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    pennylo

    Since I'm not very comfortable tracking my cervical fluid, is just recording my temperature good enough to know when I have ovulated?

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    Courtney

    Hey pennylo, while tracking your temperatures alone can let you know when you ovulated, you'll need to track your cervical fluid to determine the length of the fertile window. Temperatures only let you know when you ovulated AFTER the fact, whereas cervical fluid lets you know when you're becoming fertile and approaching ovulation. So temperatures alone are not very useful, whether you're trying to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy. 

    Tracking your cervical fluid may seem weird at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy! Here's an article about how to track your cervical fluid: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22959861-How-do-I-measure-cervical-fluid-

    And, here's an article about what your CF observations mean in terms of your fertility: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23642546-Cervical-Fluid-and-Fertility

    If you have any questions about charting your CF, let me know!

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    carpentershomeschool

    What if your temp drops back down around 8 days after ovulation to 97.2. Right after ovulation it was 98.1. What does that mean for my cycle? I've had 4 miscarriages.

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    Courtney

    Hi there, 

    It depends. Midway through the luteal phase, many women experience a second, smaller surge of estrogen, which may cause a temporary drop in temperature and may coincide with a day or two of wet cervical fluid. However if this is the case, your temperatures should go back up after the drop for the rest of your cycle.

    If your temperatures drop and stay low for the rest of your cycle, this may indicate that your body isn't producing enough progesterone, which can cause difficulties with sustaining a pregnancy. If you think this could be the case, you may want to talk with your doctor about getting your hormones tested (or order a home hormone test).

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    carpentershomeschool

    My temp was back up to 98.1 this morning and I had very little egg white type fluid yesterday and today do that must be it. I almost stopped taking my temp after it went up thinking there wouldn't be a fluctuation so I can see now why it's important to do the whole cycle! Thank you.

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    sunny.nicole.bolden

    Hello. For whatever reason, my temps for three cycles from days 1-9 have not been very low-- from 97.9-98.2-- then on the days right before ovulation (days 10-12) my temps dip down to 97.0-97.2. Ovulation is pretty obvious because on day 13 my temps are always up and stay up for 14 days. So why are my temps from days 1-9 so dang high? Do I just "run warm?"

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    Courtney

    Hi there, yes, it's possible your temperatures are just slightly warmer than average throughout your cycle. Some women will experience a dip in their temperatures right before ovulation, so that's normal, as well. However, if your temps following the dip in the same range as before (97.9-98.2), then it's unlikely you ovulated. Your temp on the day of the temp shift (and for the next 2 days) must be at least .1 degrees higher than the temps from the previous 6 days to count as a temperature shift.

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    rochebrittany

    It seems that my BBT is consistently high (98.8-99.0). Is that normal?? I take my temp the second my alarm goes off, still lying in bed. I stopped birth control pill mid August and had my period Dec. 1 for the first time since stopping BC. There is no significant temp rise in my chart. Advice???

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    Courtney

    Hey Brittany, some women's temperatures are just higher or lower than others' throughout their cycles, so higher temps may be normal for you. Also, it is possible for it to take 6 months or longer to start ovulating again after going off hormonal birth control, so I recommend to keep tracking your temperatures and see if you notice an ovulatory pattern within the next few months :)

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    Courtney

    Hey Brittany, some women's temperatures are just higher or lower than others' throughout their cycles, so higher temps may be normal for you. Also, it is possible for it to take 6 months or longer to start ovulating again after going off hormonal birth control, so I recommend to keep tracking your temperatures and see if you notice an ovulatory pattern within the next few months :)

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    fadeke.mary

    Hi Courtney , am having issue on how to track my temperature . Please explain to me more on how to track my temperature if it's getting high or low. Thank you

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    Lauren

    Hi Mary, thanks for contacting us!  I'm happy to give you more information about tracking your BBT :)  As you take your temperature throughout your cycle, you may notice that your temperatures follow a pattern of consistently lower temperatures, followed by a phase of consistently high temperatures.  When your temperatures transition from the low phase to this high phase, that signals that ovulation has occurred.

    You can read more about tracking your basal body temperature in this article :)

    https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23626932-BBT-101

    Hope that helps!

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    fadeke.mary

    Ok. Thanks

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    reddbleezy54

    I need help reading my chart can anyone help me.Please as I am Ttc

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    reddbleezy54

    My temps has risen up since 8dpo and today makes 11dpo it says 2 more days till AF but I've also have thick Creamy CF for a week now

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    Lauren

    Hi Redd Bleezy, thanks for contacting us!  Sure, I'm happy to look over your chart for you.  Feel free to send a message or send your chart directly to feedback@kindara.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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    christina_sanchez0817

    I have been off birth control since November 2014, after being on it for 10 years. This month I used the kindara app for the first time. Tested my nasal temp every morning before getting out of bed. I had a drop in temperature before it peaked indicating ovulation, however my ovulation at home test never came out positive. I've noticed during my luteal phase that I've had temputre drops twice, dropped as low as pre ovulation temps. Does this mean my hormone levels are off? I had my hormones checked two months ago and my doctor did state my follicale stimulating hormone was low. I want to get your opinion because if my hormones are still not in track from being off the pill for so long I think I should see a specialist already instead of waiting a whole year of trying to see a specialist.

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    christina_sanchez0817

    I meant basal not nasal temp

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    Lauren

    Hi Christina, thanks for contacting us!  Most women's bodies return to their normal cycling pattern after about 3-6 months off the pill, so it's unlikely that your body is still adjusting back to normal after all this time.  If you're seeing low temperatures during your luteal phase, it's more likely that a deficiency in progesterone is the culprit rather than a deficiency in the follicule-stimulating hormone.  However, that said, one or two low temperatures during your luteal phase isn't necessarily cause for alarm - many women commonly experience a drop in temps for a day or two during their luteal phase because of a second surge of estrogen that happens during this time.  If this happens often, or happens more than 3 or so times during a cycle, you may want to consider seeing a specialist but otherwise this isn't necessarily a conclusive sign that something is wrong.  I hope this helps!

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    christinatasca

    Hi there! I seem to have a very low BBT, as in the high 96/ low 97 degree range. It still doesn't increase much even after I ovulate. At least I think I'm ovulating. This is the first time I'm properly tracking and I did notice a temp shift. Is this normal or could it have an impact on my ability to conceive? Have been TTC for a year, but not tracking fertility signs.

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    chloeclavue

    I have only taken two temps. One the day before my period and it was 96.6. Then today I got my period and it was 95.5. I am wondering if I am an ice cube?!!! Why are these so low.

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    lyndsay_engstrom

    I am currently breastfeeding my 7 mo old but would like to get pregnant this coming summer so I started tracking my temp. I have not seen any type of pattern so far. Does this mean I am not ovulating?

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    lisadryce

    My temps have been rather low this go round with CD 1 being only 97.00

    CD2 97.22

    CD3 97.27

    CD4 97.33

    CD5 97.25

    CD6 97.23

    CD7 97.29

    Does it look as if I need a new BBT Thermometer? I am taking my temperature same time first thing before I get out of bed. I keep it under my pillow so I have very little movement.

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