"Within 3 cycles of tracking, I was able to conceive and I’m positive it wouldn’t have happened without Mira"
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When Deborah was younger and had her first four children, getting pregnant was easy. After a sterilization and reversal some years later, age was no longer on her side and she was desperate for a solution. Frustrated and not sure where to turn for help, reading posts about Mira online gave her the hope she needed, and eventually the tools to conceive again.
Working against the clock
With her first four children, Deborah had no issues getting pregnant and her fertility was never in question. She fell pregnant easily and had no issues trying to conceive. Like many people, she wasn’t even aware of the fertility issues people could face since she’d never had any issues before. After her first four children Deborah was sterilized, a decision her and her husband came to regret, and they wanted to try again. A reversal in early 2020 meant they could start trying right away but when things didn’t happen as quickly this time, they went looking for answers.
Experiences with other fertility products
Knowing time wasn’t on her side, Deborah was eager to find a solution that could help her understand how her body worked and make the most of her chances each month. She knew she needed to pinpoint ovulation so she started testing with OPK’s to figure things out. After an expensive few months though, things weren’t adding up. Deborah still wasn’t pregnant and the tests she’d used led her to believe she wasn’t ovulating. Desperate for answers and information, her husband turned to the internet to see if there was anything they could do to help the situation.
Finding support and discovering Mira
Through her husband’s online research, Deborah found Mira and an online community of women struggling with infertility. They asked friends and family if anyone had heard of or used Mira before but heard nothing. Despite not knowing anyone who had used the product, they decided to take the plunge and see if it could help. The upfront cost was definitely a sticking factor, but online reviews convinced her to make the purchase.
One thing Deborah noted from the start was how easy to use everything was and how helpful the explanations were. The instructions and videos put her mind at ease and it gave her husband something he could be involved with too.
Deborah’s experience with Mira
Based on her past experience with fertility products, Deborah’s main concern was that she wasn’t even ovulating. And since you can’t get pregnant without ovulation, she knew she needed to figure that timing out first. Within one cycle, Deborah was able to not only confirm that she was ovulating, but see the actual data to back it up. She could see the numeric values of her hormone concentrations that showed her unique curve and peaks. Seeing the numbers was such a huge relief! Not only did it confirm that she was ovulating, she was able to pinpoint when that was – a cycle day slightly off from what you’d get using the standard days method of calculation.
Armed with this information, Deborah and her husband were immediately relieved. There was so much stress and uncertainty after having a sterilization and reversal, Deborah wasn’t even sure her body was working anymore. Mira gave her the relief she needed by not only confirming ovulation, but providing data to back it up. Using that data, Deborah and her husband were able to focus their efforts more successfully and learn the patterns of her ovulation. Mira helped undo the uncertainty, and helped her and her husband relax because they were able to see what was happening in the data. Unlike other fertility products, where she was never sure of the result, Mira was able to show actual numbers and graphs to give Deborah and her husband the peace of mind they needed.
Within 3 cycles of tracking, Deborah was able to conceive and she’s positive it wouldn’t have happened without Mira.
“Looking back now [the other kits] were such a complete waste of money, because it told me the wrong information. It told me I wasn’t ovulating and I was.”
When you’re a certain age, or you’re already facing challenges with your fertility you don’t need to be wasting time or money on things that might not work. It was only by searching online though and hearing other people share their fertility experiences, was Deborah able to really find the help she needed. Unfortunately, the initial pregnancy didn’t take and Deborah and her husband experienced a miscarriage, but they are going to try again.
When it comes time to try again, Deborah’s confident Mira will be able to help. She particularly loved the graphs and how obvious it was since there was no mistaking her hormone peak.
“It does make you feel good about yourself. You know your body’s working and doing the right thing.”
For Deborah, Mira undid all of the uncertainty other fertility products created and helped give her peace of mind through information.
“When you are older, and you haven’t got time on your side, you need to know your timing’s right.”
Mira helped Deborah and her husband get their timing right the first time, and she’s even more confident in using it now. With Mira, there’s no need to re-learn her cycle since the state-of-the-art technology and algorithms will accurately detect her hormone levels and offer fertility advice based on that.
When Deborah was feeling down and lonely about her path, reading the social media posts and experiences of other couples helped. It can feel a bit lonely or like you are the only one going through this journey, but when you read other people’s stories it can help. Keeping up with the community was the one way she was able to keep her spirits high when she felt like feeling sorry for herself otherwise.
Words of advice to potential Mira users
At the end of our interview we asked Deborah if there were any details she wanted to leave out or would rather we exclude.
Deborah responded thoughtfully:
“No! I’m happy for you to share the details! It’s only by being truthful and speaking out – even about the good things and the bad things – that people learn!”