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Dr. Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker who specializes in working with twentysomethings. Her book, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, devotes an entire chapter to some of the common misconceptions and lack of awareness twentysomethings have when it comes to fertility. She weaves the science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. Read a Q&A with Dr. Meg Jay on knowing your fertility before it's too late.
"Making babies…. for some it is easier than others. When Dustin and I got married in June of 2007 we decided right away that we wanted to start a family. And the first month we tried Dilly was conceived. It truly doesn’t get much easier than that! When we decided it was time to add another bundle of joy to our family Sugar wasn’t quite as easy – it took about 6 months before we saw two pink lines..."
"Almost two years ago we started on the journey towards having another child, and like most people, we thought it would be a snap. All we would need to do was to actively stop trying to not have a baby and we would be set. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am, here you go. But yet, two years later we are still baby free..."
"If you have read my previous posts you know I have had a few fertility issues in my past. I gave my son up for adoption at 17 and then tried for years to become pregnant with my husband only to lose my baby at 20 weeks. After that, I pulled myself together and my husband and I decided to give IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination) another try. We did two rounds and were blessed with our amazing son, Holden. We were thrilled beyond belief..."
"After I had my oldest son (who is now 9 1/2) a rather new birth control pill was all over the TV. It advertised periods only 4 times a year, which were typically also lighter and shorter. Say what? Sign me up! Seasonale was great for me. Having only a period every three months, and it really was lighter and shorter, even sometimes only lasting 48 hours. I LOVED this pill. I talked about it in every conversation I get into about birth control pills. It was perfect for me."
"The OvaCue Bundle contains the OvaCue Fertility Monitor (with Oral Sensor), as well as the Vaginal Sensor, making it the ideal combination for pinpointing the days a woman is most likely to conceive. In my opinion, the OvaCue Fertility Monitor is the best at-home fertility monitor ever made... "
"When it comes to fertility, timing is everything. This is why it is crucial to have a trustworthy device that can give you advanced notice. To find out you are ovulating, only to realize your husband is away on business is no way to operate. With the OvaCue, you get 5-7 days notice before ovulation."
"I have been using the OvaCue monitor with both sensors, for the past couple of weeks. I have used other methods of charting, which normally confirm ovulation after the fact, but this tells me up to 7 days ahead of time. How awesome is that? I seriously can not say enough about this product and how easy it is to use."
"For those who are TTC, though, this could really be a great aid and I am looking forward to using it for that purpose! I have two friends who both got pregnant the first month of using the OvaCue after trying for several months to get pregnant before using it! What a testimony to this wonderful product!"
"I couldn’t believe that in just one cycle of use the OvaCue Fertility Monitor had worked for me. And I have to say that I know without a doubt had I not had the monitor we would not have conceived that cycle. "
"Irregular cycles was one of my problems. I would shift from 26 to 29 day cycles. I was always calculating my most fertile day wrong… but I did not realize this until I started charting my cycle with the OvaCue Fertility Monitor."