In the United States, approximately 10% or 6.1 million women have difficulty getting or staying pregnant. Despite how common an experience fertility challenges may be, many women don’t feel comfortable discussing infertility and their personal experiences with others. Instead, many choose to head to the internet to learn from others outside their immediate circle of friends and family, to learn from other women and find others who share their same experiences.
For these reasons, online communities and resources are more important than ever for your fertility journey. In honor of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week on April 23-29, we reached out to members of the OvuSense community and asked them to share their stories in hopes of empowering others and helping them to open up about their journeys. Check out what they had to say.
"I struggled with secondary infertility for almost two years before getting and staying pregnant. I had a team of specialists working alongside me to help me achieve my goal of pregnancy, however the best thing I did for myself during the two years+ was to seek out mental health supports and finding a community of people who have experienced the same heartache as myself. After two miscarriages, one ending with a D&C, and many months of negative tests or cancelled cycles, I realized I needed more. Infertility can take so much from you but I refused to let it get the best of me. I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant with my double rainbow baby and soaking in every single moment. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or share your story, you’re not alone."
"I’m the owner of My Fertility Goddess, a Spiritual Community of over 40k women supporting each other emotionally and mentally throughout their fertility journeys. I started this community in 2021 after struggling to conceive for over 4 years with my fiancé. Feeling overlooked and judged by doctors, I hit rock bottom in February 2021, but my deep inner knowing that I was meant to be a mother helped me hold onto faith and trust that there was a reason for my journey. Through deepening my spiritual connection with myself & strengthening the spiritual energetic link with my future children, I've found healing. Through supporting other women on their journey to conception and witnessing many of them get their Big Fat Positive pregnancy test, I've found purpose.
My fertility struggles have not only transformed me as a person but have also inspired me to create this beautiful supportive community and be a guiding light for others. I am grateful for the lessons learned, the connections made, and the faith that keeps me going. As my fiancé and I continue on our unique path to conception, I am confident that this journey is part of our story to parenthood. I trust that my journey to motherhood is unfolding as it is meant to be, and I eagerly await the day when I can hold my miracle baby in my arms. I hope my story inspires you to keep going, to always listen to your intuition and to trust that your journey has a purpose."
"Trying to conceive has been difficult, but with newly added tech we are finally en route to successfully conceiving our rainbow baby! Using OvuSense helps me predict and confirm ovulation based on my continuous core body temperature each cycle. With real-time cycle data being measured every night, my husband and I know when my fertile window is which significantly increases our chances of conceiving!
Finding community through those who want additional help through this journey has been key to staying positive. Through the hardships, I’ve found a genuine, caring support system that I know I can rely on. I know with the additional cycle data, we will be able to conceive our rainbow baby!"
How We Can Help
Millions of women have difficulty getting or staying pregnant, and around 1 in 4 struggle with some kind of ovulation disorder. Knowing when or if you ovulate naturally is not only one of OvuSense’s core functions, but foundational to your entire fertility journey. Having this knowledge is key to determining the right path for you. By giving you exact knowledge about how your ovulation varies, OvuSense can help get you through these trying times, especially if your fertility treatment or plans are now on hold.
Equally important during your journey can be finding others to support you along the way. OvuSense users receive not only the support of our dedicated team, but the opportunity to connect with thousands of women in our online user group. No journey is the same, but having a dedicated place to connect with, learn from, and share with others can be an invaluable resource for many women.
You can learn more about how OvuSense supports your fertility here.