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Ava bracelet / OvuSense ?

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Foxy84 Wed 26-Dec-18 23:24:44

Has anyone tried either of these? Would you recommend? Thinking about getting one but not sure which would be better...

Thanks in advance! X

Dia12 Thu 27-Dec-18 12:21:08

Hi @foxy84 I’ve just recently started using mine and eagerly watching my chart develop. I can’t comment on the ovusense as I haven’t tried that but I just didn’t fancy having to insert a device as it would be messy during AF and just plain inconvenient if you want to DTD....
Anyhow, the Ava bracelet has definitely taken the hard work out of bbt charting. It measures your resting skin temperature, breathing rate, resting pulse rate and HRV ratio. I have the 2.0 version and it’s comfortable to wear overnight, they advise you to charge it for 2hr daily but I manage to use it with charging every other day.

Based on my readings, the app has already altered my fertility window slightly, but since this is my first month of use I’d imagine the margin of error to be a little wider. I will probably use some CBD opks to confirm.

This device has given me some peace of mind now that I’m not frantically poas to try and catch ovulation - so I’m hopeful that given time I’ll see a pattern that I can rely on. Having just turned 39 I am running out of time and so giving this a shot whilst we take a break from ICSI and really hoping it can save us from going through the torture of more fertility treatment.

I have a £20 off code for the Ava bracelet, you are welcome to use it:
avawomen.ref-r.com/c/i/12607/20436574

Good luck with whichever one you chose.

Foxy84 Thu 27-Dec-18 15:46:34

Thanks @Dia12 that’s really helpful, it seemed to get positive reviews but always good to hear independent opinions rather than what they put on their own website! Thanks for sharing the code too smile

I recently found out that I have high FSH so potentially not ovulating... still waiting to see what my doctor advises as a next step... but in any case I want to have the best chance of catching ovulation just in case I am ovulating! If that makes sense!!

Good luck with everything smile x

Wearytree Fri 28-Dec-18 22:47:05

Hi @Foxy84
I'm thinking of getting an Ava after second blood test with high FSH. I definitely ovulated last cycle though as my day 21 progesterone was good. Am worried that the temping side of it will make me even more obsessive than I am currently though.

What's your fsh level? You could still be ovulating x

Foxy84 Sat 29-Dec-18 08:20:21

Hi @wearytree, I don’t know what the exact level was as the doctor didn’t tell me (and stupidly I didn’t ask, I think I was just a bit in shock at what she was saying). She just said it was much higher than she’d expect. But I have an appointment next Friday to get the results of my second FSH test so will find out the exact numbers then.

I think I will give the bracelet a try, although I agree it’s likely to give me more to obsess about! 🙈

That’s good news about the progesterone test, my doctor wants me to get that done this cycle too so just waiting for day 21. I’m concerned that my cycles haven’t regulated since I had my implant taken out in March, and so it’s hard to know if day 21 would be the right day to test anyway, or if I’m ovulating later / not at all. Will see how it goes though!

Let me know how you get on with the bracelet if you do go for it! x

Wearytree Sat 29-Dec-18 10:42:11

Hi @Foxy84

I just got my second fsh back and it was a bit higher at 9.7 (the first one was 9.1) so not awful awful for my age, at nearly 38 but higher than the GP said she would like. So it's just really stressful and then you google and it's all doom and gloom. But ladies on here have told me that fsh is the least reliable indicator of egg supply and that doesn't affect natural conception... it's only an indicator of how well IVF is likely to work. This made me feel better, so I'm passing it on to you.

I think I will get the Ava bracelet, partly because it also measures things like sleep and stress. Will definitely let you know how I get on x

Dia12 Wed 16-Jan-19 22:51:44

Hey girls, how are you both getting on? Did you decide on a device yet?
Just thought I'd let you know that after a months use, the Ava predicted my ovulation to be on cd16 (2 days later than what my clue app had been predicting). I confirmed this with clear blue digital opk which did in fact show peak fertility on the same day. That was reassuring - unfortunately didn't result in any kind of BFP this month but I feel more confident in knowing what's going on in my cycle.

glowingtwigs Fri 18-Jan-19 22:03:46

Ah thanks for the info @Dia12 that's interesting to know! I haven't taken the plunge yet... felt like I needed to get to the sixth month mark (after m/c) before going for it so if no luck next cycle I'll go for it x

glowingtwigs Fri 18-Jan-19 22:26:58

Also @Dia12 how does it tell you exactly when you've ovulated? Does it literally say when you're having your LH surge or is it via temperature? X

Foxy84 Mon 21-Jan-19 11:04:32

Hi @dia12 I got the OvuSense in the end. It hasn’t detected ovulation yet but that’s not surprising as I found out I have very low AMH so probably not ovulating sad I do think it’s a good device though and would recommend it, it’s much easier than waking up and taking temperature every morning

Bunbunbunny Thu 24-Jan-19 14:21:00

I'm on my first full cycle with Ava, I didn't realise how crap I am at getting enough sleep. It's shocked me, so I'm making an effort to get to bed earlier. I tried ovsense but found it uncomfortable to wear when sleeping, I don't use tampons so probably part of the reason.

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