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#1 of 5 Old 06-29-2013, 08:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Would this be helpful at all? I just got my basal thermometer, and by the looks of thing, I am finally ovulating, so I'm looking to start temping tomorrow morning. Would it be helpful to determine if there is a dip, or if it stays the same? Or should I just wait until next cycle?

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You could start temping now, but it won't tell you much because you need to be able to compare the range of post-o temps with a range of pre-o temps. The big advantage to temping is that a.) it tells you (a day late) when ovulation occurs, and b) it can tell you if you're pregnant without a test if temps remain above the cover-line for 18 days, and c.) when you're about to get your period, as temps drop back below the cover line. You're too late in your cycle for (a), and both (b) and (c) require that you're able to compare the range of post-o temps you're currently getting with a known range of pre-o temps. You might well be able to see the temp drop that precedes menses just by eyeballing your chart, but that's about it. For me though, I spot for a few days before my first day of bright red blood (which coincides with my temp drop, generally) so that's not super useful.

All that said, you COULD start temping now---I starting charting midcycle, too, mostly 'cause I knew it takes me a while to establish a new habit and I wanted to be ready to go on CD1 (which worked out, because it DID take me a few days to remember to consistently take my temp).

tl;dr: It won't tell you much useful to start now, but won't hurt you to get into the habit.
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I temped what I am assuming to be the morning of O (last day of positive OPK, and it was negative in the morning). That morning, my temp was 96.68, and this morning, my temp was 97.7...would that alone show that I O'd if the temps were to stay up, and it was in line with my cm and positive OPKs?
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If you manage to catch yourself before you O, it can help you pinpoint the day. That is a really big temperature rise! How did the next couple of days look?


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The following day I dropped to 97.3 (could be a fallback rise), and this morning it was 98.28
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