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How Do You Get Pregnant
My name is Neville Pettersson and I am the webmaster and chief editor of this website. I’m happily married with 2 kids
Of all the ways that a woman can help herself to get pregnant more quickly, one of the most helpful but frequently overlooked tools is a basal thermometer. Basal thermometers are used to take your resting temperature. They are used because they are much more accurate than a standard thermometer, and can take your temperature to the nearest tenth of a degree as compared to the standard thermometer, which measures to the nearest twentieth.
They are available in either basic or digital formats, and some digital basal thermometers
will actually chart your temperature for you. The reason that they are useful is
that your temperature changes subtly when you are ovulating. Careful use of a basal
thermometer and charting the results can not only tell you when you are ovulating,
but can also be used as an early way to detect pregnancy.
If you're trying to get pregnant and you attempt to chart your temperature using a regular thermometer, it will not be of any use to you, because the temperature variation that occurs when you are ovulating is minute -
The reason you take it before you get out of bed is that even the slightest body motion will raise your temperature, and you want to use your resting temperature after you have slept for at least five hours.
Basal thermometers come with a chart on which you mark down your temperature each day of your cycle, starting with the first day. A normal cycle will be low prior to ovulation, take a sudden dip downwards immediately before ovulation, then rise after you've ovulated, remaining high until you menstruate.
Using a basal thermometer and charting your daily results will not only greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant, if you track your temperatures over a few months you may actually be able to use it to tell you when you are pregnant. If you've been tracking for a few months, you'll have a pretty good idea of when in your cycle you can expect your temperature to fall, which is followed almost immediately afterwards by the onset of your menstrual cycle. If you know what day it should fall and it doesn't, and the temperature remains high, that's a pretty good indicator that you're pregnant and you should go purchase a pregnancy test!
Basal thermometers are relatively inexpensive, and unlike ovulation predictor kits, you only have to purchase it once and you can use it as many times as you need to while you're trying to get pregnant. If you run out of charts you can download more from the internet. If you're tracking your basal temperature on your own, it's a good idea to hold onto your chart, as if you find yourself still trying after a few months, your doctor may want to take a look at your results. It's also fun to paste your results into your baby book on the month you find out you're expecting!
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