(Closed) Confused! Help!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@Mrs.Maeby:  estrogen surges are what cause your CP and CM to change each month. It sounds like yours are displaying signs of pending ovulation, so that’s good! However, CP and CM are really secondary signs to your basal body temperature (BBT) because you can experience multiple surges in a cycle, but once you ovulate, you should see a clear jump in temps. Since you’re only using CM and CP right now to determine fertility, my only recommendation is to have as much sex as possible when you’re having fertile signs, which seems to be now for you. I don’t even bother with charting my CP usually because it’s just too confusing 🙂

You say you haven’t been temping, but then you give a couple of temps and say they are above your usual. When and how are you temping? You need to do it in the morning, at the same time, after 3 hours of sleep, and before you get up/move around. You shouldn’t feel feverish after ovulation. It sounds like you might be coming down with a cold.

ETA: you could also try using OPKs. Once again, they only tell you when you’re having an LH surge, which means ovulation could happen soon, but it’s not a guarantee.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Mrs.Maeby:  It’s possible for your temperatures to jump up even higher after O. Some pregnant women experience a triphasic chart were this happens. However, it’s hard to say without knowing your normal pre- and post-O temps. If the 96-97 temps are pre-O, and the mid-98 temps are post-O, I’d say that’s fairly normal. Although, I think a temp shift of greater than 1 degree is pretty substantial. That, combined with the information that you physically felt feverish, is what led me to suggest you were getting sick.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Most women will get a temperature shift after ovulation.  But keep in mind that if you are trying to get a true temp, then you need to be taking the temp before you get out of bed (with as minimal movement as possible), after at least 3 hours of solid sleep, and if at all possible, at the same time of day each day.  I’ve never managed to take my temps at the same time since I’ve worked shifts too long, but I’ve found that if I follow the other two, I will get a clear shift higher in my temps to show that I’ve ovulated.

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