Why chart?

If you are anxious to get pregnant soon, learning how to keep a BBT (basal body temperature) chart is vital. Here are 8 reasons to chart:

  1. To see when and if you ovulate
  2. To calculate the cycle length
  3. To calculate the follicular and the corpus luteum phases
  4. To assess if you had sex at the right time
  5. To diagnose pregnancy early on
  6. To evaluate your cycle for fertility problems
  7. To see if your fertility medication was successful
  8. To assess other fertility signs such as cervical mucus or cervical position with actual ovulation on the BBT

Although it takes the average fertile couple five to six months to get pregnant, 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 period. 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.

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Lesson 7: The Lowdown on Basal Body Temperature