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Old 09-11-2008, 12:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My temp has stayed the same, but my cervical fluid went from dry to creamy to ewcm. Also, I have an OV watch and it detected that I ovulated, but my temps never went up. Is it still possible that I ovulated?

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My temp has stayed the same, but my cervical fluid went from dry to creamy to ewcm. Also, I have an OV watch and it detected that I ovulated, but my temps never went up. Is it still possible that I ovulated?
from what i understand, a temp shift (3 or more temps higher than the prior six) is the only definitive sign for ovulation.

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I agree. But many things can throw off your temp. Have you temp'd for multiple cycles and that is your pattern every cycle?

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How many days since you think you O'd? My thermal shift usually doesn't happen until 2 DPO.

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I'm 4dpo, but this morning my temp was .3 degrees higher than the previous days temp. I haven't been temping long so I don't have a pattern to refer to.

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You know, I never (!) get a temp shift until many days after ovulation, if at all. It might be a slightly low progesterone, but I'm not sure. In any event I have gotten pregnant three times so I am here to tell you, it's absolutely not true that temperature shift is "the" definitive test for ovulation. You should pee on OPK sticks if you really want to know. TCOYF vastly overstates the accuracy of the temping method for outlying cases like mine.
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I think TCOYF talks about some women having a delay in their temperature increase by a few days. I think it talks about it in the section regarding short Luteal Phases, and how to tell if your LP is really short, or if your temp just jumps later.
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Agreed... you need a temp shift to call ovulation. Look at your last 6 temps and find the highest one, then add 0.1 degree. If your temp is that high or higher for 3 straight days, you can officially call it.

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I think the 0.3 degree shift is it.

My thermal shift was only 0.1 degrees! I only have experience charting with one cycle though (it worked).

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remember that opk sticks and ovu watches all just tell you you are just about to O, they all can be positive and you still not O, i have proven that a few times, confirmed with blood tests.

the progesterone released from a post ovulate follicle, is for the most part the only testable thing that confirms it really happened, so that means a 7dpo blood test or a temp shift. now i could really imagine that a lady with low progesterone, high estrogen or inconsistent temp behavior could all make that temp rise hard to track. and i have seen ladies that have long histories of just very slight rises, so subtle that they only see them after looking back on many charts.

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