I’m looking for advice from some NFP users. I’m tenatively starting to chart, based on a book I’ve read. I’m also trying to get into classes. There’s one at my church (Billings) and a Creighton neart me too.
My most pressing question is about body temp. I charted my temp today and found it to be 97.6 upon waking. I was disappointed because I needed it to be higher today. Now I’m wondering if my charts are going to be hard to read. So about 5 minutes later I took my temp again and it said 97.9. Don’t worry I know I can’t use that reading. But I thought it was starnge the in the matter of a few minutes It changed so much. Also, for those few minutes I was pretty much in bed lying there. Then I decided to take my temp again throughout the day. Consistently it hovers around 96.5. Why would it go down? I guess my question is could these low temps, be an indication of hypothyroid problems? I read that low BBT’s (below 97.5) could mean that. But I don’t know how that applies to temps throughout the day.
Any insight on temps are appreciated.
Also, I feel disappointed that I’ve read, when used correctly, NFP is 99% effective, but other statistics I’ve read have been less optimistic. If used correctly they say anywhere between 85 -98% effective. But more realistically, about 70-80%, since it’s hard to chart perfectly, (ie. not waking at same time, baby cries, etc.) Anyone have some insight there?
I feel like I need to at least give this a try, but I’m not hopeful. And my husband thinks he should just get a “V”. Help.