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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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18 January 2018
PCOS - kiss my A**! I'm pregnant with OvuSense baby number 2!

Ladies, it is with pleasure that I am over the moon to tell you all that I am pregnant again. Baby No. 2 is on the way, due March 2018!  I conceived with OvuSense 3 years before this after 18 years of trying.

I knew I was from my Ovusense chart, sadly and annoyingly I missed a week of using it! I really want to know what happened in that gap but the end result is the same. ❤️

Doctors said I'd never have children without IVF...pfffft. Prolactinoma, screw you. PCOS, suck it. MTHFR, kiss my Ass!

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17 January 2018
OvuSense: The best fertility prediction I have ever used!

Just wanted to stop in and give all you wonderful ladies a final update. I have been an OvuSense user since 2014. The best fertility prediction I have ever used. It has never been wrong for me as far as ovulation confirmation. Trust and believe in this technology!

Anyway, this is my 2nd BFP using OvuSense. The first, unfortunately, was ectopic in March 2017. Today I am 14 DPO. AF is officially due today and I am scared, to say the least.

This is my 3rd pregnancy in 11 years. Yes, 11 years!  Unfortunately, I have lost 2 babies so far so I know the pain and struggle.

Many thanks for all the love and support I have received and I will continue to pray for every single one through this rollercoaster journey! I will be watching this Support Group (OvuSense Users Group) and hanging around for love and support but this will be my last update here for now.

I wish everyone the best of luck.

Please, never give up.

Dana x

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16 January 2018
It's happened. I'm pregnant.

It happened! My entire life I have been told how difficult it would be for me to get pregnant as I have PCOS. But I got my BFP today!

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16 January 2018
It's finally sunk in....I'm pregnant! We were due to start IVF in a few months.

I still can’t quite believe that I’m writing this. It’s finally sunk in.

I know a few of you know the difficulty we’ve had (even just getting me to ovulate!!).  Out of 9 medicated cycles, I’ve only ovulated 4 times!!! And if it wasn’t for my OvuSense, I wouldn’t have known and we’d have blindly continued on assuming the medication was working when it had stopped.

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12 January 2018
OvuSense really did work for me!

Hello,

I would like to provide the below testimonial, as OvuSense really did work for me!

In April 2017, following increasingly erratic periods and some high FSH readings (40+), I was told by an NHS fertility consultant that I was in premature menopausal transition and that I could expect to enter full menopause within the next 6-9 months.   I was aged 41 at that time.

He said that my chances of natural conception using my own eggs during that timeframe were 5%, and advised that infertility counselling - together with consideration of donated eggs - were my only options.

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09 January 2018
Secondary Infertility – The Facts

What is Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility is a common problem. The term secondary infertility refers to the inability to become pregnant or the inability to carry a pregnancy to a live birth following either a previous pregnancy or a previous live birth. This definition, therefore, includes women who have had a previous miscarriage or stillbirth, as well as those who already have a child.

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13 December 2016
IVF Add-Ons – Are they worth the expense?

Many couples turn to IVF in pursuit of creating a family. These couples put their absolutely trust in their clinic and doctor to provide them with the most up to date and research based treatments and investigations. However there is increasing concern that many of the additional treatments and services offered by fertility clinics in the UK are not research based and are therefore misleading patients, increasing their financial burden and ultimately offering little more than false hope.

IVF is expensive, especially when less than half the procedures receive NHS funding. Add-ons increase this financial burden. An endometrial scratch, for example, can cost over £300, time lapse imaging up to £850 and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) in the region of £3500

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Research conducted at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford (Heneghan et al 2016), aimed to assess IVF Add-Ons offered in all UK Fertility clinics against the following criteria:

  • Are the Add-Ons recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)?
  • Have Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT’s) been conducted to prove that the treatment or intervention is effective?
  • Are there any risks or adverse effects associated with the treatment or intervention?

Following the assessment of the website of Fertility Clinics in the UK, the researchers were able to identify a total of 38 interventions and classified these as 27 IVF Add-On, 6 alternatives to IVF and 5 treatments for fertility preservation.

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08 December 2016
Male Infertility - Abnormal Sperm Tests

Male infertility accounts for almost half of infertility problems experienced by couples. However, men are more likely than women to feel embarrassed about their fertility problems and consequently find it difficult to get advice or talk to their doctor. It’s important to remember that men are half the fertility equation and therefore they experience the pain and grief of struggling to become a parent too. 

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What causes an abnormal sperm result?

A diagnosis of a poor sperm sample can cause huge distress and confusion to both the man and woman. My patients frequently ask me to explain what their sperm test results mean, why is the sample results so poor and what can they do to increase their sperm count? An abnormal sperm test result is caused by abnormal semen (the fluid containing sperm that is ejaculated during sex). Possible reasons for abnormal semen include:

  • Decreased number of sperm – low sperm count, or no sperm at all.
  • Decreased sperm mobility – making it harder for the sperm to reach the ovum.
  • Abnormal sperm – sperm can sometimes be of abnormal shape, making it harder for them to move and fertilise an egg.

 

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21 October 2016
Tina's experience of OvuSense

"Since urine opks are unreliable for many women with pcos, the 99% accuracy of a class 2 medical device is worth every penny for buying the OvuSense and subscription!"  Tina

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21 October 2016
Christine's story

Hi, my doctor rang to confirm that I'm ovulating :-)  :-P  I'm so happy. Xx

OvuSense got my ovulation date exactly right!   I think my period is on it's way however, I'm pleased that I had my bloods done as I can see a difference in the temperatures between last month (1st month using OvuSense) and this month.

This month's temperatures are noticeably higher :-P xx

 

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Really hoping it happens soon.  Don't give up ladies!

Christine xx

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