My chart clearly showed ovulation but now my temperature has dipped down to the pre-ovulation level. What does this mean?
The occasional low temperature after ovulation is nothing to worry about. It can be a ‘fluke’ occurrence or might be explained by factors such as unsettled sleep, illness or alcohol the night before.
If the temperature drop is experienced in the middle of the luteal phase, there’s a good chance that it’s due to hormonal changes at this time, especially if it coincides with more creamy or fertile looking cervical fluid.
If your temperature drops towards the end of your luteal phase, it is usually a sign that your period is on its way.