celsius vs farenheit

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celsius vs farenheit
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Wed, 04-16-2003 - 11:08pm
I don't remember much of high school science, except that's when we converted from F to C or back again.

It seems that when I recorded my temp cycles 2 years ago when ttc my daughter the differences below and abolve the coverline were a lot less noticeable than the differences that I see in the charts in Taking Charge of YF. I am using a C thermometer.

Just wondering if there's a greater difference between tenths of a degree in celsius so the temp increase after ovulation, for example, would not be as significant as when recorded in F? Does that affect how easily you can read the charts, interpret the thermal shift etc? Would it help to use a F thermometer?

Caron



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Thu, 04-17-2003 - 3:34pm
I chart with a Celcius Thermometer. Usually there is still a fair jump in temp. I don't know about converting, and quite frankly I would be so lost if I were to try temping in F! FF and Ovusoft, both have options for temping in C. They also both draw the coverline for you, so you don't have to worry about it. And if you are totally lost, they will tell you when you O'd.

I wouldn't change just because of what the temp diff may be. Use whatever you are comfortable with and let the charting software do it for you.

If you want to see my charts,( which are messed up, but anyway..)

here is the link

http://www.FertilityFriend.com/home/1d472

Good Luck!

jenn

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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 7:47am
I would temp using whichever you are comfortable with. Your charts should still have noticeable thermal shifts when you O, regardless of which way you do. If you are interested, here is a link to converting software, for converting from C to F or vice versa! Sue

http://students.washington.edu/kyle/temp.html

Fall,Snowman
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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 10:56pm
This is the first month that I've charted (well, I charted before I got PG with my daughter) so I'm not sure if I'm Oing yet. I had a rise (which cooincided with my CM) but then had two days where the temp dropped to the coverline. So now I'm not sure if I did O or not...maybe it was just an out of the ordinary temp.

But (thought I'm not sure) if my thermometer were in F then the temp shift would be more noticeable (for one) and 2. the temp drop to coverline might not actually be at coverline.

This is kind of leading to --> if I didn't O then I may have to consider weaning my daughter in order to ttc later.

Gosh does that make sense?

Caron

PS I'm charting with pencil and paper so I will check out some of the software available and maybe that will take away some of the confusion for me! I see others using Fertility Friend...are there others?


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Fri, 04-18-2003 - 11:02pm
Sorry, I wasn't actually thinking of *converting* the temps...just whether I should go and find myself a F thermometer so that the temperatures would show greater jumps (on the chart) when there is a temperature increase.

EG. you need to find a temp increase of .2 degrees to identify the coverline. But if it's more sensitive in Farenheit (because in C it's a greater increase) then I may not be able to identify that early on.

Oh dear, I don't know if this makes sense at all!

Caron






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Sat, 04-19-2003 - 8:04am
TCOYF and Fertility Friend are both good charting software programs, and they could help you sort it out. I wouldn't worry yet about the fallback in temp, because some women do have a shift after they O and then fallback for a day or so. As long as your temp goes back up, you shouldn't need to worry about it, and it still would be w/in normal parameters. Check out the software and see what it does for this cycle, though! Be sure you share the link with us so we can check it out as well! Sue
Fall,Snowman
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Mon, 04-21-2003 - 11:24am
I agree with everyone else about charting in the scale you're used to using. I chart in F, but it was my understanding that C is more sensitive because you chart to .01 degrees whereas in F you chart to .1 degrees. Definitely check out the charting softwares, they'll really help you pin things down.

Good luck,

Christina

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