Forget the image of the glowing expectant mother with a tiny bump. Pregnancy is not picture perfect. But the standard of beauty is still thrust upon women, even when they’re carrying a baby.Team Ovry | Mon, Oct 25, 21
If you’re not baby crazy, you aren’t alone. There are many people who either know for sure that they don’t want kids or who are on the fence about it. Fewer women and people with ovaries are deciding to become parents for a multitude of reasons.
With PCOS affecting 1 in 10 women, the chronic illness impacts the lives of thousands of Canadians every day. Each persons symptoms differ, and many go years without a diagnosis. We reached out to our community to pass the mic, and to share real people's stories living with PCOS. Laura graciously shared her journey with us, shedding light on getting her diagnosis and how she manages her symptoms.
Nat Segal is a professional skier, producer and writer from Melbourne, Australia now based in Revelstoke, BC. She generously shared with Ovry her journey through sport while menstruating and how her perspective of her period has shifted over the years.
It’s hard to navigate the world of fertility while also trying to focus on sustainable and environmentally-friendly options. If you’re trying to conceive, already pregnant, or simply want to stay in tune with how to be less wasteful, we’ve got some advice (and great brands) that can help you through your journey.
You might think, “Well, pregnancy tests can’t contribute THAT much to pollution!” But you’d be wrong. In fact more than 20 million at-home tests are sold each year since the 1970s—and that’s just in the United States.
We believe periods aren’t something to be ashamed of or hide—and these Canadian companies agree. That’s why they’re working hard to make your life easier with their products, whether it’s offering absorbent underwear that you can wear when Aunt Flow comes to town or an essential oil to soothe your cramps.
Haley is a 30-year-old kayaker from Calgary, Alberta, who is headed to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as one of the first-ever women who will compete in Olympic canoe slalom. She spoke candidly to Ovry about her experiences with her period, how her cycle affects her training, and what it’s like to be a woman in the sport (and in general!).
While we have made great strides for women's health in Canada, there's still a lot of work to be done. The pandemic has added pressures to the lives of women and mother's especially.
There are many reasons why some people decide to have or not to have children. Although it’s a personal decision, it seems like the inevitable question (“Are you going to have kids?”) comes up in every conversation, especially around Mother’s Day. The thing is, there is no right answer.
For more than 3,000 years, humans have been coming up with ways to detect pregnancy. Now, there are dozens of options available - enter, the strip test.
Since the first at-home pregnancy test was patented in 1969, there have been major improvements when it comes to accuracy and convenience.