Everything About Ovulation

Let’s talk ovulation

You might be wondering how to determine ovulation date. Let’s start with the basics.

Ovulation is the release of an egg from one of a woman’s ovaries.  After the egg is released, it travels down the Fallopian tube, where fertilization by a sperm cell may occur. This ovulation window can be several days, with typically one peak day on your ovulation calendar. This usually occurs around the middle of the menstrual cycle, about two weeks before your next period starts. However the ovulation window can vary between different people.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s critical to keep track of if/when you’re ovulating and predict the day using an ovulation calculator method, so you can try at the best possible time.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE OVUSCOPE

As a woman enters the fertile period of her menstrual cycle, higher estrogen levels cause the amount of salt in her saliva to increase.  The increased salt forms crystallization patterns known as “saliva ferning” because the crystals resemble fern leaves.  By viewing saliva samples under laboratory microscopes, medical researchers found that crystallized ferning patterns became more distinct as fertility levels rise.

NOT FERTILE

Diagram of a non fertile period

TRANSITORY

Diagram of rising or declining fertility period

FERTILE

Diagram of fernlike pattern during most fertile period

This is a repeatable and non-invasive way to monitor your ovulation. You can use the ferning method with other methods, too, like monitoring your basal body temperature or keeping track of your cycle on a period app. You can even input the information you learn from the OvuScope into a period tracking app, which helps the app understand your cycle better!

ADD A MICROSCOPE TO YOUR OVULATION TOOLKIT

Figuring out how you ovulate can be a struggle, but that’s why the OvuScope was designed and tested by an obstetrician to ensure you can monitor your cycle at home, without worrying about time-consuming and expensive trips to the doctor. The OvuScope’s large viewing area and lab-quality optics make it easy for you to observe crystallization patterns and track your fertility cycle.

Pregnant women and man conversing