(Closed) First time charter here. Any of you lovely bees want to take a look at my chart?

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@JessesGirl:  It’s really hard to tell with your chart; I think you might have O’ed on Day 13, instead of FF’s guess, but who knows.  Were you temping at the same time each morning?  If not, try to get more consistent and I bet your chart will look a lot prettier.  Even if you set an alarm, temp, and then go back to sleep.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well, that’s a tough one.

Is there a reason why so many of your temps are labeled as ‘inaccurate’ (the white/outlined dots)? It could be because you took your temperature at a different time each day, or that you marked down that you were sleep deprived. In either case, this could have a big impact on your chart and whether or not you actually ovulated.

The dotted crosshairs look like Fertility Friend isn’t really certain either.

BUT, if you did ovulate on Wednesday, and you BDed Wednesday and a few days before, there’s a good chance. I think there’s about a 20% chance of pregnancy each cycle (if things are normal)

Good for you for jumping in and charting though – I found that just getting into the habit of it was the toughest part. I really hope things work out for you! Hope this helps!

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@JessesGirl:  First off, welcome! Yay fellow charter! Second off, a LOT of your dots are white. Are you having trouble sleeping or waking at the same time every day? It’s tough! I think that this picture of your cycle isn’t all that clear because of this – what you have is a rocky mountain picture right now (jagged jumps before and after O). My first cycle was deemed anov because I just was getting used to charting. With sleeping in later, your temps are artificially higher, which can move your coverline or move your O date all together. With waking up earlier (which I’ve been doing this cycle) your temps are generally artificially lower. As for when you O’ed, I would be more inclined to think it was CD12 or 13 because those are lower. It’s definitely tough to say though! Here is my chart to compare. See all my white dots this cycle…I have not been sleeping well and waking at 430 instead of my usual 545.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3ad3d8

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@JessesGirl:  It is crazy! My temp will rise about .5 in between the 6-7 o’clock hour which can really make a difference =)

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I was going to start charting next month but reading about the different sleep schedules and me working night shift 3 nights a week really makes me think it will never work :/  Good luck to you though!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@mrs.stormylove:  There are some ladies who have had success temping while working night shifts. Depending on how your body reacts, you may have fairly consistent temperatures. As long as you’ve had a 3 hour or more stretch of sleep, your temps should be fairly close. After awhile, too, you’ll know what temps to expect at say 7am as opposed to at 7pm.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, the consistently-timed temperature readings will help your chart. Another thing is if you’re not sure, take your temp again. 2 days before I got my bfp, I got one reading where my temp dropped a TON. I always took my temp at 6am before I got out of bed, and occasionally I’d drift back to sleep during my temp reading. I realized I had fallen asleep again and my mouth was partially open, so I took my temp again and the temp was a full 1.2 degrees higher. Just a thought that if your mouth accidentally opens up a bit, retake the temp.

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