OvaCue Saliva Fertility Monitor HELP

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Martha31 - March 6

Dear Ladies, Have anyof you tried to use OvaCue saliva fertility monitor??? Please advice. I just got one as a gift and am wondering whether I could rely on its results or not...

 

sososleepy - March 9

Hi Martha. I think I answered this somewhere else, but it was a long answer... Our saliva looks different when it dries depending on how close to ovulation we are. When we aren't there, it looks like water spots on a gla__s out of the dishwasher; random dried spots. When we're closer to ovulation or ovulating, the crystallization pattern of the dry saliva is more like frost on a window that's shaped like someone dropped a bunch of long fern leaves in a mixed pile. So, yes, provided that you get your saliva sample some time after you eat, drink, or brush your teeth, it will help you figure out when you O. It's best to swallow, swish your tongue around, and get fresh saliva from under your tongue. I'd use it with bbt or bbt and checking cm for at least a cycle or two as the more info you have in front of you the more precisely and easily you can pinpoint your O. Good luck!

 

Martha31 - March 9

thanks a lot for all this info:)

 

sososleepy - March 11

You're welcome Martha. LOL, you've reminded me to go check as I should be approaching O. Ok, I just went to drool on the slide... I'll let you know shortly. How's yours looking?

 

sososleepy - March 11

Ok, the slide is dry. CD11, the edges ferned, but the middle didn't. I saved the slide and hopefully over the next few days I'll remember to check again.

 

Martha31 - March 13

sososleepy: I don't know...with this device all you see is a result : fertile or not (scale) but can not see the pic of your saliva:(

 

sososleepy - March 13

Oh. Then I can't begin to guess how reliable it is without knowing how it works. To find out for sure, you could bbt and use opk's for a cycle and see how it compares. You could also put a dab of saliva on a clear gla__s something (bottom of a gla__s?) and examine it after it's dry with the best magnifying gla__s you have to see what it looks like compared to the results it gives you. My saliva was much more ferned yesterday (cd12) than on cd11, and I got my + opk today (cd13), but still not complete in the middle of the glob. I'll check ferning again tonight.

 

sososleepy - March 13

oops, that not complete in the middle went after the cd11... should look before I type...

 

Martha31 - March 13

sososleepy: which brand of OPK are you using? Are they all the same or some are better than others???

 

sososleepy - March 13

Hey Martha. I got my + opk this afternoon, and just checked my ferning an hour or so ago. Today's cd 13, and the ferning is more complete than the previous 2 days, but still not all ferned in the center of the drop (which was rounded up a bit, so perhaps it needs to be a smear?) I also have had O feelings on my right side, but that could be gas or all in my head.... I'll find out on tomorrow's temps I guess.

 

sososleepy - March 13

OOh, didn't see that sorry. I'm using dollar tree opk's now. I tried every brand at my local grocery store, but I have a problem with not going for 2 to 4 hours ( I drink tons of water and iced tea) and I didn't ever get a positive last cycle regardless of which one I used, and answer had awful quarter to half lines (bottom dark, top all most not there). Well.. last cycle was the O after a mc, so who knows what my hormones were doing.. but I got the temp spike after several frustrating days of tests that had half lines light, half dark, and faint lines... Stefkay told me about $tree and I bought tons of opk's for this time around. I used one cd3- no line, cd6-the faintest thing that in good light might have been a hint of a line, cd's 8, 9, 10 extremely faint line, but visible, cd11-line a bit under half color, cd12-, on in the afternoon and one in the evening, both with a nice clear line much more than half as dark (but as dark as or darker to be + and it wasn't), cd13 first am urine, seemed all most positive within test limit, another at 1:30 finally finally a positive, did another at 5:30 pm (curious) but apparently didn't hold it long enough (just over an hour and urine only slightly yellow) about half color, looked at the 1st am one when I went to add the other 2 to my collection and wow did it darken up!!!! None of my others have done that, so I'm guessing I surged last night in my sleep? I'll do another tonight (not drinking water now boo hoo) and again in the am because I'm just plain curious. I thought I'd O tomorrow based on the + at 1:30 today, but I've had twinges on my right side, down low, and I'm wondering if that's O today? I'll still play with the opk's tonight and tomorrow am and see where the temp spike comes.... Oh, let the dollar tree tests sit for the full 10 minutes (or a bit more).

 

Martha31 - March 13

Thanks a lot but I think that $tree OPKs are not avaiable in Canada:( The OPKs are awfully expensive...I paid $45 ofr 5 tests:(

 

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