Ferning and The Fertility Tracker
Since 1945, scientists have been studying the phenomenon of ferning in cervical fluid, when Papanicolau first observed microscopic crystal formations in cervical fluid (cervical mucus). Subsequently, other scientific researchers have studied ferning of other body fluids, including saliva. It has been concluded that there is a direct correlation between saliva ferning and ovulation.
Generally speaking, it appears that salivary ferning begins one to two days before the onset of wet cervical fluid. A saliva fertility monitor can be used to help determine when a woman is in her fertile period. With continuous use, a saliva fertility monitor will be able to indicate a woman’s monthly cycle behavior. Saliva fertility monitors can even be used to help avoid undesired pregnancy.
Why Ferning Detection is Better
When it comes to knowing exactly when it is that you ovulate and how your cycle works, ferning detection can provide you with up to 98% accuracy. You can use a saliva fertility monitor along with a basal body temperature chart to accurately identify when you are most fertile and to help you even select the gender of your child. Unlike urine LH monitors, saliva monitors can provide you with advance notice of ovulation – up to 5 days prior.
Today, one of the most advanced and most cost-effective saliva fertility monitors is the Fertility Tracker. The Fertility Tracker was designed to help women understand their cycles and bodies and be able to use this information in a natural way to either conceive or avoid conception. The Fertility Tracker uses your saliva to help you determine your personal fertility status daily. Levels of estrogen which are known to rise during the pre-ovulation period are seen through the patterns formed on the lens.