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When i went to my RE's the other week I was reading a Conceive magazine and it had an article that had information about this watch.
I looked it up the other day and thought it sounded interesting and actually pretty darn handy. It says that its been clinically proven and FDA approved.
It seems alot easier too and less stressful than peeing in a cup each morning and using and OPK. The total cost was $189 and that came with 3 sensor strips 1 for each month. Then when you need more strips its $39 for 1 or $99 for 3. I figure Ive tried everything else out there...might as well try this little gadget as well
Here is some info I snagged off their website
Researchers in the late 50s and early 60s noted that numerous salts (chloride, sodium, potassium) in a woman's sweat fluctuated in relation to the menstrual cycle. Chloride levels are low at the start of the menstrual cycle and peak three times during the cycle (see graph below). Using a patented biosensor, OV-Watch detects a baseline chloride ion level for each woman and then accurately predicts ovulation based on the timing of the first peak. 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 surge during the month. For women trying to conceive, knowing the days before ovulation not only lowers the stress level for her and her partner , but it increases her chances of getting pregnant.
Nearly 66% more pregnancies are estimated to occur by month 6 with OV-Watch over urinary LH kits.14
The graph below shows a woman's different hormonal surges on the days before she ovulates. This graph depicts a 28-day cycle, however, in any cycle length, the pattern is the same. You will notice that the chloride ion surge happens well in advance of the estrogen and the LH surge. That is how only OV-Watch can give you the entire fertility window, including those 4 crucial days before ovulation, in a wrist-mounted, easy to use device.
Knowing the 4 days before ovulation leads to the highest probability of conception
The graph below depicts what a woman's probability of conception is on the days before, during, and after ovulation. It may be surprising to find that the highest probability of conception occurs with intercourse on the days before ovulation, rather than the day of ovulation itself.2,3
According to a 2001 report in Statistics in Medicine, the day of ovulation holds only a 5% chance of conception, but the four days before hold a cumulative 80% chance of conceiving.3 These new findings demonstrate that a woman's highest probability of conception is on the 4-5 days before ovulation.
By maximizing your most fertile days with OV-Watch, you can increase your chances of pregnancy and get pregnant sooner.
I'll definetly let you know how I like it. It will be another couple of weeks before I actually get to try it out since im only half way through this cycle. I should get it in the mail hopefully by the end of the week.
I had thought about getting a CBFM but ...Im so SICK of peeing in cups every morning!