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24/06/2013 at 10:40
Hope you don't mind me asking for your advice on this.
If we end up at a Fertility Clinic next year, I'd like to go knowing whether I ovulate or not (so I'm more open to accepting help should we need it).
Based on this, I'm thinking of investing in the Fertility Monitor - as I'll never be able to maintain temperature taking manually.
I just wondered - can you get daily temperature readings like you would if doing it manually? So that you can manually see changes in temperature if you want to?
So I'd know / be able to see for myself if I've ovulated, rather than just taking their word for it?
I imagine it to just take temperatures and then you get an unreadable graph / e-mails from them telling you if you are ovulating or not etc.
At present all I have to know if I'm ovulating is CD21 tests, and timing those are rather difficult.
24/06/2013 at 11:10
Honestly, in a one line answer - I don't think it is worth the money.
1. It tells you nothing more than temping manually. Have a go a temping manually. You may get on with it
2. The 'experts' are knowledgable, but I wouldn't say they know any more than me. I'm not a doctor, but they didn't tell me anything I couldn't see for myself on my chart. I would often notice anything before they told me anyway!
3. Yes you do get individual reading as soon as you update your reader. You have access to your chart 24/7, but your temperature reading remains fixed. The 'experts' can see your chart too (as when you update your information is sent to them also), and that is how they analyse and send you their expert opinions.
4. The chart is very readable. It isn't a secret how temping works, you can work out ovulation day for yourself very easily. The Duo is marketed like the experts have this amazing knowledge and you have to pay them because commoners like us couln't possiblyinterperet the date. Well, you can, easily. Everyone who uses Fertility Friend manages it just fine.
5. I would urge you to buy yourself a £5 thermometer and just have a go at taking your own temp. Even if it isnt everyday, just to see if it is roughly stable. If so, you'll be a fine candidate to do it yourself and save yourself £500.
6. The Duo is a nice luxury as you don't have to take your own temperature. But that is the only outstanding feature about it I am afraid. I wouldn't pay £500 for one again.
7. Once your subscription ends, you have to continue to pay £49 a month to use the monito. I thought that was taking the pee!
I knew it would be a ramble, hence the bullet points!
24/06/2013 at 11:13
Thanks Ducky. Really appreciate all of that!
Thats a joke RE £49 subscription!
I'll definitely trial taking it myself.
27/06/2013 at 14:58
That is a very interesting read Ducky!
I temp manually & put the data in Fertility Friend & I have to say it's a doddle.
I've got a BBT thermometer which was less than £5 (last cycle I used a standard digital one & didn't get vastly different results).
The last thing I do at night is get it out the drawer & put it on my bedside table - if I don't put it away the cats will nick it!
When the alarm goes off I just pick it up, pop it in & doze until it bleeps.
I've got the FF app on my phone so pop the temp in there then look at the chart later when I'm a bit more awake!
I find it less of a faff than using OPKs!
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