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    Default Ferning Saliva Test?

    Has anyone used one of these? Did you find it helpful?


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    Default Re: Ferning Saliva Test?

    Yes I had/have a maybe baby one. I often saw ferns when I had AF, ovulating, pregnant. I certainly didn't find it helped at all just gave me something else to obsess over.

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    Thanks Mildez. Perhaps I'll just stick with the opks for now!

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    Yeah, same here. I had the fern pattern most of the time, I think I was doing it all wrong lol. Confusing much?? Yep. I'd stick to the ovulation thingies, I loved using the digital ones, mind you I used them during my FET cycles, they are spot on but very expensive.

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    If I hadn't been tracking via fern testing, we wouldn't have DD2 I reeeeally didn't want to DTD that day, but I'd got partial ferning the day before and full ferning that morning, so I forced myself to do it

    I was very meticulous with it, washed and disinfected my hands first thing in the morning, put the saliva on the thing, had breakfast while it dried, checked after 10-20 minutes, washed the thing, went on with my day. It was actually hard to break the routine once I was pregnant You have to make sure your hands are clean and you haven't eaten anything in the past few hours. Some days, if I had a yuck feeling in my mouth, I swished water around my mouth and waited an hour before doing it, so as to have "clean" saliva.

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    Hi, ladies,
    I've been reading this forum for a while, but this is my first post. I like the ferning method, this is my second month, and I am trying to learn all different patterns and their meaning. Sometimes if I eat more salty food the previous day, or had more cigarettes than usual, I see ferning. Also I get it a day before and during my period. I disregard those
    This month I started taking pictures of each result, on daily basis, since it is very easy to forget what you had few days ago. You can see them in here TTC with Saliva Microscope , I upload them daily, so that others can see as well, and decide if it is a good method.
    Baby dust to all

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