Determine your ovulation with your basal body temperature

More and more women are dealing with theirs cycle and they want to understand how their bodies work. And the trackle cycle computer should help with this: With trace easily determine your cycle, find out when yours ovulation it took place and you know when you are fertile and when you are not. trackle is based on syntothermic method. Two indicators of fertility are included in the assessment: your core body temperature and your own Zervixschleim. trackle measures your temperature while you sleep and determines the lowest value: your basal body temperature. On this page, you will learn more about what basal body temperature is and how it helps you determine when you are ovulating. It's best to find out right away.

What is the basal body temperature?

To clarify what basal body temperature is, let's clarify the reason first syntothermic method the temperature is measured at all. Shortly after ovulation, the body temperature regularly rises by about 0.2 degrees compared to the first half of the cycle. The fact that this works so reliably is due to the hormone progesterone, which is released more and more after ovulation. Among many other functions, it raises the body temperature in the second half of the cycle. If the rise in temperature has occurred, we know: you ovulated!

However, it is not enough to measure the temperature just once, because the temperature level alone does not tell us how high the progesterone is. So what we need is a temperature history.

To determine an undisturbed temperature trend, the temperature at rest is necessary: that is, the basal body temperature. It is the lowest body temperature that your body reaches when it is at rest, that is, while you are sleeping. It is usually measured in the second half of the night, that is, in the very early hours of the morning.

Basal body temperature and ovulation

Ovulation is the time when the mature egg makes its way to the uterus and can now be fertilized. You can tell that you have ovulated by looking at your core body temperature. After ovulation, a hormone is released: progesterone. This raises the core body temperature by about 0.2 ° C. However, it is not enough to measure the temperature once, because the temperature level alone does not tell you how high the progesterone is. A temperature profile is therefore required to determine an increase. With trackle you can easily measure the internal temperature of your body and monitor the development of your temperature. trackle evaluates according to the dice rules syntothermic method da: This means that in addition to the core body temperature, the consistency of the cervical mucus is also evaluated. This double check makes the method so safe!

Basal body temperature and pregnancy

Observing your basal body temperature not only helps you determine if you have ovulated, but also if you may be pregnant - this is particularly interesting for those who want to have children. After ovulation, the temperature rises and remains at a higher level until the next menstrual period. If you are not on your period and your basal body temperature has been at a higher level for at least 18 days, it may be time for a pregnancy test or a visit to your gynecologist.

  • It is best to measure the basal body temperature inside the body, because: While your body temperature inside the body always remains relatively constant so that your organs can work properly, the temperature on the skin surface is subject to greater fluctuations. The further away from the body core the spot where the temperature is measured, the greater the fluctuations. If you tend to have cold feet or hands in winter, you will be familiar with this effect: The extremities react much faster to cold with lower blood flow than the inside of the body. For the same reason, it is also recommended when taking a temperature that this is best done in the ear, mouth or buttocks. Even under the armpit, the body temperature can sometimes be subject to considerable fluctuations. It is therefore not easy to take meaningful basal body temperature readings, unless you measure inside the body, as the trackle fertility monitor does.

Why should you measure all night to get a good basal value?

A temperature very close to basal body temperature is the waking temperature. This is the temperature that is measured immediately after waking up, always at the same time for three minutes. Previously, there was no way to measure actual basal body temperature, so arousal temperature was used. However, this is often not that easy to implement for women who, for example, work shifts or have small children.

However, the actual basal body temperature can only be measured when you are completely at rest, that is, when you are asleep!

and this is exactly what the trackle cycle computer does. Because the great thing about our temperature sensor is that it automatically measures your actual basal body temperature while you sleep. This eliminates the need to measure at the same time every morning. The app also does the rating for you. trace it is simple, digital and safe and, as far as susceptibility to error is concerned, it prevails over the temperature curves entered manually.

  • 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 & co. You can recognize a "noisy" temperature value by the fact that your temperature suddenly rises for a day or two and then falls again.

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

    - Drug use

    - unusual alcohol consumption

    - short / interrupted night sleep

    - Fatigue

    - Time change

    - Cold or sickness

  • trace you have the option to exclude a disturbed temperature, it is not considered for evaluation. But because we all react so differently to disturbing factors, the temperature doesn't necessarily have to rise, even if you're stressed or have a cold. It is therefore important not to hang on immediately just because a party has been held or because you have a cold, but only when it affects the measured temperature.

For whom is basal body temperature monitoring suitable?

Basal body temperature monitoring for fertility tracking works for almost all women, because the temperature rise around ovulation is a very safe physiological phenomenon: if you ovulate, you have a temperature rise. Also women breastfeeding, women in shift work, women with irregular cylce, women who want to have children and women in any age group.