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Despite the fact that using a basal thermometer is not difficult, it has some nuances and I will try to explain to you what is what.
What Is The Basal Body Temperature?
Basal temperature is the internal temperature of the human body, not the surface.
Perhaps the basal temperature most accurately transmits the present state of a person, since it represents the temperature at rest, without affecting activity.
The most common basal temperatures range from 97.8 to 98.2 degrees Fahrenheit; it is the norm.
You need to consider that the norm for me may not be the norm for you; everything is very individual.
To catch an honest basal temperature, you need to measure it right after you wake up. As soon as you open your eyes, take the measurements immediately.
Experts do not recommend even getting out of bed because any activity can change the evidence and it will be unfair to your present condition.
Measure the basal temperature in any convenient way – from oral to rectal. The main thing in this matter is to use a basal thermometer.
How to Use A Basal Thermometer?
The basal thermometer is a very convenient device, with which it becomes easier not only to measure the temperature but also to follow the basal temperature.
Honestly, there is no sense in basal temperature, if you do not use a basal thermometer for measurement.
The fact that the basal thermometer measures the temperature to hundredths, and the usual – to tenths. Measuring temperatures to hundredths allows you to notice tiny temperature changes.
It is very important when you follow the ovulation because temperature jumps indicate fertile days.
Usually, basal thermometers are digital, so just pressing the button is enough to turn on the device and start working.
Keep in mind that an unhealthy sleeping (less than 5 hours) will cause the thermometer to lie because your body is not rested.
When you wake up, immediately take a basal thermometer, set it anywhere and wait a few minutes. Each thermometer requires a different time to measure, but on average, it is two minutes.
Next, you can record the result or save it in the basal thermometer memory.
Remember that daily use of a basal thermometer will lead you to the truth. Many manufacturers have tried to make life easier for users and have built-in temperature diagrams in a thermometer. Regarding the diagram, you can observe the temperature changes.
It is very important to measure the temperature every day, after sleeping and in the same place. The place of measurement does not matter; you can install a thermometer where you want.
There are basal thermometers that are attached to the forehead. Nevertheless, the most convenient way is the mouth.
Such thermometers measure the temperature to hundreds of units. When the temperature rises even by 0.1, you will be able to learn about the upcoming ovulation.
How to Predict Ovulation?
To find the day of ovulation, it is enough to measure basal temperature every day.
A successful result depends on a consistent daily measurement. Take the temperature in the cycle. It is most logical to start the measurement cycle from the first day of the menstrual cycle.
So, keep a calendar from the first day of menstruation, recording the temperature indicators every morning after awakening.
It is important to do this before any action, immediately after awakening. I think you can wait a couple of minutes.
Experts do not recommend measuring basal temperature even after you have had a drink of water or breakfast. Food will trigger digestive processes that will cool or heat the body.
A basal thermometer will give you the ability to measure temperatures up to one-hundredths. It is very important because it is the hundredth unit will show the minimum changes in temperature.
Temperature changes can occur in different ways. If the change in this cycle is gradual, it does not mean that you will see identical results in the next.
The temperature can jump sharply or gradually move from lower to higher.
On the eve of ovulation, a basal temperature can rise in the area between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit, considering the hundredth unit.
The temperature may not rise 10 degrees before ovulation. Changes may be less noticeable. For example, if the basal temperature rose by 0.4 degrees – it is a symbol!
It is important to take into account also your individual characteristics because a slight increase in temperature is also manifested after ovulation. The temperature increasing usually indicates the onset of ovulation.
In some cases, the increase occurs after ovulation. If you have entered this information into the diagram, you will be ready for this date in the next cycle.
Factors Affecting Basal Temperature
In fact, keeping a chart is not easy. It is not enough to simply enter the temperature and wait for ovulation.
To the whole process will be successful, you need to consider any factors that may affect the basal temperature of your body.
Whatever factors are there, it cannot distort the temperature. In any case, you can chart and calculate the day of ovulation.
Some diseases affect basal temperature. Most often, these are infections and fever. Infections affect the temperature even if it is not accompanied by a fever.
Certainly, the common cold, sore throat, stress as physical as well as emotional make itself felt. You cannot discount the various medications that you take.
It is recommended to record the use of alcohol in the charts, regardless of the amount drunk. The same thing works for smoking if you have not already stopped it.
Did you fail to fall asleep or was the dream sensitive that you woke up every 30 minutes? A sleep disturbance or a change in the awakening time should be considered in the diagram.
If you go on a trip, then changing the daily biorhythm, climate, room temperature will be additional factors affecting the temperature.
A breastfeeding and the use of an electric blanket will be important processes that you will make in the diagram.
The process of calculating ovulation with basal temperature is not easy. You need to maintain complete control over ourselves.
If you do it right, the most pleasant bonuses are waiting for you. Due to you will find ovulation and maybe get pregnant.