Just out of curiosity....(m)

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Just out of curiosity....(m)
Sat, 08-16-2003 - 12:54pm
Has anyone ever used somthing called Lady-Q it is supposed to predict a womans "fertile" days or ovulation by means of saliva. You place a small amout of saliva on the glass, and look into the microscope to see if it "ferns" . Anyone heard of this or try this?

I purchased one on ebay, and hoping to try it. BTW how common is it to ovulate without a period?? I'am EBF my 3 month old and dont expect a period for at least 4 more months. just thought I would ask.

Any info would be helpful


Julie Proud Mommy to Five

TTC #6

EBF Makenna Lillian May 28,2003

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Sat, 08-16-2003 - 2:35pm
Well, I haven't actually used the ferning technique, but as I understand it, it works like OPKs by detecting the LH surge shortly before O so that BD can be timed appropriately.

As for Oing w/out a period, that doesn't happen. If you O, you have AF. So, w/out AF you are not Oing. Now you may or may not O before PPAF, it just depends. We have had a few grads here who have caught the 1st egg before PPAF. So it is possible.



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Thu, 10-02-2003 - 5:41pm
Go girl! Trying for #6 is awesome. I will soon be working on #5. I have used a saliva type test. I did see the ferning effect quite well. It is useful but I always took my temperature too in order to be sure that ovulation did occur. Sometimes I saw the fern pattern when I wasn't ovulating. It has been awhile since I used it so I don't remember how often I saw a false result. Mostly though it was pretty helpful.

Happy ttc,

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Thu, 10-02-2003 - 7:26pm
Thank you Sharon,

I have tried it but not seen anything on yet, I just dont think I'am ovulating yet. Its so nice to hear of someone else who is working on a "larger" family. I just love hearing it :)

What are the Ages & sex of your children?

We have 4 Girls 1 boy Would love te even out the score a little and have another boy :)