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Temping confusion

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omama Sat 27-Apr-13 06:57:20

I'm still really confused about temping. Am using fertility friend which says

'Make sure you are taking your temperature at the same time every day, when you first wake up, after a solid block of sleep, and with a BBT thermometer.'

How do you do this when the time you first wake up varies by up to an hour day to day?

I am finding it impossible as i keep waking repeatedly between 4-6 due to dh snoring, ds waking early & stressing about what bloody time I should be take my temp My chart is a bit erratic & am sure this must be a factor.

So if for eg my usual waking time (before i started temping) was 7am, & today i wake at 5am but go back to sleep til 6am, do i:

a)temp at 5am as its after a solid block of sleep

b)temp at 6am as i didnt go back to sleep, even though its an hour earlier than my usual waking time

c) lie still in bed until 7am even though this means I've been awake a full hour before temping.

If anyone can clarify which is the correct way i'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

TravelinColour Sat 27-Apr-13 07:04:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

clairemagnolia Sat 27-Apr-13 07:11:21

Hi Omama,

I would temp at 5am in the case you describe. I'm not charting fully at the moment, (no need so have got lazy, I just keep an eye on CM for my own interest lol), but I got into a habit of taking temp on first waking, even if the time varied within a 2 hour (or so) framework. My temp would follow the expected pattern with perhaps a couple of "odd" ones here and there and tbh I didn't even note the time after a while. What I did make sure was that I did it religiously every morning, even when it wasn't absolutely necessary - ie mid period, or after ovulation. That way it becomes part of your routine (and you get a prettier chart lol).

Hth smile

Totesamazeballs Sat 27-Apr-13 08:46:10

I have exactly the same problem as you and have been recording my temps on a website. Interestingly though, despite it saying I ovulated this month, my blood tests say I didn't so I think my temping is misleading and I am not going to do it anymore.

I will just have to resort to pouncing on my DH randomly every week.

BlindKitty Sat 27-Apr-13 21:53:11

same prob! i'm up for the gym at 5.45 in the week but i'll be damned if i do that at the weekend!

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