(Closed) Adjusting Temps – Bad Practice?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if it’s done very rarely, okay. but i don’t think it’s very reliable to use too often.

when i temp at a different time, i white circle it and then wait until the next day to see if i should discard or leave it.

Post # 4
441 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never had to adjust my temps for waking up late, but I have adjusted them for waking up early. I use FF to chart mainly, but I also put my info in TCOYF’s software on its website just as a backup source of info. TCOYF will automatically adjust temps for you if you want. I usually only do this if the temp I took was significantly out of my normal range and adjusting puts it back into the range. I always note the temp I actually took though. I think @rosworms‘s advice is spot on. 

Post # 5
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You will get the most accurate results if you chart at the same time everyday.  I set my alarm for 5am(I never have a need to get up earlier than that), the alarm goes off and I stick the thermometer in my mouth, it beeps, I put it down, I go back to sleep, than later I use the memory on there to go back and record my temp.  This way you can still sleep in, oversleep, accidentally go potty, etc.

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I adjust mine on weekends usually, but I always mark it in the notes section as for what my actual temp was when I took it, and what time I actually took it at. If it works for you, do it. Just make sure you write down somewhere what the time and temp was so you can look back later if need be. As long as you’re not doing it every day, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal. It’s important to be as precise as you can, but in the grand scheme one temp isn’t going to make that big of a difference (unless it’s O-day). You’re looking for a pattern, not to dissect every single temperature on its own.

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