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OvuSense Fertility & Ovulation Blog

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Cervical Secretions and Natural Fertility

    Let’s talk about cervical secretions. Admittedly, not an every day topic of conversationCM, but one that plays such an important role in natural fertility. Hopefully by now you have already started monitoring your temperature every day and if so, this is an excellent step in the right direction to maximising your chances of conception.

    However there is more you can do… Continue reading

  • Amy's story

    Pregnant with first baby, thanks to OvuSense

    My name is Amy and I just wanted to share some good news! I have PCOS and I managed to get pregnant after using OvuSense for 3 months. Here's my story.

    I was diagnosed at the age of 19 with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My doctor at the time actually told me that my chances of getting pregnant were pretty low with PCOS. I knew I wanted to be a mother one day so, as you can imagine, I was completely devastated by this news. Since being diagnosed, I have been on the drug, Metformin to try and help my symptoms.

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  • Inositol and PCOS - your questions answered

    My name is Angela and I'm a Nutritional Therapist in the UK. Recently, I have been supporting Ovusense and the Facebook forums attached with this fabulous fertility monitor over the last few months via a chance meeting with Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse for Ovusense, at the Fertility Show in London last year.

    I have been really delighted be part of this team as nutrition and the world of supplements can be so confusing! As part of the PCOS Fertility Support UK Forum, and as a fertility nutritionist, I am happy to give advice on a supplement that I feel is suited to just about anyone who suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and also tend to get such amazing results with almost no side effects. Continue reading

  • Jenna’s story

    PCOS Diva and OvuSense, perfect fertility partnership

    Hi, I’m Jenna.  First of all, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share my story! JennaThis is the first time that I have ever believed in two products (PCOS Diva and OvuSense fertility monitor) so strongly and it just makes me so ecstatic to share my experience. So here goes… My name is Jenna and I’m 36 years old and I live in Arizona with my partner.  We have been together 10 years and we have a 4 year old son who we managed to conceive using Clomid and Metformin.  I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009. My partner and I have been trying to conceive for 2 years now.  Before finding OvuSense and PCOS Diva, we tried the following products and fertility treatments:

    • Clearblue Ovulation Monitor
    • Metformin
    • Clomid
    • Timed Intercourse
    • IUI with Fertility Meds -- Femara, Follistim, Ovidrel, Progesterone

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