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Temperature and Ovulation

One of the things you will soon learn about as you start your journey towards becoming a parent is the close relationship between temperature and fertility.

Men will need to be newly aware of the temperature as, for example, a soak in a hot bath can actively harm their chances at conceiving! For women, temperature is a less of a threat to fertility and more an important map that, if you understand it can guide you to the best time in your cycle to help you conceive.

What Does It Mean?

To learn how you can use your body temperature as a guide to your fertility you need to understand what it means: how does it change over the course of your cycle, and what patterns do you need to look for?

In the immediate prelude to ovulating, your body temperature takes a small dip – it doesn’t every time, nor for every woman, but it is regular and widespread enough to make it a useful thing to look for. Even more common is the 0.2 degree boost to your temperature after you ovulate.

Every body is different, and while you might not fit this template precisely, you should still be able to identify a pattern around the time you ovulate that shows how your body responds and which you can use to predict just when you’re going to release an egg each cycle. As you can only become pregnant not more than five days before and one day after this, knowing when this single event takes place in advance is a huge advantage when you’re trying to get pregnant.

Signal and Noise

The problem is these dips and spikes in temperature are relatively small and subtle. They’re easily swamped by the physical activity of day to day life: it doesn’t need a big workout to send your temperature climbing, simply getting out of bed in the morning can swamp the signals your body is sending with noise, and it make them impossible to interpret.

Find out more about core temperature technology and fertility here

Getting Good Results

People taking their temperature manually have to exercise discipline, and make sure it’s the first thing they do in the morning, before getting out of bed. This gets you the closest reading to your ‘basal body temperature’ the basic maintenance temperature that your body falls to in rest, but even that is liable to disruption.

OvuSense gets around this problem, as it’s sensor monitors the temperature directly within the vagina through the night, giving a true reading of the fluctuation of progesterone throughout your cycle and producing a prediction that’s correct 96% of the time, which can give you a real advantage when you’re trying to conceive.

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