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How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

How is it possible for my basal body temperature to rise when I am spotting and bleeding little after a chemical pregnancy?BBT taken at same time.

Very unreliable: Basal body temperature is notoriously unreliable. In the days before home ovulation kits this was a commonly used tool but it still was not very accurate as small fluctuations in temperature are a normal part of physiology. If you are trying to track ovulation you are better off using a home ovulation kit ...Read more

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What should the basal body temperature be when you're pregnant?

What should the basal body temperature be when you're pregnant?

Temperature varies: There's no single temperature for everyone to reach- the basal body temp varies from person to person. We do not normally used basal body temperature to determine if someone is pregnant. If you have been charting your temperatures for the past 2-3 months, you may see there are changes with ovulation, and perhaps other changes if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What is my basal body temperature supposed to be at 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant ?

What is my basal body temperature supposed to be at 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant ?

Elevated: It should still be a little high because of Progesterone effect. However, this is a very poor measurement of normal bodily function - too many things affect it. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature when pregnant vs ovulating?

What is basal body temperature when pregnant vs ovulating?

"The rising sun": The BBT must be taken the first thing in the morning before arising and when the temperature changes(rises) during the second half of the cycle the point of that change is a probable ovulation date due to progesterone, a thermogenic(heat producing) hormone. ...Read more

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Can Clomid cause triphasic basal body temperature charts (when not pregnant)? If so, how?

Can Clomid cause triphasic basal body temperature charts (when not pregnant)?  If so, how?

Biphasic temp: Basal body temps are usually less than 98 degrees prior to ovulation and above 98 after ovulation. That is a normal biphasic temp chart indicating ovulation. Clomid should increase the chances of ovulation and the likelihood of a biphasic chart. No "triphasic" chart that I am aware of. Sometimes Clomid may cause a little bump in temp above 98 while taking the medicine in the first half of cycle. ...Read more

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Can you chart your basal body temperature if you get up several times a night?

Not as accurate: It becomes less accurate. And BBT charts although they work are often very difficult to do and very inaccurate. Better just to have regular sex. Bbt does not increase your chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Stop testing!: Basal body temperatures are very very inaccurate and cannot be used to determine ovulation. Also if you are 45 years old and looking to get pregnant you should see a fertility doctor immediately because pregnancy success is very difficult at that age. ...Read more

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Basal Body Temperature (Definition)

Basal body temperature is the taking of the oral temperature first thing in the morning approximately at the same time before even getting out of bed to do anything. Around midcycle or so about 1 to 2 days after ovulation the temperature will rise approximately 0.8 - 1.0° above the baseline. This rise signifies potential ovulation. The actual ovulation usually occurred ...Read more


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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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