Ovulation Microscope?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-26-2006
Ovulation Microscope?
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 1:56pm

Is anyone using one of these? What type of luck are you having? I've been using one for 4 months now and I can't seem to get consistant results. I test first thing in the morning (before drinking water) but sometimes I retest 10 minutes later and it looks totally different. I take the sample from under my tounge. I go through periods where I see tons of ferning for a good week and then mild ferning for weeks. I can't be that fertile! And then weeks of nothing, although if I retest in the evening (after having water) see ferning.

I have a 10 1/2 month old and we are just about to start TTC #2. I was hoping the early Ovulation Microscope charts would help me but I just don't see real patterns. I also haven't started my period so I don't have much to go on. I'd like to hear other expereinces with this charting method. Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2004
Mon, 10-13-2008 - 11:54pm

I had very good results with mine. It was more accurate than OPK or fertility monitor.

I'm not sure what to think about the results you're having. Make sure you get a large drop of saliva on the slide. And make sure it's completely dried before you read the result.

If you haven't had a cycle yet though you can probably expect the results to be pretty erratic.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2008
Wed, 10-15-2008 - 1:41am

HI :) I personally had a very confusing time with my saliva scope - much more success with my clearblue fertility monitor that I bought on ebay for cheap - the sticks are pricey but it is very helpful tool. Also really like my OPK's and basal themometer for cheaper version of the monitor!

HTH, Jasmine