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Hope For A Brighter Future: Taking Back Control of Your Health & Fertility Amid COVID-19

Although 2020 probably wasn’t anyone’s favorite year (read: it was no one’s favorite year!), and despite the pandemic lingering into 2021, the hope for a better future is more evident now than ever. Even after facing a year filled with economic and public health uncertainty, many are choosing to remain positive and looking to regain control of their health and start a family. With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, hope is now more prominent than ever. Below, we dive into all the reasons why you may find it so empowering to sit in the driver’s seat along your fertility journey. 

At-Home Convenience

In a time when certain geographic locations are still in lockdown and the norm is to “stay home,” most people are doing their best to mitigate the spread of the virus. For some couples the pandemic has thrown a wrench in their plans to conceive and the decision making process around having a child has changed. Economic considerations, delayed IVF treatments and postponed weddings have all played a role in family planning over the last year.  

However, as the pandemic continues, many are looking for ways to adjust to this “new normal” and no longer putting plans on hold (who hasn’t attended a Zoom wedding or gender reveal?), but taking back control of health and fertility.  

COVID-19 has forced people across the globe to adapt, plan, and utilize technology and apps from home so they can keep working, stay connected with friends and family and even TCC. So when IVF clinics are closed or trips to the pharmacy are limited, there is no longer a reason to stop or put family plans on hold! Instead, many turn to Google and find technology such as OvuSense, which helps provide couples with flexible, at-home fertility-support. 

OvuSense works by measuring female continuous core body temperature (cCBT) after the user inserts the sensor into their vagina overnight. It predicts ovulation up to 24 hours in advance, and confirms the exact date of ovulation with 99% clinically-proven accuracy. Since all of this is intended for use from the comfort of your own home, you and your partner no longer need to worry about leaving the house to receive fertility support and guidance - instead, you can snuggle up together at home, and get to babymaking! 

No Waiting Around for Your Doctor 

When starting or growing a family, women and partners no longer need to wait around for a distant doctor’s appointment or returned phone call from a nurse. In today’s technology-driven world, with access to an abundance of information and devices, people can take matters into their own hands. OvuSense can help you to take back control of your cycles by giving you the best chance possible for pregnancy, without any waiting around. 

If you opt to keep your doctor informed of your cycle-tracking, the OvuSense® Pro fertility monitor gives you and your doctor access to detailed cycle pattern information. It provides unique key analysis about cycle patterns, so you both understand what's happening during treatment, can track medications, and understand if dietary changes are affecting the timing of ovulation and the length of cycles. The OvuSense Pro clinical portal also allows doctors to screen for potential causes of female sub-fertility, risk of miscarriage and potential pregnancy complications, based on recently published clinical studies of over 8,000 OvuSense users. No need to wait months for an appointment anymore! 

Prioritizing Wellness and Self-Care

We all know that self-care is extremely popular in today’s world, often utilized as a necessary revive from the go-go-go mentality. Just search #selfcare on Instagram, and you’ll see millions of photos of tea, books, candles, cozy socks, spa days, blankets, snacks - basically anything that will make someone feel good and provide temporary reprieve. But while face masks and couch cuddles are typically what people first think of when they imagine self-care, many are also prioritizing their overall health and wellness as a form of self-care, which is a chance for women to take their fertility journeys into their own hands. 

There’s no reason for you to be in the dark or struggling without answers when it comes to your fertility. With OvuSense, you’re in control of your TTC journey, allowing you to monitor how often you wear your device, measure your continuous core body temperature (cCBT), and identify exactly when you ovulate, all without waiting around for intervention or assistance. And while you’re at it, make sure to kick your feet up and enjoy a hot cup of tea. 

Tracking and Data in Your Hands 

Long gone are the days when people would be satisfied with slow results and little information (we’re looking at you, dial-up internet and rotary phones!). In growing up with the technology boom, younger generations demand accurate information and reliable data at the tip of their fingers. With OvuSense, users can review new information that’s downloaded from the sensor to their OvuSense App each morning. OvuSense provides live updates predicting ovulation up to 24 hours in advance using current cycle data, then confirming the date of ovulation. Additionally, the OvuSense Pro portal allows the user and their doctor to work out why they might not be conceiving and track the effect of medications or treatment, if necessary. Talk about answers in real-time! 

While many know that a post-pandemic world can look a lot brighter than its predecessor, it all starts with taking control. With OvuSense, those looking to start or grow their family can proudly take control of their fertility journey in an ever-changing, hectic world. 

To learn more about OvuSense, visit www.ovusense.com. Use code HOPE20 to receive 20% off OvuSense and OvuSense Pro from April 2nd to May 1st.

About our regular contributor, Kate Davies:

Kate Davies (RN, BSc (Hons), FP Cert) is a registered Fertility Nurse Consultant and IVF coach with over 25 years of experience in fertility and women's health. She worked in the UK's National Health Service as a specialist nurse in Gynecology, Sexual and Contraceptive Health and Fertility for 20 years before founding Your Fertility Journey consultancy company. A member of the British Fertility Society and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, she is a practitioner with Fertility UK where she receives regular training and clinical supervision. She has a special interest in both natural contraception and PCOS and has taken specialist training in the latter to enhance her knowledge and practice. She carries out consultations either using online video or at her Harley Street Clinic in London, providing both emotional support and clinical advice to her patients.  In 2017, Your Fertility Journey was awarded Best Fertility Consultancy UK by Lux Health, Beauty and Wellness Awards, and in 2019 were given the title of Best Fertility Consultancy and Best Fertility Nurse by GHP's Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health Awards. Find her on LinkedIn, follow her on Instagram at @your_fertility_journey, and listen to her on The Fertility Podcast.

Kate Davies - Independent Fertility Nurse
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