"Mira not only helped me track my hormones but also gave me peace of mind knowing I could look at the data myself"
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If you’ve ever googled “pregnant at” and your age then you’re not alone. After having her first baby at 39 with no issues, Kerry didn’t expect any concerns when she wanted to start trying again. But as the months went on, she found herself turning to Dr. Google more and more for any bit of information that could help her.
When she did fall pregnant, her joy was short-lived after a miscarriage at 9 weeks but thanks to genetic testing she knew the embryo was chromosomally healthy. This gave her hope that her body knew what to do, but just needed a bit of help. But as any woman knows, time is not always on your side, and being in her 40’s now meant she needed to figure things out right away. After a barrage of tests to investigate, doctors found she had a partial uterine septum and Kerry underwent two different surgeries to correct the issue.
Cleared to start trying again, Kerry got pregnant right away but unfortunately, another miscarriage ended her hopes again. Knowing that her age could be an issue, she turned to a fertility clinic for more testing and blood work. Doctors told her not to waste her time on IVF and gave Kerry and her partner a less than 1% chance of successfully getting pregnant. Not exactly the best news when you’re up against the clock, but it wasn’t enough to deter them.
At this time, Kerry found her cycles started getting more irregular and her doctor advised she was entering perimenopause. Fearing her hopes of another baby would be out of reach, she opted for IVF and was able to get 1 viable embryo. Her first transfer was canceled because of ovulation timing and when it finally happened, the embryo didn’t take. Cue another round of IVF with timed intercourse but her body was just not responding.
Bad news on top of more bad news dashed Kerry’s hopes of ever getting pregnant. They’d been trying for more than 2 years and didn’t know what they could do to improve their chances. At 43, Kerry felt like she was running out of time and that her biology was against her. She had a partial uterine septum and fluid in her uterine lining as well as swollen Fallopian tubes. In addition to these issues, she also had extremely low AMH levels.
AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) is an important indicator of female fertility and your AMH levels are a good indicator of ovarian reserve. If you are trying to conceive, this can be an important hormone to track especially as you age. As a woman progresses through her most fertile years, levels of this hormone (along with your ovarian reserve) begin to drop. Only healthy, functional follicles produce AMH so if your levels of this hormone are low, your ability to get pregnant may suffer.
AMH levels change over time and decline as you age and Kerry’s levels were painfully low. Along with fertility issues, low AMH levels may also increase your risk of having a miscarriage once you are pregnant. Unfortunately, Kerry knew this all too well since she had suffered from two miscarriages. And after 5 failed IVF rounds, things weren’t looking good.
Kerry was determined to figure this out but was at a loss as to what she could do to help things along. More testing at the fertility clinic to figure out the timing was eventually put on hold when the world was put on hold by a global pandemic. With everything shut down, Kerry again turned to google where she discovered Mira. Being unable to continue with in-clinic appointments, she was desperate to do anything that could put her in the best position possible for a healthy pregnancy. She was already well versed on fertility diets and supplements, but Mira was a game changer for predicting ovulation and tracking her cycle.
Before Mira, Kerry had gone the usual route of testing with OPK’s. She found them hard to read and never got a clear result on any of the tests she used. She never felt sure of when she was ovulating and using OPK’s didn’t provide her the clarity she needed. With Mira, she was able to see numeric readings that confirmed ovulation and her fertile window. She could see a clear pattern and be able to see the actual numbers was very comforting. By this time, the fertility clinic was returning to in-person visits but shortly after her appointment she got the best news of all – she was pregnant again!
After the difficulties, she experienced she felt like she was waiting to exhale but the pregnancy progressed without issue. Opting for early testing to confirm the pregnancy and ultrasounds to check progress, Kerry couldn’t believe she was really pregnant. Mira not only helped her track her hormones but also gave her peace of mind knowing she could look at the data. She and her partner welcomed a healthy baby, and she credits it all to Mira.
Advice for others
Looking at statistics online can be good for guidance, but no one else is like you, and getting to know your own body can be a game changer. Kerry found it extremely helpful to see the numbers and patterns. She hopes that her story can give others the same hope she felt from reading about others’ success. Trying to get pregnant at an advanced maternal age isn’t hopeless and even though the cards were stacked against her, she found a way.
Kerry suggests Mira to anyone who wants to track their cycle and keep an eye on their fertility, even if they’re not actively trying to get pregnant. In fact, she plans to keep using the device just to see how the data changes as she enters perimenopause. You can still get pregnant in perimenopause so it’s not off the table, but it helps to have the data to back you up. And like Kerry said, it only needs to happen once!
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