(Closed) Charting Bee's I need your Expertise …

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
4227 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I charted during TTC. Personally, I found the first month was a ‘write off’ because I was still learning my body and trying to figure out what was a ‘false high’ and what was a ‘peak’. 

Personally, I temped when I was ready to wake up ‘for real’. I wake up frequently in the night too…so that was the only way I could get some ‘regularity’. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 3
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

waking up and even going to the toilet raises your BBT significantly, so best to take the one closest to your real wake up time and record but remember , it snot the single temp that makes teh difference but the trend.

Post # 5
1685 posts
Bumble bee

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cristinamarie92 :  Usually if I wake up early in the morning and can’t get back to sleep right away I’ll take my temp and then use a BBT corrector online. You can google BBT adjusted if you don’t have the VIP version of FF. That way, it’ll tell you what your temperature most likely would’ve been if you had woken up at your usual time.

Post # 7
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I often woke up at night (basically never slept through the night) while I was charting as I am a light sleeper anyway and my toddler often woke up (even if it was just stirring).  For me, waking up (even getting up to pee or check on my kid, which I often did) before my normal time didn’t affect my temps as long as I was able to go back to sleep.  Toss and turning did affect it though (make it higher) or if I just didn’t get enough sleep and felt especially tired at my normal time.  The first months of temping can sometimes be a write off, since you don’t know what to expect.  I often found that temping at different times (whenever I happened to have my first wakeup) and trying to adjust them made my chart more confusing so for me it was easier to always take it at my normal time- no matter what.  I would leave it as is for now and keep temping.  You’ll be able to see if it was a fluke in a few days (when your temps go back down).  But I would probably keep it and see how your chart looks at the end of the month since this is your first month.

Are you temping orally or vaginally?  The other posibility is that it’s an accurate temp, since it’s normal to have some fluctuation (.2 to .4 was normal pre-O flucations for me) and when you have a true temperature shift, it will be even higher than this.  If I had to guess, I think this is just a normal fluctuation and not a temperature shift.

Here is my one from my BFP.  You can see I have some pretty good fluctuations pre-O (.4) but the temp shift is clear because those post-O temps are much higher.  Also, cervical fluid and OPKs will clue you in.  I was temping vaginally for this, those temps tend to be more accurate and stable than temping orally.  I actually had the stomach flu and a fever on CD 15 and CD16 so I had to throw those out.

Post # 9
2514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have really rocky pre O temps.  I work shift and being restless really affects my temps.  Just keep at it. One temp can affect your CH (this is how I ended up with my DS when we were TTA.) But it won’t affect if you O’d, so if you’re bding eod you’ll still be in the game.  

If you find you have rocky temps, more signs of fertility will help pinpoint O.  So cm, position, opk Amd temps can paint a better picture.

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