The ibasal is much more than just a basal thermometer Ė itís an FDA-cleared fertility monitor that is able to calculate your precise ovulation date and peak fertile days based on your daily temperatures and a variety of other fertility indicators. The ibasal works for women with irregular cycles as well as regular ones, and it continues to learn your bodyís unique patterns month after month in order to provide exceptionally accurate results.
How Can Basal Body Temperature Be Used to Identify Ovulation?
Basal body temperature (BBT) charting is a tried and true method for determining precisely when during your menstrual cycle you ovulate. Your basal body temperature is the temperature at which your body rests, which tends to be a bit lower than your "normal" temperature, usually 97 point something degrees F versus 98.6 degrees F. By measuring your BBT each morning (after a full night's sleep) throughout your cycle you can detect the natural and subtle rise in your basal body temperature that occurs just after ovulation. This post-ovulatory shift in BBT is caused by increased production of the hormone progesterone, sometimes referred to as the "warming hormone".
How Does the ibasal Work?
With the ibasal, BBT charting just got smarter and easier. The ibasal is a computerized digital basal thermometer and fertility monitor that helps you maximize your chances of conceiving by accurately measuring your BBT and interpreting this data to produce a fertility prediction in advance of ovulation.
The ibasal is easy to use. To begin, simply set the time and date in the ibasal and set the alarm. The alarm will sound the next morning and each morning throughout your cycle, reminding you to take your BBT and ensuring reading consistency from one day to the next. The ibasal will measure and display your temperature to the 1/100 th of a degree (e.g. 97.41 F), show your cycle day, and populate a graph of your previous 10 readings on the LCD screen. This graph of readings allows you to easily see the shift in temperature that follows ovulation.
After collecting and storing your BBT readings, the ibasal will interpret this information to produce your own customized fertility prediction, allowing you to time intercourse in advance of ovulation for the best chance of conceiving in each cycle.
How is the ibasal Different than Other Basal Thermometers?
A regular off-the-shelf basal thermometer simply reports your temperature and nothing more. The user must then interpret the data and resultant chart in order to determine when ovulation occurred. In contrast, in addition to providing a highly accurate basal temperature reading, the ibasal actually interprets your data for you to tell you when you will ovulate and when youíre most fertile. Other data points considered by the ibasal algorithm include bleeding, cramping, cervical mucus consistency, and intercourse dates. The ibasal can even tell you when your results indicate a possible pregnancy!
Chart all of your menstrual cycle data, including your BBT readings, at OvaGraph.com - Fairhaven Health's FREE fertility charting website.
The ibasal instructions are also available to view online.