Wednesday night’s radio interview with Jennifer Aldoretta is now archived here and on the TLB Radio Network . The Groove app will change your life and put you back in trust of your body. Consensual informed consent for you and your partner on your reproductive outcomes. No synthetic hormones. No medical interventions.
In the Groove with her New Fertility App
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JENNIFER ALDORETTA, a trained engineer, created the Groove app when she realized that that she could combine her experience with side effects on the Pill with her interest in pioneering innovation in the area of women’s health. Groove supports women in tracking their fertility cycles for the purpose of achieving or avoiding pregnancy, or in order to have a better grasp of their reproductive health. Part of Aldoretta’s mission is to support education in body literacy, which has led her to author an e-book, titled The Cycle. She’s also launched a campaign titled #KnowYou, which features a video highlighting the issue of how little women know about how their own bodies work. Source: LadyClever
Groove was born out of Jennifer’s personal struggle with her reproductive health and her drive to help others. We’re on a mission to redefine what it means to be a women’s health company, and we’re committed to education.
Jennifer studied mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Frustrated by the lack of education and innovation in women’s health, she was led to quit her job as an engineer in pursuit of a grand vision. She is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology and is devoted to transforming the status quo. She is committed to carrying out Groove’s mission because she believes it has the power to create widespread social change at a fundamental level. When she’s not working or telling corny jokes, Jennifer enjoys running, reading, painting, listening to music, and lounging with her dog Bailey.
It is so wonderful to see young women taking control – of their bodies and in doing so create a sense of trust and presence as they get to know that their minds, moods and behaviors are driven by hormones – as is their fertility. Fertility apps open the door for discussion with partners – lending intimacy, choice and informed consent to the act of having sex. This new perception takes ‘sex’ from the arcane back to the sacred life-fulfilling (in many ways) act that it was intended to be.
Fertility apps open the veil for women get to know themselves – trust themselves instead of feeling like they have to control themselves. They are liberating. Synthetic hormones on the other hand – suppress what many call the “female soul.” How could they not?
Jennifer shared another article that she recently wrote for Nicole Jardin’s web site, entitled: How well do you #KnowYou? Excerpted here with permission.
I remember like it was yesterday the day I finally got to know myself…I mean REALLY know myself. It was almost three years ago, now. I was sitting alone at home, got my computer out, opened my internet browser, and did a google search for a topic I never thought I would: periods.
Even though my teenage self wouldn’t have been caught dead researching such things, that’s the time in my life when I really could have used it. My very first period started a series of events that would eventually change the course of my life. The vomit-inducing pain I experienced with every single period led me to the pill, which I took for nearly a decade.
In my 20s, the sudden onset of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and intense anxiety ended in the difficult realization that the pill just wasn’t the magic cure-all I once thought. I knew I needed a change.
Thanks to the internet, I was led down the rabbit hole of vulvas, vaginas, menstruation, and sex hormones. I came across all sorts of ah-mazing info about my body that I should have been taught in grade school—many are things Nicole regularly discusses here.
I learned that my reproductive system gives me incredible, valuable data every single day that I can use to my advantage—not only to figure out the root cause of my menstrual issues, but also to help me avoid pregnancy with the same effectiveness as the pill, predict exactly when my next period will start (yes, you read that right!), keep my reproductive system in good health, and have an easier time getting pregnant when and if I decide I want to.