Same Sex Couple + Surrogate + Mosie = Family!

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Hi,

My husband and I have been wanting a family for many years. Unfortunately, adoption options for same-sex couples in Canada are far less numerous than in the U.S. Rather than play an endless waiting game, we searched for and found someone special willing to be a surrogate mother.
We've known people who've tried with the traditional fertilization kits that you can purchase for very little. Those had no success and involved a bit of guess work. We were tired of guesswork and wanted something to maximize our chances. When looking online and going though so many options, I came across Mosie's video that showed the ways in which they are different. 
They also made me feel like it was OK not knowing everything. I thought why not give them a try? At this point, I had spent a small fortune on medical procedures and legal paperwork. When we got the box in the mail with simple instructions and an easy to use product, the surrogate felt comfortable using it. The instructions even made us laugh, and that helped with the tension.
It took a few attempts (buy a couple boxes, it's worth it and produces less stress just knowing they are there). It was almost a shock when we got the little plus sign on the pee stick then went to the clinic the next day. We are still trying to play it cool with most of our friends and family as it's just a month. Lots can go wrong but lots can go amazingly right too. We wouldn't have this opportunity without the Mosie family. Although we are cautiously optimistic, we couldn't have gotten this far without you. 

-Happy Canadians

We LOVE unconventional stories like this! (We love the word "unconventional as well!) Talk about empowerment. Mosie is so much more than a "syringe" thanks to this community and the hope and inspiration it provides. Happy American's - M&M

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Goodbye Unexplained Infertility, Hello Mosie Conception!

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Hi Marc and Maureen, 

We just found out this morning! It took two tries...we are ecstatic! After two years trying and lots of tests coming back normal we were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. In doing our research (online), we opted to give Mosie a try because of ease of use, cost, and the success stories. We’d considered a cervical cap, but liked Mosie’s design better and in the end found using Mosie to be a simple process! 

Thank you both!

C & J, Pickerington OH

We can relate to the frustration of test after test coming back normal. Unexplained infertility was the diagnosis we received and the reason Mosie and our son are here today. Thanks so much for sharing your experience C&J! -M & M

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Overcoming Vaginismus With Humor & Mosie!

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Dear Maureen and Marc,

A year ago my husband and I started talking about having a baby. We had been together for nine years and married for 6 months at the time. The only problem was that I have vaginismus. Sex had been impossible for our entire relationship, we had made adjustments early on and we were 100% ok without it! Until it came time to have a baby. Something I had been waiting for/dreading for a long time! 

After a few rounds of crying through physical therapy, my doctor looked at me and said, "You know there are other ways to have a baby." So I did what any desperate emotional person would do...I googled it. And do you know what I found? A success story on your website from a woman with vaginismus that had gotten her positive! I cried. And I ordered. And I googled some more! I was determined.

Mosie came in its cute blue box with the tagline "Let's Make A Baby" and I was already over the moon. My husband, who by the way is probably the most supportive amazing man you could ever have the pleasure of knowing, took on the role of the unlicensed doctor with a whole lot of dad jokes and we did our first round of Mosie. 

We got our first negative, but I was still hopeful! I read off statistics to my husband to make myself feel better. I wouldn't give up. So we went through 6 more rounds and a whole lot more crying. Until finally, those two pink lines showed up. We had done it! Mosie had done it! Mosie had stuck its middle finger up to vaginismus and won out!!! 

We’re pregnant all because of you! Vaginismus isn't something that many people talk about. It's an embarrassing subject and can be an emotionally debilitating disorder. But thanks to the courage of that one client to share her story, I found Mosie and I got my positive!! Thank you thank you for continuing what you are doing and for supporting couples like us! We literally wouldn't be where we are today without you! 

WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!! 

M + G + Baby H (Due in June!)

Also a note to future Mosie couples: Don't give up. I know that the unconventional ways aren't always the most romantic, but you have to keep your chin up! Find the humor in baby making and laugh a little! You will get there! 

M&G, it's our turn to be "over the moon" for you as we saw your orders coming in and our fingers were firmly crossed for you guys. And "humor" really is a key ingredient to this whole thing. Our first try with a syringe...we cracked up. It was a bit of a mess...but we saw the potential and here were are! - Maureen & Marc

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Asexual Couple Conceive With A Little Help From Mosie!

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Marc & Maureen,

Molly and myself are a case for the books in many, many ways. While my wife and I are very much in love, we are not able to have sexual intercourse. The reason is because it takes me literally hours to ejaculate due to having what I call "asexual tendencies." In other words, I'm almost impotent. Molly herself is asexual as well and the idea of sex is just not appealing to her. However, we are very much in love and the idea of a starting a family after we got married in August of 2016, was on our radar. We were determined to find a way to have children. But how in the world would it be possible?

That was when we turned not only to our faith, but also the internet! We'd heard about turkey basters and some very questionable practices that even surprised me! But one thing was for certain: there was no way we would be able to afford IVF, nor did we really want to. Then I found Mosie Baby! I showed Molly the videos of Maureen explaining how to insert the syringe and she was in total agreement. We ordered four Mosie 2-Pack Kits using the discount and began trying.

We were finally successful on our 6th attempt and are now in our third trimester expecting a baby girl, Mila, in January. As we our people of faith, we do thank God, but after God, this is all thanks to you guys. You did this for us. We have no words to thank you for what you have done for our growing family. We are in tears writing this email knowing little Mila has a world of love waiting for her here in our home, as well as with family members in other states and the countries of Germany and Costa Rica. The world thanks you for being the direct cause of bringing this little "Milagro" in the world. 

We can't wait to show you pictures of Mila when she is born!

Blessings, from

P & M, Arlington VA

Side-note: P & M have been corresponding with us regularly throughout their journey - providing updates and images and just letting us know how they're doing. This post is a small part of their amazing journey and we're honored that they wanted their story to be shared with our community and know that others will find inspiration from this amazing duo. This community continues to amaze us. -Marc & Mo

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Why Is Mosie Fertility Expert Marc Sklar's Favorite Insemination Tool?

Fertility TV's Marc Sklar recently asked if he could review Mosie. And we're happy to report he loves Mosie as much as we do (almost)! Check out this great conversion he and Maureen had that answers several Mosie questions as well as fertility questions in general:

  • Where did the name Mosie come from?
  • Why two Mosie's syringes per kit?
  • Why does your cervix plays a key role in the conception equation?
  • Can your partner help you discover your cervix?
  • Why are Mosie syringes single use?
  • What do you gain from using Mosie at home before visiting a doctors office?
  • How many cycles should you consider using Mosie before considering IUI or IVF?

Marc is an amazing resource for all things conception and fertility. His FertilityTV channel is loaded with insight on how to successfully conceive as is his Facebook page. And you can check out the original Mosie review here on his website. Learn and enjoy!

4 Failed IUI's Later, A Mosie Conception!

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We got married January 1, 2015, I was 39, my husband 51. I had no children and my husband had two boys from his previous marriage. 

We started trying in November 2015, and in August 2016 we were told to go to an endocrinologist fertility specialist. We proceeded to have 4 failed IUI's (September, October, November & December).  We got our last negative in the middle of January. We then decided that the stress and travel to the fertility office (almost 1 & 1/2 hours away) was just too much, and we decided to stop and let God take over. Around the end of March, I started researching at-home insemination kits and fortunately I came across Mosie Baby.  I watched Maureen's videos a couple of times and sent them to my husband. We talked about it, and we decided to give Mosie a try. 

I ordered two kits in April, but I had already ovulated by the time we received them in the mail. In May, I tracked my ovulation and the day it said peak, May 7, we tried Mosie just one time.  We got our BFP on May 23!!!!

I'm 41 expecting my first baby on January 29, 2018!!  Thank you so much Mosie Baby for making our dream of becoming parents a reality!

Bobby Jo & Ernest, Kingston, NY

Goosebumps after reading this remarkable story. Thank you both for your inspiration. (and great photography skills!) - Mo & Marc

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23 Weeks And Counting, A Mosie Conception Story!

Dear Maureen & Marc, 

We are here to tell you our big news that thanks to you and Mosie (which we both think is the biggest help on the market for people trying to conceive) we are expecting our first baby! We are 23 weeks along and everything has been perfect so far. We are both from Hungary, living and working in Florida, and we are crazy excited about our upcoming little one! So we would like to say a BIG BIG BIG thank you for being a part of our journey and making the impossible possible! To be honest, the first time I thought conception might be possible was when I found Mosie after doing a crazy amount of research for the right syringe and just being disappointed over and over again. So THANK YOU. A side note from mom-to-be Krisztina, Mosie was an incredible help. It had a very comfortable, “tampon-like” feeling. And being so thoughtfully designed, it took away that uncomfortable feeling of doing something not-so-natural with those ugly and sharp syringes! Plus it means so much when you know that you don't have to worry about how far to insert, which size is the best and so on. We both wish you much success and a long and healthy life for your little ones and for you both!!!!  

With best regards, 

Monika & Krisztina, Vero Beach FL

We're beyond thrilled for you both and grateful for your kind words and generosity in providing hope to others! - Mo & Marc

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Pure Joy X2 For LGBT Couple!

Hello Maureen and Marc, 

I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU for creating Mosie!  I'm very thrilled to report that we got a positive pregnancy test at 3.5 weeks, and I was stunned after having tried for months with no success. After bawling my eyes out, sending my wife out to get two more pregnancy tests to confirm (also positive), and calming from the excitement, we were left with pure joy at our anticipated rainbow baby. 

The story continues.... we just had our first ultrasound on Monday (my wife's birthday) at 6w4d and we were hoping to hear the heartbeat. The sonographer attempted an abdominal and pushed down on my tummy...a short blip on the screen showed TWO SACS. She said she wouldn't be able to see enough so she switched to a trans-vaginal sonogram and sure enough there were two babies with a little heartbeat flicker in each! 

You've helped us conceive our DOUBLE rainbow babies and we cannot thank you enough!! They are due in February. 

Thank you, a million times over.  We're over the moon. :) 

-Sheryl & Kristin, Cedar Hill, TX
 

Amaaaaazing story you two. We're honored to have been a part of your double rainbow journey and grateful for you decision to shout it out loud and inspire others! - M & M

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Difficult Journey Ends in Mosie Conception!

HI Maureen & Marc

I wanted to share the news that I am now pregnant! 
I've been trying to get pregnant for a year and it has been a difficult journey, but Mosie worked on the first try. Mosie worked better than any syringe I've tried and not a drop was spilled. It worked perfectly! Thank you developing Mosie and making it available. It was a great help and worked for me! Thank you for making my dream finally come true, I truly believe Mosie was part of the success!!

SB, New Mexico

SB, Thank you for your kind words and your decision to share your story! Not only does it help Mosie, but it helps others looking for a solution! - Maureen & Marc

Couple Finds Success With Mosie In India!

My wife and I have been married for 4.5 years. We wanted very badly to have a baby, but sex is a sensitive topic for her and I took it as normal. But as time went on things did not change and eventually she was diagnosed with vaginismus. Then to complicate things further we came to find out that she had a cyst on one of her ovaries. She took medication for about a year to reduce the size, but it did not work. We eventually discovered pregnancy was still possible even with the cyst. So I started researching options on the internet: general syringes, IUI, and IVF, but none of them seemed ideal. Then I was introduced to Mosie and it was like destiny. Without any thought I placed an order. The process was simple and even better, it worked. It was like a miracle happened. Thank you for your beautiful idea to create Mosie. We really appreciate you guys. I really want others in India to know about Mosie as discussion about these things is not so open. 

Best Regards,
Mrs. & Mr. Singh, Punjab 

Thank you both for your bravery in sharing this amazing journey especially from a culture that is more discreet about such things. Wishing you both a healthy term and new addition!  - Maureen & Marc

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After Trying "Regular" Syringes, Couple Conceives With Mosie On First Try!

We first decided to try for a baby in January 2017. We didn't use nor even hear of Mosie Baby at that time, and so we tried AI with a regular syringe. This attempt quickly got messy, and we struggled to get all of the semen out of the syringe, and unfortunately we were unsuccessful in conceiving. March came along and we tried again, however it was another failed attempt. So it was then I came across Mosie Baby while searching for other effective and affordable ways to conceive. Thanks to Google I stumbled across this carefully engineered syringe made especially for AI. So we relentlessly watched all of the educational content they provided and felt confident in ourselves and in the product. The process was so easy and the syringe itself exceeded our expectations by using every drop unlike a regular syringe that I learned even damages the semen. We were successful with Mosie on our first attempt. Seeing the positive PT made our emotional journey worth it. Overall the product itself was very clean and carefully constructed. The videos were so easy to understand and the instructions were so simple. Definitely worth it. Can't wait to do it again!

With love from our little Mosie Family,
A & J, Los Angeles 

Thank you both so much for taking the time to share this story with our little Mosie community. It's a big deal and we wish you much success! - Maureen & Marc

First Canadian Mosie Baby Update

Normally we'd be sharing joyful photos of a brand new babe entering the world however these soon-to-be Canadian mamas were generous enough to send us photos from a maternity shoot that they did and we couldn't resist sharing them! We first told you about them in December here, now at 39 weeks they're so close! Capturing these oh-so-special pre-baby moments is such a great idea, they'll look on back on this time for years to come. We'll be sure to let you know when their little one arrives, keep checking our blog + social media accounts!

Photos: Megan Steen Photography

After Many Attempts Amanda & Jennifer Conceive With Mosie!

We tried Mosie for the first time and we finally got our positive. We'd tried multiple methods, soft cups, and syringe after syringe (since August 2016).

We liked the design of the Mosie as it was very comfortable and the short tip allowed for least amount of sperm lost. Prior to finding Mosie, we'd tried cutting a baby medicine syringe to have a similar affect and it wasn't nearly as comfortable, and also wasn't as effective when retrieving the sperm from the various cups.

We were successful mid January 2017, and Jennifer is due October of 2017 (currently 13 weeks).

We have actually already recommended Mosie to many of our lesbian friends that have struggled to conceive and those just starting the process.

So excited to see the positive! Thank you! 

Amanda & Jennifer, Houston 

Thank you both soooo much for sharing your story and providing REAL hope to others Amanda & Jennifer. - M&M

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A Beautiful Mosie Conception Story!

Sister offers to be surrogate for her brother and his partner. And with a little help from Mosie, voila! 

You guys my fiancé and I are having a baby and it's all thanks to Mosie! As a gay couple it was a bit hard to figure out how'd we get this rolling. It wasn't until I stumbled onto the Mosie Baby YouTube video where my questions were quickly answered. My fiancé was skeptical but optimistic about giving this a go. Thankfully my sister offered to be our surrogate mother and voila! Three positive tests later and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Maureen and Marc for making our dreams come true with a simple at home insemination solution. Officially any future children we plan on having from this day forward will be done with Mosie! Thanks so much for helping us create a family of our very own. 

Sincerely, 
Nelson & Gerald, Jersey City

THANK YOU, Nelson & Gerald for sharing this truly amazing story. Your family is an inspiration. - M&M

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After Two Years Of TTC, UK Couple Conceives With Mosie!

After two years of trying to conceive we eventually decided to try a syringe and thankfully we found Mosie. We immediately loved the design and thought that went into it. Mosie was easy to use worked for us on our second try! Enclosed is our three month scan...we decided not to find out if it's a boy or a girl, but we'll soon find out in July! 

We're so grateful and wish you much success! 
Monica & Kumar, London

We're beyond thrilled for you both! And thank you for sharing M & K! - M & M

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After 4 IUI's, Couple Conceives With Mosie!

Hello,

My husband and I started trying back in 2014. We tried naturally for a year but couldn’t get pregnant so we started seeing a fertility specialist. We had 3 IUI’s with the first specialist which all failed. Followed by another fertility specialist and another IUI (4th one), which also failed. We also simultaneously tried various so called “home insemination” kits. These kits were a pain to use with a lot of wastage and were extremely uncomfortable. 

After giving ourselves a break for 4 months I started researching again randomly and this is when I came across Maureen’s video on Mosie Baby. After watching the video for the first time I was sold. What really intrigued me was the time spent in the engineering of the product (the video shows this beautifully).  

From the very first try Mosie was a god sent gift to us. It didn’t waste any specimen and it was extremely comfortable to use . 

Like Maureen mentioned in her video that air bubbles are the main culprit is so on point. When we were using the other kits a lot of air bubbles kept forming. Now we realize why those kits never worked. 

Mosie baby is a blessing for anyone dealing with infertility. 

Thank you Marc and Maureen.

A & R, San Antonio 

You two blew us away with this amazing story. Thank you both for sharing with our community! You are an inspiration. - Maureen & Marc

Amazing Conception Journey Ends Happily With Mosie!

There are some people in this world just meant to be a parent. My husband is one of those people, I truly believe he is destined to be a great father. This is how I knew children were always going to be in the picture for us. That no matter what, we would be parents one day. To most couples this a no brainer...you meet, fall in love, get married, and start a family. Not always in that order, but you get the idea. However, for us, this would require some additional planning. My husband had a major accident when he was 18 that rendered him quadriplegic. Long and personal story short, my husband walks, talks, and holds a successful job with zero assistance or accommodations. He is a walking, talking miracle or "Average (but incredibly handsome) Joe" as I think of him. With that being said, spinal cord injury patients often struggle with fertility. We went through the tedious process of testing with tests coming back normal after normal. This was very frustrating. Turns out we could get pregnant on our own, but would need a different administration method. This made me really nervous and uncomfortable. To him it was important to be able to do it from our own home. To me...I just thought there was no way I would "turkey baste" our baby. I researched a lot, and found nothing. When it came to the fertilization component, I was worried about hurting myself with length, tip, germs, etc. Why is there no information on this? I mean specifics, there are none. Finally after hunting I stumbled upon Mosie. THIS WAS IT! OMG, AND THERE ARE VIDEOS?!?! This was exactly what I was looking for, and my journey changed from that point forward. We were not like the other success stories listed. We were not pregnant after the first try; it took us three times before we became pregnant. When you are ready to get pregnant, and have been trying for awhile, 3 months is unbelievably fast. Honestly, the process was so easy and comfortable. We are incredibly thankful to Mosie and all the thought and consideration they have put into their product. I recommend this product to any family who needs an unconventional at home method. It really works. Its safe, comfortable, and easy to use. Just get it already! You will be happy you did. 

Kate & Dan, Clarksburg, MD

Wow. Just Wow. Thank you both for sharing this beautiful story. You guys are amazing. - Maureen & Marc

Overcoming Vaginismus With Mosie Leads To Conception!

Hi Maureen & Marc, 

I had the best Christmas present: I am pregnant and it is thanks to you :)

I had to use Mosie because I have vaginismus, which of course makes every intercourse difficult. It was okay until now, but as I approached my 30s I really wanted a baby. I read about the syringe method but thought that it was difficult because of the size and shape of syringes you can find in a pharmacy.

When I found Mosie I thought that maybe there was hope. I only had to use it once and it worked! 

I'm writing you all of this because I really wanted you to know how much you do for people like me and how your syringe can mean great hope for us. 

Thanks again to both of you!

CM, Quebec

We have to take a moment to thank this client (who chose to remain anonymous) for sharing this very important story. Mosie continues to melt our own hearts as it helps so many different kinds of people. We hope you find inspiration from this story. And CM we're indebted..

- Maureen & Marc

 

A More Perfect Mosie

(For Syringe Geeks & The Mosie Obsessed)

A couple months ago we announced Mosie being back in stock and “better than ever”…so what did that mean?

First thing to note is that we’re slightly obsessed with Mosie. We’ve seen it change lives firsthand and we’re addicted to the high of helping people make babies. 

A few months back we partnered with a new manufacturer, which allowed us the luxury of considering what, if any, improvements could be made to our little insemination syringe.

We revisited the original design drawings with our amazing engineer, Andrew, and scrutinized everything…turns out we pretty much nailed it the first time (pats on the back all around). However, we did see one minor area for improvement. We decided to use this opportunity to improve the fit between the syringe piston and rubber stopper thereby improving Mosie’s overall performance. 

How does this work? Glad you asked...

The most important dimension of a piston is the relationship between the inner diameter of the tube and piston tip: Too tight and the piston doesn't move freely; too loose and the fluid escapes; but just right and the piston glides smoothly transferring all the fluid. Mosie’s fit was already pretty amazing by typical syringe standards. We'd tested Mosie against the best and Mosie met or exceeded expectations. But after playing with the numbers we realized that it could be a tad better. 

What do we mean by "a tad"? Glad you asked, here’s what we mean...

To ensure the absolute highest quality, we engineered the interaction between the piston and the syringe stopper within a thousandth of an inch (+.001"). This would be the equivalent of taking a standard sheet of office paper and then splitting it into three thinner sheets of paper, that is the precision used to refine Mosie’s design. 

This modification was by no means glamorous and will likely never be noticed by 99% of our clients, but it’s really cool nonetheless. Mosie really is smoother, more effective and just plain better than ever. 

In addition to this design improvement, an improved Tyvek pouch has replaced the standard medical pouch in V1. The new pouch is more form fitting and made of stronger material ensuring better protection of each syringe.

We realize this is a little obsessive, but we believe we've taken a great product in Mosie and made it even better for making babies in 2017 and beyond! 

#gomosie!!

Every Mosie Kit that has been purchased since November 4 has the updated syringe included. 

(Forgive the lateness of this post and thanks to client Kiera for kicking us into gear to get it out!)

Looking Back On 2016, Mosie's First Year.

After successfully conceiving with our little syringe in November 2015, we quietly turned the lights on in December with no idea what would happen. We'd decided to bet everything on Mosie, a syringe designed for making babies. What?! Were we crazy? Quite possibly. The only thing that was certain was our belief that the "turkey baster method" needed an update. A syringe designed specifically to help people conceive needed to exist. One year later we can breath a little easier because as it turns out we were not alone (#gomosie)! This modest little syringe blew us away in it's first year in ways we never could have…wait for it...conceived (couldn't be helped!). Seriously though, read through some of the Success Stories…it’s amazing. The diversity. The joy. The incoming Mosie Babies! Amazing. 

And, of course, you. We wouldn't be here without you. Thank you for supporting Mosie's first year. 

Sincerely,

Maureen, Marc, Junebug, & Frankie (Mosie Baby #1)

And oh yeah, we can’t wait to dig into 2017. We have more videos in store for you, more success stories to share (you will freak out with smiles), and hopefully a few snapshots of some beautiful Mosie Babies #madewithlove.