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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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15 October 2019
“Future of Sex” Editors Agree: OvuSense Makes Family Planning Easier!

Family planning can be hard enough without having to worry about what technology to use along the way. That’s why the Future of Sex outlined 6 femtech gadgets that are making family planning easier. 

The Future of Sex provides insights into the fascinating topic of the future of human sex and sexuality. It looks at how communication, interface, biological and other technologies are enabling new expressions of human sexuality, and the individual and societal responses to these significant shifts. 

OvuSense was featured on their latest list, recapping fertility trackers that are packed with innovative features! 

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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 with your regular cycle – though much worse – making the disorder extremely difficult to diagnose. 

Our fertility nurse consultant, Kate Davies, RN, BSc(Hons), FP Cert, spoke with the Dr. Oz show about 7 signs of PCOS that you should not ignore. According to Kate, it can take up to 13 years on average to receive a definitive diagnosis of PCOS. A few of the symptoms you should look out for include… 

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09 September 2019
FemTech: 5 Things Clinicians Should Know

In today’s digital age, many people’s first instinct is to immediately hop on Dr. Google when faced with a diagnosis or health situation they don’t fully understand. While this provides seemingly endless information, it can be hard for clinicians and other members of the care team to stay up to date on all the new tools and technology on the market, and what offers true clinical value. This is particularly true in women’s health, which has seen almost $1 billion in funding over the last three years and a surge in new tools and technology on the market.

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02 July 2019
User Testimonial: Vlogger Miranda J. Shares her Fertility Journey

Miranda began her fertility journey in 2015 and was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in 2016. 

Since then, she and her husband Tyler, who is in the military and frequently travels, have visited several doctors in the hopes of getting pregnant. After recently finding a new reproductive endocrinologist closer to their home, they’re now beginning a new regimen of medications that help stimulate ovulation and using OvuSense to learn more about her cycle. Earlier this year she started a YouTube channel to chronicle her journey and share some of the challenges that have come with the diagnosis.

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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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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 my fertility window was.

Not only did the device show that I tend to ovulate very late in my cycle, but it also showed that my luteal phase might be too short. Something that’s not the best when it comes to supporting a pregnancy. It also showed that I DON’T ovulate every month. I will definitely write a review about OvuSense and go into full detail in a separate blog but the short story is: I would recommend it to my fellow trying to conceive cysters."

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01 April 2019
The Road to Understanding Infertility
While many women aren’t diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) until later in life, some women find out as they are first starting their period – often without a proper explanation of what this means for their health or future fertility.
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01 April 2019
Follow Your Intuition: How Trusting Her Data Helped Lead to One Woman’s First Pregnancy

When Sarah was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at 23, she didn’t think much of it immediately. She was told that it might cause her some difficulty when she wanted to get pregnant, but at the time she wasn’t engaged to her then boyfriend (now husband) so trying to conceive was far from her mind. After getting married and talking with her husband, Rob, about beginning their family at 27, she spoke with a friend who encouraged her to talk with a reproductive endocrinologist right away.

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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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