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Fertile Focus - ferning? Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11

This is my first month using my fertile focus, is this full ferning or partial?
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Rox my Socks Florida 11929 posts
2nd Aug '11

Is that only a section of the microscope? Sometimes the scope would show that full ferning on one side and not on the other. If you spit on it all the way and thats all you see, it is most definitely full ferning.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11

let me go back and check but I think it took up the whole thing. Yesterday had just like 2 small crystal parts so I was not expecting this much this morning, huge change, lol.



You O 3-5 days after the ferning correct?

Rox my Socks Florida 11929 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Mrs.Rachael+Holden:" let me go back and check but I think it took up the whole thing. Yesterday had just like 2 small crystal ... [snip!] ... crystal parts so I was not expecting this much this morning, huge change, lol. You O 3-5 days after the ferning correct?"


Yeah its like that. Huge change one day to the next. And yes. It tells you before opks so you might want to use opks as well as see when they start to correlate. GL love

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Foxy Roxy:" Yeah its like that. Huge change one day to the next. And yes. It tells you before opks so you might want to use opks as well as see when they start to correlate. GL love"

that's what I was hoping to do, use the scope, wait for ferning, and then opk test (so I'm not wasting so much money on opks testing from CD 10-30 or whatever). I'm opk testing and temping this cycle with the ferning scope to get the idea, but if after a few cycles it all adds up I think I'll drop the opks.

3 Little Ladies + Mommy & Due April 17 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Maryland 7447 posts
2nd Aug '11

I don't want to sound stupid but what is this that I'm looking at?

Rox my Socks Florida 11929 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting The Izz is the bizz:" I don't want to sound stupid but what is this that I'm looking at?"


Saliva. It dries and creates different patterns during different parts of our cycle.

3 Little Ladies + Mommy & Due April 17 (girl); 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Maryland 7447 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Foxy Roxy:" Saliva. It dries and creates different patterns during different parts of our cycle."


Really? That's neat, I've never heard of it.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting The Izz is the bizz:" Really? That's neat, I've never heard of it."

yeah so far I'm loving it, lol. We'll see if I'm singing that tune after 1 cycle, I've had AWFUL luck with my OPKs recently so I'm trying to find something else to help track my fertility. I temp and chart and all of that too, but most of that stuff only gives you an idea looking back, not a warning beforehand.



OPK was negative, but it's also way too early in the morning to test, lol. I was impatient >_<




Here's more info on it:
http://www.fertile-focus.com/

Dacey's Momma (Brandy) Due October 22 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Cross Anchor, SC, United States 2650 posts
2nd Aug '11

I used the microscope with my first pregnancy. Dh would always crack up when I would call in the morning and say "my ferns are growing good, can you help me water them later". Lol



Good luck rach, looks like you are almost at full ferning if it's not already there. I found some months the ferns would look more full than others. I have no idea why though.

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Dacey's Momma (Brandy):" I used the microscope with my first pregnancy. Dh would always crack up when I would call in the morning ... [snip!] ... ferning if it's not already there. I found some months the ferns would look more full than others. I have no idea why though."

ROFL I love it! Too funny!!!!!



Yeah since this is my first month using it I'm going to put partial on my chart and watch the next few days. If this is the fullest I get then I can change it later. Gah I hope this is right and I'm about to O. I said on another board, at this point even if I get a BFN this cycle, I'm ok with that, I just want a confirmed ovulation cycle again, I just need the hope back that Femara still works for me. Cause after Femara is injections and I'd MUCH rather not go that route if I don't have to.

Rox my Socks Florida 11929 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Dacey's Momma (Brandy):" I used the microscope with my first pregnancy. Dh would always crack up when I would call in the morning ... [snip!] ... ferning if it's not already there. I found some months the ferns would look more full than others. I have no idea why though."


LOL too cute

Tyler and AJ's Mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, Indiana 15365 posts
2nd Aug '11

I have one and I can't figure the darn thing out! That looks fertile to me though!

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Tyler-Man's Mommy TTC #2:" I have one and I can't figure the darn thing out! That looks fertile to me though!"

are you pulling it straight out instead of twisting it? I did that at first, I didn't know the entire top came off and I was licking the wrong part LOL

Tyler and AJ's Mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Indianapolis, Indiana 15365 posts
2nd Aug '11
Quoting Mrs.Rachael+Holden:" are you pulling it straight out instead of twisting it? I did that at first, I didn't know the entire top came off and I was licking the wrong part LOL"


I don't think so. Do you just lick it? Maybe I'm using too much spit LMAO :oops: