Post # 1
As me and my partner are getting ready for our fertility treatment in the next few months, we think it’s a good idea to start temping and getting a better idea of o-dates. We have some OPKs, but cycle is all over the place so it’s difficult to know when to use them.
Can you recommend a specific thermometer for basal temping?
Also, I understand that people tend to use Fertility Friend, but it seems to be expensive. What other apps are there which would do a nice, basic charting job?
Post # 2
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Overall, I don’t consider FF expensive (versus the cost of fertility treatments, anyways!) It’s $25 for the whole year, but I guess “expesnive” is relative. Besides that app, I think the Ovia app is nice, and it’s free.
I like BBTs that have a backlit display, because it makes reading them in the early morning with no lights on easier and I don’t have to pull out my cell phone. I just bought this one off amazon and like that it stores the info, so if I fall back asleep or forget to log it right away, I can still access it: https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Function-Thermometer-Temperature-backlight-switchable/dp/B01MFFBT8Y/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1520868061&sr=8-7&keywords=bbt+thermometer+for+ovulation
Post # 3
I don’t think you need to pay for fertility friend. I just use the free basic version and it’s good enough for me.
A thermometer that has a memory feature is helpful.because I usually take my temp, roll over and go back to sleep. Then I record it when I actually get up
Post # 4
Post # 5
I just use the free basic version of fertility friend.
Post # 6
I really liked the paid version of FF because you could overlay your different monthly cycles to look at patterns / anomalies. But that was the only real benefit in my mind. It was only $25 for a year… well worth it IMO. Otherwise, the free version is about 95% as good.
Post # 7
The free version of FF is better than all the other apps I have tried. The paid features are really just fun bonuses and you don’t need them for the functionality of the app. That said, theyre fun/interesting and I would say it’s worth paying the membership fee if you are TTC. I think I bought them when I was TTC and they had a discount. Now that I am not TTC, I just use the free version.
Post # 8
I used FF and liked it but it was not realistic for me and my lifestyle. Taking the temp at the same time every morning was not going well so we invested in an AVA braclet and so far it has been working great along with OPKs to confirm its accuracy.
Post # 9
jojumore : I just got the Ava bracelet yesterday and wore it last night for the first time. Do you plug in your temp on there into an app to detect ovulation or does Ava tell you when you ovulated?
Post # 10
FutureDrAtkins : mrspuppylove : mainely : lucky_charm : KittyYogi : pearlrose : jojumore : hafh2016 :
Thank you all, lovely people! Really appreciate your responses.
I thought maybe there was a special thermometer that was best, but have just gone for a basic one to start with. Now I have read the replies, we will definitely make use of the basic FF until we get more serious about things (i.e. closer to the IUI beginning).
Thanks again, you’re all so helpful
Post # 11
Yeah I just picked up a bbt thermometer at CVS for $10. It’s still going strong after almost 6 months of daily use!
Post # 12
tiffanybruiser : Thank you 🙂
Got one for £8 on Amazon!