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

Using OvuSense to Track PCOS, Irregular Cycles & Ovulation – Lisa’s Story to Motherhood image
31 July 2020
Using OvuSense to Track PCOS, Irregular Cycles & Ovulation – Lisa’s Story to Motherhood
Like many women, Lisa started using birth control as a teenager to cope with uncomfortable and irregular periods. While this did mask her symptoms and made her cycle appear regular, later in her teen years, she was told she had PCOS.  Fast forward almost a decade to 2018, and Lisa and her husband were ready to ...
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After 21 Years of Trying to Conceive, The Third Cycle Was the Charm for Beya image
22 July 2020
After 21 Years of Trying to Conceive, The Third Cycle Was the Charm for Beya
Infertility can be draining, regardless of how long you’ve been trying to conceive, but for one woman, this journey has gone on for longer than two decades. Beya has PCOS, and has been trying to get pregnant for 21 years.  After struggling to track her ovulation using oral BBT and OPKs, Beya decided to try Ovu...
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Getting More Out Of Your Data - Introducing OvuSense Pro image
20 July 2020
Getting More Out Of Your Data - Introducing OvuSense Pro
At OvuSense, our goal has always been to empower women along their fertility journey, but we know that for many people, we are only one piece of the puzzle. Whether you’re working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Naturopathic Fertility Specialist, or your regular OB/GYN, we want to make it easier than ever t...
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03 November 2015
Clomid - your questions answered

By Kate Davies, RN, BSc(Hons), FP Cert - Fertility Nurse

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:
 
 

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27 October 2015
Amy's story

Baby number 3 with OvuSense

Hi, my name is Amy and this is my fertility story and journey...

I am 29 and with a new partner now and have been married previously to someone else. I'm studying at University part-time and I work part time doing nails and beauty. I have 2 children who are 3 and 9 but I would like another baby together with my new partner. I just want to say that although I already have kids, at no point is that less painful when you want another, even though people may think it is.

I found out about OvuSense after joining the support group (PCOS Fertility Support) on Facebook. I decided to buy OvuSense after seeing so many ladies posting their charts in the group. Continue reading

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27 October 2015
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

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26 October 2015
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

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26 October 2015
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

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22 October 2015
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

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26 October 2015
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

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26 October 2015
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

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19 October 2015
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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16 October 2015
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

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