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Old 09-19-2008, 11:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there any reason to keep temping/charting after pregnancy is confirmed? I'm afraid to stop, thinking that a temp. change will indicate something I should know, but at the same time I feel like it's unnecessary. May be a stupid question. Thanks!
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I decided to stop, because I was afraid that one low temp for whatever reason would cause me to freak out. I don't think it is necessary.

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Thanks abigail! Just noticed we have the exact same anniversary date! Very cool.
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I continued temping for at least a few weeks. My doctor thought I had miscarried so I was only temping to show that my temperature was still elevated. I stopped after several blood tests confirmed that the pregnancy was progressing as it should.

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Well, I obviously don't know the connection b/t temping and progression of pregnancy - I would say that if you've already confirmed the pregnancy, you're probably fine to stop charting. I've always stopped as soon as I had a positive test, and saw no reason to continue. But i've also never had a m/c so there may be other valid reasons to keep charting.

Mamas? Is there a general suggestion on this? (since as far as i can tell she has no hx (history) of m/c...) IMO i would say you're done unless someone says otherwise.
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No m/c before. First pregnancy. I'm high risk for ectopic, but I wouldn't know what to look for with that in regard to charting.
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I've had 2 m/c and I still stopped temping after my BFP, I just didn't want to deal with taking it every morning and then worrying if it wasn't where I thought it should be.

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I'd just stop temping. I think it will only cause unneeded stress or worry. Though I admit I did add one more temp to my chart the other day after I got my positive because I wanted to see that pretty green line hah.

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Thanks abigail! Just noticed we have the exact same anniversary date! Very cool.
That is very cool! I loved having a fall wedding!


To the other posters- The only thing that your temp can tell you while pregnant is if you are miscarrying. Your temp will drop if this is happening. But of course you'll find that out anyway, so I figure why temp and then worry about a low temp that could just be an anomoly (except it does make sense in certain instances like the PP brought up where she was doing it to show her CPs that she was not miscarrying!)

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I'm still temping for at least 3 more weeks. More out of curiousity than anything.

I read last night that you should take measures to reduce your temperature (take paracetamol, etc) if it gets to 37.0C or above. My temp's been sitting steady at 36.9C for a few days now, and I had a 37.0 a while ago. I don't think I'll be taking anything for it if it does get to that again though.

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I still temp because I've had a previous miscarriage. My acupuncturist suggested to keep temping for atleast a few more weeks and to call if my temperature drops below the coverline.

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I'll keep temping till it starts to get annoying. I'm only 13dpo right now and I want to keep temping until I at least past my longest luteal phase (15dpo).

I actually think it would be cool to start temping again from like 37 weeks on to see if a drop or rise in temp signals the start of labor. I've thought about this for the past year and may try it if I remember.

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i took if for a week after the BFP (at 12dpo). Now i just have taken it every few days, or maybe a week, just to see the temp still up. Once i get an ultrasound at 8 weeks to confirm (in my mind) that this is real (my anxiety has to be worse than one ultrasound..right??) , then i think i will stop.

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