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.
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).
Hi, 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.