Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Leonie, I am 29 years of age and I live with my husband and our dog in a small village in Germany. My husband and I have been together for over 7 years and married for almost 4. We were trying to get pregnant for most of those 4 years. We are both family-oriented people and therefore dreamed about having our own little family.
What was it like for you when you decided you wanted to have a baby?
At the beginning we were very positive and didn’t really think about whether or not getting pregnant would be difficult. But, when we didn’t get pregnant within the first few months, we were concerned we might have a problem.
Why did you choose femSense Ovulation Detection?
I had tried several other ovulation detection methods, ovulation tests (both cheap and expensive) and temperature measuring methods. I found out that my cycle is somewhat irregular. Last year I heard about femSense in a blog and figured it was worth a try.
How long did you use femSense before getting pregnant and how easy did you find it to use?
I actually only used femSense for one cycle because I got pregnant first go. It was straightforward and easy to use even though I had actually expected it to be more complicated. I have eczema and was concerned I might get a rash but that wasn’t a problem either.
Did you know about your cycle beforehand and how important timing is when trying to get pregnant?
Yes, because we had been trying for 4 years I knew about my cycle.
How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?
I did my first ever positive pregnancy test in 2018 but, unfortunately, we lost our baby in the 24th week due to a serious genetic defect. I was of course overjoyed this time too, but I was also terrified. At the beginning of the pregnancy I was afraid every day that something would go wrong or something would be wrong with my baby. I found out I was pregnant on the 23rd of December, so it was an early Christmas present.
From your personal experience, what advice would you give other couples trying to get pregnant?
Don’t give up! Even if it doesn’t happen straight away. And most importantly – you are in this together, support each other. Try to find out what is causing the delay, whether using temperature tests or femSense, to see if your cycle is regular or, after some time, maybe consulting a doctor or fertility clinic.