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I bought the book TCOYF. I saw that the software came with it but only now do I realize it’s only a 15 day trial. For those that used one or the other is the software worth it? Or perhaps the free FertilityFriend.com? Or the VIP FertilityFriend? I like that I can easily share my chart with FF but I like the way TCOYF software is laid out and that it’s a one time charge instead of a ‘membership’. If I’m going to be recording all this data I don’t want to feel locked into a membership or risk loosing it all! (Pen and paper is not really an option for me as I KNOW I wouldn’t keep up with it. I also like all the ‘prediction’ and pretty colors of the software/website)
Also I have a thermometer that records to the 1/10 degree. It doesn’t have a memory but I can just write down the number on a pad of paper by the bed. Is this ok or do I need a specific basal body thermometer?
|Also I have a thermometer that records to the 1/10 degree. It doesn’t have a memory but I can just write down the number on a pad of paper by the bed. Is this ok or do I need a specific basal body thermometer?|
|Last one. As a nursing mom I rarely get 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep before I wake for the day. Most often it’s just rolling over to nurse but sometimes it’s getting up and walking to another room. How big of a deal is this?|
Get a basal thermometer. They aren't terribly expensive. I got mine cheap at CVS.
Yes, it is a big deal, unfortunately. While you can adjust the degrees based on waking a little earlier or later, your basal body temp is not going to be accurate if it's not taken after at least 3 hours consecutive sleep. Even if the norm for you is less than 3 hours sleep, assuming that it's not consistent every night, then the temperatures will not be an accurate reflection of what's going on hormonally.
Good luck, Mama!
One more question what do you consider 'eggwhite' example today my CF can be streched about an inch and is semi clear/streaked white.
Is that creamy or eggwhite?
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