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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.
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!
Gawd I'm not looking forward to temping again.... *cries*
Oh.. and I literally have an opinion about everything and anything. I get it from my Dad... we'd argue until he'd turn blue in the face because he was always wrong and I was always right (literally) and he wouldn't back down until I'd start pulling out encyclopedias.... hee hee.
1798 Days to Conceive our Miracle! 11/29 = 79 ~ 12/1 = 136 ~ 12/8 = 2529 ~ US 12/12 = healthy bean with heart beat!
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?