Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.
After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about basal body temperature (BBT) charting:
- What is BBT charting, and how should it be done?
- How can temping be combined with OPKs and cervical position checking for even more accuracy — and more importantly, prediction?
- Are BBTs accurate if the woman is taking Clomid or another fertility medication?
- I’ve heard temping is not very accurate for women with PCOS. What are your thoughts on this?
- How long after ovulation should a woman’s BBT remain high? What might it mean if it doesn’t remain high for that long?
- What is the average basal body temperature before and after ovulation?
- If a woman’s BBT is below or above the average, what might this mean?
- If a woman’s BBT is all over the place (up and down, up and down), what might this mean?
- What is a fallback rise?
- What does it mean to have a slow rise instead of one big jump into higher temperatures?
- I know it is possible to have a temperature shift but not actually ovulate because this is what happened to me and other people I know. Because of this, is charting worth the trouble in your opinion?
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