How do I use my Maybe MOM® Saliva ovulations tester?
Your saliva sample should fully cover the lens. The sample should be approximately the size of a 5 cent piece and should be able to completely dry in approximately 10-15 minutes. If it’s not dry after 15 minutes then you have used too much. If it dries in under 5 minutes you have not put enough saliva on the lens. It may take a little practice but you will get used to it.
If you are not seeing any patterns, ensure you are using the Maybe MOM® correctly (refer to the I can’t see anything question or email if you would like assistance). If you are only seeing pebbles all month, make sure your sample is dry as the ferning pattern will only be visible in a dry sample. If you have naturally low oestrogen levels the increase around the time of ovulation may not be picked up by the microscope. This DOES NOT mean you are not fertile as there are other hormones also involved in ovulating but it may mean that Maybe MOM® is not suitable for you. Your doctor can test your oestrogen levels through a simple blood test.