Basal Ovulation Thermometer
Gone are the days when women used to guess when they ovulated, and you can now know when you are the most fertile when you choose to get our easy-to-use and cheap basal ovulation thermometer.
Your body is designed to give you several signs that you may be ovulating. One of the primary changes in the basal body temperature was measured using a basal ovulation thermometer. We shall be sharing some key details on using the basal ovulation thermometer to determine your fertile window, so keep reading to know more.
Basal body temperature: What does it mean?
If you are TTC, you have probably heard about tracking the basal body temperature (BBT), the body’s temperature when you are resting. The body temperature slightly goes up as you ovulate. Keeping track of your temperature readings lets you know when you ovulate and how your cycle looks like over some months so you can have a sex schedule for the most fertile days.
Your basal body temperature is the temperature you get when your body is completely at rest. Many women experience a minimal rise in basal body temperature when they ovulate, and that’s why it is advisable to take measurements of the temperature and record the readings on a chart every day.
But how do you measure a slight temperature change to determine the fertile window? You will need a tool known as a basal body thermometer, which is also known as an ovulation thermometer. Most women generally register 35.55 and 36.66 degrees before ovulation and 36.10 -37.20 degrees after ovulation.
Unlike other thermometers, a basal ovulation thermometer is highly accurate and sensitive, making it easier to measure the small resting temperature changes. When you get a good basal ovulation thermometer, it will measure accurately to two decimals. This is essential because the small changes that occur during the cycle can be as low as 0.2 degrees Celsius.
How does a basal thermometer work?
Basal thermometers measure the temperature just like regular digital thermometers. However, they differ slightly because the basal thermometer is designed to measure very small increments to the second decimal; an example is 36.50,36.51,36.52.
Basal body thermometer: Benefits of tracking
To make things easier for you, we offer basal body thermometers that have unique features. Some of them are listed below:
- The thermometer will beep once the basal body temperature is taken successfully.
- Memory function that allows you to access your BBT reading later on.
- It shuts off automatically to preserve the battery life.
- It comes with a plastic travel case that will help keep the ovualtion thermometer safe throughout.
How to use your basal thermometer
Most basal body thermometers can be used orally, just like their regular counterparts. However, your temp can be taken vaginally or rectally. The main thing is to just choose one method and stick with it to avoid getting different readings.
While charting your BBT, it’s recommended that you take the temperature when you’re at rest or immediately after waking up. So set the alarm and once you wake up, place the Fertility2Family basal ovulation thermometer in your mouth or vagina and snooze until the unit beeps. After taking the temperature, you can remove the thermometer and go back to sleep until you’re ready to start your day. Even if you doze off, the auto shut-off will kick in to save your battery life, while the memory function will save the reading so you can record it in your chat later on.
As you can see, using our basal body thermometer is pretty easy. Fertility2Family basal ovulation thermometer was designed to make you feel confident while you’re taking your readings. We even provide instructions on how to use the ovulation thermometer to ensure you do not make mistakes. You will also get a tracking chart where you record the basal body temperature every other day.
Remember to take your temperature simultaneously every day – immediately after waking up and before you leave the bed in the morning. All readings can be recorded on the paper graph we provide or digitally on an application (you can choose the app you like).
How will you know if you’re getting an accurate reading?
There are several things other than ovulation that can increase your basal body temperature, so it’s essential to know them because they will affect the accuracy of your chart. These include:
- Illness and exhaustion
- Disturbed sleep or lack of sleep
- Sleeping with an electric blanket
- Alcohol consumption
- Emotional distress
If you experience any of these factors, it will be nearly impossible to read accurately. It might take you several cycles before you can know the accurate indication of ovulation. Sometimes experts recommend using the basal body temperature technique in conjunction with cervical mucus monitoring and other physical ovulation signs, an ovulation predictor kit.
You also need to follow the directions that come with your ovulation thermometer to get the best results. Schedule appointments with your fertility expert or health care provider whenever you need help interpreting your chart.
What are the pros and cons of relying on a basal thermometer?
Basal body thermometer benefits:
On the plus side, basal thermometers are inexpensive and easy to use. They provide a no intervention way to know how your cycles operate so you can create a reasonable sex schedule to increase your chances of conception. You can also rely on an ovulation thermometer to detect pregnancy – a rise in basal body temperature, which occurs 18 days after ovulation, could be a sign that you have conceived. However, you shouldn’t be tempted to use this technique as a birth control method because it’s not reliable. Approximately 24% of women who rely on methods like basal body temperature to prevent pregnancy still get pregnant.
Basal Ovulation thermometer cons:
The basal body temperature reading may not always be reliable when it comes to the cons. For instance, if you have a fever, have consumed alcohol, or not getting a good night’s sleep, your temperature will be high, so the reading you get will not be accurate. Also, infertility patients and long time TTC can find it hard to take the temperature every other day as it is a potent reminder that you have not yet conceived. If this is a problem for you too, you should consider using purchasing our ovulation tests. Here you’ll get to pee on the ovulation test and detect an increase in your luteinizing hormone levels, which is known to trigger the release of the egg. However, the slightly cost will be higher compared to using a basal thermometer.
What to Know Before You Buy a Basal Body Thermometer
What is a basal thermometer?
A basal body thermometer or ovulation thermometer is a device that measures your temperature like a regular thermometer. The only difference is that it measures the temperature when your body is at rest to help predict ovulation.
Can you use a regular thermometer in place of the ovulation thermometer?
Unlike the regular thermometer, your ovulation thermometer measures small temperature increments to the second decimal place. Other thermometers cannot provide such readings, so you cannot use them for your BBT chart as you will not get an accurate reading.
How accurate are basal body thermometers?
High-quality ovulation thermometers, like those we provide at Fertility2Family, are capable of detecting temperature change is in two decimal places, making it easy to predict ovulation and your fertility window. Therefore, be sure to buy an ovulation thermometer to get the best our of taking your BBT.
What’s the normal basal body temperature?
Everyone is different, so there isn’t a normal basal body temperature. However, before ovulation, most women will have an average BBT of 36.1°C (97°F) and 36.4°C (97.5°F). These temperatures will rise after ovulation and remain high during the second half of the cycle.
What’s the basal body temperature after ovulation?
The female egg is released from the follicle, and the basal body temperature will increase between 36.4°C (97.6°F) and 37°C(98.6°F). The BBT will drop again if you do not conceive. This temperature drop causes the shedding of the uterine lining, leading to your periods, and a new menstrual cycle starts after that.
Where should you place your basal thermometer while taking a reading?
Generally, you can use your ovulation thermometer the same way we use a regular thermometer. If you opt to use the thermometer orally, you will place the tip under your tongue or at the back of the mouth for better accuracy.
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