temp question (m/c ment)

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Registered: 04-03-2003
temp question (m/c ment)
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 2:51am
I know this might sound a bit odd to ask, but here goes.

I don't actually temp but on the odd occassion I do take my waking temp just to have a look and obviously worry myself -lol. My temp always seems to be the same in the later half of my cycle e.g 97.7 does this seem normal and does it have to change much everyday, everyones that I check out don't seem to have that flat line that I do. I have had two miscarriages in the past year so I am obviously ovulating and AF is also pretty well regular but these temps have me worried. Also before ovulation (or what I expect to be) my temps are often 97.3, and also pretty flat.

I must admit I used to temp about 2 yrs ago and there was abit more of a variation, but always seemed quite low too. Should be temps be higher. I also look it this morning hoping for a rise as I am trying to become pregnant again and still at 97.7 approx 10 Dpo so I guess this is not a good sign of pregnancy either.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 10:16am
Well from what I have read your waking temps really don't reflect much as far as your fertility cycle goes. That said, the differenc between pre and post O is normally (according to Fertility Friend online) aprox 4/10th of a degree, so sounds like you are pretty normal. Flat line temps are not anything to worry about if there is a biphasic shift (lower before O, then higher) just makes it easier to analyse. I wish mine were more stable!!! If you really want to chart though it would be more revealing to temp on waking.