To the women trying to have a baby, monitoring their basal body temperature can help them in keeping a track of the ovulation period which indicates the best days in which they should try. This article will be your complete guide to basal body temperature thermometers and how they can help you in keeping a track of the ovulation period.
For most women, it has been found that the ovulation period occurs 12 to 16 days before their menstrual cycle. During the ovulation period, the fertility level rises. Now let’s talk about what exactly is basal body temperature.
The basal body temperature is the body’s temperature that is the coolest when at rest. According to experts, it has been identified that our body has the lowest basal body temperature when we are asleep. However, for women, as the menstrual cycle nears the basal body temperature rises just a bit and if that rise in temperature is noted then you can easily find the ovulation period.
If you are wondering as to how to use a basal thermometer, then it is very simple. All you have to do is measure your temperature like you normally do with a thermometer, only you will be using a basal thermometer. But make sure that you do it as soon as you wake up. You do not necessarily have to buy a basal thermometer as you can also use an ordinary thermometer, however, a basal thermometer has alarms which remind you to take note of your basal body temperature first thing in the morning.
You can also very easily compare the previous reading with the current one in order to identify the rise in temperature since the basal thermometers have storage which allows them to store the previous readings.