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Hi, ladies and congratulations!<br><br>
If you charted when you were TTC, how long after your BFP did you continue to chart? I'm only at DPO16, but I've been getting BFPs since DPO10, and I'm continuing to take my basal temp each morning.<br><br>
I guess I'm looking forward to stopping because I get nervous every morning re: possibly seeing my temp drop. I'm really trying to embrace the reality of being pregnant, and I feel like the obligation I feel to take my morning temp and pray that it is still up is holding me back some. At some point, I'm just going to have to go cold turkey and have faith that everything will be alright.<br><br>
Anyway, any thoughts would be appreciated!<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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immediately.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sticky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sticky">
 

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You should have stopped days ago! Stop immediately. There is nothing to gain from continuing to temp exempt obsessive insanity!!<br><br>
Congrats on your BFP. Now, try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy!!
 

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Thanks so much, PiePie and Judi! I needed a little slap on the wrist. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Charting has been getting emotionally tedious, and you're right ... I just need to relax and let go.<br><br>
Thanks again! I wish the best to you and your babies!<br>
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I stopped the day I got my BFP. There wasn't really a reason to temp after that. Besides, I figured I'd jinx myself constantly checking my temp (kind of along the lines of intentions that we give to the universe - I expected the baby to stick, so why would I do anything that would indicate I doubted that?).<br><br>
I will say though, twice since then, I've taken my temp - because I was concerned I might have a fever. My temps has fluctuated quite a bit, based on those two temps (one was higher still than the last one on my chart and one was lower, though, obviously still above the cover line). I imagine I'd have driven myself bonkers if I'd kept on temping!
 

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I kept temping for about 12 days post bfp, but that was because i had major progesterone issues that we were trying to correct, and my temp was an indicator of that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> With dd I stopped right away!
 

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Thanks, Jill and Christy! Congratulations to both of you.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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That is an excellent point ... and precisely why this morning's temp was the last I will take. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Man, I love these boards ... Just like that--I am reformed! I am putting my thermometer away!<br><br>
Thank you, ladies. I feel better already!
 

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hmmm i actually kept charting for a couple of weeks because it was soooo much fun for me to see that temp stay up up up!!<br><br>
after so long of wishing for it, it made every morning very thrilling for me-------<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> silly i know<br><br>
congrats!!<br><br>
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I stopped about 2 weeks after I got my BFP.
 

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I also stopped about 2 weeks after. I wasn't expecting this one to stick. I really tried to put the bbt down but it was like a drug, I couldn't stop!
 

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I stopped straight away after BFP.<br><br>
Congrats to you, it is a very exciting time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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What is BFP? Sorry I am clueless.
 

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Big Fat Positive <-- pregnancy test <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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BFP= Big Fat Positive---your positive pregnancy test.<br><br>
I wasn't temping this time around just keeping track of cycles, with dd1 I temped for a couple of weeks after my bfp, with dd2 not a day.
 

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I kept charting for around 2 weeks after getting my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> I actually would have kept charting longer if m/s hadnt kicked in and made it impossibe. I kept charting so that I could see a m/c coming. It was ruff the days when my temp would drop a tenth or so but I learned fast that anything less than .5 of a drop ment nothing.
 

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I'm an outlier - I kept charting for a month afterwards. I miscarried my first pregnancy at 6 weeks 5 days, and I was <i>terrified</i> that it would happen again. So once I got past that point - and we had a good ultrasound at 5w6d, and then ultrasound with heartbeat at 7w2d - I retired the thermometer.<br><br>
The first time, I'd stopped temping about three or four days after my BFP and started again once I started spotting badly at 6w3d or so... it was a lot tougher than I'd imagined to start temping again and concede that something wasn't working right.
 
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