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Elevated Temp

I was just wondering if pregnant women have a slightyly elevated temp?


Asked by lovinthislife08 at 10:45 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Not an elevated waking temp. The only temp difference you'd see if you're pregnant is a basal body temp (temp taken right when you wake up in the morning, before even getting out of bed) that stays elevated longer than normal. Basal body temp goes up by about half a degree the day after ovulation, and it stays up until your period starts, or longer if you're pregnant. Sometimes it can go up another few tenths of a degree after implantation, but not always. Waking temp, though, remains the same regardless of where you are in your cycle or whether you're pregnant. The only way to use temp as an indication of pregnancy is if you've been charting your BBT and it's stayed elevated past the time you should have started your period.

    An elevated waking temp indicates things like being overheated or fighting off an illness.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:20 PM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • usually...but elevated for your normal. Do you chart your temps? If your temp stays elevated past your normal LP than its a good sign of pregnancy. So for some that could mean 97s and others 99s....just depends on you.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 12:34 PM on Apr. 2, 2010