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

Managing Your Mental Health — How To Avoid Stress While Trying To Conceive image
08 October 2019
Managing Your Mental Health — How To Avoid Stress While Trying To Conceive
Growing your family can be one of the most overwhelming experiences in your life— even for those who are easily able to conceive. But for the nearly one in ten women who struggles to conceive or stay pregnant, the path to parenthood can feel like an even more difficult road. No matter where you are in your fert...
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03 October 2019
Fertility Nurse Kate Davies Explains PCOS Signs to Watch for in Dr. Oz
Despite the fact that it affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age, many people have never heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It’s a hormonal disorder, and common symptoms range from irregular periods to bouts of depression and even infertility. Many of the signs of PCOS are similar to those associated...
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What Is a Fertile Window, and How Do You Find Yours? image
30 September 2019
What Is a Fertile Window, and How Do You Find Yours?
When you’re trying to conceive, you need to make sure you’re trying at the right time, under the right circumstances. As you may or may not know, there are certain days of your cycle when it is easier to get pregnant. Known as the ‘fertile window’, this is a small number of days that revolve around your o...
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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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15 June 2016
Line's story

My name is Line and I'm pregnant!  

Thank you Ovusense...after 5 years of trying... and 2 cycles with OvuSense, I now have this to show:

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When trying to conceive,  I took prenatal vitamins and my husband was on a variety of supplements like Zinc and B-vitamin.  In addition, my hubby managed got his sperm-count up, from 0.5 million to 4 million.

And by using Ovusense, we got pregnant as we knew exactly when I was ovulating.

Don't lose hope...!  Please keep trying. 

Line xx

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15 June 2016
Emily' story

I'm Emily.  I used OvuSense for 5 months to see if I was ovulating on my own, or not.  I'm now currently 9.5 weeks pregnant! 

Here's my chart the month I got pregnant.  My temperature never rose a lot with OvuSense but I was indeed pregnant :)

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Here is my recent baby scan:

Emily

Please don't give up hope ladies.  Thank you for all your help and support.

Emily xx

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15 June 2016
Erika's story

I'm Erika and I have been an OvuSense user since June 2015 and found out I was ovulating later in my cycle than my doctor thought!

I finally got pregnant in August 2015 after 6 years of trying!  Sadly, I miscarried after only 4wks. It proved to be the saddest day of my life and I thought I could just bounce back and try again right away but I just couldn't sadly.

Well it ended up being a lot harder emotionally and other things in my life piled on top, so here I am 5 months later. But, it's a new year and I finally had my period for the first time since the miscarriage (with the help of meds of course).

It's a new year (2016) and time to start again!!! I pray that we will be blessed this year with a healthy pregnancy and baby!

Please wish us luck and love!

Erika xx

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15 June 2016
Karen's story

My name is Karen.  I don't know about everyone else but I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to OvuSense.

They a) made this machine that is SUPER accurate b) made it affordable (relative to the cost of fertility drugs and treatments) and c) offer TONS of individualized support EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

A huge part of my journey with PCOS and trying to conceive has always been "knowledge is power." I want to better understand my body and my condition and OvuSense allows me to do that AND help my doctors!

I'm just so SO thankful and I look forward to do the day when I can attribute thanks because of a pregnancy (one day!).

Thanks again for all your help and support,

Karen x

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15 June 2016
Rachel's story

Hi -

I'm Rachel.  I have used OvuSense for one cycle now and know that my ovulation is not regular either. OvuSense confirmed ovulation for me within a week and showed that I have a short luteal phase which I can now work on.

I may not have known this crucial information if I hadnt used OvuSense and could have gone on trying and not got pregnant, or miscarried early, but now I can do something about it and give myself the best chances.

It is worth it for me just knowing what your body is doing! Plus the support on the OvuSense Facebook Users Group is amazing.

Wish me luck,

Rachel

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