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Things to consider while measuring BBT at home with BBT chart

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BBT chart is useful in finding out the basal body temperature in women. You need to keep a check on the basal body temperature with digital thermometer, as well as keeping a check on the environmental factors. BBT patterns need to verified well before they are considered to be a sign of presence or absence of pregnancy.

For some women, it can seem like there’s no rhyme or reason to their BBT charts whatsoever. Temperatures just look completely rocky and erratic. If this sounds like you or you’re having issues discovering your BBT patterns, check out the following list of considerations:

1. Check Your digital Thermometer. It has to be a thermometer designed to read BBT. If you’re certain that it is, double-check to make sure that the batteries are working.

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2. If your thermometer is fine, think about changing to a glass BBT thermometer.This type works better and more accurately for some women. (Remember though, don’t switch your method mid-cycle.)

3. Alternatively, consider temping vaginally instead. Vaginally readings can provide more reliable and accurate results for some women. (The same goes for here about not switching your method mid-cycle.)

4. Make sure that you’re tempting at the same time every day. Sleeping in even just an hour longer can increase your waking temperature.

5. Try consistently leaving your thermometer in for an extra minute or two after the beep or after the reading is done.

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6. Figure out if there are any factors in your environment or habits causing these effects. Disturbances like disrupted sleep or drinking the night before can affect your BBT.

While the issues above can sometimes explain why some women experience erratic BBT patterns, there can be other health-related causes or conditions as well. If you’re certain that you’re tracking properly yet have experienced several cycles of rocky temps without any clear pattern, we suggest bringing this up with your doctor and discussing the possibilities of what could be going on.

Dr. Surveen Ghumman

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Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Surveen Ghumman
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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Erika Vikandar

I am a bit confused before using this method to track my fertile days. Please suggest me with some other ways.

Oct. 8, 2018, 3:15 p.m. 4.5

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Rajnesh Duggal

Point to point article, It was fun reading this. Keep sharing articles like this.

July 12, 2018, 8:13 p.m. 5.0

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Vedika Nayar

I have been using this thermometer for one month but my BBT chart shows confusing results. Thanks for sharing this, Now I can analyze my chart better.

Dec. 31, 2017, 1:11 p.m. 5.0

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Amar Singh

I am trying hard for past 2 months to understand my bbt chart but nothing is helping me out. Planning to consult Ela fertility experts soon to help me in understanding my bbt patterns. It is a difficult task really.

Nov. 2, 2017, 1:49 p.m. 4.5

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Sanjida Vengurlekar

You can keep a track of your BBT chart at your own. Like, every morning when you wake up “ before you drink, eat, engage in sexual relations, or even sit up in bed“, jot down your temperature with a basal thermometer and put a spot beside the temperature that matches your thermometer for that day...

Nov. 2, 2017, 1:42 p.m. 5.0

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