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Old 11-06-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Saliva Ovulation testing

Has anyone tried the microscopic saliva ovulation testing? I have been using one for a year and have only detected ovulation with the fern pattern once. My periods are irregular and no ovulation detected. We are trying to have our 1st baby. He went and got a semen analysis done and everything is fine with him.

I was put on metformin 500mg 2x day and I have been using the saliva method. I have been on metformin 3 days and and the last 2 days I have seen a saliva pattern that says I am ovulating. Do you think it is possible for the medication to work that fast? I have been tracking cervical Mucus also and to me it dont seem like ovulation mucus, but my cervix is sitting high right now.

We will keep trying this week every other day and then in a couple of weeks we hope we have a + preg test


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Old 11-08-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Saliva Ovulation testing

I have used the saliva test as well, but only after I started using Clomid. I shows the fern pattern every month for me. I am also charting my temps and they have been very useful in predicting ovulation. They say if you are pg your temp will stay elevated and not go down when you are to get your AF. So that is another indicator. I have never tried the cm method, I don't know if I would be reading it right.

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Old 11-08-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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Re: Saliva Ovulation testing

Thanks for answering my question I have not been able to run into many women that use the saliva method. It sounds like it works tho.

I should have been charting my temps all along but just started 4 days ago.. The last couple of days my BB temp took a big dive... don't know what this means?? The book I have says the basil temp rises about 0.5 degrees and stays in that higher range until the beginning of the next menstural period. If i am right - I just ovulated and don't understand why my temp is wacky and dropped since I have not had my period???? This is all confusing.

11/5/2005 97.7
11/6/2005 97.7
11/7/2005 97
11/8/2005 96.6


Old 11-08-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: Saliva Ovulation testing

I just looked up some info on Basil Temps... The book I have isnot very good!! It does not explain everything you need to know..

Here is some info if anyone else could use it..

First Phase Temps
The first phase (Preovulatory) before ovulation has occured, temps will normally be between 97.0 to 97.5. Right before ovulation occurs the hormone estrogen is produced causing lower temps. Many women are able to see a dip in temp alerting them that peak time is near and ovulation is about to occur. Just remember, your temps can rise and fall multiple times before a dip making it difficult to know when the lowest point will be. It is important to also know that your lowest temperature is most likely NOT your peak day and unless you are charting other indicators you may miss your most fertile time completely.

Second Phase Temps
In the second phase (Luteal Phase) which begins after ovulation temperatures generally will rise between 97.6 and 98.6. The increased temperatures are due to the hormone progesterone which is released from the corpus luetum - the follicle that hold the egg. The temps will remain high for a period usually 12 to 16 days until they drop again (either the day before or the day of) when your cycle ends and menstrual period begins. If conception occurs temperatures will remain high during the entire pregnancy.

Third Phase Temps
Many women experience a third phase (Triphasic Phase) which is temperatures climbing to yet another level that is approximately 3/10's - 4/10's over the Luteal Phase high. This is due to the HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) hormone that is produced if conception has occurred and when implantation takes place.

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