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Real-life stories from OvuSense users and essential information from fertility experts

  1. Recognizing Wave Of Light 2021 & Those Gone Too Soon

    Recognizing Wave Of Light 2021 & Those Gone Too Soon

    Every year on October 15th, we recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day — a day to raise awareness for miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or any other loss. It is a day we pause to remember and grieve for ourselves, for our friends, or for those we may not even know who have experienced such heartbreaking loss. So many people carry this loss with them every day, and all of us at OvuSense honor their struggle and recognize their strength. 

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  2. Stress’ Impact on Menstruation and Conception

    Stress’ Impact on Menstruation and Conception

    Stress can have various effects on your body including headaches, pain, trouble sleeping, or even changes in menstruation. Then adding trying to conceive to an already stressful time, makes it all the more difficult to prioritize yourself and your wellbeing. 

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  3. How Does the Thyroid Affect Fertility?

    What is the Thyroid and How Does it Affect Fertility?

    While you’ve likely heard of the thyroid before, you may not know exactly what it does, or that it can affect your fertility. Read our blog to learn more about the thyroid, its essential functions, why it might be affecting your fertility, and some tips to prioritize good thyroid health. 

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  4. Anovulatory Infertility & How to Support

    Guest Blog: Anovulatory Infertility & How to Support This Through Nutrition & Lifestyle Interventions

    Anovulation is the lack of ovulation (release of an egg) and is a common cause of infertility amongst women. It is closely associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as well as irregular cycles. Understanding the cause of anovulation is the first step in supporting anovulatory infertility. From there, there are many nutritional and lifestyle interventions that may help to support ovulation and conception naturally.

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  5. How the Mediterranean Diet Can Support Fertility

    Guest Blog: How the Mediterranean Diet Can Support Fertility

    When it comes to choosing the best diet for fertility while you are trying to conceive, personalized nutrition can be very powerful at maximizing general health and chances of conception for a couple. However, there is no doubt that one particular way of eating has been proven time and time again to be beneficial in relation to fertility - the Mediterranean diet.

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  6. How to Help a Friend Who is TTC

    Friendship Forever: How to Help a Friend Who is TTC

    Trying to conceive is not always easy, and it is comforting to know that you have people supporting you and your partner through your journey. Read our blog for some tips on how you can be an encouraging friend to those who may be beginning or struggling through their conception journey.

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  7. Four reasons why I NEVER recommend ovulation predictor kits (OPKs)!

    Four reasons why I NEVER recommend ovulation predictor kits (OPKs)!

    Have you ever used ovulation predictor kits (OPK’s) to predict when you ovulate? Have you had a good or bad experience of using OPK’s? I am very sceptical of the reliability of this ovulation prediction method and as a result, I don’t recommend them to any of my patients. Here’s why

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  8. TTC on vacation

    Vacationing or on Holiday? Why Your TTC Plans Don't Need to Change

    If you and your partner have been trying to conceive, it might seem challenging to prioritize TTC while away from the comfort of your home. But fear not, just because you are ready to lounge at the beach, doesn’t mean you can’t still find time for babymaking! Our blog shares some suggestions on how you can prioritize conception while still enjoying a well-deserved vacation.

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  9. Exercise to Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine When TTC

    Guest Blog: Tami Details Exercise to Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine When TTC

    As a pre and post-natal fitness instructor, Tami Smith has a passion for exercise and a personal experience with infertility. In this article, Tami shares a few general guidelines for working out while TTC, her personal experiences, and then some gentle, appropriate ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

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  10. Fertility 101 - Tips on Where to Start

    Fertility 101 - Tips on Where to Start When You’re Just Starting Out

    Congratulations on starting out on your TTC journey - we are incredibly excited for you! However, we know those first few steps can be a bit confusing and lead to a number of questions. Don’t worry - it is completely normal! That’s why we created a fertility 101 guide to provide a one-stop shop for tips on where to start, how to maximize your chance at becoming pregnant, and how OvuSense can support you. Keep reading to learn more and embark on your exciting new journey.

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