There are various methods can attempt to pinpoint their window of fertility every month: ovulation predictor kits, charting basal physique temperature, ovulation calculators, checking the consistency of cervical mucous. However would they be keen to drop $200 on a Fitbit-like tracker?
Apparently, they’d — because the first child conceived with the assistance of an Ava fertility tracker was not too long ago born.
Lizzie and Sam McGee of Utah had tried for greater than a yr to get pregnant with child quantity two. After Lizzie wore an Ava for solely three months, they ended up conceiving.
“The expertise of conceiving our first youngster was actually tough and tense on our marriage, and I didn’t wish to undergo the identical factor once more with our second,” McGee stated in a information launch. Final month, the couple welcomed a child boy named Jace — who’s the primary confirmed “Ava child” born for the reason that bracelet’s shopper launch in August 2016.
What’s so particular about Ava, anyway? This high-tech fertility tracker claims to inform you in actual time while you’re ovulating. It does so by monitoring 9 physiological parameters — together with pulse charge, respiratory charge, coronary heart charge variability, and temperature — which all assist point out a rise within the reproductive hormones, progesterone and estradiol. Utilizing all of this data, the bracelet is in a position to detect a 5.Three-day fertile window in a girl’s cycle. Customers put on the Ava bracelet solely at nighttime and sync it with a companion app within the morning.
The one catch is that this precision and comfort comes with a hefty price ticket. But, there appears to be a market for it; Ava has already helped greater than 500 girls conceive.
I can undoubtedly see how utilizing an Ava could be useful, particularly for girls with irregular cycles. Whereas it isn’t the primary wearable ovulation tracker, it’s notable as a result of it can present a five-day fertile window — as a substitute of a one-to-two-day window.
2 hundred bucks could look like a lot of money for one thing you’ll (hopefully) solely use for a few months. But when the payoff is a child, then it’s nicely worth the funding.
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