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Ovulation and temperature: find your fertility

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Written by Lauren McKay

Lauren McKay

Lauren McKay is a writer and journalist with more than ten years of experience writing across a variety of topics. She is a passionate advocate for driving women’s health knowledge and is a trained yoga teacher. She earned a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and currently lives in Scotland.

Fact checked by Jack Pearson, Medical Affairs Manager at Natural Cycles

Jack Pearson

Dr. Jack Pearson is a previously HCPC registered Embryologist with a PhD in reproductive medicine. Prior to joining Natural Cycles leading Medical Affairs, he worked for more than 10 years in a clinical setting working at some of the busiest fertility clinics in the UK. Today he spends most of his time working with experts at the world’s leading institutions to carry out important research with the vision to further the field of female health. He earned his PhD from the University of Sheffield specializing in Sperm Metabolism and currently lives in London.

Key takeaways:

  • Temperature and ovulation are linked – and tracking your basal body temperature can be a good way of better understanding your menstrual cycle
  • Basal body temperature is your body’s lowest resting temperature, and it can give insights into your fertile window
  • Tracking your basal body temperature can help you predict when you’re ovulating – useful whether you’re trying to get pregnant or want to avoid pregnancy

In this article, we’ll look at the link between your body’s temperature and the menstrual cycle, how basal body temperature changes after ovulation, and how tracking basal body temperature can help you either prevent or plan pregnancy. Read on to find out more about this natural method, whether you’re looking to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy.

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