Many women don’t learn about their fertility until they start trying to get pregnant. Understanding your cycle is just plain cool. And if you do want to have a baby someday, you’ll be way ahead of the game.
That’s why Ava is such a powerful and innovative tool. It keeps you informed about your body throughout all stages of your reproductive journey: from tracking how your body changes throughout your cycle, to identifying your five best days to try for a baby, to tracking weight, sleep, and stress levels during pregnancy. Ava does it all…with a bracelet that you only wear at night.
The Science of Ava
Since the launch of “The Pill” in the 1960s, there have been few major advancements in the field of women’s health. Ava is working to fill that gap. Ava’s clinical research team is made up of experts in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. Their mission is to expand the body of knowledge around female health and to apply those learnings to create innovative products that improve women’s lives.
There are six days a cycle when it’s possible to conceive. Ava is clinically tested to recognize five of them. In 3 easy steps. Firstly, the Ava sensor bracelet collects continuous data while you sleep. In the morning, the bracelet syncs to the app, and Ava’s algorithm instantly shows your results. Finally, Ava pinpoints your five best days to try for a baby as they’re taking place.
The Tracking Process
The Ava bracelet is clinically proven to detect the fertile window in real time. Ava measures changes in five physiological signals of fertility throughout the menstrual cycle: skin temperature, resting pulse rate, heart rate variability ratio, perfusion, and breathing rate. Ava collects data 25 times per second while you sleep. This information is then analyzed by a machine learning algorithm to pinpoint your fertile window in real time.
There are a variety of other ways to track these fertile days, but all are flawed:
Period tracker apps: these are just making a rough guess about when you are fertile based on the dates of your period. Research shows that they are often very inaccurate.
LH ovulation tests: these urine tests detect the presence of luteinizing hormone, which surges ~24 hours before ovulation. But you’re most fertile during the 3 days before ovulation, so by the time these tests turn positive, some of your most fertile days are already behind you. Not to mention the annoyance of having to pee on sticks throughout the month!
Basal body temperature: some women take their temperature every morning with a sensitive BBT thermometer, to detect the slight rise that occurs after ovulation. The problem with this method is that temperature only rises after ovulation has already occurred, when you are no longer fertile that month. So, this method doesn’t actually help you identify your fertile days. Plus, it can be annoying to wake up at the same time every single day to take your temperature.
Ava is a more accurate and convenient way for women to track their fertile days. Instead of identifying only one or two fertile days, Ava identifies five fertile days per cycle. And it does this without asking women to wake up early to take their temperature or pee on sticks throughout the month.
During pregnancy, Ava helps you track your changing body and growing baby. Track your weight gain along a personalized graph based on your pre-pregnancy BMI. With graphs, trend analysis, and in-app content, Ava makes it easy to anticipate your and baby’s progress throughout the whole nine months.
Backed by Data Science
Ava’s team of data scientists draw on results from rigorous clinical trials with more than 100,000 cycles recorded by their users to develop the advanced algorithms that drive Ava’s technology, building the datasets to the point that machine learning takes over to provide the most accurate results for the broadest range of women’s cycles.
The Results Are In
Ava is the perfect tool to track your cycle, fertility and pregnancy. It detects more fertile days than LH sticks, the temperature method, and cycle tracking apps. With a heavy emphasis on information, Ava’s users have felt everything from “a sense of control and peace of mind” to “hopeful and empowered” while using the bracelet. They have also felt assured that they’re supporting a meaningful cause, as 20% from the sale of every Ava bracelet goes towards women’s health research and development.