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About BBTs im new and doing it on my own and i need some help.

at 10:30 everyday my husband takes my temp right after he puts my daughter down for a nap. I'm kind of asleep, which I heard is best.
Period: Dec 13- 18
19th: 98.20
20th: 97.90
21st: 98.17
22nd: 97.90
23rd: 98.34
24th: 97.73
25th: 97.6
26th: 98.17
27th: 98.02
28th: 98.17
29th: 98.48
With the drop 25th-25th I think was my ovulation, but I have been testing in the morning and they have come back negative. What do you gals think?


Asked by wife_mother1790 at 9:30 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • OK...Are you awake AT ALL before the temp is being taken?

    You HAVE to take it at the same time every day when you FIRST wake up or while you are still sleep but you can't have been up, then go back to sleep and then take it.

    You also must have been sleepy peacefully without waking and moving around for AT LEAST 4 hours.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 9:57 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • To answer your question...honestly your temps don't make any sense to me....

     Normally temps would be in a lower range such as 96 degrees before ovulation.

     For example they may look like this:

    Then after ovulation they typically move up an degree.

    For example they make look like this:

    Here is an example of what a chart should look like:

    You can also chart at this site for FREE.

    I would also recommend the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility.


    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 10:03 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Miasmommy, no im not awake at all really, he gets up with Alexis so i can sleep in since hes not the one working right now, i normally wake up to him saying "its 10:30, let me take your temp." in response i normally groan and move my left leg, so he has access so i really dont move at all. And after he gets out of bed at 7 im dead to the world. i just roll over and take his pillow and go back to sleep.

    Comment by wife_mother1790 (original poster) at 10:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Hmmm....the only thing I can suggest is to have him start taking them when he first gets out of bed. You temp rises as you sleep so it might be to late for you to take it by 10:30.

    Are you having clear CM patterns?

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 10:17 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • no i didnt do that, i have heard of it though.

    Comment by wife_mother1790 (original poster) at 10:28 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I would definately do that. Temps can't tell you before you ovulate. They can only confirm that it's happened. Once your temp rises your window for getting pregnant is over.

    Cervical mucus tell you when you re fertile.

    Answer by miasmommy21407 at 10:40 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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