trying to conceive

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

  1. Fact or Fiction: COVID-19 Vaccine Fertility Edition with Zermina Akbary!

    Fact or Fiction: COVID-19 Vaccine Fertility Edition with Zermina Akbary!

    We continue to see misinformation being spread about the COVID-19 vaccine and coronavirus' effect on fertility. To help clear up any confusion, we chatted with Zermina Akbary, a holistic health and fertility nurse consultant for OvuSense, to break down some common myths and misconceptions about COVID-19 and the impact it has had on fertility. See if you can tell fact from fiction when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility.

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  2. Use Your HSA or FSA to Try OvuSense Today!

    Use Your HSA or FSA to Try OvuSense Today!

    Not sure how to spend the unused health funds from your HSA or FSA? OvuSense is FSA / HSA approved and in most cases eligible for reimbursement!

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  3. Traveling Soon? Your Period and Ovulation Cycles May Be Affected

    Traveling Soon? Your Period and Ovulation Cycles May Be Affected

    Are you planning a much-needed vacation or need to travel for work?  While getting to your destination and finally kicking back and relaxing can be an exciting experience, the traveling part might have some unexpected effects. In fact, traveling, and the stresses that accompany it, can affect our bodies, especially women’s cycles.

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  4. Fact or Fiction Fertility Edition with Laura MacDonald!

    OvuSense Fact or Fiction? Fertility Edition with Laura MacDonald!

    Do you know your facts from fiction when it comes to fertility, ovulation, and trying to conceive? Laura MacDonald, a fertility nutritionist, is debunking some common fertility myths you may have believed or had heard in the past.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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