So confused about BBT accuracy

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Registered: 02-17-2002
So confused about BBT accuracy
Sat, 11-08-2008 - 10:39am

This is the first month I've been charting my temps. I didn't chart during AF but started right after. I was using the thermometer I had from when we were trying to conceive my first DS 6 years ago.

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Registered: 07-28-2005
Sat, 11-08-2008 - 1:48pm

Well, you've got a couple of curve balls thrown in on your chart here. The first is using different therms and the second is the daylight savings time change.

You can't really know anything by comparing the therms because they are all likely calibrated slightly differently and the regular therm could have a +/- accuracy of up to .5 degree!

I'm going to totally go out on a limb here and say that I think it is likely that you ovulated CD 15 or 16. I bet you'll see your temps rise over the next few days. If you see EWCM return, you'll want to get some BDing in, just in case though. :o)

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 11-08-2008 - 8:45pm
I agree with Susan.