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What is a Basal Temperature Chart or Ovulation Calendar?

An Ovulation Calendar is a way of recording the characteristics of woman's cycle from month to month. If she knows the average length of her cycle and the day she usually ovulates, then she can plan the day she is likely to conceive in the next month.

A basal temperature chart gives a great deal of information about a cycle. If it is recorded carefully, it can identify the causes of any problems.

A Normal Basal Temperature Chart

When a woman is fertile, her (basal) body temperature varies in a particular way at different times of her cycle.   In  normal cycles, the temperature is low, about 36.5 (range usually 36.4 to 36.6) before ovulation and rises to 37 degrees soon after ovulation.  If there are major deviations from this pattern, ovulation will not occur. (Temperatures taken vaginally are sometimes higher than those taken orally).

Conditions at Ovulation

A temperature chart can be normal but the conditions in the ovary at the time of ovulation might not be suitable for normal fertilisation and development. 

My new e-book TEMPERATURE CHARTS makes you an expert!   It has sample charts (cycles that worked and ones that didn't), clear explanations and ways to solve most problems.

Also my easy to read book IT TAKES TWO tells you all you need to know about fertility and conception.

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RECORDING YOUR OWN CHART

It is very easy to measure your own basal temperature. In my experience, basal temperature is best measured in the vagina. Ask your pharmacist to sell you a suitable thermometer.  Do use one that measures in Centigrade. It is much easier to read and record. Once you have your thermometer and have downloaded your free CHART you will be ready to commence.

WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR CHART, YOU MIGHT WANT SOME HELP

If you've read the e-book TEMPERATURE CHARTS, you probably wont need my help. But you are welcome to email a list of your temperature readings on different days or scan your completed chart and attach it to an email. There is a small fee of $17.50 for my analysis and email response. Alternatively you might like to make an appointment. I consult in person in Adelaide or by telephone anywhere else, including outside Australia. To arrange for either the email interpretation or consultation, please EMAIL ME.

Download your free TEMPERATURE CHART and the INSTRUCTIONS.

The temperature charts and instructions are in a PDF format. If you do not already have a PDF reader installed on your computer you can download your free PDF reader from Adobe.

 


What should the temperature chart look like?

Day 1 is the first day of menstrual bleeding and your starting temperature should be between 36.4 and 36.6 degrees C.  At about day 13, there should be a small dip and on about day 14, the time of ovulation, your temperature should rise. In an ideal cycle it will reach 37 degrees C on day15 or 16 and stay at 37 until a day or so before your period.  If you are pregnant your temperature will stay at 37 degrees until you deliver.  There's really no need to have a pregnancy test!

EXAMPLE CHARTS

There are several examples of real charts in the E-BOOK. Some of these led to pregnancies and some had problems. I explain what went wrong and how the problems can be overcome.

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When should you have sex?
Ideally if you are trying to conceive you should make love frequently and not bother too much about the stage of your cycle.  You have a much greater chance of becoming pregnant if have sex before ovulation rather than at ovulation or later.  This is because it takes time for the sperm to swim up to the egg.   Try to have intercourse at least every second day during the week you are ovulating.


What do variations in temperature mean?

The e-book
TEMPERATURE CHARTS allow you to have the benefit of a professional consultation with an international expert at a tiny cost. And you can replay the talks as often as you wish.

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Are there natural solutions to hormone imbalances?

Hormone imbalances cause problems with ovulation. The imbalances are usually caused by exposures to toxic chemicals, stress or your diet.  I have frequently been able to regulate women's cycles just by changing their diet or lifestyle.  It takes a bit of adjusting but no major expense and certainly no technical intervention.
Email me today to arrange a consultation in person or by telephone.

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