How BBT Works as an Ovulation Calculator

Tips to Use BBT for Ovulation Calculation (Basal Body Temperature)

Ready to start temping?  And want to make sure you're doing it right? Here are our top 3 tips to BBT most effectively: Temp every day. Temping is not like ovulation tests -- it depends on consistent, daily data so that you can find a consistent temperature shift during a full ovulation cycle.   Temp at the same time every day BEFORE you get out of bed. BBT is your resting temperature, and you need to take it before you even leave the bed in the morning. Even more than a half an hour time difference can affect your results (...

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How Basal Body Temperature Works as an Ovulation Calculator

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is your body temperature at rest, and can only be accurately taken immediately when you wake up. BBT rises after ovulation, due to increased Progesterone released from the corpus luteum after ovulation. Ovulation can be detected on a BBT chart for the day before the BBT rises. BBT remains high if there is a pregnancy.   An increase of 0.5-1ºF indicates the BBT spike, and occurs hours after ovulation. The purpose of tracking and creating a BBT chart is to find the BBT spike. Traditionally, women take their body temperature and manually mark the reading on...

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How to Choose the Ovulation Calculator

How to Choose the Right Ovulation Calculator Method for You

Each of these tools – ovulation strip kits, BBT charts, and progesterone (PdG) tests – has their own strength, but each also has its limitations.  Below are the strengths and limitations of each ovulation calculator. You can even use two or three of them together to get even more accurate results.      

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How to Get Pregnant Naturally

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is also called “fertility awareness”. It is a method of targeting the most fertile time for getting pregnant and is also used as a natural birth control without drugs or devices. It combines the calendar/rhythm method, the basal body temperature method, and the cervical mucus method. 1. Period Tracking (the Calendar/Rhythm Method) Period calculators that predict your next period and period trackers that log your period are the first step to natural family planning -- the period is the foundation of all other natural cycles in the female body, including ovulation. In order to use period tracking...

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How to Get Pregnant Naturally with Premom

Many women look for ways to get pregnant naturally when first deciding that they want to have a child. The benefits of planning a natural pregnancy include having personal control over one’s own pregnancy, avoiding artificial methods that may be invasive or expensive, and a more conscious awareness of one’s overall health during the fertility process. If you have any pregnancy questions, it may be a good idea to begin here. 1. Educate yourself about pregnancy — know the hormones LH, PdG, HCG, and how they affect your body and your pregnancy. There are three major hormones that are especially...

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