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
Smoking cigarettes. Not getting enough sleep. Drinking too much alcohol. Being overweight. These lifestyle choices may not seem significant when it comes to procreating, but they can affect male fertility and may eventually cause problems.
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.
You might be accustomed to period cramps when it’s that time of the month; however, menstruators can also experience mid-cycle pain, called mittelschmerz. The word, which is German for “middle pain,” refers to pain associated with ovulation.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder affecting the lives of more than 10 million people around the world. It is common among women who are of reproductive age. In some cases, it can lead to cysts being formed in the ovaries, hence its name, but each person can have different symptoms, and the treatments vary.
For many women who give birth, the word “mom” becomes part of their identity. But does it become their entire identity? Here are what some parents had to say about motherhood while balancing other responsibilities and trying to stay true to themselves.
Fertility is an issue often tied to women’s health, but in a heterosexual couple, men are the other half of the conception equation. It’s often thought men can easily reproduce effectively throughout their entire lives; however, that’s only partly true. There are other factors that come into play when it comes to healthy sperm, and aging is one of them.
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!).
When it comes to detecting pregnancy, a test is always best—but there are many indicators, like tender breasts or frequent urination, that are signs of early pregnancy, especially when experienced at the same time.
Not all ovulation tests are the same. We breakdown the five most common mistakes people experience when tracking ovulation.
You asked. We answered. We have responses to your questions about our ovulation test strips, from accuracy to how to read your results to when to consult your doctor.
You asked. We answered. We have responses to your questions about our pregnancy test strips, from accuracy to how to read your results to when to consult your doctor.
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.
Wondering what getting the COVID-19 vaccine might mean for trying to conceive? We looked at the latest findings in the medical community to answer your questions.