If you use a sympto-thermal method (STM) of Natural Family Planning, it's likely you include the temperature sign in most if not all of your charts. Some women find that it takes a relatively significant change from their daily routine to give them an out of range temp, while others find their bodies to be much more fickle, having difficulty securing reliable temps if even the slightest variation occurs. Of course most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle. For all of us tempers, here are our Top 10 - Tips for Temping!
What time is it? - Try to set your alarm for the same time everyday to temp and do your best to temp within 30-45 minutes of that time. If at all possible have this "temp time" be at or before 7:30am. I have my alarm set on my phone so even on the weekends I hear it, pop the thermometer in my mouth, and record the temp on my charting app either right then, or when I wake up for the day. Ideally all BBT therms should be digital and have the ability to save the last taken temp.