BBT Charting for Fertility

Basal Body Temperature Charting, aka “BBT” charting can be helpful for  both fertility and cycle tracking. In fact, BBT charting, when done correctly, BBT charting may be a helpful way for you and your providers to glean all kinds of information about your cycle. From if and when you’re ovulating, to where there may be hormonal imbalances, BBT charting has the potential to be a very helpful tool!

That said, without a little guidance, BBT charting may feel a bit confusing and tedious. 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.

BBT Charting Helpful Guidelines

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.

Our favorite apps for tracking the cycle and charting are Kindara or Fertility Friend.

You’ve got this!