There is an old wives tale in some cultures that says that if women sit on cold surfaces too often, they will end up having difficulties with fertility. This concept of cold being associated with less fertility is actually somewhat relevant when you think about Basal Body Temperature or BBT.
Basal body temperature is the lowest body temperature achieved during rest. Like a resting heart rate, you should take your basal body temperature when you are relaxed and have not done much physical activity.
For fertility, the basal body temperature charting method relies on noting changes in your body’s resting temperature to see when you are ovulating. Just before you ovulate, your body temperature will dip slightly. Then, 24 hours after the egg is released from your ovary, your temperature will increase for a few days. Hence, cold being less fertile, and warm being the most fertile.
The differences in temperature are extremely slight. Varying only a degree or two from the low point to the high point, so this method is difficult to track.
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