What is the Basal Temperature for?

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Basal temperature is a way to discover what happens during the cycle and discover the woman’s most fertile day with just one instrument: the thermometer . Measuring the basal temperature can help women to know a little more about their body and can also facilitate pregnancy when looking for one. In addition, many girls also discover that they may be pregnant through temperature. But how does basal temperature work? It is about dealing with the temperature variations that the hormones of the different phases of the cycle provide. Well, to better understand the basal temperature we must know 3 basic principles:

  1. Follicular, ovular and luteal . In the follicular phase the predominant hormones are estrogens, they stimulate the follicles and also make the endometrium thicken for implantation of the zygote. In the ovular phase, it is when the LH comes into action, it causes the egg to leave the follicle and thus ovulation happens, and in the luteal phase is where the corpus luteum formed by the follicle that housed the egg, becomes a cyst that produces progesterone.

  2. Progesterone leaves the body with a higher temperature than the other two phases of the cycle, so if the temperature is higher, we can say that ovulation has already happened.

  3. A lot of discipline and willpower, since the basal temperature has to be the first thing to be done in the morning, still without getting out of bed and without moving a lot.

Note the temperature daily is mandatory and to get a better idea about the temperatures, there are websites specialized in graphics such as the Fertility Friend website all in English and Mama & co in Portuguese. Both mark the days of ovulation if detected. There are mobile applications that also have this purpose. The most used is Ovu View available on Google Play and the App Store. But there are also others like Period Calendar, Period Tracker and Love Cycles or sites like Fertility Friend.

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There are two places where the temperature becomes more reliable to measure, in the vagina and in the mouth. But there are those who sleep with their mouths open and then the temperature becomes disposable. If you don’t know whether to snore or sleep with your mouth open then it is best to measure vaginally. Armpit can also be used, but it is not an ideal place to have a 100% correct temperature. The best thing is to try to measure vaginally yourself. The thermometer – To measure the basal temperature the thermometer can be the normal, digital or mercury of those bought in pharmacies to measure children’s fever. There are also special thermometers for basal temperature, but these are rarer to find and are usually sold outside Brazil as this is where the basal temperature is most taken seriously by doctors and in some cases is indicated. The temperature can also be measured by ear thermometers,of those in which it takes only 2, 3 seconds to get the result. Remember, to be able to interpret the graph more safely, you must put all the symptoms and also practice the Billings method together. These two methods together are great for anyone looking to get pregnant.

See also: Basal Temperature

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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