If you are anxious to get pregnant soon, then the BabyMed BBT (basal body temperature) chart is the tool you'll need. Here is an example of a completed BabyMed Fertility Chart for one month.
But exactly how does it work? And how do I read it? It looks like something from NASA! We know. Don't worry; this doesn't take a biology degree. Very soon you'll be creating your own charts and getting helpful input on your results from fellow members and from the BabyMed Fertility Center experts. Read on and you'll catch on quickly. We promise.
8 Reasons To Chart?
- To see when and if you ovulate
- To calculate the cycle length
- To assess if you made love at the right time
- To diagnose a pregnancy early on
- To evaluate your cycle for fertility problems
- To see if your fertility medication was successful
- To correlate other fertility signs such as cervical mucus or cervicalposition with actual ovulation on a BBT chart (see Other Signs below)
- To calculate the follicular and the corpus luteum phases (a key to possible infertility issues)
Although it takes the average fertile couple five to six months to conceive, the time to conceive can often be less than three to four months for fertile couples who know when they are fertile and who engage in regular and frequent intercourse during the fertile time. And after you've successfully conceived, the BBT chart can help you decide it's time for a pregnancy test. When a woman is pregnant, her temperature remains elevated beyond the 14 days after ovulation.