Basal Body Temperature Charting (BBT)
BBT charting for fertility and cycle tracking is a helpful way for your providers to glean all kinds of information about your cycle and where various phases of your cycle might be out of balance. It is also particularly helpful for guiding us in prescribing the right herbal formulas!
Your charts don’t need to be perfect. Try to stick to the guidelines below and don’t stress too much if you have to skip a day here and there.
Important guidelines to follow when taking your BBT
Please note that these are ideal guidelines. The realities of your life may make meeting these ideals difficult or impossible at times. Ovulation can usually be detected even under less than ideal condition. The closer you can get to the ideal, however, the more accurate and reliable your ovulation detection, analysis and interpretation will be.
- Take your temperature before rising in the morning as any activity can raise your BBT.
- Take your temperature at about the same time every morning.
- Take your temperature after at least three consecutive hours of sleep.
You’ve got this!