Saliva Testing and The Fertility Tracker
For years, researchers have been observing and studying saliva testing. In 1969, Dr. Biel Cassals, a Spanish gynecologist spent quite a bit of time testing and studying the crystallization of saliva. At the Barcelona Medical Board, he presented his findings in regards to the relationship between hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and the crystallization of saliva, which indicates the “ferning” salvia as being virtually identical in appearance to the arborization effect of cervical fluids. After 10 months of studying a group of 1,000 women, it was reported that there was a success rate of around 96.2% as to being able to determine when the women were fertile and able to conceive.
Since 1969, there have been various other studies conducted which indicate that saliva testing is just as effective as urine testing when it comes to ovulation detection. It has been concluded that saliva testing (aka saliva ferning) can be used to aid women in the detection of their fertile periods. Today, saliva testing/saliva fertility monitors are quite accurate in predicting and verifying the time of peak fertility or ovulation. By measuring changes in the electrolytes in a woman’s saliva, a saliva fertility monitor can tell you when the best time for conception will be.
How is Saliva Testing Done?
Saliva testing is very accurately done with a quality saliva fertility monitor such as the Fertility Tracker. Basic saliva fertility monitors are non-electronic devices that come with lenses that will help a woman view and detect her hormonal changes in her saliva prior to or during ovulation. All a woman has to do to test her saliva is simply to put a drop of her saliva on the lens or slide and then let it dry. Once it is dry, then the lens/slide can be viewed and certain specific patterns will become apparent.
If you are ovulating or about to ovulate, then saliva ferning will be taking place and a crystal-like image can be viewed. During this time, conception is more likely to occur. Note that conception is possible between 3 days before to 24 hours after ovulation has begun. If you are not ovulating, then a non-ferning simple dot and line pattern will be present, indicating such. If you are in a transitional period, then you will notice small ferning patterns (crystal forms) which indicate that ovulation may occur in about 3 to 4 days. Today one of the most popular, safe, natural and nearly 100% accurate saliva fertility monitor is the Fertility Tracker.
You make the choice; pee on a stick each day or lick a slide and look through the microscope for your results only minutes later.