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1. Keep your BBT on or in your nightstand so you can easily grab it in the morning.
2. Figure out the best time to take your temp. (Example: DH gets up an hour before me, sometimes I hear him, sometimes I don't, but my alarm is now set to his and I take my temp at 6:30am even if I don't have to get up.)
3. Have something to record your temperature on. I keep a notepad and pen on my nightstand so I can record and go back to sleep (I only get right up once in awhile).
4. If you haven't already - sign up for fertility friend.
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MrsH0714:So on the weekends and days I'm off work I should temp at the same time I do monfri?
Yes, some ladies on here work in shifts (e.g. nurses) so they have figured a different system out that works for them. If you don't have this issue, I recommend taking your temperature at the same time everyday. I don't work Friday-Sunday but I still set my alarm to 6:30 (DH isn't thrilled about the weekend temps, but oh well). If you record a temperature 1/2 hr off from previous temps, you will get an open circle of fertility friend. Some people can still see the temp shifts with open circles, but I like a nice, clean chart.
ETA: I should add that you should get 3 hrs of sleep. Days when I don't, I still record at the same time and just note that I didn't get much sleep. If you drink the night before, your temp will likely be elevated so I note that as well. Other things like stress and sickness I've found to mess with my temps (like my chart this month is super fugly). Try not to look too closely at every single temp, but the overall picture.
Kristinfm:Fertilityfriend.com (the tutorials are super helpful). GL!
This! Check out their tutorials and FAQs. Also, if you haven't already, it's worth reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility.