It is very important to be in tune with your body. Checking your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is one way to know your body is getting ready to ovulate.

What is Basal Body Temperature?

Basal Body Temperature or BBT is your temperature first thing in the morning is the lowest body temperature attained during rest (usually during sleep). It is usually estimated by a temperature measurement immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken. This will lead to a somewhat higher value than the true BBT.

How do you take your BBT?

Use a digital thermometer (or a special BBT thermometer for more accurate readings). Keep your thermometer on your nightstand. Take your temperature each morning around the same time before you get out of bed. (smoking, drinking and getting out of bed to use the bathroom or to grab your thermometer can affect your BBT)

So what does this all mean?

Before ovulation, you should have a lower temperature, during ovulation, most women have an increase of at least .4 °F, and after you should have a higher yet temperature. This pattern is known ad the Biphasic Temperature Pattern or BTP.

Testing your Basal body temperature goes right along with testing your cervical mucus so considering doing both.


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20 thoughts on “Why Charting While Trying to Concieve is Important.

  1. I’m not trying to conceive at this very moment. However, I will be charting to increase my chances once my husband and I are ready! Thanks for the tips and best of luck to you Sarah 🙂

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  2. I would have never known about these things that you’ve been posting if it wasn’t for reading your blog! I’m pretty in touch with my body as a woman, but these extra steps seem like a great idea when trying to conceive. Good luck!

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  3. It sounds like your a very knowledgeable about this process. I hope all goes according to plan and you will be enjoying your next bundle of joy very soon.

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  4. I never did track my BBT when my husband and I were trying for our first. It took us 6 months to get pregnant, and I was about to start trying tracking these things when I found out I was pregnant. I hope this helps you!!

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