I need to bounce an idea off you all.
Since the last miscarriage I’ve always been of the mindset that when we get back into trying again I would chart my temperatures until ovulation was confirmed and then I would stop charting and just see what happened. Last cycle that didn’t happen, I just temped all the way through.
I like this approach because seeing your temperatures do their thing (good or bad) can mess with you. We all know how the 2WW is and you find yourself going from hopeful to despairing to “just calm down woman!” in what seems like the space of 5 minutes. From an emotional perspective this could be a good decision, I may not get my hopes up quite the same as I normally would.
I don’t like this approach because I love being informed. It’s exciting to see that steady temperature rise because it’s good to know that my body is doing what it should in it’s luteal phase. And I love being able to compare each cycle (pregnant or not) to learn more about my body. From a pregnant perspective, it’s fun to look back and see potentially when inplantation occurred, or when pregnancy really became noticeable through temperatures. I’d find it frustrating to end up being pregnant one cycle and not be able to look back on information. It’s also super handy to see the temps drop and know that I should be preparing for a period. I like being prepared. But – could the lack of information be just what I need?
So as you can see there are 2 very valid cases for temping and not temping post-ovulation. And I have no idea if your thoughts will help me in the slightest. I’m even compelled to think that I will probably just keep going because I’m such a FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). But please do comment on any of your experiences, it might just help me out!