I took my temperature late. Now what?

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    carrie_lynne653

    Oh ok thank you... :)

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    simplyjoy82

    I've been taking my basal body temperature an hour early or 2 hours later than usual so I've decided To use the BBT adjuster online (it's a calculator that adjust my BBT temperature based on my regular temp-ing time)

    Is it accurate or should I just put whatever result I got on the chart even though I've taken my temp to early or to late than usual?

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    Courtney

    Hi there, 

    To clarify, the projected ovulation dates are not always correct, since they're based on an average of your past cycle data. They're meant to serve as a general reference for when you MAY be fertile, but it's possible that you could ovulate earlier or later than the prediction says you will. So no, it doesn't necessarily mean that your cycle is abnormal!

    Please read this article to learn how to get accurate basal temperature readings: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23651768-How-To-Get-An-Accurate-BBT-Temp

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    laurenfleay

    Just wondering the best way to chart your temp would be when you are often up through the night to go to the toilet or to children? And and sometime don't have that 3hour sleep before getting up in the morning. Finding it hard to get it right 😊

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    If you consistently take your temperature at different times each day of the week (for example if you always take your temperature at 8 AM Monday-Wednesday and 4 PM Thursday-Sunday), then yes, you may still be able to accurately detect a pattern. You may want to track your temperatures over the course of a few cycles to see what happens throughout each cycle before relying on them to determine when ovulation occurred. Just make sure to track your cervical fluid each day  as well - you can also track your cervical position for added confirmation of when you're fertile :)

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    Courtney

    Hey army65, you should be able to take your temperature within an hour of the time you normally wake up and still get an accurate reading. However, some women's bodies adjust much faster or slower than others! Keep tracking your temps over the course of the next few days and see if they remain high. If so, it's likely you had a temperature shift on June 7.

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    army65a

    I normally take my temp between 0430 and 0530. Today I took it at 0615 and it's the highest it's ever been. Is this a useable temp considering it was outside my normal window? I know that later in the morning can cause higher temps.

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    roxy_l28

    Why is my BBT lower during the day than when I wake up in the morning? I did a test of my thermometer and in the mornings I'm around 36.7celcius and during the day I drop under 36. Is this normal?

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    wyteriag

    I woke up 5:20a (normal 6) this morning and took my temp (97.56) and I took it again at 5:30a. I was sitting laying in the bed and nothing in my mouth, temp was (97.77). Which do I use? That's a big jump for 10 mins laying in the same position.

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    Marylynn Jones

    Can you take your temperature too early? I go to bed around 10:30pm and wake up around 4:25am for a workout class. Is 4:25am too early? My BBT has been in the low 96 range and it looks like average is in the 97 range. Could the early hour I'm taking it be affecting that?

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    Lauren

    Hi there, thanks for your question!  It's generally best to use your earliest temperature to record your BBT.  Just being awake for a while can cause your temperature a rise, so you'll get the most accurate results if you take your temp first thing in the morning every day.  Consistency is key to getting an accurate BBT reading.  Let me know if you have any questions about this.

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Taking your temperature at 4:25 AM may mean that your temperature is lower than if you took it at, say, 8 AM, but as long as you take your temperature around the same time each day, you should be able to notice a pattern in your temperatures and distinguish between pre-ovulatory and post-ovulatory temps. 

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    coralie.sherwin

    Hello, My question is: Does app automatically adjust your temperature if you take it at a time different to your temperature reminder alarm?

    I've got my "take temperature reminder" set for 5.40am but took it at 7.00am this morning. Temperature was 36.26 and I recorded this temperature, but it has appeared on the chart under 30.00. Has the app automatically adjusted the temperature because I took it later?

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    trmccloud33

    Hi, I typically get up to use the bathroom every morning around 3:30 to 4:30 and then go back to sleep for an hour or so. Since neither are ideal times for taking temps (sometimes I never even get back to sleep fully) which is the worst of two evils?

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    Sam

    Hi Coralie!  I think you wrote in about this to Feedback@kindara.com, so I will answer you there.  But please let me know if you have any other questions!

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    If you wake up EVERY morning between 3:30-4:30 to go to the bathroom, and you had at least 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep before that, just take your temperature at that time and record it in the app. Your temps should still be accurate, so long as you record them within no more than 1 hour of the same time each day.

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    elizabeth.a.marotta

    I am a really light sleeper and I toss and turn a lot. Will this make my temperature not accurate? I set my alarm for 6am so I try to wake myself up from sleep, but I usually wake up a lot during the early morning hours still

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    michele.sentell

    If my temperature doesn't spike within a few days after projected ovulation, am I taking my temperature wrong or is my cycle abnormal?

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    jacksons714

    Can I get an accurate temp with a nursing infant who does not always nurse at the same time in the night or get up for the day at a consistent time. Also, I sometimes don't get 3 straight hours of sleep.

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    carrie_lynne653

    I work third on 12 hr shifts on for 2 days off for 2-3 days.. I don't wake up at the same time every day because of appointments and errands and things... On the days I work I sleep til 3p or 4p... Does this mean that my BBT is not accurate..? I always sleep for 3-4 hrs and my temp runs about the same throughout my cycle in a biphasic way. Help I'm confused..! Thanks

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    wifee30104

    I normally take my temperature at 645, but this morning I got up at 4 to go to the bathroom. I took it then and it was 96.4. I went straight back to sleep and took it again at 645 (my regular time and it was 97.29. Which do I use? Also, I have not been keeping my thermometer in a warm place but I'm mid cycle and afraid if I start now it will mess up my charting. Thoughts?

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