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Can someone explain the coverline to me?<br><br>
My temps have been low in general since I began taking them this cycle. Since ovulation, they have been going up...but <b>BARELY</b>. This morning, DPO 3, it was 97.4, which dropped and now my coverline has moved up again. ACK.<br><br>
Is this bad? What does it mean...
 

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based on temps you hav enot ovulated. If you ovulated when your page says you did, your coverline would need to be 97.6 and you only have one temp above that. You need a sustained thermal shift to confirm ovulation, and you don't have that. Unfortunately, positive OPK doesn't always mean you ovulated.<br><br>
a coverline is just a handy graphical device that separates pre- and post-ovulation temps. The FAM rules for setting a cover are: when your temp goes up at least .2F above the previous 6, find the highest of those previous 6 temps and draw a line .1F above it. that is your coverline.
 

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Posted this in the 2WW thread too. Don't worry about the coverline too much. It's just a visual guide. <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/Dip-below-coverline.html" target="_blank">Here's what FF says about it.</a>
 

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you ovulated. for sure. i saw the opk! no worries. my temps dipped and jumped all over the place. i think opk overrules the temps (especially since you sleep with mouth open and don't sleep super soundly anyway -- and you're just using a regular thermometer).
 

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Oh for the love...i hope you are right.<br><br>
I don't know how women handle this month after month of dissapointment. It's totally depressing me.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I don't know how women handle this month after month of dissapointment. It's totally depressing me.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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sometimes you can have a slow temp rise, or a fall back rise. hopefully that is what is going on. Your temps just have not confirmed ovulation, and you can get a + opk and not actually ovulate, so keep your eyes open for signs of ovulation in case it has not happened.<br><br>
If you do sleep with your mouth open, consider temping vaginally. A regular thermometer should not make much of a difference as long as it is accurate to a tenth of a degree.
 
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