Thei Udayan

Co-Founder @ Grow With the Flow Coach
Why tracking your basal body temperature is NOT just for fertility!

We have been conditioned to think that our menstrual cycle is purely to either get pregnant or not. ⁣

This couldn’t be further from the truth. ⁣

When we ovulate we make important hormones like progesterone. We need progesterone to reduce inflammation, regulate immune function, to support the thyroid, brain, bones, and breast tissue.⁣

Ovulation is a sign of health!⁣

If we don’t ovulate, we don’t make progesterone. ⁣

We aren’t like men who produce their main hormones (testosterone) everyday, we only produce certain hormones during each phase. ⁣

See why we want to track the temperature and not rely on app algorithms, it can’t tell us what is going on in the body. ⁣

Another reason why I love tracking the basal body temperature is that it gives us insight into what’s happening with our metabolic system, thyroid, stress, etc. if we are below the normal threshold. ⁣

⁣The average ranges are:⁣

𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗼𝘃𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (follicular phase): 36.22C-36.60C⁣

𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁- 𝗼𝘃𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (luteal phase): ⁣36.44C-36.88C⁣

What you also want to track is your fertility mucus, AKA that eggy white discharge you get 3-4 days before your actual ovulation day to confirm ovulation took place. This is also another sept-check sign we can do on our own to see when that fertility window opens up (and if you don’t want to get pregnant, then no boonga-boonga during this time, or use protection) ⁣

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