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08 Dec 2004

Fertile Focus & When to take Preggie Test
I use the Fertile Focus Ovulation predictor and it showed that I was fertile on the 23/11 and also on the 28/11. I usually have a 23 day cycle (1st day was the 14/11). Compared to my previous monthly charts (only been testing the past 3 months), my ovulating on the 23/11 is somewhat correct. My hubby and I had intercourse on the 22/11. Also, I tend to spot slightly when I ovulate, which happened on the 23/11.

I am somewhat confused on when to test for pregnancy, technically I was supposed to get my period yesterday, and I am officially late. But what about the second ovulation results.

Also, I have been charting my results everyday and my patterns are different. I tested again this morning and it shows that I am fertile again. What is going on???

My boobs have been very sore, and I have some fine veins on one of my areolas. I have been feeling a little 'off' lately and slightly nauseous.

The Fertile Focus tests for estrogen in one's saliva, estrogen usually peaks at the time of ovulation resulting in small ferns/crystals on the microscope. Does estrogen also increase during early pregnancy?

Thanks for your advice.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The test can become positive close to your period and also if you are pregnant. If your period is late, do a pregnancy test.

Best wishes
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