I was diagnosed at the age of 19 with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My doctor at the time actually told me that my chances of getting pregnant were pretty low with PCOS. I knew I wanted to be a mother one day so, as you can imagine, I was completely devastated by this news. Since being diagnosed, I have been on the drug, Metformin to try and help my symptoms.
My partner and I have been together 7 years. He was my first crush as a teenager but, as he’s 10 years older than me, we didn’t start dating until I was 23yrs (and he was 33yrs) and we have been together ever since! In 2014, I had a milestone birthday of turning 30yrs, and he turned 40, and we also managed to also conceive in 2014, so it has been a pretty big year for us!
My partner and I knew we wanted a family as neither of us have children. As I had been diagnosed with PCOS, I didn’t know when, or if I was even ovulating. I had heard that ovulation typically occurs 14 days before your period, but I couldn’t really judge when mine was occurring (if at all) as my cycles were pretty irregular.
We started trying to conceive for about 18 months. Before I found about OvuSense, I tried Clearblue ovulation tests where you are supposed to get 4 days of ‘smiley faces’, and 1 ‘flashy face’. I ended up with 9 smiley faces, so that clearly didn’t work for me! I then tried prediction apps where you track your period, and they didn’t seem to be very accurate either. I then tried taking my temperature every morning and tracking cervical position and mucus, but it didn’t seem to show any pattern, or I didn’t really know what I was looking for; I was getting quite obsessed and stressed with it all!
It was around this time that my sister saw OvuSense advertised and showed my Mom and me. My mother straight away ordered my OvuSense, as she said it was a “small price to pay for a grandchild”.
OvuSense took all the stress away from me when trying to conceive. It was so easy to use and stopped me obsessing as to what was going on with my cycles, and if I was ovulating or not. In addition to using OvuSense, I have also been working really hard at managing my diet and lifestyle. I’ve tried everything under the sun, but what seemed to work really well for me was PCOS Diva Jumpstart Program alongside using OvuSense. I was also taking Inositol powder and this seemed to really help my skin and hair.
I’m now 30 and although I’m probably still overweight, I am much healthier thanks to the changes I have made in my diet and lifestyle. I also feel in control of my fertility, thanks to OvuSense and the team at OvuSense who offered me support throughout. I can’t thank the OvuSense team enough (especially Lucinda, the technical support manager) for being there for me every step of the way. At one point, I was literally emailing Lucinda every day and her responses were always informative and positive. I can still remember when I told her that I was pregnant; she seemed just as happy as I was!
So, after being told at 19 that it would ‘never’ happen, here I am at 30yrs of age after 18 months of trying to conceive, having used OvuSense for 3 cycles and am now 20+ weeks pregnant. Don’t lose hope ladies. It can happen for you too, if you try and get your diet and lifestyle under control and know exactly if and when you are ovulating with OvuSense.
Here are my OvuSense charts! I had 37 to 40 day cycles and ended up ovulating on day 25. I had no idea I ovulated so late in my cycle! Stick with it I’m pregnant now so worked for me!
I then ended up with this in September 2014; this is when we managed to conceive!
My pregnancy is going fab! I was 22 weeks on December 30th 2014. Very little morning sickness or anything. I was told at 19 that I probably wouldn’t have children so I’m over the moon with this little one inside me!
Don’t give up hope ladies! I used OvuSense for three months and became pregnant! I can highly recommend it!
Thank you for letting me share my story.