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Update: /u/whenwillthewaitend was correct about the counterfeit MABIS! I contacted Amazon about my MABIS malfunctioning and they sent me a replacement on Friday. When I compared the packaging, I noticed that the two thermometers were similar but definitely different. The first thermometer I received was actually from TopCare, Model 87-639-000, Distributed by Topco Associates LLC Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. However, my replacement MABIS is from MABIS Healthcare, Model 15-639-000, Distributed by MABIS Healthcare 1931 Norman Drive Waukegan, IL 60085. Physically the two thermometers are similar, except for one distinguishing factor: the real MABIS contains a white M logo on the pink battery cover. What I don't understand is why the same seller, MABIS DMI Healthcare, would have sent me two very different thermometers?!!
I have used the Mabis thermometer for quite a while and it hasn't failed me yet! It's very basic, no back lit screen but it has memory for the last temp taken. I use FF and it's easy enough to just enter in the day's temp
I use this one.
MABIS Digital Basal Thermometer to Track Body Temperature for Ovulation, Fertility, Period Tracking and Natural Family Planning with Beeper and Memory, Oral Use Only [link]
As for ovulation, it's probably unlikely that you ovulated BEFORE your OPK peak, but you could ovulate the day of and up to two days afterwards.
This one on Amazon, not expensive at all :) It's not any easier to see though! Also, it looks like it only shows the last temp, and the other one is always 97.7. TIL!
I agree with the others, just adding if you haven't yet - try to read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's the TTC bible and will tell you everything you need to know about charting. Also, a good brand thermometer is the Mabis one on Amazon. It's cheap, very accurate, and used by a lot of women here!
Are you taking your temperature to confirm ovulation? A positive opk doesn't guarantee ovulation. Seeing your temp charts could help save $$ before going to the RE for blood tests to confirm ovulation. You can get one on Amazon for about $8. I like the Mabis that saves your temp until you take a new one. But make sure if you order one you get one. BBT are a common scam on Amazon. If you get a different brand than you bought, report it and Amazon will send you a new one. This is mine: MABIS Basal Thermometer, Digital BBT Thermometer, Basal Body Temperature Thermometer For Natural Family Planning, White and Pink [link]
They sell them for as cheap as $7 on Amazon too. I've been using this one for three months, my only complaint is that it's not back lit. (I kind of regret not buying a nicer one :(). My charts look pretty consistent cycle-to-cycle though!
Hey ladies, I'm new to charting my temp and recently purchased a thermometer ([link] this one) but it seems to take forever to get a reading? I'm so used to the almost immediate reading from ear thermometers we have at work, so maybe it is just me?
Awesome reply, thank you. No, my cycles are definitely not regular. I had 2 regular ones after coming off the pill in November, then no AF at all for 3 months.
Good idea about the 6am alarm, maybe I'll do that. Not sure my husband will be pleased...I'm also not very good at falling back asleep.
I get up between 5am at 6:30am during the week, and at least 2 hours later than that on the weekends.
I did just buy a "better" BBT thermometer but it hasn't been beeping at the end of the recording. It is the one recommended by this sub here. Not sure what gives...
Question: I ordered a Mabis thermometer (this guy ) and it just came in - I'd like to start temping next cycle. The package says "ORAL USE ONLY" - I can still use it to temp vaginally, yeah?
Also ARGH - I'm early in the TTC process and have decided to let myself be a little bit silly/naive/super hopeful and testing like...a lot even though I haven't even menstruated once post IUD removal. I had a horrifically terrible race yesterday (women who I usually finish with LAPPED ME) and was like...hmmm maybe... so I tested this morning and THERE WAS NO CONTROL LINE AND I'M OUT OF PEE.
Welcome! Most people like the MABIS thermometer but a store brand one will do just fine. And as far as temping goes, it kind of depends. They say taking your temp vaginally is more accurate, especially if you breath through your mouth at night, you might experience inconsistent temps. If you go the vaginal route, just make sure to clean the thermometer off with an alcohol wipe. Also, be consistent with your method throughout your cycle. You don't want to switch from oral to vaginal, and vice versa, in the middle of your cycle. If you decide to change methods, you'll want to wait until your next cycle.
When it comes to OPKs, you could start on day 8-10 and start with one a day until they start to darken up a bit, then switch to 2 per day to catch your LH surge. That'll help you figure out what day to start testing for your subsequent cycles.
Also, absolutely keep taking your prenatals!
MABIS Basal Thermometer, Digital BBT Thermometer, Basal Body Temperature Thermometer... [link]
Yup, just used the same BBT thermometer (this one).
Now that I go back and look at it, it does say it's for oral use, but I'm not sure what the difference would be. Maybe manufacturers need to do different testing to get them approved for different body parts? I'm not too worried.
I came off the pill in January and started temping then, before we actually started trying in April.
I'd highly recommend starting now - if you get knocked up quickly, you're only out the $7.50!
I'm using this thermometer-- it was suggested by someone in this sub and it's been really great. I think the reason that my temps were funky at the beginning had to do with the fact that I had strep throat :/ I didn't include a temp one day because I had a fever. So I just kind of discount those first few that were all over the map because I was sick. You may still have yet to ovulate; I just started getting fertile CM yesterday so I think I'm getting close. Or maybe you did already! The good news is that you're got all of this new knowledge that you can put into practice next cycle (assuming you don't get your BFP this cycle!). That's how I'm looking at it, anyway :)
I was tempted to buy it when I first started temping, but they kept pushing back the shipping date, so I didn't bother.
I got the Mabis thermometer instead and I LOVE it!
I'm in a similar position - up at 5.45am, so tempted by Wink, but put off by the shipping delays.
I decided to buy a BBT thermometer with memory, so I don't need a backlight. I wake up, temp, get ready for work and only then look at the temperature. It's even better for the weekend, when I still wake up to temp at 5.45, but then I immediately go back to sleep :)
I use the Mabis one.
I can recommend the Mabis thermometer - loads of redditors use it and it was super cheap! It remembers the last reading, so you don't need to enter it into your phone immediately, and the beeps are fairly quiet, so you could happily fall asleep with it in :)
Yep sounds like it's time to invest in a new thermometer.
The Mabis BBT on Amazon is pretty good. It's the one I've been using since September '15. No complaints so far. Plus it's only about $7 so that's a bonus.
On the bright side, it looks like you should be expecting your period soon so hopefully your BBT died at a decent time. I mean, there is never a great time for it to die. But if it is going to die it's better to have it happen at the end of a cycle so you can temp the new cycle with the new thermometer for consistency.
For BBT, you really need one that shows two decimal places. There's not that much variation between days, so you need the accuracy of 1/100.
Personally, I use the Mabis thermometer, as loads of people over at /r/TryingForABaby recommended it and it was super cheap! Also, it remembers the last reading, so I don't need to enter it into my phone immediately, and the beeps are fairly quiet, so I don't wake up my husband :)
Honestly, I think you should pick one thermometer, use it for a month and see what your chart looks like. It's really the whole month that matters - not the individual days. And there will always be variations between the different thermometers. For one thing, you're waking up and getting more stressed out as you're checking all these different readings!
It's a similar thing to weight loss - I'd be telling you to weigh yourself once a week at the same time. Your weight can vary so much, even within one day, that it's pointless to worry about it on that kind of timeframe! The same thing applies here. Pick a good thermometer and use it correctly for a while - only then can you see if there really are any issues.
I personally really love my Mabis BBT. I appreciate that it beeps to let me know when it's done but without being loud enough to wake up DH in bed next to me. The screen isn't lit which is fine for me since I immediately put the temp into the FF app on my phone so I just shine my phone on the BBT screen to read it. So far it's been very accurate and reliable.
DMI Basal Digital Thermometer from Amazon. I got it as an add on for less than $5 (regularly ~$15). Doesn't have stellar reviews but not too and either... looks like the 1 stars are reading low, but so far I've had no problems. I just needed to get one and start charting!
There is dozens of thermometers with pink cap :) . But I believe you mean this one, right?
But it only can do Fahrenheits :/ .
I bought a BBT on Amazon for $7 because it was (1) cheap! and (2) had a lot of great reviews (& it's 2-day Prime, wahoo!). Granted this is my first cycle using it, but so far so good. link!
I bought a BBT from amazon, it reads to the 100th degree ("they" say you only need 10th, but I'm obsessive). [link] is what I bought. It was hard to find a 4 star for less than more than I wanted to spend (~12$), and some people nitpicked the reviews. I'm happy with it.
I use this one which is even marketed as a basal body thermometer and doesn't say anything about vaginal use in the instructions! But it does say rectal so there ya go.
All you need is in this link. Forget CVS!
Recent thread on thermometers. I personally worship at the alter of mabis, available on amazon.
Yes it is possible, though in most cases you do O after a positive OPK. Temping is the best way - you can get a real cheap bbt that works just fine. I have the mabis - https://www.amazon.com/MABIS-Thermometer-Temperature-Ovulation-Fertility/dp/B000O6YCZY/ref=sr_1_38?keywords=bbt&qid=1575757488&sr=8-38 - that was all the rage 3 years ago though now it seems like there's a whole lot of other options - maybe time for me to upgrade! Don't think you need to spend more than $15 though!
Welcome! I temp using a Mabis thermometer, and I track the data with Fertility Friend. I temp orally, but some people do it vaginally. Like another user mentioned, it's common among mouth breathers or people with really rocky charts. I also use Wondfo OPKs and HPTs. I use the OPKs to see when I have my LH surge (warning me ovulation is about to happen). And then I temp to confirm ovulation (temp rise).
Everyone here is friendly. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you have any!
this one has worked well for me so far!
I got the Mabis one. :) Off amazon!
I didn't bother with the bracelet - I just used a Mabis BBT thermometer.
I highly recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, lurking at /r/TryingForABaby and joining /r/waiting_to_try in the meantime.
Or amazon! St MABIS, Bless her Name is the cheap thermometer of choice for a lot of TFAB.
I think so too!
Buy a BBT thermometer (I use the Mabis one) and use FertilityFriend to track your temperature.
If you want to learn more about how everything works, read Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's like the bible of temping (whether for getting pregnant or avoiding it).
Forgot to mention this is the thermometer that people seem to recommend. I had it, it's good, works well, but its very basic. I got this one and prefer it. It has a light and a memory function and doesn't beep loud at all.
do you think it could possibly have to do anything with the fact that hes ...well a he? I saw a male doctor in my practice, which is made up of 2 males and 4 females, and he kept telling me I couldnt possibly be feeling the things I was feeling. And I'm not talking about symptom spotting or anything Im talking about pre-TTC pain I was having and terrible periods. I was like seriously? Any of the female doctors took my concerns seriously though. Maybe try this; make a phone call and ask the receptionist to have him give you a call back. When he does just say 'hey I know you dont want to do anything invasive TTC wise but can you just send me for bloodwork?'. If he says no then you should see another doctor. You can also try your primary doctor who should be able to send you for bloodwork no problem. Or just do yourself a favor and try out a different gyn
as far as temping goes this is the thermometer I use and love it. I also have two apps (free on iphone), one is ovia and one is fertility friend. I prefer fertility friend for charting but ovia is easier to keep track of symptoms such as cramping and things like that. These are also the OPKs I use. They inexpensive and I can use 2 a day if I think I'm going to be getting a surge soon. At least if you use those two you can go to your next appointment with some info.
I'm happy to chat whenever or if you have any more questions
this is the one I saw A LOT of ladies recommending, so I got it!
My temps are so all over the place. HERE is my chart so you can see what I mean. I finally had it balance the last few days, but I'm hoping i'm gearing up for O this weekend!
I can't wait to see the chart after I've completed one cycle. It'll def make going forward (if I need to) easier!
My default advice is to read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, buy a BBT thermometer and use FertilityFriend to track your temperature and CM.
There are a few similar products in development, but I don't think any have been released yet - e.g YONO and Tempdrop.
Before I started temping, I definitely would have bought one. Now that I'm in the habit of it, I don't think I'd upgrade from my Mabis :)
Lots of people have pre-ordered it over at /r/TryingForABaby, but the shipping date keeps being pushed back, so I wasn't keen (and the cost!).
Personally, I use the Mabis one. Super cheap, quiet beeps and, although there's no backlight, it remembers the last reading, so I just enter it into my chart later on.
My two cents - if you're trying to conceive, buy a cheaper thermometer and put that $90 towards a Clearblue Fertility Monitor.
Step 1 in The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant is temping and step 2 is the monitor :)