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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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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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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 fertility journey, feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression are incredibly common, and the connection between infertility and depression is more than just anecdotal — research has pointed to a high prevalence of major depressive disorders in people receiving treatment for infertility.

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, and we would like to take the opportunity to remind women mental health can be just as important as physical health when trying to conceive. Take care of yourself by remembering these three things, and turn sources of anxiety into sources of positivity along your way.

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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 ovulation date when it is easier to conceive. But what really is a fertile window, and how do you find yours? Read on for more! 

 

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12 September 2019
OvuSense featured in Romper & Scary Mommy!

Summer is coming to a close, and we’ve sure been busy at OvuSense! We were excited to be featured by Romper and Scary Mommy as a top ovulation monitor. Read on to learn more about why we were featured, and how OvuSense can help you track your ovulation...

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Trying to conceive can be stressful, from tracking your ovulation to taking the appropriate tests, or finding the right tools that will work for you. Romper reporter Kristina Johnson experienced this first hand when she was trying to get pregnant with her daughter. While tracking your temperature is a common method for figuring out ovulation, many approaches can be “a pain to do on your own,” in her words. 

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11 July 2019
User Testimonial: Emma, author of ItsMostlyOkay, discusses OvuSense & Secondary Infertility

Emma, author of the "ItsMostlyOkay" blog, discusses her struggles with secondary infertility and how OvuSense has helped her learn more about her cycle in a recent blog.

"During the last, nearly four years now, something I’ve never been 100% certain of is whether or not I’m actually ovulating. We started trying for a second baby back in 2015 and I duly bought and used ovulation sticks, given that they worked literally like a dream when we conceived Olivia. However second time round I found them to be increasingly unreliable. I seemed to get conflicting information from them – either nothing each month or several peak days. This meant I’d start using them really early to try and catch the right day, which ultimately meant spending loads of money."

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25 June 2019
Understanding the Lingo of Online Communities

As access to information and online resources continues to grow, online groups around specific healthcare topics are also popping up – particularly around infertility. Many people in these groups find solace in talking with a group of individuals who know exactly what they’re going through, which they may not have in their existing support system of friends and family. Even if they do, it can be helpful to talk to others outside your immediate circle where you can be bluntly honest about how often you BD [baby dance], or the insane thing your DP [darling partner] said. 

Not sure about these acronyms? Many aren’t when they first start looking through online support groups. For any newbies out there first dipping their toes into fertility communities online, it can seem like you have to learn a whole new language. But with a few basic acronyms under your belt, you’ll be able to quickly find your own CB [cycle buddy] in these networks! 

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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 your health and fertility.

And we’re here to help! Read through our glossary of fertility terms to help familiarize yourself with them before your next appointment or online research session...

 

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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 questions might be offensive or misinterpreted. I’ve learned so much from all of you by silently reading and seeing what worked and didn’t work for each of you! If you’re out there reading this, please know you’re not alone because I let the loneliness of this journey really eat away at me.
I added a blog post about my journey over on my blog and what I did to successfully conceive. We tried for 10+ months. Whatever season you are in, I truly believe everything happens for a reason and I have waited what seems like forever to share my story. I hope that at the very least, maybe just one of you doesn’t feel alone and can seek support or hope from me sharing. I share all of the products that we used and all of the research that I did to reach this stage. I’m 14 weeks today and I’m finally ready to share! Please feel free to ask me any and all questions!  This is a beautiful tribe of sisters that are here for one another during what seems like one of the hardest journeys there is.
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01 April 2019
Breaking Down ‘Top 10’ into ‘The One’ – How to Find the Right Fertility Monitor
It seems like every week, a new “Top 10 Fertility Apps” article is published. While it is empowering that women have options for tackling their fertility challenges, these articles often leave readers with more questions than answers, as they often don’t attempt to explain the differences between these solutions.
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01 April 2019
“I Helped My Doctors Diagnose a Cyst Because I Knew I Wasn’t Ovulating”

Research has shown that in the US – and across the world – women are waiting longer and longer to have children due to a number of reasons including wanting to save up money in advance to finishing advanced education. But what does this mean on a personal level? For one woman – Stephanie, who is 37 and lives in North Carolina – it meant quickly understanding her fertility and educating herself about her ovulation cycle.

After taking birth control on and off throughout her 20s, Stephanie was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in her mid 20s through. During her annual OB-GYN exams, her doctor would often find cysts on her ovaries. To help control the symptoms of her PCOS and stop cysts from forming, Stephanie was put on a low-hormone birth control pill.

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01 April 2019
28 Isn’t ‘Too Young’ - Setting Your Own Fertility Timeline
When we think about infertility, we often picture someone in their 30s or 40s who may feel like they’re running out of time. However, once you’ve decided to start a family, these same challenges can impact women at any age.
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