Wednesday, June 29, 2011
OvaCue Fertility Monitor Review Part 1
A little about the OvaCue:
A little about the Vaginal Sensor:
While the OvaCue does not need data from the vaginal sensor to predict your fertile window, the vaginal sensor is required to confirm the date that ovulation occurred. By confirming ovulation with the vaginal sensor, you will know with certainty when your fertile window begins and ends.
The OvaCue is so easy to use. There are a couple of important things to know about the OvaCue. You must begin using it on Day 2 of your cycle, you can start as late as Day 4, but no later. Which was so hard since I received it in the middle of my cycle. I was actually super excited when I finally started so I could use it. Also, the OvaCue needs to be used first thing in the morning before taking a drink or brushing your teeth. I keep mine on my night stand and use it before I even get out of bed. The monitor is really easy to use with just a couple of buttons to push. After placing the sensor on my tongue I just push a button and it pops up with a number. I save the number and it goes to the calendar page. The calendar changes colors based on the numbers.
White: Days of lowest fertility
Light Blue: Days of increasing fertility
Medium Blue: Days of Moderate fertility
Dark Blue: Days of highest fertility - have intercourse every day.
Pink: Ovulation confirmed (requires vaginal sensor; marks end of fertile period)
White with Dots: A prediction of future fertility
So when you see the colors develop you can plan when to have intercourse. If you are just looking to get pregnant with no concern for gender then you want to have intercourse on all the blue days (light, medium, and dark). But since I really want to try to conceive a girl we are just sticking with the light t medium blue days. I understand that this will decrease my percentage of getting pregnant since it is highest recommended to have intercourse on the dark blue days. Also, I have to state that OvaCue does not endorse or recommend gender selection. The monitor is meant to help couples to get pregnant.
I learned a few things in the first month using the OvaCue monitor. All women have different cycles, but the average is on the 14th day you ovulate. So when I began using the ovulation test strips I would usually start testing about day 12 or 13 and use them until day 15 or so. And the reason I did not ever get a positive strip is because I ovulate on day 11. I guess I am an early ovulator and the OvaCue monitor was able to let me know my cycle. This is such an important thing to know about myself. When it comes to conceiving and especially since I want to conceive a certain gender.
Buy it: OvaCue Bundle w/ vaginal sensor $329
Thank you to Fairhaven Health for providing the OvaCue Monitor and vaginal sensor for review. I was not compenssated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone or anything. Disclosure