Predicting Ovulation >> BBT Instructions
Health Digital Basal Thermometer
provides BBT temperature readings accurate within 1/10th of a degree.
Especially designed for charting fertility and predicting ovulation, the BBT
- A beeper to indicate
peak temperature reading.
- An large, easy-to-read
- Memory recall of your
- Ovulation chart.
day's BBT temperature. By charting the pattern of temperature changes, you will
be able to pinpoint ovulation, your peak time for conceiving a baby. Because
BBT charting allows a woman to confirm that ovulation has taken place, it is
very useful in helping you conceive. Order
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to Take Your Basal Body Temperature
first two weeks of a woman's cycle, her body temperature is lower (96.0 to
97.5 F). With ovulation, a rise in body temperature takes place - caused
by an increase of the hormone progesterone
- in order to provide a warmer, more fertile environment. A minimum temperature
rise of 0.4 to 0.6 degrees F can be measured. By monitoring when this
temperature change takes place, you can determine when ovulation takes place
in your cycle.
Take your BBT temperature first thing each morning, at the same time every day. As any physical
activity can increase your resting temperature, it is recommended that you take
you BBT reading before you get out of bed. Follow product directions, read the
temperature to within 1/10 of a degree, and record the reading on your fertility
chart or the chart provided by the BBT thermometer manufacturer.
Ovulation with BBT Charting
day one of your menstrual cycle, record your BBT temperature on your fertility
calendar or fertility chart. Each morning, record your temperature at the same
time prior to any activity, including eating or drinking. Your temperature rise
may be sudden, gradual, or in steps. The pattern may vary from cycle to cycle.
For most women, 96 to 98 degrees is considered
a normal basal temperature preceding ovulation. Directly following ovulation,
your BBT should rise to between 97 to 99 degrees. By charting your temperature changes in one-tenth degree increments - you can determine when
ovulation has taken place. Typically a rise of at least 0.4 to 0.6 degrees will take place at ovulation,
though for different women the temperature increases may be sudden or gradual.
Body Temperature - FAQ
How do I take my BBT?
Take your temperature first thing in the morning, prior to food, drink,
or activity. Your temperature should be read lying in bed. A minimum of three
to four hours of sleep is required before a BBT can be determined. Take your
basal temperature even before moving around in bed. Read manufacturer directions
for using your BBT Thermometer.
How does BBT Charting
BBT charting helps you predict ovulation by determining fertility patterns in
your cycle - allowing you to predict ovulation based on your menstrual cycle/BBT
history. But because temperature increases take place just following ovulation,
BBT charting tells you when you have ovulated, helping you determine when your
"window of opportunity" for conception will arrive. Many women use
BBT charting and Ovulation
Tests together to predict ovulation with increased accuracy.
What should my BBT chart
The chart begins with the first day of the cycle (CD1) and monitors temperature
increase on a daily basis - in one-tenth of a degree increments. Check your
BBT daily at the same time and record results on your fertility chart or calendar.
What temperature changes
Following ovulation, you can record a minimum body temperature rise
of 0.4 to 0.6 degrees - or more. For most women, 96 to 98 degrees is
considered a normal basal temperature preceding ovulation. Directly following
ovulation, your BBT should rise to between 97 to 99 degrees. Temperature
baseline and increase can vary among women. Temperature changes, depending on
the individual, can be gradual or sudden. Once you can identify an increase
in your basal body temperature, you know that ovulation has taken place.