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

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08 August 2019
OvuSense Featured in Spermcast!
Trying to get pregnant can be complicated enough, but can be even more difficult if you're doing it on your own. Molly Hawkey is 40, single, living in LA, and has decided this is exactly what she's going to do. She started Spermcast to document her journey of trying to find a sperm donor, going through fertility ...
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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 ...
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18 July 2019
OvuSense featured in Pretty Progressive as Top Ovulation Monitor!
OvuSense is honored to be recognized by Pretty Progressive as one of the best fertility apps on the market today, and the most reliable ovulation app! We understand TTC can be a difficult and confusing time and are committed to providing accurate information about each woman's unique ovulation cycles based on her...
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27 July 2018
How to accurately time a Progesterone test

Your doctor may have suggested that you have a progesterone test to confirm ovulation or to assess your progesterone levels in the luteal phase.

 The main test to determine whether a woman is ovulating is by a blood test, which assesses the level of the hormone Progesterone. Progesterone increases in the blood stream following ovulation and reaches it’s peak at 7 days before the next menstrual period. This test is termed a 21-day Progesterone test and is performed on day 21 of a 28 day cycle.

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07 June 2018
Pregnant at 43 years old for the first time!
Hi ladies....I hope this can give you some hope.  I’m 43 years old and got my BFP this morning on my very first cycle using Ovusense!
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05 March 2018
We used donor sperm and OvuSense and conceived in just 3 cycles!

My wife and I wanted a baby and so we started looking for a donor in 2011.  As we are a same-sex couple, obviously our only choice is to use donor sperm in order to conceive.  It’s hard work to find the right donor and with AI (artificial insemination) but we are proof that miracles can happen!

Obviously, timing it all is really critical with a donor as you have to know exactly when you are ovulating and you only get one chance each month and you don't want to waste it! We found OvuSense and bought it thinking it would help us to get pregnant (and it did!).  Just 3 cycles and it happened for us!

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03 February 2018
Dr. Mary, Chiropractor, talks about her fertility journey with OvuSense - Blog #2

Hello everyone! I’m a newly-sense (to OvuSense!) and I love how open and supportive and encouraging everyone is in the OvuSense Users Group. :)  Anyways, I figured it is my turn to share my fertility story.

Long story short, I have wicked PCOS and I haven’t gotten a visit from 'Aunt Flo' (aka my period) in over 3 years.  My doctor told me taking temps would just drive me crazy.  So, I made 2018 my year to get healthy and to make myself knowledgeable of my alien cycle.

This year I’m playing with my nutrition, so will keep you all posted!  As a chiropractor, I’m excited that I may have something to offer my female patients trying to conceive.

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03 February 2018
Dr. Mary, Chiropractor, talks about her personal fertility journey with OvuSense - Blog #1

Hello everyone! I’m a newly-sense (to OvuSense!) and I love how open and supportive and encouraging everyone is in the OvuSense Users Group. :)  Anyways, I figured it is my turn to share my fertility story.

Long story short, I have wicked PCOS and I haven’t gotten a visit from 'Aunt Flo' (aka my period) in over 3 years.  My doctor told me taking temps would just drive me crazy.  So, I made 2018 my year to get healthy and to make myself knowledgeable of my alien cycle.

Some interesting information I want to share as a Chiropractor, craniosacral therapist, etc... I began practicing what I preached and started getting it done on me since May 2017.
Nothing else changed in my lifestyle and 6 months later, I had an ultrasound tech go in vaginally to look at my poor overworked ovaries, and she actually found a 1.6mm “bubble” amongst the .6mm bubbles.

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03 February 2018
Buying OvuSense was a main 'game changer' in my fertility journey!
"I have to agree, buying OvuSense was the main game changer in my fertility journey.  Without it, I wouldn't have been given the diagnostic tests I have had.  My consultant asked me this morning, "How's the 'egg' (meaning OvuSense) going?"  I showed him my charts from the previous cycles and he said, "Hmmmmm...I'm so impressed.  What's its actual name?"  So, I told him the name was OvuSense and he jotted it down."
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02 February 2018
Interested in fertility reflexology? Half price consultation for OvuSense users!
My name is Julia Mclellan and I’m a holistic therapist.  I help women (and men) every day with fertility.  I'm here to tell you more about what I do and how I can help you on your fertility journey.  For OvuSense Users, I am offering a special deal too!
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02 February 2018
I'm pregnant with OvuSense. Thank you for your support!
From an #OvuSense User.  "I took your advice and took a pink dye test and a digital test this morning and I'm so excited to say I am officially pregnant!!
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18 January 2018
Top 10 questions about your menstrual cycle. Get the facts!

Top 10 Questions About Your Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle and your period are the most important aspect of your fertility. These very important functions of a woman's body regulate ovulation and your hormones and have major influences on your fertility health.

You may feel confused or concerned about your menstrual cycle and what your body is trying to tell you, so I have put together my most frequently asked questions and the answers to help you understand your body a little more.

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18 January 2018
20 conception abbreviations you need to know (fingers crossed you end up PG—Pregnant!)

The world is moving so quickly that trying to have a baby doesn't even require words. Now, modern family planning only takes a few letters.  Some of these acronyms are familiar (IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization), but others may leave you scratching your head.  As in, what the heck is BD and why should I care? (FYI, it means 'Baby Dance'—time to get busy between the sheets!)

Don't be left in the baby-making dark! Here are the top 20 conception abbreviations:

  1. AF It's that time of the month—a visit from your ol' Aunt Flo. But of course, your period is not what you want when you're TTC. In fact, many gals chant AFSA (Aunt Flo Stay Away!).

  2. BBT -Basal Body Temperature

  3. BFN (and BFP) Glimpsing a home pregnancy test and then suddenly feeling like crap means you've seen a Big Fat Negative. The opposite is, of course, BFP, or Big Fat Positive!

  4. BT Say yes to that needle stick! If you suspect you're prego, a Blood Test can confirm (it's more accurate than a urine test).

  5. CF (also CM) Ew! Your Cervical Fluid or Cervical Mucus is actually critical to unlocking the conception door. Get up close and personal with this monthly wetness, whether it's slick, clear, or cloudy, so you can pinpoint a fertile moment.

  6. DH (also DP and SO) He (or she) is your one and only, a partner in crime, and your main squeeze. Yup, it means Dear Husband, Dear Partner, or Significant Other. Why not give yours a little TLC today?

  7. DPO This is the countdown that can leave you breathless—it stands for Days Past Ovulation. If you're planning a baby, you'll be sitting tight for about 10-14 days before a home pregnancy test shows a BFP.

  8. DTD Yay—this is the fun one! When your CF is right, it's time to DTD—Do The Deed (as in, have sex!).

  9. EC Ice, Ice—BABY. EC or Embryo Cryo (freezing) keeps your eggs nice and fresh until you're ready to defrost!

  10. EDD This is the date you circle on the calendar in red pen. It's your Estimated Due Date, which is often determined from that first, early ultrasound.

  11. GS - Gestational Surrogate.

  12. hCGThis substance is a magic hormone, one you definitely want swimming in your bloodstream. The abbreviation stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and your ob/gyn can detect it in the blood (and later in urine) during the first week or two of pregnancy.

  13. HPT - Home Pregnancy Tests!

  14. IUI - Intrauterine Insemination

  15. MC - It's the saddest outcome, but not that uncommon. Many women who are TTC have suffered a Miscarriage.

  16. MS - Morning Sickness

  17. POAS You'll do this to check your baby status. Yup, Pee On A Stick is the longer version, and if you're TTC you'll be sprinkling every month.

  18. PVN or Prenatal Vitamin is a multi that's taken for a few months prior to conception to ensure the right nutrients are present for the healthiest bambino possible.

  19. RE If you're TTC and it's taking many months, make an appointment to see an RE or Reproductive Endocrinologist. He can help diagnose why you're having trouble and help put you on the path to mommyhood.

  20. SD - Sperm Donor.

Baby dust to all our followers!

Team OvuSense www.ovusense.com 

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