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18 February 2020
What is Ovulation Induction and How does it work?
By: Dr. Irfana Koita Ovulation Induction is a type of fertility treatment that requires medication to encourage the ovaries to release eggs ready for fertilisation; either as part of a natural home conception or more commonly used within a tailored fertility treatment schedule such as IUI. Why do I need Ovulation...
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03 February 2020
Carmen from Living Letter Home Shares Her “Journey With This Infertility Crap”
Infertility can be an isolating experience, and one blogger, Carmen, recently broke her silence. While her blog, called Living Letter Home, usually covers her efforts making their 1980s house into their forever home, Carmen took a break from her regularly scheduled content to share her experience with PCOS and inf...
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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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18 February 2020
What is Ovulation Induction and How does it work?

By: Dr. Irfana Koita

Ovulation Induction is a type of fertility treatment that requires medication to encourage the ovaries to release eggs ready for fertilisation; either as part of a natural home conception or more commonly used within a tailored fertility treatment schedule such as IUI.

Why do I need Ovulation Induction?

Ovulation Induction is usually recommended as a fertility treatment for women who:

  • – Experience irregular or infrequent cycles
  • – Are not spontaneously ovulating
  • – Have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility

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13 February 2020
How Your Relationships Can Impact Your Fertility - Fertility Tips Part 3

If you’re trying to conceive, you likely spend a good amount of time thinking about what you can do to increase your fertility — external changes you can make in the hopes of impacting what will happen inside of you. The truth is that not only can your fertility be impacted by the environment around you, but going through infertility can have unintended impacts on other areas of your life as well. 

To finish out our three-part series, we want to talk about the interconnectivity of all aspects of your life, including how your professional environment can impact your ability to conceive…. and what you can do to not let your relationships suffer during what can be an extraordinarily emotional time. Continue reading for some insight into how your surrounding and connections can impact your fertility journey, and vice versa. 

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03 February 2020
Carmen from Living Letter Home Shares Her “Journey With This Infertility Crap”

Infertility can be an isolating experience, and one blogger, Carmen, recently broke her silence. While her blog, called Living Letter Home, usually covers her efforts making their 1980s house into their forever home, Carmen took a break from her regularly scheduled content to share her experience with PCOS and infertility, and provide support for others who might be going through the same thing. 

Learning She Had PCOS

Carmen and her husband got married in 2012 and decided to start trying right away as they knew they both wanted kids. Immediately, she knew something was wrong, but her doctor encouraged her to keep trying for a full year before running any tests. After changing doctors and receiving a series of bloodwork to identify the problem, Carmen was diagnosed with PCOS in 2014. While her doctor assured her this “wasn’t a death sentence,” (in Carmen’s words) it did mean it would be harder for them to get pregnant. 

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29 January 2020
Taking Care of Your Mind - Fertility Tips Part 2

If you are trying to conceive, it’s very likely that you have given some consideration to your current health. You may have prioritized your physical health — getting your body “baby-ready” with good diet and nutrition, regular exercise, or any number of vitamins and supplements. However, have you actually spent any time considering how healthy and fertile your mind is right now?

In the second installment of our three-part series, we hope to share some insight into how exactly your mindset impacts your fertility, and what you can control in order to reduce the stress along your fertility journey. Keep reading for some things to keep in mind (and some to keep out!) in order to preserve or improve your mental health while trying to conceive. 

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21 January 2020
One Woman Learns the Value of Her Ovulation Date With OvuSense

Every day, we're blessed to hear stories of how OvuSense is helping women by empowering them with more information about their fertility and bodies. Read on for a recent user's experience that was shared through our Instagram page! Have your own experience to share? Contact us

 

"I am still in total shock! On Monday, December 16th, I finally got my first EVER BFP! Praying so hard for a sticky bean!!

I'm 30 years old, have hypothyroidism and PCOS. I had a uterine polyp surgically removed in February 2019 that left a scar in my uterus and they suspect I have a bent left tube. My HSG showed open tubes though and my hubs had a normal SA. I took 5 rounds of clomid where OvuSense said I ovulated each time and my doctor believes I only ovulated twice. I also took 1 round of femara where I did not ovulate per OvuSense or doctor. My doctor would not listen to me saying that I ovulated later than CD 14. I only knew I ovulated around CD 18 because of OvuSense.

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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? This makes no sense. 

Let me back up a bit and say I believe in Western medicine and am truly thankful for it, however sometimes you need to dig deeper. Look at things not as symptoms, but what is causing those symptoms. You are not one-size-fits-all, you are a unique individual that needs a hands-and-heart kind of approach. We are living in an incredible time for women where we are really starting to be heard. That’s why it’s so important to be an advocate for yourself. If something feels off, listen to that intuition - she’s guiding you. 

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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 beginning can be instrumental in achieving your goals— and the best place to start is by prioritizing taking care of yourself. 

In the first of this three-part series, we hope to share some realistic and achievable goals to help get your fertility health on the right track this year. For many, your body is a natural place to start. Taking care of your body can be critical to your overall health, well-being, and chances of getting pregnant. Here are some tips to keep in mind for achieving your fertility goals. 

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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 chronic anovulation will most likely be diagnosed with an endocrine condition, the most common of which is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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19 December 2019
Jenna Andrews Shares How OvuSense Helped Overcome Unexplained Infertility

Despite all the medical tests available for fertility, about one in five couples will be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. While this diagnosis can feel like a dead-end, there are still many things that you can be doing to try and conceive.

One OvuSense user, Jenna Andrews, recently shared her own journey after being diagnosed with unexplained infertility...

 

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17 December 2019
PCOS and Medications

For some women, the insights gained from using OvuSense alone help improve their chances of conceiving. However for many users, particularly those with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), these insights are most critical to helping them decide between and appropriately time the various fertility medications and supplements they may take. 

Below are some of the most common medications and supplements that women with PCOS may use in combination with OvuSense to help increase their chances of conceiving — and what OvuSense may tell them about how these medications are working with their body. 

 

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