Better Basal Body Temperature Readings

July 1, 2010

One in every six women in the UK will have trouble conceiving a child. But experts predict that by the year 2020, this figure will rise to one in every three UK women.

Large numbers of women have cast their lot with artificial reproductive techniques (ART) such as IVF to fulfill their desires to have and hold a child. But the IVF success rate still has a long way to go with only 20% of these procedures resulting in a successful outcome.

A new device may change all this. DuoFertility offers a great deal of promise as a technique to boost the chances that natural conception will take hold. Improving the rates for natural conception may help reduce the need for iffy IVF and other ART procedures.

Natural Conception

DuoFertility offers a new way of measuring a woman's body basal temperature (BBT). BBT measures the body's lowest temperatures while at rest. A woman's temperature at the time of ovulation undergoes a slight rise of around 0.3oC. The ability to spot this rise in temperature means that a woman will be sure to have conception sex at the time in her cycle in which she is most likely to conceive.

In theory, tracking a woman's BBT should be a terrific way of raising the statistics for natural conception. However, experts feel that the method leaves a great deal to be desired as an accurate measure for discovering the time of ovulation.

A woman who wants to use BBT as a means of predicting ovulation must take her temperature each morning at the same time of day and enter the figures in a chart. Human error has been assumed to be a major factor in why BBT is not considered a reliable method for boosting natural conception rates.

Automatic Device for BBT

DuoFertility removes the human error factor due to its unique method of measuring BBT with modern technology. The new method consists of an automatic device which can measure a woman's basal body temperature 20,000 times within a 24 hour span. Couples employing this method are able to spot ovulation coming as many as 6 days in advance. The user still supplies information about observed physiological signs that signify ovulation is near; but the rest of the work is done with a monitor that uses advanced algorithms to discover the best times for a couple to indulge in some unprotected sex. The couple gains almost a full week for attempts at conception. 

But don't assume that DuoFertility is geeky and difficult to use. Users have found that in addition to using state-of-the-art technology, DuoFertility is also user-friendly and convenient for physicians, as well.

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