«Mira helped me become my own advocate – in a way I never expected»
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Megan and her partner had been trying to get pregnant since she’d had her IUD removed in September of 2020, but even though all signs pointed to success, she had a feeling something wasn’t right. With a history of endometriosis and prior surgeries, she knew a physical check up was in order. Doctor’s gave the all clear and said her uterus was fine. And by all accounts it was fine, but there was more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye. With the help of Mira, Megan not only successfully conceived, but advocated for her own health along the way and is feeling more confident than ever as she enters motherhood. Read on to learn how Megan solved her fertility challenges with a little help from Mira’s hormone analysis data.
Challenges getting pregnant
Endometriosis, an often painful condition that can make TTC much more challenging, doesn’t spell the end of pregnancy hopes. Although there is no cure for the condition, Megan had successfully treated her endometriosis through surgery and her doctor said her uterus was in great shape. With everything under control, she started using ovulation test strips to identify when she was most fertile and strike while the iron was hot, so to speak. But her hopes were short lived after a positive pregnancy test and then a miscarriage. The ovulation test strips helped Megan figure out that she was in fact ovulating, but she wasn’t getting pregnant and something still felt off so she was searching for more information.
Looking for more information
Doctor’s claimed her uterus was fine, and she knew she was ovulating, but she still wasn’t pregnant. By April of 2021, Megan was almost ready to give up. Not getting answers from doctors, she turned to support groups on Facebook for information and help. It was there she saw an ad for Mira and had a gut feeling that it could get to the bottom of her issues. At the very least, it was worth a shot!
Side note: because of its critical role in ovulation and fertility, monitoring your LH levels is useful to understand when you are most fertile. Traditional OPKs only work on a threshold basis and measure within the range of what is considered “normal”. The Mira Analyzer provides you with information beyond a basic threshold and specifically measures your numerical concentration level of LH.
Armed with test strips and a renewed sense of hope Megan started testing her LH levels to see where she was at. This information helped Megan plan around her fertile window and she liked the numbers she was seeing but it also helped in a way she never expected.
Hormone testing to the rescue
Megan finally had concrete data, thanks to the Mira app, that it wasn’t just a feeling – something was off. The numbers don’t lie and even though she had literally just been told her uterus was fine, she still wasn’t pregnant and now she had something to go on. With additional testing using Mira’s Plus wands, Megan took this information to any doctor willing to see.
As anyone struggling with fertility challenges knows, doctors often won’t investigate further until you’ve been trying for at least a year (six months if you’re over 35). Megan didn’t want to wait that full year and had the Mira data to back up her claims. That data proved useful since her doctor used it to immediately order an HSG x-ray. Not only was one fallopian tube fully blocked but the other was affected by a cyst! Megan had still been trying all this time, but ultimately needed an exploratory ablation surgery that left her with one fallopian tube fully removed.
Doctors were confident in Megan’s remaining tube and loved having the Mira numbers. Mira wasn’t the only thing they relied on but it was a huge part of the plan. Not only did it help Megan be her own advocate before the doctors were on board, but it gave the doctors even more information about Megan’s fertility and health overall. And it worked – in August of 2021 Megan got the news she’d been longing for when she learned she was pregnant.
“Be your own advocate! With Mira you’re able to get information you wouldn’t otherwise get, and that can give you the boost of confidence you need to keep trying. Don’t lose faith because it’s totally worth it!”