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Ovulation Temperature Dip
BBT works OPK better: Basal body temperature with a special thermometer works, but the temperature rises after you ovulate. Ovulation predictor kits are more useful when ttc as they go positive 1-1.5 days before you ovulate, so you know your most fertile days. Store brands work; I like ovuquick - search online and get 9-pack not 6. If you have very irregular periods don't do bbt, see OB or fertility md to find out why.
Check in the AM: Check your temperature every morning before getting out of bed. Look for a temperature drop, usually around d12-13, and then a half degree temperature rise, day 15-16.See 1 more doctor answer
If I don't see a spike in my temperature after positive ovulation tests does that mean I didn't ovulate?
I'm just wondering, if your ovulating temperature is higher during that time does that increase the chance?
No: No, higher temperature does not increase the chance of getting pregnant.
Is it possible to ovulate more than once within one long cycle? Mine was 56 days but temperature change suggested ovulation 2times
It is unlikely...: If you missed your period or was so slight that you assumed it was not a period, then clearly you could ovulate twice within the 56 days you are referring to.
My temperature is different everyday and something different during the day it goes up and down why is that? It's to early for ovulation
Fluctuation of temp: Temperatures can fluctuate during the course of the day. It is usually low in the morning and goes up with activity during the course of the day.
Additional info: If you are tracking your morning basal body temperature then you would have to look at this number in relation to all the temperatures that preceded it to know if it's a spike for you, personally. There are tracking apps if that might help.
No ovulation: If a woman's body temperature is lower after supposed ovulation, she did not ovulate.
Not a fan of bbt: At ovulation a woman's temperature will rise 1/2 to 1 degree. In all my years as a practicing md & ovulating woman, I have encountered far more confusion re: this "method" than actual empowerment. It's hard to get that just right BBT every am for months at a time & then to properly discern a pattern- frequently when you ovulated becomes clear once its too late- just use the pee on a stick lh kits!
Have you ever monitored your temperature throughout the whole day? What does it show around ovulation?
Variable results: Your body temperature will vary throughout the day depending if you're resting or if you're engaged in vigorous activity. Any type of activity will raise the body temperature somewhat. That is why when the basal body temperature charting is performed to determine ovulation, the temperatures are taken first thing in the morning before any activity.
Does it can take up to three days after ovulation for the temperature to rise. Or the next day after ovulation?
Is there possibly an issue if my basal temperature rise (indicating ovulation) occurs 4 days after my first positive opk?
No: I do not depend on ovulation predictor kits. There is too much variability with them and they are not as accurate as we think.
I measure bbt. I had 3 risen temperatures for 3 days after ovulation (14th day) & then low temp for 5 days until today. Is it normal? What to expect?
Normal: What you described is normal variation during a menstrual cycle and you should expect a normal next cycle unless you engaged in sex at the fertile period, in which case you could be pregnant. If you miss your period, do a home test 4-5 days after missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit, carefully.