Blog Post #382:  “Honey I’m pregnant!!!  My mattress told me!!!”

Blog Post #382:  “Honey I’m pregnant!!!  My mattress told me!!!”

Taken from:   https://www.cnet.com/news/fertility-monitors-help-couples-pregnant-conceive/

Well, I’m outside my expertise on this one!!!  As a 70 year old male with two grown children, if my wife (age 67) came to me and announced she was pregnant – I’d have a heart attack on that spot (not that I’m opposed to more children – but ….)

But, for those that are interested in becoming pregnant (aka ‘conceiving’), there are some things that can help in terms of technology.

The first is not necessarily new – tracking a woman’s fertility cycle:

The article states: “While planning for pregnancy by tracking your cycle isn’t novel, fertility technology promises to take some of the guesswork out of the pregnancy equation by pinpointing the best days to conceive.  There’s a growing field of designated wearables and monitors with the sole purpose of keeping tabs on your reproductive health. Unlike the apps, they use more than just basal body temperature to do the tracking for you and determine your prime window for ovulation.”

And more:  “These fertility devices take a few different forms, but they all promise roughly the same result. The $249 Ava tracks your menstrual cycle by collecting data such as skin temperature, resting pulse rate, breathing patterns, heat loss and body movement as you sleep. The information then transfers to its mobile app, which uses algorithms to determine your optimal window of fertility.”

BUT – you can also put a similar device under your mattress!!!  Again from the link: “The EarlySense Percept ($199) monitors data like heart rate variability and breathing patterns through a white disk that you place under your mattress. Its app also collects the information wirelessly and evaluates it to predict your next period, ovulation date and six-day fertility window.”  (So … yes, your mattress (or really the white disk under your mattress) will wirelessly send the data to your phone)

And … there is much more – even on the male side:  “Infertility is often seen as a woman’s problem,” says Dr. Michael Eisenberg, an Associate Professor of urology at Stanford University. “But only about one- third of infertility cases are women, 30 percent are men and 30 percent of the time it’s both.”

So … technology is at work in a lot of different (and interesting ways)!!!

What do you think?  If you wanted children would you make the investment in a technology fertility device?

Bruce

Posted by Bruce White

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