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

Fertility Treatments On Hold? Here’s What You Can Be Doing Now at Home image
02 April 2020
Fertility Treatments On Hold? Here’s What You Can Be Doing Now at Home
As the world grapples with how to best control the spread of the novel coronavirus, one thing is consistent – we are all being advised to stay at home. Unfortunately, this means that many non-emergency medical appointments are also being postponed, including fertility treatments. If this is affecting you, we ar...
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After Over a Decade of Trying, Fate (and OvuSense) Stepped in for Paulina… image
24 March 2020
After Over a Decade of Trying, Fate (and OvuSense) Stepped in for Paulina…
After 10+ years of trying to conceive, and always being told that IVF would be their only option, Paulina and her husband had all but given up hope that they would be able to conceive naturally. But on their 14th cycle of trying, the universe had different plans. Read more about this couple’s journey to parentho...
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20 March 2020
Nurses & Advocates Speak Out for Endometriosis Awareness Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place across the globe during the month of March with a mission to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 200 million women worldwide. Similar to infertility, this condition can hold a lot of stigma so women are often anxious to speak openly about their experien...
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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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13 December 2019
The Value of OvuSense

Several times each month, we receive inquiries from women and clinical professionals asking about the ‘value’ of the OvuSense device. Since OvuSense was first created, we have continued to be proud of the clinical understanding of our technology. If you’d like to read more about the clinical backing of OvuSense, please visit this page or let us know if you have any questions. 

The non-clinical value question is always a bit more challenging because every woman’s fertility journey is different and they use OvuSense for different reasons. Regardless of the specific information they’re looking for, all our users share the desire to learn more about their unique cycles in order to grow their families. Below, we’ve outlined a few specific ways that OvuSense can help depending on where you are in your journey based on the experiences of OvuSense users and clinical professionals who have used OvuSense themselves, or had patients using OvuSense under their care. 

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11 December 2019
Fertility & Family – How to Make It Through The Holiday Season

Whatever your religion or background, the next few weeks are filled with non-stop social and family engagements celebrating the holidays or ringing in the new year. Often, this means taking a trip back home to be with your extended family.

While this can be a joyous reunion, this time can also bring up memories of loved ones who can’t be there or elevate family tensions in close quarters. When going through infertility, there may be additional apprehension of seeing relatives’ children, dealing with other’s pregnancy announcements, or answering questions about when you’re planning to start or grow your own family.

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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 to begin with. 

To debunk this and other myths, OvuSense’s CEO Rob Milnes was recently interviewed by Sarah Heywood with The Journey podcast where they discuss surprising things to know about ovulation. After working in female healthcare for the last 25 years and going through infertility himself, Rob is passionate about debunking common fertility myths to make sure women have the right information about their unique cycles. 

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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.

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