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Is there any point temping if I'm still up in the night with DD1?

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Penguin13 Tue 12-Apr-16 17:35:32

I have a DD 16 mo. Just had my contraceptive implant out and hoping to conceive again. Last time round I used a combination of temping and OPKs. I can't believe how much I have forgotten about how this all works blush but seem to remember needing to take my temp before even moving in the morning to get an accurate reading. Is there any point even trying to temp if I'm still up at least once a night with DD?

MagpieCursedTea Tue 12-Apr-16 18:03:43

As long as you get about 3 hours solid sleep before, you should get an accurate temp. Having said that, I'm up with DS sometimes still and I get rocky temps but I would still know if I ovulated.

Penguin13 Tue 12-Apr-16 19:24:31

Thanks Magpie. I'm sure at some point we are due more than three nights in a row of decent sleep (the most we have had in 16 months) but with another lot of molars coming through I don't think it will be any time soon!

MagpieCursedTea Tue 12-Apr-16 20:15:03

There's always something that sets off bad sleep isn't there? Just when you think the sleep is getting better, they start teething, have developmental stuff going on, get ill etc. Yet we're willing to put ourselves through it all again grin

glorious Tue 12-Apr-16 20:18:32

I temp for the opposite reason but I find its fine as long as I'm not physically out of bed within about 3 hours of waking up.

Given that the consequences of being wrong are somewhat smaller for you I'd say it's worth a go!

glorious Tue 12-Apr-16 20:18:53

3 hours of taking temp I mean

Penguin13 Wed 13-Apr-16 19:30:56

Thanks for the replies. I can always give it a go I guess. Like you say Glorious!no disasters will occur if it doesn't work grin

Magpie there have been times when I seriously thought DD would be an only child but keep having to convince remind myself that this sleepless bit is the blink of an eye really compared to all the rest.

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