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  1. Foods to Encourage Ovulation

    Not Ovulating? Changing Your Diet May Be The Answer

    If you are not ovulating, it can be more difficult to conceive. However, following a healthy diet and lifestyle can help to encourage ovulation and promote overall fertility. Keep reading to hear from guest blogger Amara, an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, and expert in fertility nutrition, on the correlation between ovulation and diet. 


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  2. Stephanie Shares Knowledge Learned with OvuSense

    Testimonial: Stephanie Shares Insights Learned with OvuSense and ExSeed

    As Stephanie and her husband began trying for their second child, Stephanie learned she had PCOS. In search of answers and information about their fertility, they began using OvuSense with ExSeed, an at-home sperm analysis kit. Now, Stephanie and her husband are feeling more optimistic about trying to conceive baby #2. Armed with the knowledge of their bodies and fertility, they are looking forward to the day they become pregnant again. 

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  3. Dr. Alison Gottschalk Answers Your PCOS Questions

    Dr. Alison Gottschalk Answers Your PCOS Questions!

    PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women, and in fact, the condition impacts about 1 in 10 women. To learn more about this all too common condition, we recently connected with Dr. Alison Gottschalk, a Hormone and PCOS Fertility Naturopathic Doctor, to answer questions about PCOS from those in the fertility community.

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  4. Fertility Nurse Zermina Akbary Talks to Parade Magazine About PCOS and Fertility

    Fertility Nurse Zermina Akbary Talks to Parade Magazine About PCOS and Fertility

    Trying to conceive can be overwhelming, especially if you have been diagnosed with a hormonal condition like PCOS. Although it impacts 1 in 10 women of childbearing age and is the most common reproductive endocrine disorder, many people don’t know what PCOS is until they are diagnosed. Zermina Akbary, one of our fertility nurse specialists, spoke with Parade Magazine about PCOS, what causes the condition and how it affects fertility.

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  5. Top 5 Things to Consider Before Trying to Conceive with PCOS

    Guest Blog: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Trying to Conceive with PCOS

    PCOS is thought to be the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. When it comes to PCOS, some of the major symptoms include: irregular cycles, weight gain, and symptoms of high testosterone. Hormonal imbalances can lead to difficulty with fertility, but with the support of your medical team a healthy pregnancy is achievable. If you are thinking about growing your family, here are five things to consider before trying to conceive.

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  6. Ziggie’s Unexpected Journey to Welcoming her Baby Girl

    Testimonial: Ziggie’s Unexpected Journey to Welcoming her Baby Girl

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Ziggie and her husband decided they would start trying for a baby. After being unable to conceive after a few months, Ziggie knew something was wrong and she soon found herself diagnosed with PCOS. With the help of OvuSense, and the determination to not give up, Ziggie welcomed her baby girl in the summer of 2021.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Support Fertility in Your 20s

    Things You Can Do in Your 20s to Support Fertility

    Whether you'd prefer to wait a few years or you are ready to begin your TTC journey today, it's important to prioritize and support your fertility. In this blog, we're discussing some general thought and lifestyle changes you might want to consider in your twenties to make getting pregnant as seamless as possible.

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  10. Sophie Announces Pregnancy

    Testimonial: Sophie & Husband Thrilled to Announce Long-Awaited Pregnancy

    Even after more than three years of TTC, a PCOS diagnosis, and a miscarriage, Sophie and her husband refused to give up hope that they would conceive. With the help of OvuSense and ExSeed, Sophie and her husband found out they were pregnant in March 2021. They couldn’t be happier to be preparing to welcome their little miracle to the world in December.

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