Our bodies can definitely be annoying. My period was perfect before I went on the pill. Even when I had breaks in it over the years, period was still normal. Now that I want it to be normal, it throws all sorts of stuff at me. Short, light periods, and 24 day cycles. Not what I was bargaining on. Though given how late I o'd, my cycle might actually be back to 28 days this month.
Saw your chart today Rainbow. No doubt now that you ovulated!!
Yep! I took my temp and thought it said 36.11 and was like, noo! Not again! But it was a 7 obscured by the light of my phone. Took it three times for good measure and they were all in the 36.71 area. Highest post O temp I've ever had
All you do is buy a BBT thermometer from a chemist- they measure temps to the .00 which is important as the changes can be really subtle.
Then you take it at the same every morning before doing anything else. Mine lives under my pillow and I wake up at 5, stick it into fertility friend app on my phone and back to bed.
You body has a lower temp when oestrogen dominates, and higher when progesterone dominates. As your corpus luteum produces the progesterone, once you ovulate your temps should rise - it helps you pinpoint ovulation (retrospectively so best used in conjunction with checking CM, opks etc) based on sustained temperature rise.
It can also help predict pregnancy as your temps will stay elevated and possibly get even higher, if you're pregnant. Just before AF arrives, they drop back and voila!
It's the most accurate way of confirming ovulation without going to a doctor and the thermometers are only about $20.
Good luck Rainbow Road. Fx for us both. Any more symptoms?
Afm. 8 dpo and maybe baby is still transitional, has been since fern 8 days ago. It should be pebbles by now so not sure what's going on. DP has a cold and is working night shift so havent dtd in 3 days so I hope I really did O on the 8th !
Still have pimples, so tired, lower abdo/back aches, boobs hurt and got up a peeded 3 times last nite! Strange for me. Trying not to symptom spot but its hard when you want something so much.
No idea what's with the transitional-mess still. Maybe your oestrogen levels are just a bit heightened still. Do you temp? I forget!
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