Basal Body Temperature Information
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What is Basal Body Temperature?
Basal body temperature (BBT) is the temperature of your body at rest.
Why Would You Measure Your BBT?
BBT charting is a useful tool for couples trying to conceive because of its ability to confirm ovulation. BBT charting also helps the couple understand more fully the physiological processes surrounding ovulation. Not all women ovulate 14 days before their next period. In fact, for many women, the time between ovulation and their period (called the luteal phase) is shorter. A woman needs to have at least 10 days in this phase in order to allow enough time for the fertilized egg to reach the uterus and implant. If it is less, she will need to resolve the short luteal phase if she desires to maintain a pregnancy.