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March 10th, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Hi all,

I looked in the charting school, but didn't see anything about this. After 10 cycles of NTNP with no luck, I think we're ready to move onto a more serious attempt at TTC. I really want to chart, but my schedule is pretty crazy due to working 3rd shift.

If I go to bed at noon and wake up at 9:00 P.M., can I just temp at 9 P.M.? Does the actual time of day make a difference? I have a feeling my charting attempts will be all over the place anyway because I rarely get uninterrupted sleep, but I'm willing to see how it goes.

Also, can I use any old basal thermometer vaginally? I think taking it that way would be better for me because I do sleep with my mouth open. This is the one I am looking at buying specifically.

Thanks for your help.
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March 11th, 2011, 02:52 PM
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i think hte idea is more to have had 3 hours of consecutive sleep AND take it at the same time every day. What might be easier is to learn how to pay attention to your CM as that will help you time sex to when you are gearing up to ovulate.
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March 13th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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I also sleep with my mouth open but I still temp orally and this cycle temping picked up O and I just got my bfp a few days ago. Good luck hon.
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March 14th, 2011, 06:56 AM
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i think hte idea is more to have had 3 hours of consecutive sleep AND take it at the same time every day.

I agree. I don't think the time of day matters as long as you are consistent with amount of sleep and temping at the same time every day.

Good luck!
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Don't take at night I can show you my chart from cycle one it was a mess morning works so much better
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i think hte idea is more to have had 3 hours of consecutive sleep AND take it at the same time every day. What might be easier is to learn how to pay attention to your CM as that will help you time sex to when you are gearing up to ovulate.
Unfortunately I've never noticed much in the way of CM... ever, that I can recall. I need to increase my water intake and see if that helps. We are also using Pre-Seed.

Thanks for the input. I did end up finding something on the FF website.

BBT and shift work

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It is not impossible to take your BBT if you work shifts, but it will be more challenging. Take your temperature at the time you wake up when you are most likely to have had the most sleep. Be as consistent as you can. On your days off, take your temperature after you wake up as well, even if it is at a different time. Make a note on your chart of changes in your waking schedule. You may take your temperature in the afternoon before you go to work if that is your usual waking time and the time after which you are most likely to have had the most sleep. It is not useful to take your temperature when you are already awake and active.
Just in case anyone else with this question comes along.

Thanks again!
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March 15th, 2011, 06:40 AM
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glad you found some information
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