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After having my daughter three years ago, I felt like I had baby fever again immediately.  There is nothing more special in this entire world then holding your newborn baby in your arms and I dreamt of the day I would be able to do it again.  After having Lilly, I breastfed her for years.  I feel like breastfeeding made my hormones get really out of balance.  For quite a long time after I quit breastfeeding I struggled with issues concerning my menstrual cycle.  I would have cycles that lasted a long time and others that were short and they never followed a schedule.  I would have cramps randomly and felt like I didn't understand what my body was doing.  I knew that if I ever wanted to conceive and have another baby that I was going to have to understand my body and help reduce the stress that my current cycles were causing me.  When I saw that Clearblue® had developed a test system that could detect and track two unique hormones with connectivity to a smartphone, I was really intrigued!  I knew that I had to try it and make an attempt at discovering what my new cycle had become and what my new fertile days were in my cycle.

The Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System helps track women's fertility by identifying personal fertile days, typically 4 or more per cycle2, using our own hormone data not a guesstimate from a standardized algorithm.  This can help you understand your body better and help you get pregnant faster1!  My favorite part is that it is connected to an app on my smartphone so I can track my periods, fertile days, sex and my overall hormone cycle.  I can share all of this information with my healthcare provider and also compare data from month to month.

The Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is incredibly easy to use.  The system comes with test sticks that you place into the holder that connects to your phone and app via Bluetooth.  In the app, you enter what days you have your period and you can even detail how heavy it is and the days will be pink on your calendar.  After your period has ended, the app will tell you when it's a test day.  During the test day, you pee on the testing strip while it is in the holder and it will tell you what your fertility is that day.  A circle means low fertility and will appear as grey on your calendar.  A flashing smiley face means high fertility and will be light purple on your calendar. To accurately identify high fertility results, make sure you use your urine after your longest sleep.  A non-flashing smiley face means peak fertility for that day and the next day and will appear as dark purple on your calendar.  If you have sex on high and peak fertility days you will maximize your chances of getting pregnant!

I have loved using the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System to help me figure out what my cycles are and how they vary from month to month.  It has helped me take the guessing out of my fertility cycle and when I should be having sex to maximize my chances of being pregnant again.  If you are looking to conceive or just interested in learning more about your fertility cycle and understanding your body I can't recommend the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System enough!  I highly recommend trying it out and reviewing it for yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO Cassie

1 Using the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System to identify your most fertile days can help you get pregnant faster than not using any method.

2 In a study, 4 or more fertile days were identified in 80% of cycles (2012).

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.