Temperature readings have no value in predicting ovulation.
If the recording time varies by more than 1 hour, this must be noted.
The temperature may be taken by the mouth, vaginal or rectal routes.
Oral temperatures usually give satisfactory results if exact instructions are followed, but for some women internal temperatures tend to be more reliable.
The chart is marked with the temperature reading by a dot in the
centre of the appropriate square. The dots should be joined to form
a continuous graph.
If one or more temperature reading are missed do not join non-consecutive dots.
|5.||The thermometer should be cleaned with cotton wool and cold water|
A new chart is started on the first day of menstruation (fresh red
This is Day 1 of the cycle.
If menstruation starts during the day, that morning's temperature should be transferred to a new chart.
|7.||Anything unusual should be noted on the chart, such as a cold, a late night, drinking alcohol, or any stressful situation.|
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