(Closed) Basel thermometer

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Babily:  Take it right when you wake up, before you do anything else. I kept it on my night stand so I could just reach over & grab it. Your temperatures will be “lower” then you’ll see a spike in temperture, as long as it remains higher than the previous temps it’s pretty safe to say you’ve ovulated. But it’s totally normal for temperatures to be all over the place, they won’t be a constant temperature.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

You will see a spike when your ovulating. I would recommend writing your temperatures down on a calendar so you can see a pattern and determine when your ovulating. I have been charting my temperature for just over a month now. I take it first thing in the morning and also leave the thermometer on my nightstand. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

For example, here’s my chart of the month I got pregnant.

You can see cycle days 1-16 were lower, then (ovulated on CD16) then it jumped starting CD17 and stayed high, indicating I had ovulated.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Interesting.  Can you use any regular thermometer, or is there a special one you would recommend?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

RunningGal:  you have to use a basal body thermometer. They are different than the normal one you’d use if you were sick. 

 

Babily:  Take your temp at 5am when you wake up. You have to do it right when you wake up, not when you’ve been hanging out in bed for an hour

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The only difference between a basal thermometer and a regular one is the basal measures to a hundreth of a degree, whereas normal thermometers usually measure to a tenth. It’s just more accurate.

When you wake up early, take your temp and log it. Use a BBT adjuster for the time difference, then make a note in your chart.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

weightwatchers152:  I’ve used fertilityfriend.com, but that picture is from an app on my phone called Kindara – they’re both the same thing, you input your temp and it charts it for you.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, if you want more consistent temp times, then don’t temp when you plan to get up in the morning… set an alarm a couple hours earlier than you plan to get up and temp then.

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