Digital Basal Thermometer
A Basal Thermometer is an important buy if you are planning on charting your basal body temperature (BBT) so that you can find out when you are about to ovulate. Being able to pinpoint this time is vital in being able to plan the timing of sexual intercourse, which will hopefully lead to conception.
- Large, easy-to-read digital display
- Reads in Fahrenheit
- Digital Recall Memory of last temperature reading
- Thermometer beeps at peak temperature
- Can be used under the armpit, orally or rectally
- Certified accuracy to 1/5th of a degree
- CE approved
- includes storage case and instructions
- FREE BBT Chart sent by email!
What is ovulation and the process of conception?
As the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words so we have included a short video which we feel gives an excellent short description of ovulation, including the whole process of conception (fertilisation and implantation) from the release of the egg from the ovary right up to the implantation of the fertilised egg at which point pregnancy has occurred, HCG is produced and the embryo starts to grow.
When a woman ovulates, a rise in body temperature takes place in order to provide a more fertile environment for conception. By monitoring when this temperature change occurs, you can determine when ovulation takes place in your cycle. Recording each day’s basal body temperature with a basal thermometer will help you predict ovulation!
What is my BBT ?
Your basal body temperature (BBT for short) is your resting body temperature ie your temperature when you are at rest.
When should I take my temperature?
You should take your temperature, orally under the tongue, every morning before you do anything else – even before you get up!! Just the act of getting up increases body temperature so keep the thermometer right by the bed. You should then write down the temperature recorded. The temperature rise (spike) takes place shortly after ovulation and will stay slightly elevated until you start your next period.
How do I measure my BBT ?
You will need to use a high accuracy clinical thermometer- the easiest to use is a digital thermometer that measures to 2 decimal places
Where do I put the thermometer to measure my BBT ?
For most women the best & simplest place to measure your BBT is under your tongue
How long do I leave the digital thermometer under my tongue ?
Most digital thermometers will beep when they have reached a stable temperature, making it quick and easy to know when to remove the thermometer. It usually takes around 1-2 minutes for this to happen.
What do I do with the basal body temperature results ?
You will need to chart the BBT results on a temperature chart , so that you will be able to see the pattern develop.
Is there anything I should not do when doing my BBT ?
Moving around, eating, drinking, smoking & even talking will raise your temperature, so make sure you do the temperature immediately upon waking each morning. If possible measure it while you are still “half asleep”.
What else can raise my basal temperature apart from ovulation ?
Illness if associated with fever will alter your resting temperature making interpretation of results problematic.
How does BBT charting help me predict my fertile time ?
Charting your basal temperature is helpful in determining whether and when ovulation occurs. Ovulation is the release of an egg (ovum) from the ovary and usually happens only once in each menstrual cycle. Conception can take place only if intercourse takes place immediately before , during or immediately after you ovulate.
By carefully recording your basal temperature when you first awaken, you will begin to notice a pattern of temperature fluctuation in your monthly cycle. The slight increase in basal temperature is an indication of ovulation or fertility.
What other bodily changes should I look for to know when I am about to ovulate?
The consistency of cervical mucus changes throughout the menstrual cycle. Usually after you finish your bleed you will have 3/4 days when you have dry days. The wetness then increases daily usually lasting about 9 days at which point the mucus will become plentiful, slippery, clear and stretchy. The best comparison is that it is like egg whites and at this point it is a good sign that ovulation will occur in the next couple of days. After ovulation occurs the mucus will again become more sticky less stretchy and then drier again.
How do I use a Digital Basal Thermometer
Our article explains how easy it is to use a Basal Thermometer