As the proud owner of a female body, I sometimes feel like I'm operating a thermonuclear reactor without a manual. Biology is always confusing, but the inner mechanisms never felt more obscure than when I was trying to conceive. Charting your basal body temperature BBT can help you pull back the curtain, at least a bit, by helping you identify your fertile days in the progress of a simple graph. However, one question floating around the internet absolutely demands an answer: Is vaginal or oral temping more accurate when TTC?
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Some properties of rectum and vagina as sites for basal body temperature measurement
An important aspect of fertility charting, is of course the thermometer! At first you may think it is as easy as sticking a thermometer in your mouth, and although that is basically it, as you go along some questions may be popping into your head. In this blog post I am answering 5 of the most common questions I get about temping.
The choice of site for body temperature measurement and consistency in positioning the thermometer are important in achieving reliable and interpretable basal body temperature graphs in women. The distribution of temperatures in vagina TV and rectum TR were measured in women upon awakening. There were no significant differences between TR and TV at insertion depths of 5, 9, or 13 cm.