Transcript for New High-Tech Tool May Help Women Overcome Fertility Problems
now on to a story of hope. Our series "Baby boom." This morning, we're taking a look at a potentially groundbreaking new piece of technology that may help couples struggling to get pregnant finally be able to conceive. ABC's Becky Worley is here with that. Good morning, Becky. Good morning, robin. Right now 1.5 million Americans are trying to get pregnant but struggling. I had my own challenges with fertility and the process can be heartbreaking and frustrating all in one. So what if putting this tiny gadget in your ear could help? Hillary Yeager and her husband don wanted to have a baby but like millions of couples timing it just right can be a struggle. We had been trying for seven months and were unsuccessful. Reporter: So they turned to basal body temperature tracking. Basal body temperature typically will drop and then spike slightly right around the time of ovulation. So by tracking basal body temperature a woman can look back and then be able to figure out roughly what day of the month she off latin. Reporter: You can't just pop a thermometer in your mouth at any time to figure it out. It has to be taken at the same time every morning before you get out of bed before you move and heat up your body. The entire process of charting is a very anxiety causing process because there's a lot that goes into it. Reporter: Enter the Yono, a new product debuting in October that claims to continuous monitor your temperature when you go to sleep each night. It takes an ear canal temperature which is ambient and mostly pretty stable. Oh, wow. It's tiny. Yeah, it's really small and that's what helps with the comfort factor when you put it on at night. Reporter: The makers of Yono says ear temperature is more dependable than popping a thermometer in your mouth but it'll cost you. The device is expected to retail at $149 which is more pricey than the regular thermometers and the success is yet to be seen. I'm trying to imagine sleeping with this and it's comfortable. I can barely feel it. Happily for the yagers the basal body temperature method worked for them and have a 2-year-old daughter but Hillary says she'd definitely ice a pct like the Yono the next time she tries to get pregnant. I would probably prefer that way over getting up in the morning and taking my temperature. To be clear this is all about getting to know when you off late. Charting that on a calendar for a few months and knowing your exact cycle so when you see the temperature drop like this, that's when you're most likely to get pregnant. This process can take a while. Even with the Yono, maybe a few months, it's not like the first time you use it and, hey, honey time to get busy, rather the Yono can help you predict that window better the following month, Amy. What was that? Say that again for us. The tone.
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