An honest Ava Bracelet review from someone with PCOS, including pros and cons and what it’s like to use this fertility tracker on a nightly basis plus a discount for your own!
Related: Read all about our decision to adopt and the story of bringing our sweet boy home here
For Mother’s Day this year, I shared a guide to over 100 gifts for just about every type of mama out there. I also have talked about how Mother’s Day is weird for me just because it brings a lot of pain and annoying emotions up. It is what it is at this point; infertility is no fun.
One of the products I shared for the grieving mama was this Ava bracelet. It’s been popping up everywhere for me and since I’m a researcher at heart, I feel like I have tried almost every product known to man in regards to fertility stuff and I thought I would just add this to the list. I’m sure this may come as a surprise, but I am actually in fact not a doctor and so this is just my experience with the Ava bracelet. Please don’t take this as any medical advice or anything weird like that. Again, not a doctor. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.
Ava Bracelet Review
What Is the Ava Fertility Bracelet?
The Ava Bracelet is meant for those women who are just trying to get more in touch with their bodies. You don’t necessarily have to be trying to conceive. But lemme tell you after peeing on everything that you shouldn’t have to pee on to see if you could maybe potentially possibly get pregnant, wearing a bracelet at night is a walk in the park.
How does the fertility tracker work?
Using a way better algorithm than Instagram (GET IT TOGETHER, IG, OKAY?! For the love), the Ava bracelet tracks physiological signs while you wear it overnight to provide you with your 5 most fertile days in real time. You wear this guy to sleep and then when you wake up, all you have to do is wake up and sync it with your app.
It’s seriously so easy and you don’t have to worry about fumbling around with one eye open to find that thermometer on the side of your bed that takes what feels like a million minutes to take your temperature every morning. One click of the sync button in the app and you can instantly get your results.
Pros of the Ava Fertility Bracelet
Ease of use
You don’t have to manually write anything down and you don’t have to use any thermometers to then remember the numbers and enter it into an app. Or if you’re like me 65 different apps.
And mother approved. Kidding, but really and truly this thing is FDA registered and backed by TONS of research and science. You can read a little more about how it works here if you’re a science nerd like me.
I typically wear a FitBit Blaze all day long but it’s huge and it gets in my way. With this thing, not only do I not even notice it’s there, but I forget it’s even on many mornings.
In a year long clinical study, it recognized the 5 fertile days with 89% accuracy. That’s a pretty good statistic if you ask me!
1 year Pregnancy Guarantee
If you buy the premium package, you are eligible for a full refund if you’re not pregnant within a year. That’s honestly a bold statement to me, especially for someone like me who’s been trying to have a baby for nearly 3 years at this point. The bracelet won’t magically get you pregnant, but because of its tracking, Ava is able to make that claim. You guys payed attention in health class right? I don’t need to go in to how you actually make a baby, no? Okay good.
Truthfully, I’ve seen people rake Ava over the coals for making this statement and giving “false hope” to those of us trying so long. The reality is they’re not trying to give false hope in my opinion. If you have other fertility issues outside of missing the window (like something diagnosed or an issue with your partner) then of course it’s not like some voo doo wizardry that will make you pregnant because you wear this. Speaking of diagnoses, let’s talk about some real cons of this bracelet.
Cons of the Ava Fertility Bracelet
This is the first obvious one. Ava isn’t cheap. But if you’re paying for a ton of stuff to pee on like ovulation tests or pregnancy tests or paying for medical treatments like we did, in the grand scheme of things the price really isn’t that terrible. Plus, you can use my code to get $20 off!
Not tested for PCOS
Ugh, this is the frustrating one. I have PCOS which means technically I shouldn’t be using this, but what can I say? I’m a rebel. It’s not recommended for those with PCOS or those with cycles over 35 days long. However, speaking from experience I can say that my first cycle tracking was 37 days long and the bracelet didn’t self destruct so that’s cool.
They’re currently doing clinical trials for people with PCOS and hopefully the findings will be out sooner. My hope too is that the algorithm will somehow be able to work/help those with PCOS.
All in all, I’m really pleased with it so far and I hope this Ava Bracelet review was helpful to you in making your own decision about getting one! If nothing else, I’m glad that I found it and tried it because if I hadn’t, I would have always wondered if it could have helped me.
Don’t forget though, you can get $20 off your own Ava bracelet by going to this link HERE and using coupon code ‘LIVINGLETTER’!
This post was written in partnership with Ava, but all opinions are 100% my own.