What is a Coverline Temperature?

What is a Coverline Temperature?

When you have actively tried to get pregnant for a certain amount of time without success it is important to start taking proactive measures to helping you maximize your chances of conceiving. One such way is by using a basal thermometer and creating a coverline temperature to help you differentiate the various changes in your body as your monthly cycle progresses. A coverline provides you a basic chart of the natural surges and spikes in your body’s temperature in the three stages of ovulation: pre-ovulation, ovulation and post-ovulation. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How to chart a coverline

The best way to explain the recording of body temperatures to create a coverline is that you need to chart your body’s temperature every morning and make a notation whenever that temperature surges upwards 2/10’s of a degree from the temperature it has stayed at for the past 6 days. Usually this surge happens on the day after ovulation during the shift in normal thermal temperatures.

For example, say that you have maintained a body temperature of 97.6 for the previous 6 days and on the seventh day it spikes up to 97.8 – that is 2/10’s of a degree and needs to be noted in your chart. To do this create a graph of each temperature for each day and then mark the surge temperature, creating a straight line that goes across your entire chart and that is 1/10 of a degree higher than the highest temperature you charted.

What temperatures to ignore on the chart

It is important when creating a coverline to understand what temperatures to ignore and why. Your body normally stays at a relatively even temperature except when experiencing ovulation and external forces such as stress, illness, insomnia, etc.

These external forces need to be ignored as they can throw off the chart as they play no part in the normal ovulation temperature cycle of your body. Another high temperature spike to ignore is during your menstrual period as this is normal, but unimportant to the ovulation cycle.

Why charting a coverline is useful

Creating a coverline for your basal body temperature you can get a precise understanding of the minute changes in your temperature that signal pre and post-ovulation. Once you have distinguished these changes in temperature you can more easily be able to recognize when ovulation has occurred so that you can focus your conceiving efforts during that short ovulation time frame when the chances of conception are the highest.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
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.