OvuSense logo

trying to conceive

The Road to Understanding Infertility image
03 December 2019
The Road to Understanding Infertility
While many women aren’t diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) until later in life, some women find out as they are first starting their period – often without a proper explanation of what this means for their health or future fertility. ...
Read more...
OvuSense CEO Speaks With “The Journey” – Surprising Things To Know About Ovulation image
21 November 2019
OvuSense CEO Speaks With “The Journey” – Surprising Things To Know About Ovulation
If we’re thinking about TTC 101 (or trying to conceive), tracking your ovulation is one of the first things that women are recommended to do in order to get pregnant. However, this often isn’t as simple as it sounds, as many women don’t ovulate in the middle of their cycle – or may not have regular cycles ...
Read more...
Using Data for PCOS Diagnosis -  OvuSense User Morgan’s TTC Journey image
18 November 2019
Using Data for PCOS Diagnosis - OvuSense User Morgan’s TTC Journey
When women struggle to get or stay pregnant, they often find themselves asking ‘why?’ — Unfortunately, the answer the answer is not usually black and white. Morgan was no exception, and after nearly four years of trying to conceive, started using OvuSense to learn more about her cycle.  In 2015, Morgan was...
Read more...
03 December 2019
The Road to Understanding Infertility
While many women aren’t diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) until later in life, some women find out as they are first starting their period – often without a proper explanation of what this means for their health or future fertility.
Read more...
18 November 2019
Using Data for PCOS Diagnosis - OvuSense User Morgan’s TTC Journey

When women struggle to get or stay pregnant, they often find themselves asking ‘why?’ — Unfortunately, the answer the answer is not usually black and white. Morgan was no exception, and after nearly four years of trying to conceive, started using OvuSense to learn more about her cycle. 

In 2015, Morgan was recently married and ready to start trying for a family. However the challenges she would face along the way were already starting to appear. A year before in 2014, she had been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and recently underwent surgery to have them removed. Not long after getting married, doctors discovered they had returned, forcing her to have a second surgery. Only weeks later, while still in recovery, she was also diagnosed with a thyroid disorder.

Continue reading

Read more...
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?

Continue reading

Read more...
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.

Continue reading

Read more...
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… 

Continue reading

Read more...
09 September 2019
FemTech: 5 Things Clinicians Should Know

In today’s digital age, many people’s first instinct is to immediately hop on Dr. Google when faced with a diagnosis or health situation they don’t fully understand. While this provides seemingly endless information, it can be hard for clinicians and other members of the care team to stay up to date on all the new tools and technology on the market, and what offers true clinical value. This is particularly true in women’s health, which has seen almost $1 billion in funding over the last three years and a surge in new tools and technology on the market.

Continue reading

Read more...
19 August 2019
Homeopathic Fertility Treatments: Acupuncture, reflexology & more

With the rise of more testing and data in healthcare, it seems like infertility is becoming more common. This may be due to the rising age of parenthood across the globe, environmental issues, or a slew of other issues. Conventional infertility treatments can be extremely expensive and complicated, so many who struggle with infertility seek alternative solutions that are more manageable.

As a result, we’re seeing growing interest in homeopathic or natural fertility treatments, such as acupuncture, reflexology, or herbal supplements. While there remains some scepticism about these therapies and their effectiveness in improving fertility, a growing body of research supports the impact they can have. 

Continue reading

Read more...
31 July 2019
Fertility in Your 40s: What You Need to Know

The average age for first-time mothers in the US and UK has been steadily rising for decades. Due to the increasing cost of living, more education (& debt), and growing career opportunities for women – along with a slew of other reasons – it’s no surprise that many people are now waiting until they feel more financially stable to grow their families. In many cases, this means that women may not start trying to have children until their 40s. 

While there are some health risks to pregnancy as you age, we wanted to take a minute to review the facts about fertility in your 40s. Not sure what you need to know, why it may be harder to get pregnant, or signs to watch out for? Read on… 

Continue reading

Read more...
11 July 2019
User Testimonial: Emma, author of ItsMostlyOkay, discusses OvuSense & Secondary Infertility

Emma, author of the "ItsMostlyOkay" blog, discusses her struggles with secondary infertility and how OvuSense has helped her learn more about her cycle in a recent blog.

"During the last, nearly four years now, something I’ve never been 100% certain of is whether or not I’m actually ovulating. We started trying for a second baby back in 2015 and I duly bought and used ovulation sticks, given that they worked literally like a dream when we conceived Olivia. However second time round I found them to be increasingly unreliable. I seemed to get conflicting information from them – either nothing each month or several peak days. This meant I’d start using them really early to try and catch the right day, which ultimately meant spending loads of money."

Continue reading

Read more...
25 June 2019
Understanding the Lingo of Online Communities

As access to information and online resources continues to grow, online groups around specific healthcare topics are also popping up – particularly around infertility. Many people in these groups find solace in talking with a group of individuals who know exactly what they’re going through, which they may not have in their existing support system of friends and family. Even if they do, it can be helpful to talk to others outside your immediate circle where you can be bluntly honest about how often you BD [baby dance], or the insane thing your DP [darling partner] said. 

Not sure about these acronyms? Many aren’t when they first start looking through online support groups. For any newbies out there first dipping their toes into fertility communities online, it can seem like you have to learn a whole new language. But with a few basic acronyms under your belt, you’ll be able to quickly find your own CB [cycle buddy] in these networks! 

Continue reading

Read more...

Items 1 to 10 of 25 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Guest Blogs

Join the #OvuSense Community