BBT charting is a decent way of retrospectively confirming ovulation at the end of your cycle, but it’s not very good at pinpointing exactly when it happened.
If taking your temperature every morning were effortless, that would be one thing. There’s nothing wrong with having another possible datapoint about your fertility. But the truth is, most women find it extremely burdensome. Who wants to get woken up with an alarm at 6:30am every day reminding you to stick a thermometer in your mouth (or your butt, if you want a really accurate reading?!)? Who wants to worry about waking up their partner when the thermometer beeps? Who wants to hold in your pee so you don’t mess up your temperature reading?
his gets into a larger issue, which is the expectation that women do all the work when it comes to fertility and baby-making. When it’s time to get pregnant, women are the ones peeing on sticks, asking google about the quality of their cervical mucus, taking their temperatures, and sometimes getting invasive fertility treatments.
All men have to do is ejaculate. Not a fair deal!
It’s cool that charting your BBT can give you insight into your body, but for the limited information it gives you, it just doesn’t seem worth it to us.