Post # 1
So I recently purchased a basal thermometer to begin charting with. I got the target brand. While reading the directions I saw it said not to use it for pregnancy avoidance, only if you are trying to conceive. Should I be worried or is it just to protect themselves from people saying it didn’t work as a contraceptive method (which it can’t do anyway)? Thanks!
Post # 2
They probably just don’t want you to sue them if you get pregnant while you’re trying to avoid conception. I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 3
Basal temperature rises slightly after ovulation, and you can get pregnant if you have sex before ovulation. So temperature alone is not a reliable method of figuring out when your safe days are. However, if you either abstain from the start of your period to the start of the fourth day of your next rise in temperature, or use some method other than temperature to predict in advance when your safe days will end, you can use temperature to determine when your safe days will start again.
Post # 4
I understand 2dBride. Thank you. So, what if I am also using CM as a way to judge if and when I ovulate? Can basal temperature and CM work well enough or should I still abstain those days? And what about adding in OPKs?