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July 29th, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Another blog post to put under your hat. I started looking up whether a cold room can affect bbt or more specifically, how it affects your thermometer. My temps have been lower post-O though I am near 100% positive I O'd, and the only connection is that our bedroom has been near 60 degrees at night -- aka pretty **** cold and definitely not normal. I've noticed this morning at least that the tip of the thermometer was cold before I used it.

I give you: Kindara Fertility - How to get the most accurate basal body temperature reading

Maybe I'm grasping at straws here, and y'all can slap me down to earth if you see fit, but I think there's a solid chance that there's a connection.

Of course, our new co-host Ashley can vet this and give advice I'm sure
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July 29th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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It's a good article... I do disagree about a few things.

it's 3hrs or more hours.. not at least 4. You don't even have to technically be asleep, just in bed snuggled in.

put the thermometer under your pillow to keep it warm when it's cold. Considering we keep our bedroom in the thirties in the winter.. this was important for me. This also allows you to barely move to get it into your mouth.

I had both a bbt and a digi thermometer. They were never the same even though both went to the .00 degrees. I'd test them by using them one on each side of my tongue... they could be off by several tenths of a degree. Always buy a BBT and a good one ($10+).



I very much agree with taking the temp regardless of the time if you have to pee.

Also, if you're finding your temps are erratic, temp vaginally instead. I couldn't, because I'd fall asleep with it in my mouth and hurt my tongue... I didn't want to hurt my girlie bits!




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I cant read the article right now (grey writing on a white background plus headache) but re temps and BBT.

During winter I kept my bbt under my pillow too. I never had any considerable temp shifts though when it was cold - maybe i was just lucky? I always temped orally and just used bbt which showed to .00
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July 29th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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That article has some pretty good tips. Ashley - I think she covered everything there

I did keep my thermometer under my pillow in the winter or it was so cold going in my mouth I felt like it actually lowered my mouth temp in that spot But like Jen mentioned I dont think I ever noticed a major temp drop when it was cold. Maybe start there and see how that affects your temp tonight?
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July 29th, 2013, 10:10 AM
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I don't think it's too dramatic per se, just not as high as I would expect it to be. But yeah, I'm going to try making a thermometer bed tonight and see what happens

It's amazing how just being off .1 (colder) for one day and FF is saying I didn't ovulate.

I'm a hot mess right now (not literally, ha). Just issue-wise
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July 29th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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FF told me I didn't ovulate the cycle I got a bfp........ Ashley no likey FF
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July 30th, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Yeah it's all algorithms, so it makes sense that sometimes it takes them away.

Back on now after 98.1 this a.m. I kept my thermometer under my pillow as suggested.

I woke up at 3 a.m. after 3.5 hours of solid sleep and temped, just for the heck of it. It was 98.3. My 98.1 was at NTT, and that 3.5 hours of sleep wasn't near as restful/solid.

So yeah, thought that was interesting.
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Hmmm seems to think that you ovulated. I guess we will just have to wait and see! So confusing sometimes.
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