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#1 of 3 Old 07-30-2012, 09:36 AM - Thread Starter
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hi, so I have just recently started tracking my temperature. I started on my day 2 of my menstrual cycle and up to today (day 5) my BBT has been recordered at 96.7 everyday. Now this morning it went down to 96.1. I have been taking my temperature at the same time every morning. Is this normal to have this much of a drop?


I just really don't want to miss my small window of a chance. I have heard of women getting pregnant while on their periods.


Any advice would be great.

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#2 of 3 Old 07-30-2012, 10:36 AM
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It can be normal to have drop during the cycle.  It might signal ovulation, and it might just signal that you kicked the covers off in the middle of the night. 


I would say just keep temping, and have sex if you think it is warranted. :) 

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The reason for your sudden drop is the drop of progesterone in your body, plus the surge in estrogen that is experienced after menstruation is complete.  Don't fret - this is normal.  After you've temped a few cycles, you'll see this is probably a common theme for you.  It's the same for me, and many other women.

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