What is a Basal Thermometer?

on Nov 08, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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A basal thermometer is a very sensitive thermometer that measures temperature changes more closely than a regular thermometer, helping you to track slight temp changes during ovulation.

If you have been trying to conceive with no luck, there is a good chance that you have been told to chart your basal body temperature, otherwise known as BBT, in order to calculate ovulation. To do that you need a special thermometer called a basal thermometer. Claim Your Free Basal Thermometer – Click Here

What is a basal thermometer?

A basal thermometer is a very sensitive thermometer that measures temperature changes more closely than a regular thermometer. A basal thermometer can sense the slightest change in your temperature, and that is very important when you are charting your basal body temperature. Basal body temperature rises in very small amounts near ovulation, so you will need to be able to track that.

How to take your basal body temperature

To take your basal body temperature, you need to take your temperature very early in the morning, before you even get out of bed. This is because your basal temperature is the temperature of your body at rest, and any tiny movements can increase your temperature and cause you to get an inaccurate reading. So, you take your temperature first thing in the morning and log it every day. You will have to take your temperature every single morning and sometimes for more than a month or two. When you are ovulating, you will notice a tiny spike in your basal body temperature. This spike is anywhere from a tenth to a half of a degree, so there is no way you would be able to notice it with a regular thermometer. This is why you need the special basal thermometer. After charting your basal body temperature for several months, you will be able to tell quickly which days are your ovulation days, making it easier for you to get pregnant.

Where to buy basal body thermometers

Basal Thermometers are not hard to come by. They are available to order online, and at local drugstores and big box stores alike. They are very inexpensive, usually under $15, and they are easy to use. Basal thermometers also take temps much faster, less than a minute for most. There are also models available that can save the data for you if you don’t write it down right away. Basal thermometers come with a graph for you to chart your temperatures to make it easier for you to see the pattern. As you can see, basal thermometers are very easy to use. Usually the hardest part is just remembering to take your temperature each day! Once you get used to that part you should be good to go, and you will soon be a pro at taking your basal body temperature.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

  • Miss Redd

    Okay I’ve been trying to get pregnant over a year. Now last year I had an ectopic pregnancyand I had my left tube taking out. And my husband and I have been trying every since and nothing and I’m getting very discourage and we really want a child. So what is the problem

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Getting pregnant can be challenging for you since your left tube was already removed. I do recommend you to take in fertility medications to boost your body’s fertility and adopt a positive lifestyle to regulate your hormones, thus increasing your chances of conceiving.

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  • Samantha

    My husband and I have had 2 miscarriages and been having a tough time getting pregnant. I am 22 years old, I am over weight and have PCOS. I am wondering if there is anything we can do to enhance to hopes of getting pregnant again.

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  • marie

    I was married for 6 yrs and still didn’t experience being preggy,am losing hope,am 37 nw.

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  • tes

    where is basal thermometer inserted? in the armpit or in the anus

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  • Anon

    I had pcos too also thyroid issues. it was my endocrinologist who found i had pcos and put me on a sugar pill (metformin). Apparently, they were giving this to diabetic patients to treat them and they started getting pregnant(because it was indirectly treating their pcos problems which they found later) I did get pregnant that way and while I did lose my baby around the 5th month due to some infection..i did get pregnant. Don’t lose heart. try to reduce your weight and if weight is not reducing with diet and exercise, it could be that you also have hormone issues like thyroid..it is not easy to detect thyroid as it remains normal or seems normal when usually tested. Find a good endocrinologist and work with them. All the best!

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