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Effect of Mouth Breathing on Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

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Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is useful in finding the right time period to conceive a baby successfully. Mouth breathing has proven effect on the BBT results for a woman. Ovulation calculators can be used with BBT calculator for the best advice to conceive. BBT Chart is useful for women who are planning for baby.

Mouth breathing can happen for different reasons. It could be out of habit, or it might happen occasionally because someone is experiencing a nasal obstruction, usually caused by being sick.

Mouth Breathing, Ovulation Calculator, Fertility, BBT Chart

Breathing through your mouth will most likely affect your oral temperature so you may notice that your BBT readings are lower than usual. It’s pretty tough to correct for this but don’t worry, it shouldn’t significantly impact your ability to track. Simply make a note of it in Ela so you’ll remember why these temperatures seem a little strange. Otherwise, you should be able to interpret your chart and see your ovulation patterns. If you find that you’re still having trouble, consider your alternatives, like switching to vaginal readings, for better accuracy.

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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Varuna Chanchalani

Does mouth breathing effect vaginal reading too?

Oct. 1, 2018, 3:23 p.m. 4.5

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Harshita Deol

I usually don't breathe through my mouth but during cold it happens a lot. I will try on taking a vaginal reading if this happens.

Sept. 11, 2018, 4:59 p.m. 4.5

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Sandhya Mehta

Thanks for sharing this, Because BBT reading is not accurate nowadays.

Dec. 26, 2017, 2:57 p.m. 5.0

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Kalpana Mathur

I think a proper diet is very important to have a healthy ovulation. This way it will be easy to keep BBT chart, too. We should have enough protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D in our diet. Deficiencies in these nutrients may disturb ovulation and fertility, too. A healthy body tends to ...

Sept. 19, 2017, 5:47 p.m. 5.0

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Damandeep Singh

Everything is so complex. Now, this mouth breathing also affects BBT. I think BBT is not a trustworthy way of tracking ovulation. Because temperature might be affected with a number of reasons.

Sept. 19, 2017, 5:12 p.m. 4.5

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