I have a two year old am would like to have another baby. I lost a baby on August 8th so I just got my period back on September 4th. I would really like to get pregnant soon, as soon as possible. I have heard about basal body temperature but am not sure exactly what it is, when to start tracking it, and am not sure what I should be looking for. Can any of you moms out there, either with children or trying to get pregnant again, help me with any ideas?Answer Question
Answer by jacobsmom707 at 4:20 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by jacobsmom707 at 4:22 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by deputywife at 9:18 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by mrs_pulley at 10:11 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
First off, check out the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and http://www.fertilityfriend.com/. Between those, you'll learn everything you need to know. BBT charting is very simple: Take your temp first thing when you wake up, before you even get out of bed, and record it along with the time you took it. Before you ovulate, it will be fairly low and may fluctuate a bit; starting the day after you ovulate, it goes up by about half a degree and stays there until your period starts (or longer if you get pregnant). It's the only way to know for sure that you have ovulated, but it's no good for telling you when you're fertile and most likely to conceive; you'd need to chart cervical mucus/position and/or use OPKs for that. But the book and website I mentioned earlier can tell you all about those.
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:38 AM on Oct. 3, 2009
Answer by MotherofIreland at 11:17 AM on Oct. 4, 2009