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How to determine Pre and Post Ovulation with BBT Chart? Check for the signs of ovulation

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 13 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Surveen Ghumman - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

BBT Chart helps in finding out Pre and Post Ovulation period in women. BBT charting proves to be useful for women who are planning to get pregnant. If you are searching with a query like how to get pregnant fast, then BBT chart will be your best friend.

A cover line is a horizontal line drawn on your BBT chart to separate your pre and post ovulation temperatures. Keep in mind that this is really just the separation of the 2 phases of your menstrual cycle: the follicular phase and the luteal phase. While the line itself doesn’t have any physiological meaning, it is designed to help you easily see your temperature shift, along with some other helpful information about the health of your cycle. It is a type of ovulation calculator where you can track your ovulation.

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How to Draw: For some, drawing a cover line can get a little tricky or feel a bit cumbersome, but we’re going to break down how to do it step-by-step, according to the Fertility Awareness Method Rules first. 

1. As you’re charting, keep an eye out for the pattern of temperature for 3 days that appears higher than the previous 6 days. Okay, you might be wondering what counts as a “higher?” Well, “higher” means anything at least two-tenths (0.2) of a degree Fahrenheit above the previous 6 days. (although 0.4 is better). You can also use it as fertility calculator. 

2. Once you’ve identified those 3 days, take note of the previous 6 days.

3. Next, find the highest temperature of those 6 days and then draw a line through one-tenth (0.1) degree Fahrenheit above that temperature.

Here’s an example: if your highest temperature in those 6 days is 97.5 degrees F, then draw a line through 97.6 degrees F. (Remember, your line should be straight.) Voila! This is your cover line. it can aslo be used as ovulation calculator or ovulation.

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Ideally, the rest of the temperatures during your luteal phase will be above this line, but sometimes factors like hormonal fluctuations or imbalances that can cause drips. The rules described above are based on the Fertility Awareness Method, and this works best for those with clear BBT patterns. This can also be used as ovulation calender or fertility calculator

Follow some basic precautions for proper BBT charting, otherwise, you might end up in creating incomprehensible BBT chart. Also, get to know the factors in detail which might affect basal body temperature.

Dr. Surveen Ghumman

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Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician
Delhi

Dr. Surveen Ghumman is an infertility specialist and gynecologist specializing in IVF, Reproductive Endocrinology, Recurrent failures of implantation, Embryology, Fertility preservation and Surrogacy. Dr. Surveen has completed MBBS from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana in 1986 and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Government Medical College, Amritsar in 1991. She has also pursued certificate courses in ART and Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and fellowships in Minimal Access Surgeries. She has also pursued Micromanipulation in ART in the year 2011. Dr. Surveen is practicing at The Fertility Clinic IVF Solutions and Max Super Specialty Hospital. For more information, visit elawoman.com

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Mansi Gupta

It's the best way to determine pre and post ovulation. Does it work with PCOS too?

Oct. 5, 2018, 8:11 p.m. 4.5

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Rachana Shridhar

I use ela app to track my fertile days but sometimes I get sick of this question. I think BBT chart plotting is easy and I should go for it.

Sept. 30, 2018, 2:40 p.m. 4.5

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Angel Kharlukhi

After plotting my BBT results, I can see 4-5 days of pre-ovulation and 10 days of post ovulation. And these keep repeating every month.

Aug. 12, 2018, 5:17 a.m. 4.5

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Abhishek Sharma

I too checked with ovulation calculator and have been continuing to do so like forever. Love the accuracy and convenience it offers.

Aug. 23, 2017, 4:28 p.m. 5.0

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Radhika Pal

Fertility calculator has made it so easy to track ovulation thereby increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Aug. 23, 2017, 4:27 p.m. 4.5

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Sanjida Vengurlekar

Ovulation calculator or ovulation calendar can even help women with PCOS. They can check whether the medications are working well in the induction of ovulation or not.

Aug. 23, 2017, 4:16 p.m. 5.0

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Nirija Gautam

BBT chart can provide you with negative results if you are suffering from fever or having night shifts. So, try avoiding BBT test if you are sick.

June 17, 2017, 3:36 p.m. 5.0

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