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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 ...
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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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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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05 March 2018
We used donor sperm and OvuSense and conceived in just 3 cycles!

My wife and I wanted a baby and so we started looking for a donor in 2011.  As we are a same-sex couple, obviously our only choice is to use donor sperm in order to conceive.  It’s hard work to find the right donor and with AI (artificial insemination) but we are proof that miracles can happen!

Obviously, timing it all is really critical with a donor as you have to know exactly when you are ovulating and you only get one chance each month and you don't want to waste it! We found OvuSense and bought it thinking it would help us to get pregnant (and it did!).  Just 3 cycles and it happened for us!

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18 January 2018
Top 10 questions about your menstrual cycle. Get the facts!

Top 10 Questions About Your Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle and your period are the most important aspect of your fertility. These very important functions of a woman's body regulate ovulation and your hormones and have major influences on your fertility health.

You may feel confused or concerned about your menstrual cycle and what your body is trying to tell you, so I have put together my most frequently asked questions and the answers to help you understand your body a little more.

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30 March 2016
14 Factors that can negatively affect ovulation and your fertility

Take a read of the most common factors that affect ovulation and your fertility..................

 

Age

It is a well-known fact that the older you are the more difficult it is to conceive. The average age of the menopause and the end of a woman’s reproductive life is around 52 years of age. However even a decade or so before she may experience fertility problems, as her cycles become less regular and the quality of her eggs decline. Tragically, some women experience a premature menopause as early as their 30’s or 40’s.

There is no definitive age when fertility starts to decline and every woman is different, however it’s important for women of any age who are struggling to conceive to get advice sooner rather than later.

Hereditary factors

Women will generally experience the menopause around the same time that their mother did. So, ask your mother how old she was when she went through the menopause. This will give you a good idea of when it may happen for you so you can make decisions on when to start a family or to seek help if time is running out.

Smoking

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t smoke when you are pregnant, but few women realise the impact that smoking can have on your fertility. The shocking facts are that smoking ages your ovaries by 10 years and smoking can adversely affect the ease in which the egg travels down the fallopian tubes to meet the sperm.

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14 January 2016
Your OvuSense - Your Cycle

If you are quite new to using OvuSense, you are most likely enjoying finding out more about your body and your cycle. Hopefully, you’ll be getting used to using your sensor at night and downloading your data in the morning. However you might be wondering what your data actually means for you and your fertility?  Continue reading

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