It is no secret that Ross and I are trying for a baby and people have become more aware since my post back in December about our losses. One of the things that has been helping us to achieve this is OvuSense. Since September, I have been putting together a review of this clever little machine that calculates when you are going to ovulate.
You may recall that I wrote about the product back in November. Aimed towards people with PCOS, endometriosis or anyone having difficulties trying to conceive, this clever little machine claims to be 99% accurate in calculating the exact day of your ovulation.
OvuSense comes in two parts. The first part is a personal sensor which is shaped like a tampon. This is inserted into your vagina overnight from the time you have finished your period right up until ovulation takes place. It is inserted internally because this is the only place that accurate readings of the body’s core temperature can be taken. The other part is the data reader. You initially set this up with the time and date and input when the first day of your period started. It has a cradle which holds the sensor when it is not in use and there are buttons to press which activate the sensor and then, after use, upload the data. After a few days of use at the start of your cycle, the two parts work together to predict the onset of your ovulation date then, 3 days after ovulation has taken place, it gives you the exact date that it happened. On top of this, the unit is rechargeable and there is an indicator showing the battery life.
OvuSense is fairly new to the market. The first month I used it, I had problems with the data reader. It went wrong and wouldn’t record the data but the very helpful team at OvuSense were very supportive and replaced my unit. The second month the sensor went wrong! Again, the people at OvuSense were supportive and, when I met them at the Fertility show, they provided me with a new sensor. We also had the opportunity to speak with their fertility nurse, Kate, who was extremely helpful and gave us probably the best advice we have had so far in trying to conceive.
Then, with everything in working order, the unit informed me the date that I had ovulated during November. Little did I know that ‘x’ had marked the spot and we had conceived that month. Yes, it resulted in a loss, but we now have far more information than we would have done. Thanks to OvuSense I knew the dates that we could try for conception.
This month, I have had this reading:
But, because I am suspicious about my levels of progesterone, I am continuing to use the sensor for the rest of my cycle. So far this is showing a little bit of ‘up and down’. I intend to carry on until the end of the month so I can make a calculated decision on what to do about my hormone levels. If it hadn’t been for OvuSense, there is no way that I would have known about this – without a lot of hard work and guesstimates!
IVF and the many treatments surrounding conception can cost a fortune, therefore I feel that the OvuSense is reasonable at £295. They do a number of price plans whereby you can over 4 to 12 months making it more flexible.
If you are interested in purchasing an OvuSense unit, then Fertily Focus have kindly offered my readers a 10% discount off of their until by using the code: 10OFFOVU
This product has given me a whole new control over my body which I had never thought was possible. Yes, it has had some teething problems but this comes with most new technology and, it isn’t until customers start to use it that these need to be ironed out. What matters most to me is how the company handles it – and the specialists at OvuSense have done a great job. They have acted quickly and without question. They also have a Facebook group to support those who are having difficulty conceiving and are either using the OvuSense or interested in using it. The women in the group can discuss their concerns and the people at OvuSense are directly on hand to answer any questions or help with any issues.
The information I now have about my body as a result of this is invaluable. I feel like I can make calculated decisions in a far more straightforward and easy way. If you are having problems conceiving, then OvuSense is definitely for you.
Disclosure: I was sent the OvuSense for the purposes of this review, however, all words, images and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way. I would like to thank OvuSense for their support and their patience in waiting for this post.