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Your temps seem very bouncy, so just a few questions to help you figure out why. Are you breastfeeding? Are you temping at the same time every day? Are you temping orally or vaginally? Are you using a basal body thermometer?
Your current cycle looks as though your body is gearing up to try and ovulate. Your past cycle looks ovulatory as well.
What rules are you following to avoid pregnancy? There are not many cervical mucus observations recorded, so that would leave you with only the option of abstaining until you see a temperature shift each cycle to be very sure that you can avoid pregnancy. Not ideal, as it would require a lot of unnecessary abstinence - but it does work. Learning to accurately observe, chart, and interpret your cervical mucus pattern will allow you identify infertile opportunities in the early early part of the cycle, according to the rules for avoiding pregnancy.
I would highly reccomend proper training from a certified instructor. If you are interested in using a Sympto Thermal Method (mucus + temps) you can try Northwest Family Services or the Couple to Couple League! It will reduce a lot of the confusion and increase the effectiveness of charting to avoid.
Well, I do chart within the same hour everyday. I'm not breastfeeding. We are currently using condoms to avoid. I am temping orally. I am using a BBT. I record my CM whenever there is any.[/b]
Well, the one thing that might cut down on the bounciness would be to temp vaginally if you are comfortable with that - it may just be that some nights you are mouth-breathing and that make for bouncy temps. But as you can see from last cycle, even with the bounciess you can still see the overall shift when it happens - so that's good!
Other than that, I can't be much more help because I don't teach FAM, only NFP. The condom use will compromise the accuracy of cervical mucus observations and are not compatible with Natural Family Planning methods.
But for the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a good resource, so keep reading and keep charting. It will get easier as you go along and get to know your body!