Measure basal body temperature and determine ovulation

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Determine your ovulation with basal body temperature

More and more women are facing their cycle and who want to understand how their bodies work. The trackle monitor should help in this task: with trackle easily determine your cycle, find out when your ovulation has taken place and you know when you are fertile and when you are not. trackle is based on the symptothermal method. Two indicators of fertility are included in the evaluation: your core body temperature and your moco cervical. trackle measures your temperature while you sleep and determines the lowest value: the basal body temperature. On this page you will learn more about what basal body temperature is and how it helps you determine when you are ovulating. It's best to find out right away.

What is basal body temperature?

To clarify what basal body temperature is, let's first clarify why in the symptothermal method the temperature is measured at all. Shortly after ovulation, your body temperature regularly rises about 0.2 degrees compared to the first half of the cycle. The fact that this works so reliably is due to the hormone progesterone, which is released more and more after ovulation. Among many other functions, it increases body temperature in the second half of the cycle. If the rise in temperature has occurred, we know: you ovulated!

However, it is not enough to measure the temperature just once, because the temperature level alone does not tell us how high the progesterone is. So what we need is a temperature history.

To determine an undisturbed temperature course, we need the resting temperature: and that is the basal body temperature. It is the lowest core body temperature that your body reaches when it is at rest, that is, while you sleep. It is usually detected in the second half of the night, that is, in the early hours of the morning.

  • Basal body temperature and ovulation

    Ovulation is the moment when the mature egg makes its way to the uterus, and can already be fertilized. You can tell that you've ovulated by looking at your core body temperature. After ovulation, a hormone is released: progesterone. This causes the core body temperature to rise, by about 0.2°C. However, it is not enough to measure the temperature just once, because the temperature level alone does not tell us how high the progesterone is. Therefore, to determine an increase, a temperature profile is needed. With trackle you can easily measure your body's core temperature and monitor temperature development. trackle evaluates according to the rules of the symptothermal method: This means that in addition to the core body temperature, the consistency of the cervical mucus is also evaluated. This double verification makes the method so secure!

  • Basal body temperature and pregnancy

    Observing your basal body temperature not only helps you determine if you have ovulated, but also if you can get pregnant; this is particularly interesting for anyone who wants to have children. After ovulation, the temperature rises and stays at a higher level until the next menstrual period. If you don't have a period and your basal body temperature has been at a higher level for at least 18 days, it may be time for a pregnancy test or a visit to the gynecologist.

Why does the trackle monitor measure inside the body?

While body temperature always remains relatively constant so that your organs can function properly, the temperature at the skin's surface is subject to greater fluctuations; and so also the farther the point at which the measurement is taken from the trunk of the body. Anyone who tends to get cold hands or feet in winter will be familiar with this effect: when it's cold, the extremities simply react much faster with less blood flow than the inside of the body. For this same reason, measurement is also recommended when you have a fever in the ear, mouth, or buttocks. Even under the armpit, body temperature can sometimes be subject to significant fluctuations.

Measure basal body temperature: reliable with trackle

A temperature very close to the basal body temperature is the waking temperature. This is the temperature you measure immediately after waking up, always at the same time for three minutes. Previously, there was no way to measure true basal body temperature, so waking temperature was used. However, this is often not as easy to implement for women who, for example, work shifts or have small children.

However, true basal body temperature can only be measured when you are completely at rest, i.e. when you are sleeping!

And that's exactly what he does. monitor trackle. Because the genius of our temperature sensor is that it automatically measures your actual basal body temperature while you sleep. This eliminates the need to measure at the same time every morning. The app also does the evaluation for you. trackle it is simple, digital and secure and, in terms of susceptibility to errors, it prevails over manually entered temperature curves.

What external factors can influence the values?

  • External factors cause the basal body temperature to rise without ovulation having already taken place. Very important: each of us is different and also reacts differently to stress and so on. You can recognize a "disturbed" temperature value by the fact that your temperature rises suddenly for a day or two and then drops again.

  • Common disruptive factors that affect basal body temperature in many women are:

    - Consumption of drugs

    – Unusual alcohol consumption

    – Short/interrupted night sleep

    - Stress

    - Time change

    – Cold or illness

In trackle you have the possibility to exclude a disturbed temperature, which is not taken into account for the evaluation. But because we all react so differently to disruptive factors, your temperature doesn't necessarily have to rise, even if you're stressed or have a cold. Therefore, it is important that you do not immediately be alarmed just because you have gone to a party or have a cold: only when these can affect the measured temperature.

Who is the method suitable for?

trackle and the symptothermal method They work for everyone: breastfeeding women, women with shift jobs, women with irregular menstrual cycles, women who want to have children, women who want to get to know themselves and their bodies better, and women of all ages.