Charting Experts – When did I O? FF Off?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

It really could be either. A lot really depends on how your OPK’s and temps normally interact. If you normally see a temp increase the day after your first peak OPK, then you’re probably ovulating the day after your first peak OPK.

But if you normally see the temp increase a few days after your first peak OPK, you’re likely ovulating a few days after. 

If this is your first month charting, you may not be able to tell with any confidence for another few cycles. 

FF is going by the coverline to determine O date. Coverline doesn’t work for everyone, especially not for women whose temps raise more gradually after ovulation. 

FWIW, I wouldn’t be too hard on FF. MOST of your temps are empty circles which means something about the data made it unreliable. Did you take these temps at different times each morning? If so, that makes it REALLY hard for FF to zero in on the right date with confidence. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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xmarksthespot :  *IF* you have the funds, you could consider getting the Ava bracelet for temping. I have morning insomnia, so could never get consistent BBT times. With Ava, I just take whatever temp she gives me in the morning and plug it into FF. 

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Sugar bee

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xmarksthespot :  I have the same issue with getting up in the middle of the night to pee, but I’ve been temping in the morning around the same time when I wake up, and my data has been quite clear so far. Here’s the advice I’m following (supposedly from FF, https://sites.google.com/site/gpnesties/Home/bbt-s/-add-l-bbt-tips): 

Night Waking

If you have to get up in the night and it is unavoidable, like having to take care of a small child, or if you have to go to the bathroom, just do the best you can. Take your temperature as close as you can to the same time each morning and choose a time that is likely to be when you have had the most sleep. For example, if your toddler wakes up every morning at 6 am, then take your temperature at that time, even if you go back to sleep. Try to avoid taking your temperature in the middle of the night, though, even if you seem to always get up at the same time in the middle of the night. Temperatures taken in the morning show a clearer biphasic curve and the time is more predictable.”

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