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

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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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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How soon after sex is an egg fertilized? How soon after fertilization will your basal body temperature rise and implatation bleeding appear?

How soon after sex is an egg fertilized? How soon after fertilization will your basal body temperature rise and implatation bleeding  appear?

Varies: The egg typical survives and awaits fertilization in the reproductive tract for up to 24 hours. Basal body temperature rises not from fertilization but from the increase in Progesterone as a result of the lh surge at the time of ovluation. This surge is what is detected in home ovulation predictor kits. Implantation bleeding is inconsistent sign of pregnancy but can occur 1week after fertilizes. ...Read more

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Is an ovulation predictor kit or basal body temperature a better indicator of ovulation?

Is an ovulation predictor kit or basal body temperature a better indicator of ovulation?

OPK vs. BBT: The opk is usually much easier to use and interpret than the bbt, and in many cases will be more reliable as well. ...Read more

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What amount does basal body temperature thermoneters cost?

Don't bother: Don't use basal body temperature testing ... too tedious and prone to inaccuracies. Use the urine ovulation predictor kits instead. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature?

Early morning temp: The basal body temperature is the temperature your body is at when you first wake up, before you get moving for the day. We use it to check for when your body releases an egg. It can only be measured with a special thermometer which reads temperature at a more accurate scale. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your basal body temperature be lower than 37 celsius?

Yes: In fact many people first thing in the morning will have a lower body temperature then 37°c. Women will have a lower basal body temperature during the follicular phase or the first part of their menstrual cycle prior to ovulation. A clinical fever is 38°c. ...Read more

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What is basal body temperature and how do you get it?

First AM Temp: Temp before getting up in the morning. Should be done in bed prior to sitting up. This temperature rises about 1/2 degree after ovulation. Not very accurate and very stressful for patients. If cycles are regular, 28 days then you most likely ovulate mid cycle, and if not, you should seek some help. ...Read more

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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