For those that dont chart, just wanted to show you how charting can be great
I just wanted to give an idea of how temping can be great. My cover line or base line/preovulation is 97.6 and below, i normally get a positive surge on cd 14-15 but ovulate on cd16, temp increases two days after that, from charting your temps, you would expect that i ovulated 1-2 days ago from the temp increase.
I actually prefer to chart my temp over opk's(bcuz i trust my temps and my body lol)
Also as you can see in october, i did not use opk's, bcuz i couldnt bd bcuz DF was in georgia, and i was so upset bcuz the next worst thing besides getting a BFN is having to skip a cycle, so i kept thinkiing mayb i should go get on a plan and visit him to bd i was going crazy, so crazy i was stressed out. As you see the stress couldve delayed my ovulation, so i ouvlated 2 days later than usual which caused my cycle to also be late(to meet the 12-14 day L.Phase)
If you dont c a temp change when temping it is a great possibility that you did not ovulate.
Like i assume if my cycle comes today, i will ovulate on the 29th of this month, (saying i dont get stressed during the ovulation time lol)
Also, i didnt put those temps on there, but around 10dpo for me(each woman is different) you will start seeing a temp drop, indicating AF could possibly be on her way. It will drop until it gets back to your baseline, you can have a high temp the day of AF up until the day after AF.
Like today, my temp was 97.9 my baseline is 97.6 so i can still get AF and temp goes down 2mrw, or it can rise 2mrw or stay at 97.9 and AF just dont show(i would be happy)
aug4=cd14=97.4 aug 5=cd15 97.2=positive opk aug6=cd16=ovulation day(pains) aug 7=cd17=97.2 aug8=cd18=97.9 temp above cover line/baseline
It's so great to have you back! You always have such great info. I was going to start charting this morning. So last night I looked hi and low for my therm. I can't find the dang thing and I beginning to wonder if the dog ran off with it somewhere!! I'll have to search again tonight, but def want to try charting again.
A while back I put a post on OPK's 101. Perhaps you could do the same for charting? Like why the special therm. and waking temp . . . You have so much more experience with this then most of us. I only did it for 1 month and I perceived that my temps were swinging wildly, got frustrated and gave up (then got BFP / MC etc . .) Now after looking at other charts, I don't think the swings were unreasonable so I'm ready to try again. If only I could find that darn therm. I'm about ready to just go buy a new one . . .
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