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March 19th, 2015

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03:37 am - Slow Rise?

Perhaps soneone here can help me a little.

I've come to suspect I have a "slow rise" with my temps after ovulation. It always seems to take two or three days for them to really spike after I get the pains and my last day of fertile CM. But how do I know whether it's a true slow rise or if I am just ovulating later than I thought?

For example, here is the last chunk of my current chart:


I'm sorry if it's huge, this is on my tablet and I can't seem to get the cut to work. Anyway, those yellow bars are my ovulation pain (for anyone not familiar with OvuView) and the plus sign in the circle is EWCM. I should note, first, that that temp of 97.1 after the cramps mightbe 97.7. I am not certain I read the thermometer correctly that day. So if I change it, OvuView sets my O date to two days after the pains, which I had in the evening on my left side. Not sure that matters but it might. Also, I am pretty sure I had at least one more day of EWCM but forgot to imput that. It was only a little anyway. I have been dry since.

Any insight or info will be appreciated!

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Date:March 20th, 2015 02:14 am (UTC)
It needs to be at least a 0.3 degree shift for at least three days beyond your last 10 days of temps, if I remember correctly. It's very possible what you showed is a slow rise but I wouldn't be able to make that conclusion without another day of a raised temp.

I've been pregnant for the last 6 months so I haven't charted for a while, correct me if I'm wrong =P

Do you know how to draw a coverline? Does your app allow it?

Also, if you have been very stressed lately it's possible that could delay your ovulation. OR you just O late. Mine was always on the 20-21st day.

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Date:March 21st, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
I usually O anywhere from day 18 to day 21 or so. I do O later than "normal". My temp stayed up today so now I have a coverline, which the app does on its own. Though it responds to less of a rise than 0.3, and I have in the past seen a smaller rise just after O and then it spikes, come to think of it. Both my pregnancies, according to ultrasounds, were due within a day or two of my estimate based on O so maybe it is just a slow rise. Oh I wish I knew for sure what my temp was that one day. If I O'd when the app thinks I did because of that one wonky temp, there is a good chance I am pregnant and the timing is reeeeeeeeeeeeally bad. But if I did O when I think I did, I am safe. Ugg.
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Date:March 20th, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
[Edited because I forgot how to reply to a comment. Whoops.]

Edited at 2015-03-21 08:59 pm (UTC)

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