Monday, August 13th, 2012. CD28, 10DPO.
Well, as I suspected, FertilityFriend gave me the “triphasic pattern” notification this morning…
For those of you who are not familiar with the term, let me give you a brief tutorial.
When charting your basal body temperature (BBT), an ovulatory chart should show two levels of temperatures: lower pre-ovulatory temps, and higher post-ovulatory temps. You occasionally see a second shift a week or so after ovulation when temps climb higher and stay there, and that is called a triphasic pattern.
FertilityFriend says that while the triphasic pattern can sometimes be seen on non-pregnancy charts, and should not be considered a definite indicator of pregnancy, “This pattern is 179% more frequent on pregnancy charts.”
Soooooooo… Yeah. This is the first time I’ve ever seen something on my chart that looks like a genuine implantation dip, and now a possible triphasic chart…
I’m trying not to freak out, but I feel like this lucky little bit of data showing up on the husband’s birthday is hard not to smile about. 🙂
And, because I know someone will inevitably wonder, I don’t have any test results to report as of yet. I’m still testing out that pesky trigger and while I thought it would be gone today, it wasn’t quite. I expect that if I’m not pregnant, it should be gone tomorrow for sure.
Have a magnificent Monday, friends! 🙂
As I’ve noticed this post gets a lot of traffic, probably from other women searching to find success stories with triphasic charts. I want to update to let those online-researchers know that yes, this was a BFP cycle for me (this post went up in the morning of 10DPO, and I actually got the first faint BFP that same evening). It was the only triphasic chart I’ve ever had, and not-so-coincidentally, the only BFP chart, as well.
Now, for what it’s worth, this BFP cycle did end in miscarriage, but that was no doubt due to factors outside of my body temperature. If you’re searching for triphasic chart success stories, you’ve found one!