(Closed) Temping

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

6 days is kind of hard to tell.  You need at least a month or two to start to see the patterns.

However, it looks fairly normal to me.  After ovulation, you should see a temp shift.  https://www.fertilityfriend.com/courses/lesson.php?p=1;7;0;0

Have you read the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility?

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve just started too. I think about 8 days now. I’ve been taking my temperature at exactly 6:30am every day and getting big fluctuations like you. I’m only just off the pill, the first few days I was mouth breathing due to allergies, and we’re also in the middle of a heatwave so some days I wake up hot and sweaty… All things that might be contributing I think. I have been getting more stable temperatures the last couple of days. The only difference has been to leave the thermometer in my mouth a good couple of minutes, rather than reading it when it beeps. I’m a big novice though so who knows?!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Hi bees,

Ive only just started temping myself and wondering if things are looking OK from my end – hoping in the next few days I see the temp rise to signal ovulation has occured – ttc #1 for 7 cycles now and really hoping I am ovulating, as havent had much success with OPK’s as yet!

 

 

Nurseybee55 – I think the general rule is after a few months of temping, you generally see a pattern emerge that helps you understand…. but that hardly helps us now at this point, does it! wink

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I’m another person who just started temping. The program I am using has detected my ovulation as day 25 πŸ™ I usually have a 32 day cycle. But been stressed lately and the last cycle was 44 days or something.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

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jess85 :  Good luck, bee. Your chart seems pretty stable so far. You might have another drop before the spike because it seems like you’re only on day 10 so far.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Unfortunately, you’ll need at least a month of so if data to tell. Doesn’t look to our If the ordinary to me at this point.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Your body temp isnt that exact that its going to be the same down to the decimal point every day, even at the same time.  An hour shift or so is fine. I’d swing it like up wards of 4-5 hours (6am weekdays, up to 11am on weekends) and I could still get a clear chart and pinpoint ovulation.  There’s no need to stress about getting up at exactly the same time for the perfect temp.  Just take your temp first thing when you open your eyes and it should be fine.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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nurseybee55 :  yours is hard to tell with so few data points.  What did your cervical fluid look like?  You don’t have enough points for FF to give you crosshairs (I think).  It’s possible CD12 was actually the day though since you had a positive OPK and then a rise afterwards.  Any cramps or anything?  I always temped at the same time each day, even if I had been out of bed briefly an hour before. An hour is probably okay, but more than that might be problematic.

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jess85 :  your chart looks good.  No O yet, but it looks normal for pre-O.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

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kes18 :  What do you think about mine?? I had a bit of pink discharge the day before the predicted ovulation day on my app. At first I was worried it might be implantation bleeding or something.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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greywacke :  as far as temps, yours looks accurate!  Looks like CD 25, so you’ll probably have a cycle longer than 32 days again.  Do you record cervical fluid as well?  There is a clear temperature shift there.  The only way that would be implantation bleeding is if you O’d before CD 11 and you actually missed O on the chart.  But if it was implantation bleeding, you could test today and get a pretty accurate answer.

do you temp vaginally?

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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kes18 :  Thanks! Nope, I temp using my BBT in my mouth. I never knew that temping vaginally even was an option! Can this be done using a regular BBT?

Funny story: when I bought the BBT, my Fiance thought I was going to stick it downstairs. So he was geuinely surprised when he rolled over in bed one morning and saw me dozing away with it in my mouth.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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greywacke :  Haha, yes you use the same thermometer.  But obviously, you have to do one or the other- can’t mix them.  Your temps seem to run high so I thought maybe you were temping vaginally, since i think if you temp vaginally your temps run like a full degree-ish higher.  I think temping vaginally can be helpful if you are someone that wakes up a lot, or breathes through the mouth, or has trouble getting the temperature shift to show up orally.  If you have clear temperature shifts orally there is no real reason to do vaginal temps.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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kes18 :  Thanks! I might try that out next cycle. I did realise that my temps run high. I was wondering if it had to do with having the heat on and being under a thick blanket. I might have to buy another one to use while I’m on my period so I don’t have to pop it downstairs. Definitely some food for thought.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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greywacke :  it could be the heavy blankets or heat!  I temped vaginally for a handful of months, but I just skipped temping completely on my period.  I usually didn’t O until CD 15 or CD16 so I still have a good 9-10 days worth of temps to use and that’s plenty to see a temp shift.

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