After never getting a LH surge using the sticks, I've moved onto monitoring my basal body temperature.
I've read the booklet that came with my thermometer but I'm just a bit unsure on the following...
On the day your temp dips, is that the day you ovulate? Or does the dip mean you ovulated the day before? Or will ovulate the day after?
And the rise after the dip, does that confirm ovulation just happened or could you be ovulating on the day of the rise?
Also, if you don't ovulate at all, do you still get a rise in progesterone? I ask because I had a blood test at my GPs last month and she told me that I had ovulated because of the progesterone rise but as mentioned, I've never had a surge of LH with the sticks.
My doctor keeps saying "if you get regular periods, it means your ovulating" but I've ready online that you can just have non-ovulation periods.
Any help or advice appreciated.
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20-10-2015 13:09 #1
Question about basal body temping
20-10-2015 13:26 #2
2. Nope you won't have a significant rise in progesterone if you haven't ovulated. It's possible to have regular periods on an anovulatory cycle because the endometrium will often start to break down after 14 days regardless so you can often bleed anyway. It's different with different people of course.
3. The rise after ovulation usually takes a few days to show, my temp takes a few days to get up there usually!
Some people just don't get a surge on a LH test but still ovulate.
Hope that helps!
20-10-2015 14:25 #3
I've only been temping since last Wednesday but here's what I've seen...
36.37 14th oct. Wednesday
36.46 15th oct Thursday
36.43 16th October Friday
36.74 17th october Saturday
36.84 18th October Sunday
36.23 19th October Monday
36.62 20th october Tuesday
Monday seems to have a clear dip with a rise today, right?
20-10-2015 14:43 #4
Do you use something like fertility friend to chart your temps?
Your last few temps with the exception of Monday are quite a bit higher than your earlier ones. I would almost be inclined to say they resemble post ovulatory temps. What cycle day are you? Also, are you taking your temp at the same time each day?
I know when I ovulate because I get very obvious ovulation pain, always have done. I also have done monitored cycles through a clinic
You can also use your cervical mucous (CM) as a guide.
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20-10-2015 14:51 #6
I used fertility friend to chart my temps. I usually get a dip on day of o and then a rise the next day. A website/app like fertility friend will pinpoint when you have o'd for you.
If you don't ovulate, your progesterone won't rise.
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