What does Ladycomp look like? How safe is Babycomp/Ladycomp? With a Pearl Index of 0.7, Babycomp/Ladycomp is as safe as the pill on "green" days. This has been confirmed by a number of independent studies. Due to the lifetime of the sperm, the fertile period actually begins five days before ovulation. Does the fertility indication take this extra time into consideration? Yes, the computer accounts for the sperm's maximum life expectancy of five days for its indication of Fertile or Infertile periods A very sleepless night or the consumption of alcohol can influence the readings. Can I rely on the device anyway? Yes. If your reading is influenced by a bad night or by drinking large amounts of alcohol (omitting a reading once in a while isn't a problem), this doesn't mean that the indicator becomes unreliable. Depending on the phase of your cycle, Ladycomp/Babycomp will react accordingly. Either the reading will be recognized and ignored as an exception, or the device will show a yellow or red light on the next day to be on the safe side What happens if I omit a few readings? Based on the information stored internally,Ladycomp can make up reliably for missing input. Although we do encourage you to take your temperature very regularly in order to determine your fertile period as precisely as possible, omitting some readings does not reduce the product's safety. If you omit some readings due to illness, Ladycomp will soon return to normal afterwards. Can young girls use Ladycomp too? provided the user sticks to the rules and has sexual intercourse only on "green" days Ladycomp compares very well to the effectiveness of the pill, regardless of the user's age. My cycles are irregular. Can I use Ladycomp anyway?Yes. The device is designed to handle cycles of varying lengths without posing a safety risk. Ladycomp does not even require a minimum or maximum number of days within a cycle to process its readings reliably. Nevertheless, extreme fluctuations might make using the device a little inefficient because it will result in a greatly increased number of "red" days. Fluctuations of several days are no problem at all. However, if some of your cycles are as long as many months, we recommend using natural cycle regulators (herbal preparations). When can I start using Ladycomp? Right after you receive the device. If you have just stopped taking the contraceptive pill, you can either start using the device immediately or wait until the beginning of your first real menstruation. Maximum safety will always be provided. Where do I measure the temperature? Under the tongue. Must I always let Ladycomp wake me, or can I take my temperature even if no alarm has been set? Setting the alarm clock is not necessary for taking your temperature . Can my readings get lost? No. Ladycomp is protected against power failures and voltage fluctuations. When power is shut off, all information remains stored permanently in the device's memory. Even the time, date and year information will continue to count indefinitely without any mains or battery power. Neither can the information be deleted by mistake, e.g. by children playing with the device. Can taking Medications effect my temperature and therefore my readings? This really depends on the medication you take. Normal medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, cough mixtures, antiviral medicines are all fine. Hormonal medications such as the pill, progesterone, estrogen, be it in shots, pills, patches or implants will change body temperature. Other more important long term medications should ALWAYS be evaluated by your Dr. Thyroid medication is a hormonal medication can increase body temperature and may interfere with the readings. You should use a back up form of contraception for 1 cycle on LC when taking any medications that can change body metabolism like thyroid hormones. You should not be on LC while on hormones.