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

  1. prolactin

    What is Prolactin, and Could it be Affecting Your Fertility?

    If you're struggling with an anovulatory cycle but haven't been diagnosed with PCOS, you may want to get your prolactin levels checked. When elevated, this lactogenic hormone can have a big impact on your fertility. Read on to learn more about diagnosing and treating this little-known infertility culprit.

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  2. How to increase your luteal phase naturally

    How to increase your luteal phase naturally

    While trying to conceive, it's very likely that you will start to try and understand your luteal phase.  You are right to be considering it, because if your luteal phase is too short  (less than 9 days) may cause complications in trying to conceive. The good news is that there are lots of things you can do to help.

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  3. What is Basal Body Temperature (BBT) in early pregnancy?

    What is Basal Body Temperature (BBT) in early pregnancy?

    You may be aware that Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is your temperature when you’re at complete rest and that there is something often referred to as the “BBT method” for fertility tracking. But how does BBT tracking work? And what BBT changes can you expect to see in early pregnancy?

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  4. Secondary Infertility: What Is It and What Can You Do Next?

    Secondary Infertility: What Is It and What Can You Do Next?

    Our fertility nurse Kate Davies recently wrote an article for Thrive Global about secondary infertility. 3 million women are affected – so what is it, what can you do, and where can you find support?

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  5. What Is a Fertile Window, and How Do You Find Yours?

    What Is a Fertile Window, and How Do You Find Yours?

    When you’re trying to conceive, you need to make sure you’re trying at the right time, under the right circumstances. Known as the ‘fertile window’, this is a small number of days that revolve around your ovulation date when it is easier to conceive.

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  6. 5 Things Clinicians Should Know About Femtech

    5 Things Clinicians Should Know About Femtech

    Women who are struggling to get pregnant often want to try any available tools they can within the privacy of their own homes before going to a fertility specialist. We’ve outlined five things that doctors and other care providers should know about femtech tools in preparation for these conversations with your patients. 

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  7. Fertility in Your 40s: What You Need to Know

    Fertility in Your 40s: What You Need to Know

    The average age for first-time mothers in the US and UK has been steadily rising for decades. While there are some health risks to pregnancy as you age, we wanted to take a minute to review the facts about fertility in your 40s.

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  8. Fertility Apps and Monitors – Can they really help you conceive?

    Fertility Apps and Monitors – Can they really help you conceive?

    With advancing technology, we have come to rely on Apps for many things in our lives, be it shopping, music or social media and now even Apps for your fertility! Recently there has been a great deal of media attention surrounding the benefits of Apps and Monitors for fertility, but can they really help you get pregnant?

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  9. How to accurately time a Progesterone test

    How to accurately time a Progesterone test

    Your doctor may have suggested that you have a progesterone test to confirm ovulation or to assess your progesterone levels in the luteal phase.

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  10. Secondary Infertility – The Facts

    Secondary Infertility – The Facts

    Secondary infertility is a common problem. The term secondary infertility refers to the inability to become pregnant or the inability to carry a pregnancy to a live birth following either a previous pregnancy or a previous live birth.

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