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Hi everyone!
So I tried searching for an answer on here, (so as not to ask a question that has probably been asked a few dozen times before haha), but I have a very hard time navigating this site on my phone.
Ok so when I read anyone's posts about temping they talk about bbt thermometers. I don't have a thermometer like that, and I don't think I will be able to get one any time soon. What I DO have is a hospital grade forehead-swipe thermometer.

 

Do you think this will be sufficient? I worry that it won't, and that entering those readings into FF is not going to help at all.

Any opinions would be appreciated!

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dmariev - it really depends on your temps.  Some people have very narrow fluctuations in their temperatures from before ovulation to after ovulation (the temp shift).  Others have a big swing.  So it really depends on you.

Personally, I used an ear thermometer.  I have close to a 1 degree rise in temp after O so it's clear as day for me.

 

I'd recommend taking your temp for a cycle to see if your temp shift is visible.  It can't hurt!

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dmariev - it really depends on your temps.  Some people have very narrow fluctuations in their temperatures from before ovulation to after ovulation (the temp shift).  Others have a big swing.  So it really depends on you.

Personally, I used an ear thermometer.  I have close to a 1 degree rise in temp after O so it's clear as day for me.

 

I'd recommend taking your temp for a cycle to see if your temp shift is visible.  It can't hurt!


Thanks for the reply, innacircle!

I think I WILL try it for this cycle then. See how it goes. I don't know how accurate the readings are, but I guess it won't hurt to try! I only have 6mos to TTC, so I want to do whatever I can to help it along!!


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I think inTCOYF she doesn't recommend using that kind. But you can get a regular fever thermometer and use it just fine.

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This is the thermometer I've used for years and I've never had any problems with it. A standard fever thermometer isn't designed for basal readings and the sensitivity might not be enough to see a temp shift. And even some thermometers that are actually labeled as "basal" still aren't as sensitive as the *should* be according to TCOYF.

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Thanks for the replies ladies :)
I have been using what I have, but I don't think it's sensitive enough. I've been watching my body more this month for O signs, so hopefully I won't need the temping. We'll see.
 


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