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 the Mosie Syringe, 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. 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 Syringe; we couldn't have done it without you!!!
K+R from Minnesota
K+R, We are so honored to share your inspiring journey together as a couple. Trying to conceive is a rollercoaster of emotions and stress for so many people. We've been there and can directly relate to your story…it's not a sexy process after awhile! This stress can manifest in many ways and definitely get in the way of the performance part! We are so glad you two worked through your challenges and were able to find success with Mosie. We have no doubt you two will rock this next part of your journey together - congratulations and best wishes to your family! And one thing worth noting -Maureen + Marc