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18/10/2013 at 22:42
I've receny bought a bbt thermometer and wasn't sure when in your cycle you should start taking your temp for the first time? I have got it in my head that i don't ovulate even tho dr said only 20% of women actually know. I have tried ovulation strips but they were negative but my periods have recently taken a complete u-turn compared to previous months so i am trying to remain optimistic and maybe i just wasn't ovulating when i thought so maybe bbt will show me! Any tips on this would be much appreciated . i'm so proud of myself last few days i have focused on enjoying husband and wife time rather than needing a third person in our family just yet but in the back of my mind i know i'm kidding myself i would love to complete our family sooner rather than later
18/10/2013 at 22:51
I would say just start temping anywhere during your cycle. It's more accurate if done from the beginning but it's handy to get used to doing it now - then by the time cd1 arrives (if it ever does!) then you are already used to doing it and have perfected the art of waking up at the right time :)
19/10/2013 at 02:09
Ideally somewhere towards the start of your cycle, CD1 is obviously a great place to start. However, it could be good to make a start now, so that you are in the routine by the time CD1 rocks up. Most important things are to take it at the same time every day, even weekends, just set an alarm and then go back to sleep afterwards. Also, try to do your first cycle without missing a temp, it really does make a difference. Good luck!
20/10/2013 at 14:50
I got mine on CD13 of my last cycle and started immediately on CD14. I ov on CD17 that cycle so I got to see the difference between pre and post ov temps. Ideally you'd start at CD1 but if you've got your thermometer after the start of your cycle but before ov then I don't see the benefit in waiting. I'd just get stuck in plus it gives you a bit of practice and helps to get into a routine before the next cycle, although obviously we hope there won't be a next cycle!!!
20/10/2013 at 22:52
Thanks for advice peeps i have my thermometer and its cd16 tomorrow but i am expecting ov on cd18 may as well just start and try and get the hang of it. The bbt chart apps look complicated. I think its the weekends that will be the problem i'm usually up by 7 during the week but we are lazy on weekend and get up between 9.30/10 i think my hubby would kill me if i set an alarm!
21/10/2013 at 11:29
Sparkles you need to take the temp at the same time each day otherwise it won't be accurate. So unfortunately it does mean waking up at 7am even at weekends - you can always go back to sleep afterwards though :)
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