‘Bachelor in Paradise’ star Jade Roper

Bachelor in Paradise star Jade Roper recently announced that she’s pregnant with her second child, but she says it wasn’t as easy to get pregnant this time around.

“We tried for 10 months,” Roper, who is also mom to one-year-old daughter Emerson, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “I’m a fairly healthy person who got pregnant easily the first time. I thought I would get pregnant again right away the second time, but it definitely took time.”

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Roper is now 16 weeks along and says she’s “starting to crawl out of the black hole” of morning sickness. “The first few weeks were rough,” she says. “I had a lot of nausea and fatigue, but it’s starting to get better now.”

As she did while trying to get pregnant with her daughter, Roper says she relied on the Ava bracelet to help her track her fertility this time around. Roper, who is a brand ambassador for the company, first started posting about the ovulation-tracking bracelet back in November 2016. She became pregnant a month later. Roper also thanked the company when she announced the birth of Emerson in August 2017.

While the process of getting pregnant wasn’t as seamless this time around, Roper says it was comforting to know that she was at least trying to conceive during her fertility window based on what the bracelet told her. “It took a lot of the stress off of knowing when to try,” she says.

Roper isn’t the only reality star to rave about this fertility tracker. Jana Kramer and Catherine Giudici both said it helped them conceive.

What is the Ava fertility bracelet?

The bracelet, which you wear at night and syncs up to your phone, helps give you information on your cycle and even breaks down trends. It also helps identify your fertility window, so you know the best time to try to conceive.

Ava also helps track your sleep, stress levels, and resting heart rate to help clue you in on whether something outside of your cycle may be interfering with your fertility. Ava costs $299 at AvaWomen.com or you can make monthly payments of $50 per month.

Once you do become pregnant, you can continue using Ava for information about each week of pregnancy, as well as how you’re sleeping, your stress levels, and your resting pulse rate.

“I know my experience isn’t a lot compared to what some women have to endure to get their baby, but I know how hard the struggle to conceive can be,” Roper says. “I feel like this takes a lot of the guessing out of trying to get pregnant and helps you focus on other things you might want to look into, like getting your partner’s sperm tested.”

While Roper says her journey to get pregnant was a little more frustrating this time around, she felt good knowing she was doing everything she could to time things right. “I feel like my experience was a lot less stressful than it could have been with using this bracelet,” she says. “There are a lot of factors that go into getting pregnant. With this, at least you know you’re getting one thing right.”

Ava Fertility Tracker 2.0

Ava Fertility Tracker 2.0 (Photo: Ava)

Shop it: Ava Fertility Tracker 2.0, $299, avawomen.com

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