After the female egg cell is released at ovulation, BBT increases to between 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 98.6°F (37°C). Basal body temperature will drop again if pregnancy doesn’t happen.
Can you tell if your pregnant by your basal body temperature?
Some women may choose to use the basal body temperature method for religious reasons. The basal body temperature method can also be used to detect pregnancy. Following ovulation, a rise in basal body temperature that lasts for 18 or more days may be an early indicator of pregnancy.
Does your temperature rise when pregnant?
Your normal body temperature may rise during pregnancy, but it’s unlikely to be a huge increase, says Christine Greves, MD, an ob-gyn at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando, Florida. So what is a normal body temperature for a pregnant woman? “It could rise about 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit,” she says.
How long does BBT stay elevated if pregnant?
Waking or Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
After ovulation, your temperature usually remains elevated until your next period, about two weeks later. But if you become pregnant, it remains high for more than 18 days.
Can I tell I’m pregnant before my missed period?
There’s no way to know for certain if you’re pregnant before missing your period other than taking a home pregnancy test. Some women do experience symptoms such as fatigue and nausea. These could be PMS symptoms, however. If you still aren’t sure you’re pregnant after taking a home test, see a doctor.