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December 1st, 2007, 08:19 AM
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I am pretty sure that I have ovulated because of my temps now that I have gotten another thermometer, but I am confused about CM. I had good EWCM last cycle but if I have Oed then the most fertile kind was 1 day of Creamy, one day of watery and that is it. My CP I 5 days ago was medium to high, soft and slightly open and when I checked last night it was low firm and closed further telling me that I am not fertile now and passed ovulation. I have only had 1 tiny bit of sticky CM each day for the last 3 days but my cycles are usually longer and I am looking at a textbook 28 day cycle if I have Oed. I missed a few days of temping but they seem to be as high as the temperatures last cycle if not a bit higher. Also, is it possible that before O temps are a wide spread and after O they are stable? I have seen that in my last 2 cycles but I was wondering if that could be another sign. Sorry for all the questions.
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December 1st, 2007, 03:33 PM
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First of all, when did you start using your new thermometer???
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December 3rd, 2007, 08:49 AM
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The 28th. I bought it because I was feeling wet CM and wanted to use temps again. Do you think that it is the difference in the thermometer that made it jump?
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December 3rd, 2007, 10:32 AM
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The 28th. I bought it because I was feeling wet CM and wanted to use temps again. Do you think that it is the difference in the thermometer that made it jump?[/b]

Really? Well crap then. You can't rely on your temps if you switch thermometers mid cycle, because different thermometers can have as much as a degree or two difference between them. If your new one reads a little higher than the old one it will look a thermal shift occurred when it didn't. Switching isn't a big deal, but you have to switch at the beginning of the cycle. You can replace the batteries in an old one mid-cycle and that won't affect anything though.

So because your mucus hasn't shown a clear Peak (and you can't rely on the temp rise on your chart right now) - you have to assume you're still waiting to ovulate. If your body revs up to ovulate and fails to go through with it, your cervix can return to a low/firm position until the next attempt - so without mucus and/or temps to back it up, it's not a conclusive sign.

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December 3rd, 2007, 11:44 AM
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Thanks. I have been getting stereotypical O symptoms so you would say that if my temp goes up from these new coverline temps then it would confirm ovulation. I was 30-35 days pre BC and I have seemed to go back to that post BC so you answered my question about the whole thermometer thing. I didn't know that it could be that much off. I guess I think that things should be callibrated better.
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December 3rd, 2007, 12:22 PM
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Thanks. I have been getting stereotypical O symptoms so you would say that if my temp goes up from these new coverline temps then it would confirm ovulation.[/b]

Yes, if you have 3 high temps over 6 low ones (ALL with the new thermometer) - then you can definitely call it a thermal shift!
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