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    Hi everyone!

    I am really new to all this and just wondered if you could help me out with a couple of things:

    1. I have looked at your posts and seen that a lot of you have membership with fertility friend to track temperatures... is there a good way and a bad way to do this? is it orally or vaginally?



    2. Is there anything other than folic acid and iodine I should start taking?

    Thanks so much!

    Amy


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    hi not too sure on all of the supplements you should be taking but currently i am just taking blackmores pregnancy and breastfeeding one.

    and as for taking your temp, i take mine orally but you can also take it vaginally, whichever you feel more comfortable with. I think vaginally gives you a clearer pattern if orally isnt working out too well. Hope i was of some help

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    I take my temps orally, but I think ff suggests that if you don't get accurate enough charts (like definite rise after O) then you can try taking it vaginally.

    I am currently taking Elevit, it is a newer pre/pregnancy multi vitamin that my Dr highly recommended, I think it is more expensive than others but I don't care, the only thing I don't like about them are they are quite big

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    Thanks for the tips :-) I ended up with a blackmores iodine + folic acid one a day and an electric ovu-thermometer that starts beeping at me after 60 seconds lol... the instructions say though to leave it in for 5 mins? the thing is it does not stop beeping! does anyone have one of these beeping ones?

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    hi there,

    it doesnt matter WHERE you take your temperature but its important you take it every day in same place

    good luck!

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    I think the most important thing is to take your temp at the same time every day without moving around. I loved fertility friend as it is more interactive and you can share your chart on here when you have question

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    hey purpley... why would the instructions tell you to keep it in for 5 mins if it starts beeping after 60 seconds?! Surely the beeping means that the temp is taken and you can take it out!!

    I am with the other girls.. doesnt matter what way you take your temp as long as it is same time everyday and after 3 hrs solid sleep.

    I did start off temping orally and I found that my temps were just all over the place so decided to see the difference on this cycle and went vaginally.. check out my charts - the blue is orally and green is vaginally. but in the end it is up to you which way you find more comfortable.

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    Wow Ngala there sure is a bit of a difference there hey! thank you!

    I am going to start mine today, i had 36.0 today.. what temperature meants ovulation?

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    Hi purpley
    Do you have a thermometer that reads to 2 decimal places? With regards to ovulation, everyone's temps are different. FF will give you a coverline and an ovulation day when you have had 3 consecutive high temps in a row. There is often a dip on ov day. If you check out some charts, you will see the red vertical line - that is ov day.
    Have you heard about the free charting course that ff runs. It's great for learning all this sort of stuff.

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    Hi purpley,

    As Jazmum said, everyone's temp is different but you can normally pin point O when you have a temp dip and a significant temp rise over 3 days, then FF gives you a coverline and tells you when you have O'd.

    I also suggest doing the FF course, its great reading and you learn heaps!

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    Well today it went from 36.0 to 36.2, it only goes to 1 decimal place, it is called "Ovu-therm". I will definitely check out the FF learning course to get my head around all this, thank you so much ladies!

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    Hi Purpley - you might be better off getting a thermometer that reads to 2 decimal places. With your temp today, it may have read 36.29 which would have made a difference. Catch you later

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    Hmmm that has me thinking, perhaps I should look around for another thermometer...

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    I just bought mine from the local chemist for about $14. Just look for one that says it reads to 2 decimal places.

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    will do! cheers!

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    Hi again, well I have started tracking for a few days now... I wondered if anyone could be bothered would you mind taking a quick look at my chart? I think it indicates I might be ovulating soon, what do you think? it is all very new to me lol so sorry if I am being a bit daft! I have also been reading the lessons on FF, you were right, they are great!

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    Hey purpley, thats a pretty big temp drop you had today. You could be ovulating so you better start BDing! You will know when you have ovulated when you get a significant temp rise over 3 days.

    Good luck!

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