The basal thermometer is a great tool for females wishing to improve their fertility in order to become pregnant. This handy device measures any change in temperature that takes place following ovulation. The temperature will stay higher until the next menstruation period. The basal thermometer allows for more accuracy, as much as 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit versus 0.2 from a regular thermometer. Of course, it is easier to get pregnant when the couple tries during a time of ovulation. Regularly recording when the body fluctuates will inform the female partner of the changes in her body, and increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
How to Increase the Success Rate
The overall success rate for conceiving can be increased with additional treatments in conjunction with the use of the basal thermometer. Eating properly with a good diet and staying well mentally and actively, increases the odds of a pregnancy. Acupuncture is becoming popular today to help to relax the body and increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs. Another method to try is with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), a hormone that can increase the chances to conceive. This can be done with fertility medication (side effects and risks) or by natural methods. In addition, the fertility of the male can be increased if there are problems in this area from either smoking, alcohol or possibly due to medical conditions.
It is important to remember that for the basal thermometer method to be accurate, temperatures must be taken the very first thing in the morning when waking up, before doing any activity whatsoever. Any activity will cause the temperature to rise and give an inaccurate reading.