An emotional journey to conception: how Adina conceived with Mira in one month
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“My husband and I had been trying to conceive for a long time. As anyone on this journey knows, days can feel like years and the monthly rollercoaster is an emotional journey to say the least. We thought we had tried everything but we were wrong. I came across Mira, and decided to buy it on a whim, figuring “why not?” I’m so glad I did because Mira worked the first month. This is our story of trying to get pregnant and how we used Mira to help!”
Trying to conceive
“Like a lot of couples, when we wanted to get pregnant we stopped using birth control and thought we’d get pregnant. Unfortunately that didn’t turn out to be the case and after months of trying with no luck, I started down the pipeline of things I could do to help the process.
Since I have PCOS, I knew that getting pregnant might be a challenge and that my hormones were likely a bit wacky. Tracking my period or ovulation was never easy with PCOS but we started our journey using traditional period tracking apps and symptom tracking apps to try and time things right. I was checking for ovulation with OPKs and matching that up with what the apps said, but it just never seemed to work.”
“After nearly two years of trying without success, it was time to involve a fertility clinic. We underwent a barrage of tests including pokes and prods to figure out what our issues could be and what we could do to get pregnant. I was undergoing blood tests, taking fertility medication, and having ultrasounds all the time, but I still wasn’t pregnant.
As most people know, fertility treatments aren’t cheap and are rarely covered by health insurance so the cost was starting to add up. We had been under treatment for two years and still hadn’t been successful. I can’t remember exactly how I found out about Mira, but I remember weighing the pros and cons of purchasing the device and realizing that it was about the same price as one of my fertility treatments. Essentially, for the price of an ultrasound visit I could have at-home hormone testing just by analyzing my urine. The decision was a no brainer and after all we’d been through I figured it was worth a shot.”
Goals with Mira
“My first goal using Mira was obviously to get pregnant. After a total of four years, two on our own and two with the fertility clinic, I was losing hope and needed to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone’s fertility journey is different, but many people can relate to the emotional rollercoaster of trying to get pregnant and not being able to do that. There are a lot of ups and downs and you can feel so alone. Mira gave me something to focus on and provided much more insight into my cycle.
With PCOS, I knew that my hormone data might look different than the average person’s. My cycle had always been a bit of a mystery to me and I was never sure of ovulation. Even using OPKs still left me in the dark and obviously we hadn’t got the timing right yet because I still wasn’t pregnant. Using the daily tracker, Mira gave me so much information about my cycle. In fact, Mira said I was ovulating a week after my meds, ultrasound, and lab work. Timing is everything when it comes to conception so we took advantage of this new information and got pregnant in the first month of using the device. I couldn’t believe it.”
Advice to others
“There are a lot of reasons to get frustrated on this journey, and that’s okay! Everyone is different and what works for someone else might work for you, or it might not and you’ll be right back where you started. It’s important to talk about it with others though and try different things to see what will work for you and what’s out there.
You are not alone. I can’t believe how many people are going through the same thing. Talking about your struggles can help and they may have some helpful tips for you. At the very least, just talking to someone else who actually “gets it” can be a huge relief. I’m so glad I found Mira and decided to try it. Truth be told, I don’t think I would have gotten pregnant without it and the information it provided about my cycle.”