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17/06/2013 at 16:25
How does it work?
Is there an app?
How does temping tell you that you're fertile?
Do you think it really helps you know when you've ov'd?
Does anyone have any success stories temping?
I'm thinking of giving it a go!!
17/06/2013 at 16:34
How does it work? temping is a method for TTc , however it doesnt become really useful until you have done it a few times and can spot a pattern. however it will show you when you ovulated ( but not normally until 2-3 days after ovulation) it can track how the luteal phase is going and you can normally tell from your temps if you have a good shot at being pregnant, and you can tell when AF is going to arrive.
Is there an app? majority of people download fertility friend
How does temping tell you that you're fertile? temping will tell you that you ovulated by showing a dip, and then three consecutive higher temps than the previous 6.
Do you think it really helps you know when you've ov'd? 100% yes
Does anyone have any success stories temping? there are a few ladies on here who have had success stories from temping. i thinnk AR was a temper, and mrs 50's was a temper. there are plenty more also.
17/06/2013 at 17:45
I've been temping for 6months or so and highly recommend it. I also HIGHLY recommend buying "taking charge of your fertility" - it will tell you everything you need to know about temping and charting plus billions more. It was a revelation to me!
17/06/2013 at 20:06
I've been temping for 2 cycles and I like it because it feels like you are doing something for the whole cycle. Its scientific which takes guess work out of whether you have ov'ed as well.
17/06/2013 at 20:16
TCOYF is a fab book to explain it all but fertility friend is also a brilliant website which will tell you most of it for free.
I tempt for 2 cycles with #1 and got BFPs both times and am now doing it for first cycle of TTC #2 so i'm happy to answer any questions.
Fertility friend has an app too so i use that daily and only the website if i want to look up something specific. In a nut shell you take you temp as soon as you wake everyday. It has to be the first thing you do, before you get up to go to the loo even. It also needs to be at about the same time each day and ideally after at least 3 continuous hours of sleep. However, i'm not a great sleeper and i find i get accurate enough temps to see a pattern even with slightly varying waking times and not always continuous sleeps.
Your temps are lower before you ov. Once you've ov'd you will then see a temp shift where your temperatures are noticiably higher. They drop again when you get AF or stay high if you are pregnant. FF will identify the day you ov'd from the data you put in. You can also record CM and days you DTD on the same chart. There is an extended VIP version that you pay for and does even more stuff but i've found the basic one is fine.
It means you can keep DTD regularly (ideally every other day) until after your temp shift so you know you've done it at the right time. You then continue to chart and see how it goes. It also means you can confirm you are ov-ing as OPKs can give a rise in hormone but no actual release of an egg. A temp shift only happens if you have released an egg.
I'd definitely start by having a browse through FF, it's got loads of fab info and charts you can look at. It looks complicated but its very very quick and easy.
17/06/2013 at 21:05
ive never got the hang of it....
17/06/2013 at 21:18
I'm too lazy for it lol
Another one to recommend TCOYF & Fertility Friend (either online or using the Android/iPhone app - they sync with each other so you can use both).
FF is really easy to do just whack in your daily temps & other pertinent symptoms (sore boobs, OV pain, 'mucus' etc) & it charts it for you & give you pointers.
Temping is the best way to pinpoint OV - your temp will noticeably rise the day after OV. This is the downside to temping - it almost tells you when it's too late because when the temp goes up you've already OVed.
It's best done in conjunction with keeping an eye on mucus types & possibly OPKs or CBFM - these should give you the heads up OV is about to happen.
If nothing else it helps you see exactly what's going on. You do need a decent thermometer - it must have at least one decimal place or it won't be sensitive enough. You can buy specific BBT thermometers but a basic digital one seems to work for me.
17/06/2013 at 21:24
monniehowever it will show you when you ovulated ( but not normally until 2-3 days after ovulation)
I think you'll find the temp increase will happen either the day you OV or the day after you OV but not as late as 2-3 days after OV.
monnie temping will tell you that you ovulated by showing a dip
Sorry Monnie - not trying to have a go
17/06/2013 at 22:27
I like temping. It took me a while to get into it but I find it clearer than opks as there's no is there a line? Is it strong enough etc. it took me a little while to get into the routine but I'm ok now. I don't always do it at exactly the same time though, but it seems fine if it has 20 mins either way. I like the way you can check your chart & add dtd and other info to fertility friend.
18/06/2013 at 10:16
Thanks for all your advice ladies its been really helpful. I hit Amazon last night and order Taking Charge of your Fertility and a thermometer. Expect more questions when I get started!!!
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