What is the symptothermal method?

The symptothermal method is a method of natural family planning (PNF). It helps to understand where exactly you are in your cycle, i.e. whether you can get pregnant or not. You can observe different things fertility indicators, such as core body temperature and the Zervixschleim. Some calculation rules help interpret these fertility indicators and the cycle to evaluate reliably.

Having cervical mucus and If you evaluate the internal temperature of the body, you have a "double check". This means that fertile and infertile days can be distinguished much more precisely. The calculation rules of the symptothermal method have been researched and defined by several studies (see studies by Freundl G, Frank-Hermann P, Gnoth C et al.). 

Who is the symptothermal method suitable for?

The symptothermal method is great for everyone: women who are breastfeeding, women who work shifts, women with irregular cycles, women who want to have children, women who want to know themselves and their bodies better, and women of all ages.

How does the symptothermal method work?

The symptothermal method is based on the interaction of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, LH and FSH in the body:

Before ovulation your body is busy maturing several egg follicles. This is what FSH does. All of these growing pockets produce estrogen. The hormone estrogen strikes Zervixschleim - the closer you get to ovulation, the thinner and more transparent the cervical mucus becomes. The LH hormone is activated and triggers ovulation: the best, most beautiful and most developed follicle bursts out of the mature follicle and sends its egg on its journey. While the egg is on its way, the follicle calls it a day. It becomes the corpus luteum and produces progesterone. This hormone causes a characteristic increase in body temperature: this higher temperature remains until the onset of the next menstruation and a new one cycle it begins.

Changes from Zervixschleim and core body temperature uses the symptothermal method to measure yours cycle evaluate and distinguish between fertile and sterile days. Increased core body temperature is a sign that the ovulation took place and you are no longer fertile. Cervical mucus - the clearer, more prickly and transparent it becomes - is a sign that ovulation is approaching and that you are fertile. After ovulation when the Zervixschleim thick, lumpy or "disappears" altogether is a sign that ovulation has occurred and that you are no longer fertile. 

How is the symptothermal method used?

Every morning before you get up, take your temperature orally or vaginally and write it down. During the day you observe yours Zervixschleim and write down his condition in the evening. Compare the temperature values and the quality of the cervical mucus each evening to find out if yours ovulation has already happened or you are about to.

How is the symptothermal method used?

Every morning before you get up, take your temperature orally or vaginally and write it down. During the day you observe yours Zervixschleim and write down his condition in the evening. Compare the temperature values and the quality of the cervical mucus each evening to find out if yours ovulation has already happened or you are about to.

According to the rules of the symptothermal method, the ovulation occurs when these two conditions are met:

1) There was a spike in cervical mucus, eg Zervixschleim with very good quality (particularly clear, sticky and extensible) followed by three days of much lower quality cervical mucus.

2) An elevated temperature has occurred, meaning the temperature has been higher for at least three consecutive days than the previous six days. The third upper temperature value must be at least 0.2 ° C higher than the previous six days.

A slightly more complicated issue is the sterile days before ovulation. At the same time he plays Zervixschleim an important role: it serves as a sign of the onset of fertility. In addition, the last cycles are analyzed and, based on the increase in temperature, it is calculated when the first ovulation occurred. Again, the symptothermal method applies the "double check". cycle evaluate safely.

  • Disturbing factors cause an increase in basal body temperature without ovulation having already occurred. Very important: each of us is different and reacts differently to stress, etc. You can recognize a "noisy" temperature reading by the fact that your temperature suddenly rises for a day or two and then drops again.

  • The common disturbing factors that affect basal body temperature in many women are:

    - Drug use

    - unusual alcohol consumption

    - short / interrupted nights of sleep

    - Fatigue

    - Time change

    - Cold or illness w.

  • Advantages of the symptothermal method

    Observing the body's symptoms, including temperature, has been shown to work. It is not invasive at all, very meaningful and helps women to learn more about their body and its functions and to make self-responsible decisions. the syntothermic method helps you calculate your fertile days, always using a "double check".

  • Disadvantages of the symptothermal method

    The interaction of the different hormones is a miracle, but it is not a machine either. Different things can throw the system out of balance. And your everyday life isn't full enough? It also measures knowing and feeling what your body is doing - not that easy to implement. That is why it is easy to go wrong when implementing the symptothermal method, especially if the measurements are made selectively, that is, only in the morning, and the data is entered or annotated by hand.

  • Reliability of the symptothermal method

    The symptothermal method has been well studied for many years and its reliability in determining fertile days has been demonstrated by several studies.

trackle makes the symptothermal method easy

the syntothermic method, on trace based, it combines the core body temperature measured during the night with the information on Zervixschleim. It is very easy and essential for safety.
Because in order to be able to reliably tell when the ovulation took place and what is the current state of the cycle, the temperature values must be correctly measured, correctly transmitted and correctly combined with other bodily observations. This takes care of it trace System for you:

trace it only uses the internal body temperature from inside your body: the so-called surface temperature, for example on the wrist, is too easy to influence. trace measures while you sleep. This avoids error-prone spot metering in the morning - this contributes to safety. trace automatically transfers your temperature data - no more errors when entering curves, tables and apps. trace calculate yours cycle according to the standards of the symptothermal method - well studied and reliable.

  • Measure the core body temperature more accurately

    the track sensor uses a high-precision thermometer that records and stores body temperature to the nearest hundredth. It therefore complies with the requirements of syntothermic method - and not even the slightest deviation in temperature slips through his fingers.

  • Only in sleep

    The classic morning measurement is difficult: it requires a lot of discipline and a regular pace of life to be truly reliable. Measuring while you sleep makes your life easier: no matter when you get up, when you sleep, if you are disturbed at night or if you party longer in the evening: by measuring your basal temperature in sleep, however, the lowest value is recognized. Certainly.

  • trackle does the job for you

    Calculating, counting, observing rules, entering values - yes, it must be so that the results are correct. But you don't have to do it yourself, do you? Smart is for this Trackle-System. It transmits your data and calculates everything that is necessary for a reliable result.