Fertility Charting Myths: Ovulation Dip

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    jeriko

    So since there is only a small percentage of women who actually get the dip, would it be a waste to get a thermometer and not measure my temperature?

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    Courtney

    Hey there, 

    Not at all! What you're looking for when tracking your temperatures is not a temperature dip but rather a temperature rise. While you may or may not experience a temperature dip just before ovulation, if you ARE ovulating, you should almost certainly notice a rise in your temperatures after ovulation occurs. Your temperatures can also tell you if you're not ovulating or if there are any other problems with your cycle that may impact your fertility. So no, it wouldn't be a waste :)

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    kuntrygal7781

    I also heard that if temperature stays up before missed period it is a good indication that you may have conceived :)

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    Your temperature should stay up until your next period (or when you're supposed to get your next period) regardless of whether or not you have conceived, so this actually wouldn't be an indication of pregnancy. Please see this chart for reference: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23042017-Healthy-Cycle-Without-Conception

    A good sign that you are pregnant is if your temperatures stay high for 18 or more days during the luteal phase. Learn more about the luteal phase: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/23642456-What-is-the-Luteal-Phase-

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    Oli

    I sometimes think I have a temperature shift two days after ovulation. Is this possible? My CF is very fertile one day and my temp shifts one to 3 days later when my CF is actually creamier and not so much eggwhite-ish or watery. This confuses me a lot!

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    Courtney

    Hi Oli, the temperature shift generally occurs the day after ovulation - however, it's normal for your cervical fluid to start to dry up a day (or 3) before the temperature shift. You're still potentially fertile until you've confirmed a temperature shift. 

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    kslovett

    What about temperature spikes? I've noticed a temp spike 2 days before ovulation (correlated with opk and confirmed a being over cover line for 3+ days) 4 months in a row now. Any ideas?

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    Sam

    Hi kslovett, Thank you for writing Kindara. I may be able to help more if you send your chart in to Feedback@kindara.com so that I can have a look at what is going on.  However, OPKs aren't excellent at confirming ovulation because they have a threshold level (they measure Estrogen, generally) after which you will continually get a Positive result, even if you're a few days early.  The temperature shift (with the 3+ days) is the best way to confirm ovulation. It would be highly unusual to get a temperature shift + 3 days and then ovulate somewhere in between.  I think that's what you've said is happening, but perhaps I misinterpreted.  Please let me know if I can help with anything else. Thanks!

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    keebler82

    Not all women can count on cf to tell they are fertile... After my miscarriage I have not be able to count on anything to predict what's going on in my body and it's been 6 months. I've seen lots of women post about not having ewcm ... Do you believe preseed can act the same way and keep sperm alive in the body for days even if our own cf is not fertile ?

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    byrne76

    Yes wondering if preseed can act as our own cf if our's is not really there or fertile but it appears we are ovulating by temp?

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