silly question but....

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  1. Lisa2701

    Lisa2701 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    At the risk of sounds silly i have a question....

    I've been reading up about temping etc, and it seems as though you have to take your temperature either orally or vaginally?? Is there a reason you can't use a digital ear thermometer, aren't they supposed to be the most accurate:shrug:?

    :flower:Lisa:flower:
     
  2. hayzeb

    hayzeb Unexpectedly Expecting!

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    Hi I think that people don't use them as they are not two decimal points but if you have one with two decimal points then I think there is no problem using it.
     
  3. Lisa2701

    Lisa2701 Well-Known Member

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    ahh i see. no the one i've got doesnt' have 2 decimal places. how important is that to temping?

    I had a massive dip yesterday from 36.8c to 36.2c and today its up at 37.0c i think, if i remember right. anyone have an idea of why i had the dip? Sorry totally new to all of this.

    Lisa xx
     
  4. Caterpiller

    Caterpiller Not cooperating

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    You need to see to two decimal places, as some times the difference can be a little as .01 of a degree in your core BBT. The difference between follicular and luteul phase can be as little as .20, so catching the second decimal place is important.
     
  5. Lisa2701

    Lisa2701 Well-Known Member

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    ahhh i see. WEll in that case i think i need to go shopping.... typical, just like me to start something without understanding fully! Ok, another silly question then, does tesco sell them....lol i'm heading out there soon anyway. lol. x
     
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    Caterpiller Not cooperating

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    Boots does - two versions - one that actually tracks your temps for three months - but the regular BBT is fine - I don't know how much they are unfortunately, as I live overseas and bought mine here. Good luck
     
  7. Lisa2701

    Lisa2701 Well-Known Member

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    thank you caterpiller, i'm sure i can get one tomorrow then. x
     
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    pichi TTC on hold

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