Sunday, January 13, 2013

The OV-Watch - A Fertility Predictor Kit

The following review was originally posted on my sister's blog 
  This may be news to you, but my husband and I have struggled with infertility for most of our 10 years of marriage.

Quick! What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words "peeing on a stick?"
If "pregnancy test" is the first and only thing that comes to mind then you are probably one of the lucky ones who hasn't had a difficult time getting pregnant and you may not even be aware that infertility effects 10-15 percent of the reproductive-age population and that many women "pee on sticks" to determine when they are ovulating to find their fertile window.
I have peed on my fair share of sticks...Ovulation predictors and pregnancy tests. I can't tell you how many times I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice if I didn't have to play with my urine and could just know when I was ovulating." How I wished that knowing the time of ovulation could have been as simple as just looking at a watch. 
Well with OV-Watch, now it is!
OV-Watch is a wristband ovulation detector that you wear at night while you are sleeping. It's advanced biosensor and microprocessor interpret hormone induced chloride ion fluctuations. The OV-Watch detects the chloride surge 3 days prior to the estrogen surge, 4 days prior to the LH surge and 5 days prior to ovulation, making it an earlier predictor of ovulation than any other chemical surges during the month. It is estimated that 66% more pregnancies will occur by month 6 with OV-Watch over urinary LH kits. The watch takes readings of chloride ion levels that are secreted in perspiration, detecting the chloride surge and providing the user with an alert of FERTILE DAYS 1-4 and OVULATION DAY. OV-Watch detects the 4 crucial days before ovulation as opposed to LH test sticks that detect the LH surge occurring just 12-24 hours before ovulation.
It helps women to take advantage of their full fertile window, which means less stress about timing and a higher likelihood of getting pregnant. Imagine that you are trying to throw a ball through a window...wouldn't you be more likely to achieve your goal if that window was a bit larger?

I can't help but wonder if the OV-Watch could have saved us from the two costly rounds of IVF that it took to conceive our son, who is now 2 1/2. I am sure that you will agree that the $139.99 for a starter

kit and the additional cost for the monthly supply of sensors will be money well spent if it helps you to conceive and is really nothing in comparison to the cost of other infertility treatments.
While I cannot share a personal success story about OV-Watch (yet) as I did not know about this product when we were trying to get pregnant with our son it just might end up playing a role in giving my son a brother or sister. Hopefully my sister will be sharing the news that she has a new niece or nephew on the way soon and we would love to hear if you have success with OV-Watch too.
You might be interested to know that Bachelorette Reality-TV Stars Trista & Ryan Sutter used OV-Watch to successfully conceive.
Go to to learn more about this amazing product, get answers to any questions that you may have. Buy an OV-Watch for yourself or share this technological breakthrough with a friend.
I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!