OvuSense Fertility Blog

  • Pamela's story

    My fertility journey so far, with OvuSense

    My name is Pamela. I`m 34 years old and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 16 years (since I was 18) and this is my fertility story so far...

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14. I had always wondered why my friends would get their period 4 weeks apart on the same day and I never knew when to expect mine! I always had very heavy periods and would be in a lot of pain; I took a trip to my doctor with my mum and she asked what they could do for me. It was then the doctor ordered a blood test for PCOS which confirmed my diagnosis. Continue reading

  • Suzanne's story

    Multiple miscarriages and now success with OvuSense

    Hello, my name is Suzanne and here is my fertility story and journey!

    I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2010.   I have a son called Jake, who is 5 years old.  Since then, I have had two miscarriages and one therapeutic termination of my daughter unfortunately, at 15 short weeks.

    Two years of trying after that and no ovulation.  I then lost weight, started taking supplements, was put on Metformin.  It was around this time that I found OvuSense and purchased it. Continue reading

  • Gemma's story

    I took control of my fertility with OvuSense, now I'm pregnant!

    My name is Gemma and here is my story...

    I'm 32, and have been married to my lovely husband for 5 years. We met in school and have been together about 17 years. We had been trying for a baby for about a year, and went to my doctor as recommended, through blood tests and scans I was diagnosed with PCOS.

    My first doctor was very unsympathetic, and prescribed a couple of months of Clomid (without monitoring). I was testing for ovulation myself, and also temping and knew that I wasn't ovulating but she was very reluctant to send me for any monitoring. Eventually I got frustrated and changed doctors surgeries. My next doctor was a lot more sympathetic and got me a referral for a fertility doctor. Continue reading

  • Clomid 101

    When you are trying to conceive, words like ‘Clomid’ start to become commonplace in your vocabulary. However, despite being on first names terms with this medication, do you really understand Clomid? In our online PCOS Support Group we’re hearing that many women still have lots of questions about this medication, and to many Clomid is shrouded in mystery.

    We have put together some of your most burning clomid questions and give you the no-nonsense answers below. Continue reading

  • Kirsty's story

    Secondary infertility, 3 week Luteal Phase and now pregnant

    Hi, my name is Kirsty and I’m pregnant with my second baby after using OvuSense for 2 cycles. With OvuSense, I was able not only work out, if and when, I was ovulating, but how long my Luteal Phase was. Turns out, we were trying to conceive at completely the wrong time.

    Here is my story:

    My husband and I have been trying for 2 years to conceive again as we already have a daughter together. I am 29 years old and the first time I got pregnant, I was 23. It took 6 months to get pregnant with my daughter, so we were really hoping it wouldn’t take as long as it did the first time. Unfortunately, we were wrong. I saw OvuSense advertised on Facebook and the fact it worked for women who have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), made me read more about it and eventually order one online. In addition, the OvuSense money back guarantee, ‘OvuSense Ovulation Promise’ really sold it for me as I didn’t think I was ovulating at all. Knowing that I could get my money back after 6 months if OvuSense didn’t detect ovulation for me, was a big relief financially. Continue reading

  • Kirsty's story

    Finally pregnant after 8 years of trying to conceive

    Here's my story & journey...

    Married at the age of 22 in 2002 and we started TTCing (trying to conceive) in 2005/6.  I was diagnosed with Prolactinoma (benign tumour in the pituitary gland) in 2007 and was put straight on Bromocriptine to shrink the tumour.

    At the same time, I was diagnosed with PCOS. Once the Prolactinoma was under control in 2009, I was given Clomid for 6 months, no pregnancy.  I was using OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) & BBT charting (basal body temping) but I wasn't getting anywhere & OPKs didn't seem to work. Continue reading

  • When to seek help and the questions to ask your doctor

    In the OvuSense PCOS support group one of our most FAQ’s is ‘When should I seek advice about trying to conceive and what questions should I ask my doctor or specialist?’.

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  • B Vitamins and PCOS

     B Vitamins and how important they are if you have PCOS

    Today I’m really excited to talk to you about a group of vitamins really vital for female health and those particularly with hormone dysregulation, PCOS and weight issues.

    The B vitamins are very important in helping to improve the symptoms of PCOS. Its really important to make sure you have these vitamins in a combined vitamin as they all work together on different elements! Vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B6 are particularly useful for weight and maintaining and managing it. One of the B vitamins - Vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) helps to turn the food you eat via fat, sugar and protein to the energy we need to survive(its also the one that turns your wee bright yellow!) B3 another vitamin, is an important co-factor in supporting glucose tolerance factor (GTF), GTF is something that allows your body to keep an eye on blood sugar . It needs vitamin B3 to help this process, almost like food for your GTF! Vitamin B5 is also important as it helps your body metabolises fat, so important if you are overweight and need to lose weight to qualify for fertility support! B6 is also marvellous as it supports proper hormonal balance and may be one deficiency present if you suffer from PMT. It helps to maintain blood sugar, oestrogen and also progesterone and helps in mood regulation via serotonin. Many women with PCOS have deficiencies in this and also low progesterone, so worth topping up your levels with B6 in this case. B6 is also part of a ‘gang’ with B2 and B3, that will help your body to make and move thyroxine, needed for normal thyroid hormone production. Continue reading

  • Cervical Secretions and Natural Fertility

    Let’s talk about cervical secretions. Admittedly, not an every day topic of conversationCM, but one that plays such an important role in natural fertility. Hopefully by now you have already started monitoring your temperature every day and if so, this is an excellent step in the right direction to maximising your chances of conception.

    However there is more you can do… Continue reading

  • Amy's story

    Pregnant with first baby, thanks to OvuSense

    My name is Amy and I just wanted to share some good news! I have PCOS and I managed to get pregnant after using OvuSense for 3 months. Here's my story.

    I was diagnosed at the age of 19 with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My doctor at the time actually told me that my chances of getting pregnant were pretty low with PCOS. I knew I wanted to be a mother one day so, as you can imagine, I was completely devastated by this news. Since being diagnosed, I have been on the drug, Metformin to try and help my symptoms.

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