Here Is Your Ultimate Guide To BBT’ing And Getting Reliable Results
OPK’ing isn’t the only way to gain more knowledge about the fickle ways of your cycle. BBT’ing or Basal Body Temperature is another great method.
Unlike the OPK, the BBT shows you a pattern of your cycle. It doesn’t give you ‘real-time’ information about your ovulation. Instead, the rise of your temperature signifies that your ovulation has already occurred.
With a BBT thermometer, you measure your waking temps every morning. It takes only about a minute but you will gain a ton of information.
Having this information is very helpful when you are trying to conceive. It’s important, however, to remember that you need to measure your waking temps with precision and accuracy.
Now that you have reliable measurements, you need to know how to interpret them. You only need a chart (download one from our website!) and a pen. Write down your waking temp every day along with notes about any unusual events, such as traveling, taking medication, drinking alcohol, or having a fever. Also note down any stress. These things can have a big influence on the interpretation of your chart.
Armed with the pattern of your cycle, you are able to plan the baby dance with your partner accordingly. You will know when your fertile window occurs. Baby dancing during this time increases your chances of conceiving significantly.