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    Question Temping for Dummies - what are your tips and tricks?

    So I've decided it's time to get serious about this baby making business. Life has settled down, the timing is finally right.

    Hubby had a vasectomy reversal in February and the tests have shown he's definitely producing those little swimmers! The numbers are a little low still at this stage though, so obviously we want to give ourselves the best chance possible.

    I've just purchased a basal thermometer and have some internet cheapie ovulation tests on their way, but I'm just after some helpful advice on using these methods to track my cycles accurately. I've been keeping record of my cycle length for a long time, but I'm not so sure about O'ing.

    I tried to start temping a couple of months ago, but I'm sooooo not a morning person and found it really difficult to remember that I needed to take my temp before getting out of bed in the morning! What do you do to remind yourself??

    Any other advice on how to get started would be much appreciated!

  2. #2
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    Aug 2012
    What I'm currently doing (i'm not a morning person either) is setting a silent alarm on my phone for the middle of the night and setting my phone next to my bed or somewhere where I'm going to see as soon as I wake up.. So as soon as you check your phone, or even see your phone, the reminder is right there!
    You could also leave post-it notes around your house but that one didnt work for me after a few weeks I just got used to them and didnt take any notice of them! Lol. If I think of any more I'll be sure to let you know, but my phone reminding me has worked the best so far!
    Good luck!

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  4. #3
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    The trick that really worked for me was to use my phone as my alarm clock, and put the thermometer on top of the phone when I go to bed - so when I grab the phone in the morning to turn it off, I pick up the thermometer. Then I put m temp right into the phone (using the fertility friend app) ... then go back to sleep.

    I've been temping for a year now. It really is a great way to pinpoint ovulation, if you can take your temp at the same time every day. I've noticed my temps vary wildly thoughout the day, so tempng at the same time every day is the only way to notice the ovulation pattern.

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    Arlais  (08-10-2012),jojo456  (08-10-2012)

  6. #4
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    Jan 2012
    My thermometer is next to my bed. It is habit now! Wake up, take temp, record.

    Highly recommend you read Taking Charge Of Your Fertility. Everything you need to know about charting is in there.


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