Whether you are trying to get pregnant with your significant other or not, you should be using a saliva ovulation test in order to monitor when you are most fertile and ovulating. The saliva testing method is effective, easy-to-use and can predict fertility with exceptional accuracy due to the distinct changes that happen to a woman’s saliva.

How Does a Saliva Fertility Test Work?

When a woman goes to ovulate, her saliva will form a distinct pattern which can be seen underneath a microscope. This fern-like pattern is due to the increased levels of estrogen that are present in her body. When this happens, her salinity is increased, causing the pattern.  

In most women, this will happen about three days prior to her actual ovulation. The pattern is rather distinct so it is easy to spot underneath a microscope, which makes predicting ovulation incredibly easy.  

When a woman uses a saliva ovulation test, she applies a drop of her saliva to the mini ovulation microscope lens and waits a few minutes until it dries before checking to see if there is a fern-like pattern. You will be able to track when you are non-fertile, transitioning, when you are ovulating and fertile throughout the month. The fertile period will last several days until 24 hours after ovulation.

The Benefits of the Saliva Test

One of the major benefits, other than the 98.9 percent accuracy, is the fact that these kits are extremely discrete. They come in cylinder lipstick-like tubes and carrying cases and are very easy to use. You can pop it into your purse and no one would be any wiser. Plus, they can be used over and over again (imagine the cost savings) and are easy to read as the sample will be illuminated with an LED light.


Other than knowing whether you are able to get pregnant or not, you can use the test to track the changes in your body, ultimately getting to know yourself better. This will allow you to note any irregularities that you may have which you can then address with your healthcare provider before they become serious.