What factors can affect BBT?

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What factors can affect BBT?
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Thu, 04-04-2013 - 3:36pm

I wanted to pass along this Q&A of factors that can affect your BBT: 

http://www.ivillage.com/basal-body-temperature-what-factors-can-affect-your-bbt/6-n-145388

What do you find hampers your BBT taking the most?

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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 12:24pm

One factor she doesn't talk about is shift work.  As someone who was TTC while working midnights, I can attest to the fact that even after 6 hrs of consecutive sleep, my temps were much higher when I awakened in the afternoon than they were on my nights off when I slept and temped at a "normal" morning time.  My midnight shift charts were very erratic as a result, and I had to rely on my EWCM a lot more to know when to schedule my IUI.


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Fri, 04-05-2013 - 4:12pm
I could see where that would be an issue.