data. It takes a while to see the whole picture so don’t worry too much. That’s why I say bd eod so you can be sure you catch that egg. 

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