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Before you start using the computer, the alarm must be activated before midnight on the previous day. It can later be reset or turned off.
With its practical added functions babycomp offers reliable support if you plan to have a baby. It provides a boy/girl forecast on fertile days and indicates a possible pregnancy in three stages: after 4 days it will show a possible pregnancy, after 15 days a probable pregnancy. After 18 days it will confirm that you are pregnant. It will then automatically calculate the expected date of birth and provide cycle and planning statistics. Also see "Planning aid" and "Pregnancy precautions".
Temperature at rest, immediately after you wake up, and before you get up.
pearly is battery-operated. The battery lifetime expectancy is approx. two years.
Before you start using Ladycomp and Babycomp enter your date of birth, weight and height. This information will facilitate the cycle analysis.
Babycomp provides a boy/girl forecast on fertile days. Input of information on intercourse is required.
Clean the thermometer sensor from time to time with lukewarm water. Do not use chemicals or alcohol.
686 women from Germany, Switzerland and Mexico participated in the most recent study for over two years. The study was conducted at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf and resulted in a Pearl Index of 0.7. Please contact us to receive a summary of the study.
Under "Downloads" you will find a summary of the study conducted by Prof. S. Dessole and presented during the "International Meeting on Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology" in Porto Cervo in 1997.
The computers have been clinically tested several times by Prof. Dr. G. Freundl, former Head Physician of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Municipal Hospital of Düsseldorf-Benrath. The results have been presented at various medical conferences in Europe.
The "green" indicator is reliable from the beginning. The number of "green" (infertile) days continues to increase, while the number of "red" (fertile) days continues to decrease.
The purchase of a computer is a one-time investment. There are no additional expenses, such as urine test strips, etc. You are not only buying a high-quality electronic instrument, you also benefit from the combined know-how of a committed team of researchers collected over a period of 20 years.
If you assume a price of € 18 per month for birth control pills, for example, a Ladycomp is amortized after 2 years.
Ladycomp, Babycomp and pearly will display the following information at the push of a button: number of recorded cycles, average cycle length, average temperature increase after ovulation, and the ovulation fluctuation margin in /- days.
You can have the recorded data printed out and analyzed by one of our distribution partners or by the manufacturer. The computer has to be sent in for this. The data printout is available for free for Baby-Comp. For Lady-Comp and pearly a data printout (9-12 months) is available at a price of € 35 incl. VAT plus postage.
Please reset the time manually at the beginning and at the end of daylight savings time.
Ladycomp and pearly were specifically developed to provide a natural method of contraception. Lady-Comp can be upgraded to include the planning program. Baby-Comp offers additional support for comprehensive family planning and assists with reduced fertility. It includes added functions which are designed to help you plan for a baby pearly, the smallest and newest birth control computer in our product range, is ideally suited for women who are always on the go.
Lady-Comp and pearly have a Pearl Index of 0.7 (or 99.3%) – clinically tested. Also see "Pearl Index" and "Clinical tests".
Baby-Comp has a Pearl Index of 0.7 (or 99.3%) – clinically tested. Also see "Pearl Index" and "Clinical tests".
Since the computers were introduced in 1986, a team of scientists at Valley Electronics has continued to revolutionize the field of contraception, gently but steadily. Maximum effectiveness in natural family planning and contraception is achieved without the impact of hormones on a woman’s body.
When babycomp was introduced in 1986, it was the first fertility computer in the world. Since then, a team of scientists at Valley Electronics has continued to revolutionize the field of natural family planning, gently but steadily. Countless couples now have the baby they longed for because of Baby-Comp and its practical added functions.
A woman is fertile on the day she ovulates and five days before ovulation, because under favorable conditions male sperm will remain active and fertile in a woman’s body for up to 120 hours. The ovum can be fertilized for a maximum of 18 hours. Peak fertility occurs on the day of ovulation and two days before.
Fertility computers forecast and monitor your fertility for a period of six days.
Green = infertile - Red = fertile - Yellow = learning and transitional phase. This daily indication is valid for 24 hours and accurate from the beginning.
The letter "F" will appear on the display if your temperature exceeds 37.8 degrees Celsius. This temperature reading will not be recorded.
Baby-Comp provides a boy/girl forecast on fertile days. Input of information on intercourse is required.
Lady-Comp and pearly: 2 years.
Baby-Comp: 3 years
Lady-Comp and Baby-Comp comes complete with integrated battery and separate power supply unit. The computer must be charged before you use it. The first time it takes about 24 hours to charge the battery. Recharging takes approximately 12 hours for a full charge.
If the computer is not in use for extended periods of time it must be recharged every three months to prevent damage to the battery.
Ladycomp and babycomp are designed for battery operation only.
Ladycomp was specifically developed to provide a safe and natural way of contraception and fertility management. At your request, it can be upgraded to include the Baby-Comp planning program.
8 - 10 years
VE Valley Electronics GmbH, D-82438 Eschenlohe, Germany
Every woman ovulates only once in each cycle. On the rare occasion of two or more ovulations, they will occur within 24 hours. After ovulation, the egg can be fertilized for a maximum of 18 hours. After intercourse, male sperm will remain active and fertile in the female body for a maximum of 120 hours. This means that a woman can conceive on six days out of a cycle of generally 28 days.
The memory is not volatile, which means that the data remains permanently in the memory even if the battery is empty.
After the first full month of use the computer will automatically request input of the days of menstruation.
Use the computer keys to input every day of menstruation (at least three days).
Before you start using the computer, you may retroactively input any "M" information you have.
Our fertility computers have been programmed to accurately detect the time of ovulation in a woman’s cycle based on her temperature which is taken every morning. The knowledge base of the program includes an analysis of hundreds of thousands of women’s cycles and biomathematical forecasting software.
Take your wake-up temperature every morning before you get up by placing the basal temperature sensor under your tongue for 50-60 seconds. If you are menstruating press the plus key. The temperature will appear on the display, alternating with the current cycle day and the daily fertility indicator: green = infertile, red = fertile or yellow = learning phase (startup phase).
A mono-phase is a cycle without ovulation. In this case, the indicator will stay on "red".
A red flashing light on the cycle computer display indicates the expected time of ovulation. This is only an estimate.
After ovulation your temperature will rise by approx. 0.25 to 0.45 degrees Celsius
The Pearl Index indicates the number of unintended pregnancies during 100 years of use of a certain contraceptive. If, for example, a birth control pill has a Pearl Index of 1, this means that if 100 women use this birth control pill for one year, one woman will become pregnant during that year.
0.7 (or 99.3%) – clinically tested
0.7 (or 99.3%) clinically tested, which means not even one woman becomes pregnant in one year.
Birth control pill: 0.1-0.9, mini-pill: 0.4-2.5, diaphragm: 1-3, condom: 1-
pearly was specifically developed to provide a safe and natural way to practice birth control – for women on the go. It is approximately the size of a cell phone and weighs less than 60 grams. It is battery-operated and just as effective as Lady-Comp.
Added functions, cycle and planning statistics and the boy/girl forecast on fertile days (see Baby-Comp) make individual planning possible and take a couple’s specific conception problems into account. Our experienced teams will be pleased to offer individual support based on your data printout.
The following information is available at the push of a button:
CLI (corpus luteum insufficiency) • mono-phase cycles (cycles without ovulation) • length of high level temperature • cycle length • number of recorded cycles • zero temperature increase • ovulation fluctuation margin and planning hits (record of intercourse on fertile days)
First indication after 4 days: the red-yellow-green lights will alternately flash. After 15 days, the red-yellow-green lights will flash (probable pregnancy), after 18 days the red-yellow-green lights will stay on (pregnancy confirmed).
After 15 days, the red-yellow-green lights will flash (probable pregnancy), after 18 days the red-yellow-green lights will stay on (pregnancy confirmed).
An early indication of a possible pregnancy allows the mother-to-be to adjust her life quickly and immediately stop taking medication, drinking alcohol, smoking, etc.
The software is based on accurately detecting ovulation in a woman’s cycle.
E-mail or call one of our distribution partners or contact us directly. Most problems can be solved without having to send in your computer.
The price for a battery replacement for pearly (every two years) is € 35 incl. VAT plus postage. Battery replacement combined with a printout is € 45 incl. VAT plus postage.
Our fertility computers are available in specialty stores, via the Internet, or directly from the manufacturer.
The fertility computers are suitable for shift work. You can set the alarm according to when you want to get up. That way you can take your temperature on one day at 8 a.m and at 2 p.m the next. The temperature taking window will be released after 24 hours.
None. Natural, easily tolerated method, hormone-free, no intervention in the natural course of the menstrual cycle. No extra costs, no charts.
When you receive your fertility computer, date and time have already been set. If you keep records on your menstruation, enter the information retroactively before you take your temperature for the first time. Start with the oldest date. Before you use the computer for the first time, the alarm must be set and activated before midnight on the previous day. You can start taking your temperature immediately. Before you start, stop taking birth control pills and do not use a hormonal diaphragm.
Take your basal body temperature every morning before you get up by placing the temperature sensor under your tongue for 50-60 seconds.
The system monitors the temperature taking process. An acoustic signal confirms when the process is completed.
Six hours, i.e. three hours before and after the time the temperature was taken on the previous day.
see "Clinical tests"
If you travel to different time zones, you can set the computer to the local date and time. In this case, do not take your temperature on the first day.
Tracking past temperature readings: The last 180 days (Lady-Comp), 250 days (Babycomp) or 99 days (pearly) can be called up on the display. For additional information, see "Data printout".
Temperature at rest, immediately after you wake up, and before you get up.