From confused to conception - how hormone monitoring helped Sebrina make sense of her cycle and get pregnant
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“After more than three years of trying to get pregnant, I knew that I needed to try something different if I wanted to be successful. Miscarriages, long cycles, PCOS, and a host of other issues meant that trying to conceive was like playing whack-a-mole each month trying to stay on top of everything. This is my story of how the Mira hormone monitoring device helped me make sense of everything and put me on the path to parenthood.”
“My medical history is somewhat complicated and I knew that trying to conceive might be a challenge. I have hypothyroidism, which is easily managed by medication, but I also have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition and can really wreak havoc on all parts of your life since it involves a lot of tiredness and pain in all areas of your body. On top of all that, I also have PCOS, a hormone disorder that causes problems in the ovaries. Even though it’s one of the most common causes of female infertility, it’s also highly treatable so I wasn’t going to let it stop me from trying to conceive.
PCOS can be one heck of a ride for your health and can cause major issues with your period. I knew this from firsthand experience because I had extremely long cycles and I never knew when I ovulated. Traditional ovulation tracker apps never really worked for me. They usually follow the calendar method and rely on average cycle lengths to predict ovulation. That may be fine for some people, but when you have PCOS your cycle lengths are anything but average. I was having super long cycles and never knew when I ovulated.
I knew I could get pregnant, because I had unfortunately suffered two miscarriages, but predicting ovulation was the key to getting pregnant and with my cycle variability it was a challenge.”
“I know there are a lot of methods to track your period and try and predict ovulation, but having PCOS I found them cumbersome to use and could never see a pattern. And since you can’t get pregnant unless you’re ovulating (and taking advantage of your fertile window), figuring out when I ovulated was key. I knew there had to be a better way and after 3 long years of trying, I looked for an alternative.”
My experience with Mira
“Finding Mira and learning about the benefits of home hormone testing was a game changer. Since hormones control everything (including ovulation), the ability to monitor my hormones with lab-grade tests finally made it possible to predict my ovulation.”
“Even with my long cycles and never knowing if or when I ovulated, using Mira helped me find my fertile window and see a pattern. I was finally able to know when I was ovulating and could see the data right there in the app. The device itself was easy to use and practically foolproof. Not only that, but having the information on hand was extremely helpful and knowing that I could share it with my medical team was just an added bonus.
Getting pregnant isn’t for the faint of heart but when you have PCOS (among other issues), it can be downright frustrating. Mira took the guesswork out of it and allowed me to capture my cycle patterns and pinpoint ovulation. Not only did I learn more about my body, but tracking my key fertility hormones allowed me to see my complete fertile window, and plan accordingly.
After three long years, trying to decipher my health and period, I firmly believe that using Mira is what helped me finally get pregnant. My health challenges meant traditional methods were nothing more than a shot in the dark with no ability to figure out what went wrong. With Mira I’m able to clearly see the data in the app and see patterns from the test results.”
Advice for others
“You may have one or many health challenges, but don’t let that hold you back. Knowledge is power and the more you can learn about your health and your cycle, the more you can use that knowledge to help you reach whatever fertility goals you have in mind.”