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BBT how high how long...

After you have ovulated, the temperature goes higher... I read that if the temperature doesn't stay high for 10 days after it means you did not properly ovulate, but then I also read the temperature only stays high if you are pregnant... which is true?


Asked by isabellem at 6:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • If the temperature stays above the coverline for 3 consecutive days then you can confirm ovulation. A temperature not staying high for 10 days has nothing to do with ovulation...that would indicate a luteal phase defect. A LPD is when the time between the day you ovulate and the first day of your next period is less than 11 days.

    The temperature SHOULD stay high for the ENTIRE luteal phase. The day you begin your period you will notice a drop in your tempurature. You can know before even getting out of bed if you are not pregnant and will get your period by that drop in temp.

    IF your temp stays high for 18 days you can pretty much guarentee that you are pregnant because luteal phases typically do not last past 17 days. If yours DOES last past 17 days and you are NOT pregnant you should see a doctor because that indicates an absnormatility.

    Did all of that make sense?

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 1:15 AM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • abnormality*

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 1:17 AM on Nov. 14, 2010