Tracking Methods

Learn about the different options for tracking your cycle.

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using BBT to Track Ovulation

Monitoring your basal body temperature (BBT) is probably the first way you started tracking ovulation and your fertile window. The method has been around since our moms were getting pregnant, and it's backed by science, so we trust that it works. But is it really a good method for figuring out the best time to try to make a baby? We [...]

How to Use Basal Body Temperature to Determine Ovulation

The Temperature Method: A Good Starting Point If you want to determine when in your cycle you ovulate, tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good starting point. BBT is the lowest temperature your body reaches in a 24-hour period. In women, BBT follows a biphasic pattern throughout the menstrual cycle—that is, it's lower [...]