Another NFP question


#1

For those of you who use STM, can you help me figure something out?

I have been waking up before my alarms goes off at 6:30am, and I take my temp then, just to see the differece from then till 6:30am. Sometimes, my temp before 6:30am is lower, sometimes higher than when I take it at 6:30. I don’t get up at that time, I just take my temp at that time to make sure I always take it at the same time.

So, the days I wake up before my alarm goes off, I take my temp, go back to sleep or try to go back to sleep and then my alarm goes off and take my temp again.

Which temp should I use for my charts? For expample… a few days ago, I woke up at 5:30am and took my temp. It was 97.1. I fell back asleep and at 6:30 I took it and it was 96.6. The room temperature didn’t change, I have the heater set at a certain temperature and I use my blankets, so I wasn’t cold. I was thinking of using the 96.6 temp, but I don’t know if I should.

Any suggestions on how to handle this chart-wise?


#2

That’s a good question…
In those (few) cases for me (who wakes up BEFORE their alarm!?! :stuck_out_tongue: )… I would actually chart BOTH, making little notes of the times next to the temperature dots…

Usually, a single data point can be thrown out if it’s an “outlier”… so I don’t worry about single day issues like that…

But if it happens regularly, then having the 2 temperatures charted would allow you to see the relative change from day to day…

Make sense? HTH!


#3

It’s been happening alomost every day. In past charts, when it happened once or twice, I’d char both, but now it’s an almst every day thing… I guess I should chart them both anyway? This is going to make my charts more confusing… :shrug:


#4

Maybe… or maybe not… it might actually clear up things for you if you’re able to see the trends correctly…

Are you usually able to see a distinct temperature rise after ovulation? (at least 0.4 deg F jump)? Or is that still difficult to determine?


#5

That’s a tough question. Before I was pg w/Julian, my temps would rise by .2 F then slowly reach .4 F. Then, the month I got pg it went up by .6F, same with the cycle following the m/c. This month it started again with .2 F, went down .1 F, then went up .4 F. Unless I’m reading this chart wrong (since the m/c I have a hard time interpreting), then it went up by .4 F. :confused:


#6

Yeah… It may help to have a second set of eyes look at your charts… maybe a local NFP teacher?
It’s hard to make guesses without seeing all the details, ya know?

Good luck… PM me if you need any help!!!


#7

Ok, so I just looked at my Art Of NFP book, and I guess I answered one of my questions. I had an overall thermal shift. Even thoughit went down it still counts since it was .1 F above the low temps.

So, now I just have to plot the other extra temps and see if I see a pattern.

Thanks for trying to help Emily. I think I’ll email my chart to my NFP instructor and see what he says.


#8

Since I got the waking up early part down, I wanted to post what I posted on the pregnant or not thread to see if someone could give me a hand with this…


#9

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