For All You Temping Women Good Fact To Know

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linds99 - May 18

For all you temping ladies out there, I found this on a fertility website...."Ovulation occurs on the day of the drop or the day of the rise in BBT"... NOT TRUE: This is the most common myth perpetuated by the medical community. In reality, the exact day of ovulation cannot be determined by the basal body temperature. Only about 10% of women even have a drop in basal temperature. And once the temperature has risen, it is virtually certain that the egg is already gone (assuming conception hadn’t occurred beforehand.) By the time the temperature has risen, the egg is no longer viable. Therefore, if a couple wants to achieve a pregnancy, the sign to focus on is not the basal temperature, but the cervical fluid.

 

ashleyd - May 18

wow...good to know, I don't pay attention to my BBT since I'm not ttc, but I do pay attention to CM (how can u not...lol)..

 

Keeli - May 18

That's really interesting, Linds!! That explains why my cramping with ovulation starts a couple of days before my temp goes up. Back when I was on fertility meds, my BBT would always go up the same day as ovulation. That clomid gave me TERRIBLE cramps, so I definitely knew when I was ovulating then! ;o) Wierd how the temps can be mis-read so much. Every month I only know within a couple of days (when I'm cramping) that ovulation is happening. I wonder how long it takes for the ovulation process to happen?

 

linds99 - May 18

Hey Keeli, Mine does that too. I have pains a few days before the temperature rise...always. My doctor told me last week to stop temping because they don't do that stuff anymore, they track everything by blood FSH and LH levels, but she said keeping my monitor was good if I wanted too. But anyway, I can't stop temping, I'm a bit used to it now and curious every morning...it helps me know if AF is coming too.

 

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