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.Team Ovry | Wed, Sep 15, 21
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.
Coming to the decision to freeze your eggs is not an easy one. Our friend Monique walks us through her journey and everything that comes before undergoing the procedure.
There are still barriers that prevent people from sharing their stories about miscarriages, yet one in four pregnancies end in one. We want to highlight the strong, resilient, and at times, vulnerable women who have decided to speak up about what they’ve gone through.
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.
The benefit of using an ultra-sensitive pregnancy test is that you can find out if you’re pregnant up to four days sooner than you would if you were using most store bought midstream tests. However, it's important to understand how they differ from regular tests before using.
Egg freezing is becoming more common in North America. A Canadian fertility clinic reported an increase of 180% from 2017 to 2018. Companies promising to retrieve eggs often oversimplify what it entails, while popular culture adds to the myth that it’s an instant procedure.