Once in a while something comes along that changes the way you look at things. Trying to assess the human body and the way in which it functions – particularly in women – is not an easy task. We are all individuals and some of us know our own body better than others.
Women who are trying to conceive are probably more hyper-sensitive to how their bodies are reacting than most. Every month we look for signs, changes, differences. When are we going to ovulate? Are we pregnant? Is my period about to start? Do I have PMT? Am I eating the right things? Am I taking the right supplements? The questions are endless so it is no wonder that you start to get a bit stressed out – but then this is not the right condition for your body to be in to be able to conceive – and so the circle continues!
When I was asked to review Ovusense last year, I had no idea what to expect. Since that time I have been on a rollercoaster of emotions with a baby loss and then, when I did a total food replacement diet back at the beginning of February to get my BMI back down to normal to help my chances, it sent my cycle a bit haywire. I was intending to do this diet for 12 weeks, instead, due to the disruption on my body, I cut it down to 7 weeks.
It has taken a while for my cycle to sort itself out. It still kind of is actually. BUT I wouldn’t have had any knowledge of this if it hadn’t of been for my Ovusense monitor.
Yes, machines go wrong and I know that I experienced a few teething problems early on with my monitor and then with the sensor but the staff at Ovusense were very supportive and replaced the relevant areas without question. They also run a great Facebook group which supports mainly ladies with PCOS but it includes anyone who is trying to concieve.
At my age, time is of the essence. Ovusense claim that their product is 99% accurate. I cannot guarantee that. I also don’t know how much I should take the monitors word for it but, what I will say is that, I would not be without this piece of kit. I wouldn’t have had a clue what was going on with my body when I was on that diet. As a result, I could see that my temperatures had no spikes, no sign of activity, no ovulation. Thank goodness I had the graph to hand to help me to see what was going on. It helps to at least get an idea of what is happening at different times of the month and how you can plan your life – and the potential of a baby’s life too.
The ovulation sticks you can buy are all very well but nothing beats the monitor for a clearer, rounder view on what is happening. In this case, knowledge most definitely is power.
Disclosure: I was previously sent the OvuSense , however, all words, images and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.