trying to conceive

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

  1. 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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  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. Traci Finds Hope on her Fertility Journey with OvuSense

    Testimonial: Traci Finds Hope on her Fertility Journey with OvuSense

    After having a heart attack at the age of 37, Traci decided it was time to make some major changes in her life. Her journey to healing started by prioritizing herself and focusing on her fertility. After spending a lot of time trying products and programs that promised to help with infertility, but never did, Traci found hope tracking her ovulation with OvuSense. 

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  4. 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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  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. Kay & Partner Share Knowledge Gained Through Using OvuSense and ExSeed

    Testimonial: Kay & Partner Share Knowledge Gained Through Using OvuSense and ExSeed

    Kay never had any interest in ovulation tracking or sperm testing until she and her partner had been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for a few years. While infertility felt stressful enough to her, she eventually decided to give ovulation tracking and sperm testing a try after looking into OvuSense and ExSeed.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Pausing or Delaying TTC? Here’s Why You Should Keep Tracking Data

    Pausing or Delaying TTC? No Problem! Here’s Why You Should Keep Tracking Data

    If you do decide to wait or press pause on TTC, there’s no reason not to track your data. In fact, it is beneficial for you to do so! Tracking your cycle with an at-home fertility monitor such as OvuFirst can help you to determine when you ovulate, identify any patterns within your cycle, and even lead to hotter sex.

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  10. Cheyenne’s Journey to Her Greatest Adventure: Motherhood

    Testimonial: Cheyenne’s Journey to Her Greatest Adventure: Motherhood

    Cheyenne never thought she would have trouble conceiving, but after six months of trying, she began to worry. With the help of OvuSense, support from her husband, fertility doctors, and keeping the hope, Cheyenne is now 17 weeks pregnant after a year and a half.

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