For decades, scientists have known that if a woman’s saliva forms a telltale “ferning” pattern – a bit like frost crystals under the microscope – it is the time of month when she is most likely to get pregnant. But it’s only now that saliva-based fertility testers are springing up all over the US market.
Can ovulation microscope detect pregnancy?
They’re not meant to detect pregnancy and a positive ovulation test does not mean you’re pregnant — that’s what we have home pregnancy tests for! However, you may have heard about some women using their ovulation tests as a pregnancy test.
How soon after ferning do you ovulate?
Saliva Ferning Tests
Saliva ferning kits include a lens that you place a drop of saliva onto. After five minutes, all you have to do is use the provided viewing scope to see if the characteristic fern-like crystals are present. Ovulation is likely to occur 24 to 72 hours after the crystal formations are first detected.
Will LH be high if pregnant?
No, LH surge does not remain elevated once pregnant. In fact, LH levels are really low during pregnancy (< 1.5 IU/L), and thus not active on end organs and tissues.