(Closed) BMT questions….

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You’re supposed to take your temp at the same time each morning when you wake up and your body is at rest…so you’re supposed to do it before getting out of bed.  I just kept my thermometer in my nightstand, so it was easily accessible and I had the FF app on my cell, so I could record it right away.  It quickly became an easy morning ritual for me.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I bought my thermometer it also said to take your temperature before speaking (I assume your mouth will cool down if you let air in! hehe) and to put the thermometer under your tongue as far back as you can get it in the “heat pocket”. 

hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@stephanie63087: When I first started temping, there were mornings when I forgot.  After doing it for quite a few months, it’s become part of my morning routine and I very rarely forget.  You will want to take your temperature at the same time every morning (even on weekends) and you should use a thermometer that is specifically made for taking your basal body temperature. 

Happy charting!  It’s really amazing to see temperature changes throughout your cycle and knowing that so much stuff is going on in your body behind the scenes.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@stephanie63087: If you are having problems getting a consistent temp orally, you may try taking your temp vaginally. I have been sleeping with my mouth open because I have sinus trouble, so the vaginal temps are much more accurate.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I will definately be keeping an eye out on this thread Im thinking of starting to do this! Any more tips/helpful hints?

Post # 10
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1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@bunny: That’s what I did the month I got my BFP!  It’s a little awkward, but it’s accurate!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@stephanie63087: Yep! Gently, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Honestly, it makes me wish I’d bought a flexible tip thermometer. It freaks me out every single time I do it!

Post # 13
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Also, make sure to take your temp in the same place in your mouth every morning. It might vary a bit if you take it on one side further back the first morning, and then closer to the front the next. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

VAGINAL thermometer?! I HAVE to get one.

I have been charting for 7 days now… Unsure what to really do with this information because we aren’t really TTC yet, just preparing to. I am going to be keeping an eye on this thread also!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

good luck with temping ladies! i started a couple months ago.  I’m so glad I did because I was able to take my charts to my doctor and show her what is going on.  I definitely recommend FF.  It makes it easier b/c the site does most of the work.  Once you start temping it becomes second nature.

Best of Luck!! = )

 

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