Oh OvaCue, how I wish I could use you.
Life really isn’t fair. A couple of weeks before I found out that I had an abnormal pap (that led to a biopsy, LEEP procedure, and dashed my hopes of having another baby in 2012), I received an OvaCue in the mail. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the OvaCue, it’s an electronic, saliva-based fertility monitor.
When used correctly, the OvaCue should be able to predict your ovulation date up to 7 days in advance! Since I have always had very irregular cycles, I need something to help me predict ovulation and I was sick of going through tons of ovulation tests every month.
I’ve never been able to reliably chart my basal body temperature either, the longest I’ve made it is 2 weeks. With the OvaCue, I will also get access to OvaGraph, an online fertility tracking system that will store and graph my OvaCue readings and other fertility signs.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had a cycle since my LEEP procedure on April 13th. I am holding out hope that one will start on its own since my OB has no reason to induce a cycle until after July 10th. July 10th is the day. I have my first follow up pap scheduled then and if it comes back clear, we will be able to start trying. And I will be able to use the gorgeous piece of equipment that is currently sitting on my nightstand, taunting me.
Want some good news? I will also be giving away an OvaCue fertility monitor and vaginal sensor to one of you. That’s a value of over $329!