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Taking your temps wakes up your partner?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 05, 2009 | 2 comments

beeping Basal Body ThermometerUsing a beeping Basal Body Thermometer (BBT) and worried about disturbing your partner's sleep? Here's a couple of ideas:

Idea #1 - Before turning it on and putting it in your mouth, tuck it between your neck and shoulder. After using a BBT for 5+ years, I have noticed that turning it on and putting it straight into my mouth can take anywhere from 16-22 beeps! But when I warmed it up first, before turning it on, it only takes 8-12 beeps.

Idea #2 - Experiment! It's said that you need to take your temperature the moment you wake up, before you even move - but I found that my temp was much more stable. I can lay there and wait till hubby gets up for work, if it's soon - or I can even get up myself, take my thermometer into the bathroom and take it there.

How do I know? I experimented! I took my temp as soon as I woke up, then again after my hubby got up and again when I went into the bathroom. For me there was no change. It might not be the same for you, but you never know till you try!

More BBT info:
Before You Buy a Basal Body Temperature Thermometer
How to Use Your Basal Thermometer
Charting Your Basal Body Temperature Information and FAQ
BBT Chart - Free to Download and Use

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  1. Ok so i have a question, is there a difference between the white bd basal thermometer u have pictures here and the blue one?? are all the features the same?

  2. Sorry, I am not sure which one the blue one is, so I can't really comment on any differences. But I am sure that they all work generally the same, with each company adding their own "bells and whistles".

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