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

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19 June 2019
Key Fertility Terms – Simplified
When beginning your fertility journey, navigating the terms used in blogs, articles and doctors offices can be confusing, to say the least. This time of your life shouldn’t have to be scary or intimidating, and understanding the “language” can help ensure you’re getting the most accurate information about ...
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04 June 2019
User Testimonial: Cassandra, author of FitCouchPotato.com
"OvuSense changed everything. It gave me back some of that control I desperately needed and it comforted me to know that all the data this medical device is gathering will help us conceive. The device gave us vital information. We saw that I ovulate incredibly late in my cycle, nearly a week after what we thought ...
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30 May 2019
User Testimonial: Deb, author of DrinkLiveThrive.com
“I bought my OvuSense in mid November 2018. We had 3 full cycles with OvuSense before conceiving on March 8th. This is a miracle device! Reading all of your posts for months gave me hope and I want to thank each and every one of you for that. I’m more of a quiet group member because I feared my comments or que...
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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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21 October 2016
Catherine's story

Before using OvuSense, I had three progesterone blood test that said I wasn't ovulating; they were always done at mid-point of my normal 28 day cycle.  I was being recommended to do a 'super ovulation' drug plan as a result!  

This cycle, I pushed for one more blood test and had it done seven days after OvuSense confirmed my ovulation date.  The blood test confirmed a high enough result of progesterone to confirm ovulation took place, just like OvuSense said.  It gave me some peace of mind back!

I am 100% confident in the technology of OvuSense! 

Best of luck to everyone trying.

Catherine x

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21 October 2016
Kate's story

Hi, I used my OvuSense for a year and only ovulated 2 times, which I never would have known if I hadn't been using OvuSense!  I have my period every 35-45 days so it was extremely difficult to determine when I was ovulating, if at all but OvuSense picked it up.  

Kate xx

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21 October 2016
Karen's story

OvuSense is amazing!  I'm now pregnant!  

I have PCOS and we had been trying for 6 years with normal LH ovulation tests that never picked up anything. The consultants said we would never have kids and to consider adoption as we were not candidates for IVF or any type of ovulation induction due to my AMH levels being too high.

Always had my suspicions that I ovulated late in my cycle ( cycle was induced by Metformin controlling the insulin resistance related to the condition) so when the OvuSense arrived we opened it and I started using it right away, even though I was about 22 days into my cycle, just to see how it works.

Low and behold OvuSense detected ovulation 5 days before my bleed was due, so we 'baby danced' for joy (as that in itself was a miracle) and put extra effort into what we needed to for the next few days.

I'm now 25weeks pregnant! OvuSense was the last missing piece in our massive fertility puzzle! In addition, OvuSense worked perfectly with the vitamins, fertility friendly and PCOS lifestyle we had adopted.

Can't thank the company enough.  Really pleased.

Best of luck ladies,

Karen xx

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01 September 2016
Fertility Apps and Monitors – Can they really help you conceive?

With advancing technology, we have come to rely on Apps for many things in our lives, be it shopping, music or social media and now even Apps for your fertility! Recently there has been a great deal of media attention surrounding the benefits of Apps and Monitors for fertility, but can they really help you get pregnant?

My patients tell me that they feel really confused as to which is the best fertility App or Monitor to use. Recent research studies have found that fertility Apps used alone are generally ineffective and do not accurately show a woman when she should try and conceive (Setton et al. 2016; Duane et al. 2016), resulting in even greater confusion.

In this blog I review the most commonly used fertility Apps and Monitors, explain what they are, how they work and who they are useful for.

Most importantly, I review their accuracy, including their ability to identify fertile days and ovulation, as well as considering the customer support they offer and the all-important cost. However, before I start it’s really important to explain one crucial difference between Fertility Apps and Monitors.

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28 June 2016
Do You Have a Fertile Mind? How Positivity Helps You blossom and Grow.

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If you are trying to conceive it’s very likely that you have given some consideration to your current health. You may have reduce or cut down your alcohol intake, stopped smoking if you were, started to include exercise into your daily routine, eat just that little bit more healthily and even started having daily green juices!

However have you actually spent any time considering how healthy and fertile your mind is right now?

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20 June 2016
Anca's story

I'm Anca and here's my story....

For 10 years, my husband and I have been trying to conceive on-and-off.  

In January 2015, I started taking inositol and my cycles came back with a bit of diet and swimming.  I would have a period about every 35-45 days.

I used OvuSense and it confirmed I ovulate late in cycle - but I do ovulate!  I know OvuSense got it right too; I had blood test to back it up showing that I did ovulate when OvuSense said I had.

Summer of 2015,  I had two rounds of Clomid and Trigger Shot but did not got pregnant.  

I then had a chat with the OvuSense fertility nurse, Kate Davies, in Sept 2015.   Kate pushed me to try acupuncture to help regulate my cycles more.  I started weekly with acupuncture sessions and with two cycles, I was pregnant in Nov 2015.  I sadly miscarried in January 2016.

Unfortunately, I put more weight on after the miscarriage.  On the second cycle post the my miscarriage, I was pregnant again!   For me, I really believed the acupuncture helped.

Keep trying ladies - keep going and try new things.

Best wishes,

Anca xx

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16 June 2016
Courtney's story - pregnant during the OvuSense User Study

I'm Courtney,

I have been with my husband 15 years ttc for 5 of those years and I'm now pregnant!

I signed up for the OvuSense User Study recently to test their new App, not knowing what OvuSense was all about. But as women with PCOS, we get to a point where we are willing to try almost anything to get that baby we have been trying so hard for!

Last month, I used 100mg of clomid along with my monitoring my cycles with my OvuSense sensor. I had my blood drawn to confirm ovulation, so the Doctor said I did not ovulate for the month of May.   However, OvuSense said I did!  

My husband and I had sex all around the time of OvuSense said I was  in my ovulation window & I woke up to this...a positive pregnancy test!

Courtney

The Dr was already sending me to seek IUI as he said I was not ovulating! I must admit I was just about to throw in the towel as money just is not available to all for fertility treatment costs.

Just as I was going to sign up to keep using my OvuSense Sensor as the free User Study was coming to a close, I can now start buying baby clothes instead!

I want to thank OvuSense for my miracle baby!  Ladies when you're feeling your lowest don't give up - I just know it's gonna happen when the time is just right!

Wish us all the luck in the world.

Courtney x

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