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June 27th, 2013, 06:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Hello ladies! I am new to the charting world, and for the first time actually trying to conceive with my husband. I need some advice for BBT charting. I think I have the CM stuff down as I have been watching it for a few years now. My first question is about taking my BBT. I wake up with an alarm clock Monday thru Friday at 4:30am. Is it okay to take my temp after getting up to turn off the alarm then laying back down to take my temp? Secondly, how is it going to affect my temping if I get up around 10 or 11 on the weekends?

Thanks in advance!
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June 28th, 2013, 07:10 AM
acchickpea's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new jersey
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Yay to starting to TTC! It's exciting to know at what stage your body is it....
As long as you have had at least 4 hrs of sleep you should be goosd... Taking the temp at the same time just assures that your readings would be consistant. As long as you are still in bed and you did not do any major activity before you temp you should be fine... so turning off your alarm should be ok...
Good Luck hope you get your crosshairs on your chart pretty soon!
Don't forget... Day one of your chart is your first day of your cycle!
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July 5th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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On the weekend you should try to still temp at the same time as the week. You can set your alarm temp and go back to sleep and be fine. I used to have to temp before the sun came up or my temps would be off. Now I work nights so I just do the best I can... I agree, turning off the alarm should be fine.
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September 25th, 2013, 08:16 AM
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It'd be better if you temp at the same time every day, even at the weekend. I recommend ovufriend, it has really good tools to chart!
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September 25th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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my doc said as long as it's before you get moving, it should be fine. It's more about your body at rest, not so much the time she said. I've heard a lot of people say to do it at the same time everyday though - and if you can do that, then great!
Forever missing our angel, 6/7/13.

10/19/14 - DE IVF, Transferred two 8-cell embies (3dt)
10/28/14 - 1st Beta = 70 at 9dp3dt
10/30/14 - 2nd Beta = 163 at 11dp3dt
11/5/14 - 3rd Beta = 1300 at 17dp3dt
11/17/14 - U/S - Twins, both with flickers of heartbeats!
11/25/14 - One twin stopped growing and lost their hb. :'( The other measures perfectly, hb: 157.
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September 29th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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I really recommend to temp at the same time. When I had a crazy busy time and it wasn't possible to temp at the same time my chart was completely useless. SO now even if I don't need to wake up I Have my alarm set at the same time every day. And it looks much better now, take a look:
The current chart of an OvuFriend user
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