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.
Basal Body Temp, BBT. Bbt, basal body temperature, is a woman's temperature at baseline, first thing in the morning, before arising out of bed. Bbt tends to be low in the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, then rises just before ovulation, by about half a degree.

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What is basal body temperature? Bbt

Progesterone effect. After ovulation rise in Progesterone increases body temperature about 0.5 degrees c. Length of that rise in temperature indicates Progesterone production continues long enough (>8d is good). Better method of identifying ovulation before it takes place is the ovulation predictor kit (about 24 hours). Read more...

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...

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...

What's the basal body temperature in pregnant woman can you detect it by the temperature?

Yes, if charted. Yes, the prolonged presence of the hormone progesterone which causes the BBT temperature elevations can be detected. The requirement is that the BBT must have been consistently charted over the previous months and baseline temperature has then been established to make that determination. Read more...

What are the benefits of basal body temperature?

Determines ovulation. Bbt is a cheap way to help determine possible ovulation in lieu of ovulation predictor kits which are expensive. Read more...

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

97.7-98.2 range. The average range of basal body temperature (BBT) range is 97.7-98.2 Fahrenheit. If your BBT rises above 100.4, then notify your obstetrical medical provider. Hope that helps. Read more...
Same. It should be basically the same as when not pregnant. People forget that temp is a range not a single number, so there isn't one "correct" temp. You will hear that progesterone has a mild effect on tem, which is true, but there is no adjusted normal for pregnant vs. non-pregnant. Under 100.4 is universally considered normal. Read more...
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...

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...

4 days past ovulation and body basal temperature is 99.0. If conception occurs what is the body basal temperature needs to be at.

BBT. Basal body temperature needs to be charted for you as an individual. Take your BBT each morning throughout your cycle to detect the natural rise in your basal body temperature that occurs just after ovulation. This increase in your BBT is due to the hormone progesterone. One isolated temperature alone will not give you that information. Read more...