Not getting pregnant? Here’s another key reason to chart BBT

When trying to conceive turns into a mystery and a labor of love, charting basal body temperature (BBT) is a proactive and inexpensive way to find some answers. 

What you’ll need:

  • A digital basal thermometer
  • A paper or digital way to record cycle day on the x axis and waking temperature on the y axis (There are lots of apps for that!)
  • A scientist’s mind: Replicate the way you take your temperature every morning as soon as you wake - before kissing your partner, before petting your cat or dog, before moving around or doing anything else.

A well-known reason to chart BBT is to determine if, when and how smoothly ovulation is occurring. carkeyBBTweb

The lens of Chinese medicine gives us another reason

Maintaining a BBT chart can illuminate these temperature irregularities or imbalances that can impact fertility:

  1. Excess heat (temperatures are too high during the follicular phase before ovulation).
  2. Deficiency (temperatures are too low in the luteal phase after ovulation).
  3. Stagnant Qi and Blood (temperatures are erratic).

I encourage my clients to chart BBT

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