- You're trying to become pregnant.
- You're trying to avoid pregnancy.
- You want to determine whether you're ovulating.
- You want to enhance your awareness of your menstrual cycles.
During a woman's menstrual cycle, there are only about three days when her egg is available for fertilization. Sperm can survive up to 72 hours (3 days) in the vagina and uterus, so if sexual intercourse occurs up to three days before a woman is fertile, she can still potentially become pregnant. Thus, there are about six days per month (3 days prior to fertility, and 3 days of fertility) that a woman can conceive.
It is scientifically well established that hormones filter into saliva and that during fertility a ferning pattern can be seen in saliva under a high powered magnification lens. Just prior to or during fertile days the sample will typically resemble "ferns," while during non-fertile days, only random and shapeless dots will be visible.
The Ovu-Tech is a hand-held mini-magnification lens about the size and shape of a lipstick holder. If you want to check whether you may be fertile, you simply:
- Make sure you haven't had anything to eat or drink for 2 hours.
- Put a small amount of saliva on the lens and allow it to dry.
- Insert the lens into the magnification lens and push a little button to illuminate the lens.
If you are just about to become fertile or if you are fertile, you will easily see a beautiful crystalline ferning pattern under the magnification lens. This is an easy and convenient way for you to monitor your hormonal changes and enhance your awareness of your menstrual cycle. If you track your cycles and fertility on a calendar, soon you will have a keen awareness of where you are in your monthly cycle, and what is happening hormonally in your body.
Cycle awareness can be especially helpful for women who tend to have anovulatory cycles (no ovulation occurs and thus there is infertility, and no progesterone is made). If you know that you haven't ovulated in any given cycle, and thus your ovary won't be producing progesterone, you can then supplement with progesterone that month and avoid estrogen dominance symptoms such as PMS.
The ovulation kits that measure hormones in urine to determine fertility tend to be expensive, messy, and can only be used once. In contrast, at the cost of not much more than one ovulation kit, the Ovu-Tech can be used over and over, and has a lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
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Dr. Mercola's Comment:
This is NOT a paid advertisement. I really believe that this tiny microscope offers a practical option for those who are currently using birth control pills yet seek a more reliable form of contraception. This will greatly aid that effort. It is hard to go wrong for $33 and it completely reusable. That is about the cost of one month’s worth of birth control pills.
This option is also completely non-toxic. When tracking the days of the menstrual cycle, the first day of menstruation, or bleeding, is called day 1 of that cycle. The cycle ends when the next period begins, anywhere between day 17 and 35 (with most women it's around day 28). The egg may become available for fertilization by sperm at anywhere from day 3 to day 14 of the cycle.