Getting myself prepared for next cycle as I'm fairly convinced I'm out for November. I've not tried taking my BBT before. I've read you ideally need to do it first thing, roughly same time and before you've started moving around too much.
I can often be awake from 2:30 am and not get back off, perhaps 3 times a week. I won't get up but I'll be listening to music, reading etc. Should I bother or will the early starts throw the results out by too much?
It MUST be done first thing before you've moved, sat up or got out of bed because it's based on your lowest possible body temperature and this naturally rises if you're moving, including reading or sitting up, etc. It's recommended that you are asleep for at least four hours before doing it but you could still chart your BBT every day and discard the temps that have been messed around. This would still give you a general overview. Perhapd try it and see? Don't forget, you need a basal thermometer not an ordinary one.
Feel free to try temping, but don't you think you're being a bit fatalistic? You've literally only been trying two cycles. If you're using OPKs and getting positives temping is probably not going to add much. I think making your peace with the fact it sometimes takes a bit longer is going to stand you in better stead than thinking if you just work at it more it'll happen instantly.
Thank you QueenAravis. A really helpful post. I am a fully certified control freak and it can tip me over the edge of reasonable at times. Obviously ttc is so far out of our control and that clearly doesn't sit well with me. Thanks again.
@BalasMum I used to be a control freak and ttc dc1 was horrible for me. I'm a bit less controlling this time around, mainly because I'm really busy and I suppose it means I don't have as much time to worry about things. I enjoy teaching BBT because I find it interesting but, yes, definitely not time to panic after only 2 months.
Thanks Bandha and you are certainly very informative - thank you. I think that's partly it with me as well - it's fascinating that there are these ways we can learn about what's going on in our bodies. I think education when we're younger is absolutely abysmal really! Thanks again!
@balasmum just another control freak here in your corner. Probably baby dancing too much if I tell anybody... so nice to meet up. I also have the same issues as you, cycle 2 here, got the OPK, vitamins and thermometer/chart just need that deranged look to top me off x
Hi guys, i'm going to try bbt this cycle. I know it advises to do it when you immediately wake up before you get out of bed but i wondered if i were to walk through to the bathroom and do it would that make a huge difference? As long as i did that exactly the same every day then surely my temp movements would still mean the same?