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OvuSense Fertility & Ovulation Blog

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

  • Overwhelmed by Your Health Data? Here’s How You Can Take Control

    With the latest Apple Watch measuring heart rate and Fitbits measuring every step we take, the presence of health data tracking technology today seems practically ubiquitous. This technology is allowing people to understand their own bodies more than ever before with the help of just a few taps but, for some people, this information overload can have a more confusing than helpful effect.

    According to the CDC, 7.3 million women in the U.S. experience fertility issues, and those who use self-tracking technology face multiple challenges. Just as our bodies are so unique, so are people’s responses to this technology. Many find it helpful to gain insights into where their body is at in their cycle, how their temperature impacts the timing of their ovulation, and how different supplements affect them. Others, however, can feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they are presented with and don’t know where to start. Without clear guidance, these feelings can lead to frustration and even hopelessness.

     

    In a recent Huffington Post article, two researchers detailed their findings on how women’s use of fertility tracking technology generally falls into five categories:

    • Positive - users are eager to see data and anticipate results
    • Burdened - usually caused by a large amount of data being tracked that causes stress, but users are generally still positive about the process
    • Obsessive - tracking data occupies a large portion of the user’s attention leading to higher levels of frustration
    • Trapped - may occur when users have been trying to conceive for a considerable amount of time but don’t feel like they can discontinue tracking
    • Abandoning - when tracking becomes emotionally burdensome and negative results lead to frustration, so users stop tracking temporarily or permanently

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  • 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.

     The main test to determine whether a woman is ovulating is by a blood test, which assesses the level of the hormone Progesterone. Progesterone increases in the blood stream following ovulation and reaches it’s peak at 7 days before the next menstrual period. This test is termed a 21-day Progesterone test and is performed on day 21 of a 28 day cycle.

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  • Pregnant at 43 years old for the first time!

    Hi ladies....I hope this can give you some hope.  I’m 43 years old and got my BFP this morning on my very first cycle using Ovusense! Here is a picture of my OvuSense chart:   Although we had been TTC for 15 months, I changed the way I ate at...
  • We used donor sperm and OvuSense and conceived in just 3 cycles!

    My wife and I wanted a baby and so we started looking for a donor in 2011.  As we are a same-sex couple, obviously our only choice is to use donor sperm in order to conceive.  It’s hard work to find the right donor and with AI (artificial insemination) but we are proof that miracles can happen!

    Obviously, timing it all is really critical with a donor as you have to know exactly when you are ovulating and you only get one chance each month and you don't want to waste it! We found OvuSense and bought it thinking it would help us to get pregnant (and it did!).  Just 3 cycles and it happened for us!

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  • Dr. Mary, Chiropractor, talks about her fertility journey with OvuSense - Blog #2

    Hello everyone! I’m a newly-sense (to OvuSense!) and I love how open and supportive and encouraging everyone is in the OvuSense Users Group. :)  Anyways, I figured it is my turn to share my fertility story.

    Long story short, I have wicked PCOS and I haven’t gotten a visit from 'Aunt Flo' (aka my period) in over 3 years.  My doctor told me taking temps would just drive me crazy.  So, I made 2018 my year to get healthy and to make myself knowledgeable of my alien cycle.

    This year I’m playing with my nutrition, so will keep you all posted!  As a chiropractor, I’m excited that I may have something to offer my female patients trying to conceive.

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  • Dr. Mary, Chiropractor, talks about her personal fertility journey with OvuSense - Blog #1

    Hello everyone! I’m a newly-sense (to OvuSense!) and I love how open and supportive and encouraging everyone is in the OvuSense Users Group. :)  Anyways, I figured it is my turn to share my fertility story.

    Long story short, I have wicked PCOS and I haven’t gotten a visit from 'Aunt Flo' (aka my period) in over 3 years.  My doctor told me taking temps would just drive me crazy.  So, I made 2018 my year to get healthy and to make myself knowledgeable of my alien cycle.

    Some interesting information I want to share as a Chiropractor, craniosacral therapist, etc... I began practicing what I preached and started getting it done on me since May 2017.
    Nothing else changed in my lifestyle and 6 months later, I had an ultrasound tech go in vaginally to look at my poor overworked ovaries, and she actually found a 1.6mm “bubble” amongst the .6mm bubbles.

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  • Buying OvuSense was a main 'game changer' in my fertility journey!

    From an OvuSense User: "I have to agree, buying OvuSense was the main game changer in my fertility journey.  Without it, I wouldn't have been given the diagnostic tests I have had.  My consultant asked me this morning, "How's the 'egg' (meaning OvuSense) going?"  I showed him my charts from...
  • Interested in fertility reflexology? Half price consultation for OvuSense users!

    My name is Julia Mclellan and I’m a holistic therapist.  I help women (and men) every day with fertility.  I'm here to tell you more about what I do and how I can help you on your fertility journey.  For OvuSense Users, I am offering a special deal too!

    I’ve recently done my specialist training in fertility, maternity and baby reflexology and I’m so excited about the future of these therapies, especially fertility reflexology (Reproflexology) which could help so many people struggling to have their babies and to avoid the IVF route.

     

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  • I'm pregnant with OvuSense. Thank you for your support!

    From an #OvuSense User.  "I took your advice and took a pink dye test and a digital test this morning and I'm so excited to say I am officially pregnant!! I'm not the most vocal of people but you ladies in the OvuSense Support Group are amazing with the way...
  • Top 10 questions about your menstrual cycle. Get the facts!

    Top 10 Questions About Your Menstrual Cycle

    The menstrual cycle and your period are the most important aspect of your fertility. These very important functions of a woman's body regulate ovulation and your hormones and have major influences on your fertility health.

    You may feel confused or concerned about your menstrual cycle and what your body is trying to tell you, so I have put together my most frequently asked questions and the answers to help you understand your body a little more.

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