Tips for Using Basal Thermometers

Tips for Using Basal Thermometers

When you want to conceive, a basal thermometer is one of the devices that you can use to help make your dream a reality. Basal thermometers are convenient devices that allow you to check your body’s “basal body temperature”, also known as BBT, to thereby help determine fertility or an ovulation cycle. They can detect even the most subtle temperature changes to ensure a more efficient and correct result on whether it is time to actively try to get pregnant or not. Though basal thermometers help you with fertility tracking, there are a few tips for using basal thermometers that will make the process of getting pregnant an easier and hopefully shorter journey. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Same time everyday

By using a basal thermometer at the same time every day you can get a more accurate reading that is the normal temperature for that time of day. Your body’s temperature can differ throughout the day, getting hotter or colder depending on your activity level and so forth. It is best to try to test your temperature at roughly the same time every day within about a ½ hour of your average testing time to get a steady, verifiable reading.

Take temp before out of bed

By having the thermometer by your bed and ready to use in the morning it makes it more likely that you won’t forget to use it to track your fertility. With a busy and active life sometimes we can get delayed or forgetful and even an hour’s delay in testing your temperature can give a different temperature reading that could mess up the results you have charted during your entire cycle.

Use same way each time

Basal body thermometers can be used orally, vaginally or rectally so they offer you a choice as to how you go about getting a basal body temperature. However, whatever way you initially use to test your temperature you should stick to that way throughout your entire cycle. By changing the testing location your results can be skewed as certain areas of your body can run at a different temperature than others.

Have sex if your temperature drops

For some women a drop in temperature can indicate that their bodies have gone into ovulation and that it might be the perfect time to drag your partner into the bedroom to use the temperature drop to your advantage. A drop may be a false or irrelevant reading, but when you are trying to conceive it is best to use every chance that you have to try and get pregnant.

5+ hours uninterrupted sleep each night

When your body’s sleep schedule is disrupted it can affect the overall basal body temperature and make it more difficult to figure out what your normal temperature is as well as the time when it is best to actively try to conceive. The more normal your sleep pattern the more accurate the results will be with the basal thermometers.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)