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! 

Good luck!

14 comments on “Triphasic

  1. D
    August 13, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Yay for triphasic!!! I am totally stalking you now! Praying that tomorrow you have a darker line!


    • Tracy
      August 13, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      LOL. You and me both! This would make such an amazing late birthday present for the husband if I could get a BFP this week!!


  2. Brooke
    August 13, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    YAY! Praying you get that BFP!!


  3. KelBel
    August 13, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    WooHoo!!! Fingers are crossed for you 🙂


  4. b
    August 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Eeeee! So excited for you! Really hoping this is it and that second line never goes away!


  5. Jackie
    August 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Today, after throwing up and being miserable, Chris asked “so do you wish this upon anyone?” And I responded “yes! O how I aant this for Tracy!!!! And I read your blog.,(,that I stalk everyday) and I got REALLY hopeful and excited for you!!!! I so want you to feel sick and nauseated……of course in a good way, im in no way an evil person, but I certainly want you to be healthy….i think you get what I mean 😉


    • Tracy
      August 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      Haha! I totally get what you mean, yes! To tell the truth, I have been a bit nauseated on and off for a few days, although I’m sure it’s nothing like you have!

      I’m pretty sure I’m just anxious and working myself up. 😛 I want all the nausea and throwing up and cankles and labor pains I can handle!

      And after all of this, I feel like I can handle a LOT. 😉


  6. Deanna Busse
    August 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Yay! Im trying to contain my excitement until you know for sure!


  7. Nicole
    September 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Me too!!!!! I’m CD25, 10dpo and the first time fertilityfriend told me i had a triphasic too! I’m trying not to test, but i’m so impatient. we’ve been trying for 2 years!! Good Luck!!


    • Tracy
      September 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      The triphasic turned out to be a BFP for us!! Good luck and fingers crossed for your positive result, too!!

      (And not to encourage naughty early testing, but I got a negative HPT on the morning of 10dpo, and a positive that night!! 😉 )


  8. Ellie
    January 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Thanks so much for the update! I am one of those posters doing just what you said . . . searching for charts that fertility friend marked as triphasic.


  9. Karen
    May 26, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    I was wondering, did you also have a triphasic chart for your subsequent pregnancy?


    • Tracy
      May 26, 2015 at 5:08 am #

      Hi Karen! Not in FertilityFriend’s standards, no. I did have a slight shift upward after implantation, but not enough to call it triphasic I guess. There was nothing special about that cycle at all – except how it ended!


  10. Vanesha
    June 9, 2016 at 3:19 am #

    Hi Tracy..
    Just found your Blog about triphasic pattern. Because I just try this method on June 2nd 16 (+5 DPO), Till now (. My BBT numbers always rise up yesterday at 98.6 F until this morning the figure had plummeted to 97.5 F. So I thought I would be menstruating in this closed day, but when I realized Fertility Friend notification about Triphasic Pattern, then I find out about it in google and found your blog.
    I am really happy about your pregnancy, and makes me think positif about this phase. Hopefully I can get pregnant and get a BFP like you. *Finger Crossed*


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