My husband and I have wanted a baby for a while now. I stopped taking birth control in April 2015; but around that same time my husband began having performance issues. And clearly a baby can't come into existence without ejaculation.
It was stressful. I didn't want to talk to anyone about this because it was so personal. But my husband and I didn't really know how to talk to each other about it either. So we just kind of put it off, talked around it, and ignored things.
2016 was a really hard year. We were fighting all the time, about everything. We both hated coming home from work. We had given up on trying to have a baby at this point, and there were other things going on in the background too. We were nearing a breaking point.
In 2017, we went to counseling. It. Was. Amazing. Ha, well not at first. At first, there were lots of tears and really big, hard things we had to work through. But we both owned and dealt with our individual challenges, and really came together because of it. This also allowed us to learn how to manage our couples challenges, communicate better and start enjoying our marriage again. It was a great experience for both of us, and by Jan 2018, we were ready to start trying for a baby again. For real this time.
We spoke to my doctor about IVF, etc. using my husband's sperm. She was all for it, but it was such an expensive option. As I discussed this with my therapist, she said, "Why don't you guys just try the Turkey baster method?" I had no idea what she was talking about!
I had never heard of the "turkey baster method", but it made total sense. I spoke to my husband about it. He was in. But how does one go about choosing a turkey baster?! So, I did some Googling. Had a look on Amazon. Found lots of products and stories, but none that convinced us 100%.
I don't remember exactly how we stumbled onto Mosie, but am so glad we did! As soon as we started watching the videos and reading the articles, we knew we had to give it a try.
We bought 3 kits. We had lots of fun and laughs figuring out how to use it correctly. We didn't get pregnant in Jan, Feb or March. But we didn't try every other day, either. Just on the one or two day/days my app said I was ovulating (peak fertility).
I was traveling in April and May during ovulation time, so we missed those months. During that time, a friend recommended the app Natural Cycles for more precise ovulation dates. So in June, we used the syringe every other day during ovulation week. Nada. And in July, we did the same thing. And it worked! Because I got a #bigfatpositive on the pregnancy test I took last week (on all 3 of them, actually) and we couldn't be more excited to finally be having our baby!!! Thank you, Mosie Baby; we couldn't have done it without you!!!"
Have a wonderful day, Maureen! And truly--THANK YOU!!!
K&P - Minneapolis, MN
K&P, You guys really worked for this and we’re privileged to have played a small part. We applaud your decision to share your journey as we know others will find hope in your words. Warmest congratulations to you both on your conception. -Maureen & Marc