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

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08 January 2020
Priscilla G. On Advocating For Yourself and Your Fertility
By: Priscilla Goddard, Founder of Heirloom Fertility To the women sitting in the doctor’s office being told everything is normal or unexplainable: You know in your heart there’s a missing puzzle piece, but the results (that your doctor is telling you) say otherwise. Why am I not pregnant then, you ask yourself...
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06 January 2020
Taking Care of Your Body - Fertility Tips Part 1
The new year is often viewed as a time to restart, refresh, and refocus on your goals, whether they are for your fitness, career, or general well-being. Why not take the same approach to your fertility? No matter where you are in your fertility journey (or even the time of the year), a fresh start and new beginni...
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26 December 2019
Diagnosis of Anovulatory Infertility
By Dr. Irfana Koita The term ‘anovulation’ is used medically when your ovaries do not release an oocyte (or egg) during your menstrual cycle. In this instance, ovulation has not taken place within one or perhaps many cycles. Chronic anovulation is a very common cause of infertility. Women who suffer from chron...
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13 November 2019
OvuSense May Help Diagnose Previously Undetected Causes of Infertility – Research at ASRM 2019

One in eight couples will have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term, however many are left frustrated without a formal diagnosis to explain their challenges. While some causes are truly unknown, others go undiagnosed as there is not enough information available. Using Core Body Temperature (CBT) monitoring, women and their doctors may now be able to identify previously undetectable causes of infertility

Recognizing this gap in care, researchers studied the data from users of OvuSense, which is the only clinically proven fertility monitor with Class 2 regulatory approval, to understand the link between cycle characteristics of CBT curves and infertility. In the paper, presented at the 2019 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting, the OvuSense team has assessed a range of atypical cycle patterns and prevalence within the OvuSense user base.

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11 November 2019
April Fools Twins?! Jessica G. Shares Her Experience with Infertility and OvuSense

We know that trying to conceive can be an isolating experience, which is why we’ve worked hard to build up a community of OvuSense users on Facebook. In this group, women can share their experiences, ask questions, or simply connect with others who know exactly what they’re going through.

Recently, one user Jessica shared her story of using OvuSense to conceive her twins, who are due in November 2019! Read on for more of Jessica’s story, and her experience using OvuSense… 

 

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31 October 2019
On World Fertility Day – Do You Know These Fertility Facts?

November 2nd marks World Fertility Day, which aims to raise awareness for the 48.5 million couples living with fertility issues and infertility worldwide. Efforts range from advocating for the resources needed to address and treat infertility, to sharing the common experiences of women across different countries and cultures. 

Fertility and infertility are often taboo topics to discuss openly, so by acknowledging these challenges, we can help to break the silence and isolation of infertility. We also recognize this day as an opportunity to empower people with more information so they can make informed decisions about their own care.  

We often hear from women that they learned so much about fertility after they’ve started trying to conceive that they had never learned in the past. Whether you’re just getting started and want to learn more, or are looking for information to share with your friends and family, below are 15 things to know about fertility…

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25 October 2019
Helen M. Shares How OvuSense Helped Her Feel In Control
Helen pictured with her daughter, Ada, and their Chihuahua Roland.

Helen began using OvuSense in December 2017. Shortly after, she split with her partner and decided to move ahead with donor sperm to try and conceive. Throughout her fertility treatments, Helen used OvuSense to give her a feeling of control. She recently shared her story with our OvuSense Users Group community on Facebook. Congratulations on your OvuSense baby, Helen, and thank you for sharing your story with us and others who are struggling to conceive.

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22 October 2019
Secondary Infertility – what is it and what can you do next?

Recently, a number of celebrities have come forward about their struggles with secondary infertility, a subject seldom discussed openly. Many women may have never heard of this term, while others are all too familiar with the struggles associated with conceiving. By openly discussing this topic, their stories are giving encouragement to couples dealing with their own challenges in this area.

Our fertility nurse Kate Davies recently wrote an article for Thrive Global reviewing secondary infertility. 3 million women are affected – so what is it, what can you do, and where can you find support?

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15 October 2019
“Future of Sex” Editors Agree: OvuSense Makes Family Planning Easier!

Family planning can be hard enough without having to worry about what technology to use along the way. That’s why the Future of Sex outlined 6 femtech gadgets that are making family planning easier. 

The Future of Sex provides insights into the fascinating topic of the future of human sex and sexuality. It looks at how communication, interface, biological and other technologies are enabling new expressions of human sexuality, and the individual and societal responses to these significant shifts. 

OvuSense was featured on their latest list, recapping fertility trackers that are packed with innovative features! 

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08 October 2019
Managing Your Mental Health — How To Avoid Stress While Trying To Conceive

Growing your family can be one of the most overwhelming experiences in your life— even for those who are easily able to conceive. But for the nearly one in ten women who struggles to conceive or stay pregnant, the path to parenthood can feel like an even more difficult road.

No matter where you are in your fertility journey, feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression are incredibly common, and the connection between infertility and depression is more than just anecdotal — research has pointed to a high prevalence of major depressive disorders in people receiving treatment for infertility.

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, and we would like to take the opportunity to remind women mental health can be just as important as physical health when trying to conceive. Take care of yourself by remembering these three things, and turn sources of anxiety into sources of positivity along your way.

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03 October 2019
Fertility Nurse Kate Davies Explains PCOS Signs to Watch for in Dr. Oz

Despite the fact that it affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age, many people have never heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It’s a hormonal disorder, and common symptoms range from irregular periods to bouts of depression and even infertility. Many of the signs of PCOS are similar to those associated with your regular cycle – though much worse – making the disorder extremely difficult to diagnose. 

Our fertility nurse consultant, Kate Davies, RN, BSc(Hons), FP Cert, spoke with the Dr. Oz show about 7 signs of PCOS that you should not ignore. According to Kate, it can take up to 13 years on average to receive a definitive diagnosis of PCOS. A few of the symptoms you should look out for include… 

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30 September 2019
What Is a Fertile Window, and How Do You Find Yours?

When you’re trying to conceive, you need to make sure you’re trying at the right time, under the right circumstances. As you may or may not know, there are certain days of your cycle when it is easier to get pregnant.

Known as the ‘fertile window’, this is a small number of days that revolve around your ovulation date when it is easier to conceive. But what really is a fertile window, and how do you find yours? Read on for more! 

 

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17 September 2019
PCOS Awareness Month: Highlighting our PCOS Warriors

September marks PCOS Awareness Month, an event that is near to our hearts as many OvuSense users are currently struggling with PCOS. PCOS Awareness Month is a federally designated event in the US created to increase awareness of, and education about PCOS among women, girls, healthcare professionals, and the general public. 

Many women believe (and some are told) that being diagnosed with PCOS means infertility, but that’s not the case! PCOS affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age, and as the condition gets more attention, research and treatment options are expanding. 

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