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I haven't found out if i'm pregnant but my basal body temp was 99.4 jus wondering what this means as far as pregnancy ?

I haven't found out if i'm pregnant but my basal body temp was 99.4 jus wondering what this means as far as pregnancy ?

It means nothing ..: It means nothing without looking a the entire chart to see if this represents a significant rise In the 2nd half of your cycle which would be suggestive of ovulation but not pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 16w1d pregnant & have been tracking my basal body temp for almost a year, even after my pregnancy was confirmed. When can I stop taking it?

I am 16w1d pregnant & have been tracking my basal body temp for almost a year, even after my pregnancy was confirmed. When can I stop taking
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Now!: Congratulations! The main reason to track it is to see when you are ovulating to time intercourse to become (or avoid) pregnancy. Now that you are pregnant there is no longer a need to track it. By the way, I highly recommend Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin: http://inamay.com/books/ ...Read more

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I read that if a woman's core body temp rises, it could affect her chances of pregnancy, because the sperm cannot survive inside her body. True? Ttc.

I read that if a woman's core body temp rises, it could affect her chances of pregnancy, because the sperm cannot survive inside her body. True? Ttc.

Basal body temperatu: Some women will measure basal body temperature to determine when they ovulate. They might notice an increase in BBT a day after ovulation http://www.fertilityfriend.com/courses/lesson.php?p=1;7;0;0. If trying to conceive, start taking prenatal vitamin now to lower risk of neural tube defects. See Reproductive Endocrinologist if unable to conceive after 12mo active attempts. ...Read more

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42 days without a period, higher than normal basal body temps, other pregnancy like symptoms, but 4 negative tests. Could i still be pregnant?

42 days without a period, higher than normal basal body temps, other pregnancy like symptoms, but 4 negative tests. Could i still be pregnant?

Very unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate, so with 4 negative tests, it is hard to imagine that you are pregnant. If skip more than this cycle, you should see an obgyn for an evaluation to make sure their isn't another cause of your sudden change in cycle pattern. ...Read more

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I am 3 days into my period, its lighter than usual and my basal body temp has not gone down. No chance of pregnancy. But I don't eat often. Any Ideas?

I am 3 days into my period, its lighter than usual and my basal body temp has not gone down. No chance of pregnancy. But I don't eat often. Any Ideas?

Sounds ok: There is nothing abnormal about having a light period. Many with heavy periods would happily trade places with you. It is not clear why you are checking basal body temperature during your menstrual cycle. This is not likely to yield any useful information and is not typically recommended. If you are concerned about an abnormal appetite consider seeing a primary care doctor or nutritionist. ...Read more

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Period is 8 days late. Feeling feverish with chills and shivering then feeling hot. but low body temp 97.6. Experiencing night sweats. Pregnancy?

Period is 8 days late. Feeling feverish with chills and shivering then feeling hot. but low body temp 97.6. Experiencing night sweats. Pregnancy?

Infection: You should see your doctor. Fever/chills are symptoms of infection and you should have a full exam. If your period is late a pregnancy test is absolutely indicated if if is possible you're pregnant. A physician needs to know your full medical history, medications, allergies and examine you to determine what is going on. Expect history/exam+ tests.Temperature may be incorrect. Good luck. ...Read more

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