How do I take my basal body temperature with a regular thermometer?

Asked 3 years ago

Hi, I want to track my BBT, but I've never done it before. Do I need a basal thermometer to chart or can I measure it with a regular thermometer? I'm assuming I just put it in my mouth like a regular one. What is the best time to take your temperature and how do I know if I'm pregnant? Holding thumbs!

Toni Henning

Thursday, October 07, 2021

You can use a normal thermometer, provided it measures temperature to at least one-tenth of a degree. Take your temperature at the same time every day, and from the same place. An increase in temperature could confirm that you are ovulating. You will most likely know you are pregnant when you miss a period.

Abeeha Qasmi

Sunday, October 10, 2021

You can track your basal body temperature orally at home with a standard thermometer.

A standard basal body thermometer should show one-tenth of a degree temperature. This small increments measurement is the main difference between basal body temperature and regular temperature.

You can find the BBT elevated orally at home, two to three days before the ovulation phase. This is the time when you are most fertile during the month.

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