That getting pregnant can sometimes take longer than you expected is not unusual – there is no “normal”. At femSense we get to hear a lot of the individual stories that women don’t necessarily share with their friends and families but want to share with other women trying to get pregnant, because one woman’s story can give another woman hope. Here, in our exclusive blog interview, Amy tells us her story.
Hi Amy, Congratulations on your pregnancy and thank you for taking the time to talk to us.The first question I have to ask is how you even found femSense? We are not available in the U.S., but you are American.
Ha ha, Yes, I am American, from Massachusetts, but my husband and I have been living in Dublin, Ireland for the last 2 years. We relocated for work and the plan is to stay here for another 3 years before we return to the States.
Maybe you’d start by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Sure, so, I am 32 years old and from Bristol county, Massachusetts. My husband and I got married 2 years ago, just before we moved to Ireland. We had only been together for a year but when he got offered a position in Europe, we decided to get married before we left. I work as a receptionist in a large international hotel and although I am kept really busy and often work nights and weekends, we always find time to explore and enjoy our time here. Well, before I got pregnant we did!
Had you been planning a family for a while?
No, getting married happened very quickly for us, we got married so that we could move to Europe together, and we didn’t want to have a baby straight away, we wanted to enjoy life abroad and visit other European cities. After 2 years though we were both ready, it seemed like the natural next step. I also loved the idea of our baby being born in Europe.
How long did it take you to get pregnant?
Not that long actually, we were really lucky. Soon after we decided to try for a baby, I came across an advertisement for femSense on Instagram - I guess you start to notice things like that as soon as you decide you are ready for a baby - I wanted to get pregnant as quickly as possible and I knew that knowing when I ovulated was the best way. I wanted a quick, hassle free way of knowing when I was ovulating and that’s what the femSense ovulation test was offering. I am just that kind of person, when I focus on something it becomes all consuming, I wanted to get pregnant, so I looked at the best way to make that happen, and for me that was femSense.
How did femSense help?
It’s hard to say, I suppose it took the uncertainty out of everything. I felt I was taking control of the situation. I put my details in the app and followed the instructions – a couple of months later I was pregnant. It was that easy. I had joined a few Facebook groups to get tips but everyone there seemed to be measuring, using multiple different ovulation prediction kits, and they were super informed on everything, it all struck me as being really hard work, I only wanted to get pregnant!
Did you know about your cycle beforehand and how important timing is when trying to get pregnant?
Yes. I knew the basics and I knew when to be careful! But timing sex to get pregnant was new for me. I knew I had to have sex as close to ovulation as possible if I wanted to get pregnant. I actually did think about using the temperature method to narrow down the timing but with my job and lifestyle I knew it wasn’t an option for me – or I thought it wasn’t till I read about femSense.
You knew about the temperature method then?
Yes, I guess we probably had that as part of sex-ed in high school. Like I said though, I didn’t think it was an option for me. I lead a really busy life, I hadn’t the time to measure and keep notes, and whatever else is involved, I just wanted to know when I ovulated!
How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant?
Awesome! I felt some of the early signs but waited until after my period was late before doing a test. I did the test alone because I wanted to surprise my husband. The look on his face when I told him we will be bringing home a baby from our trip to Europe was so amazing!
Would you recommend femSense to a friend?
Absolutely! It’s super easy to use and it worked. Yes, I’d definitely recommend it.
Thank you for sharing your story with us Amy and all the best for you and your family - and next time you are talking to any of your friends in the US, be sure to let them know that femSense will be coming to America in 2021.
If you got pregnant using femSense then we want to hear from you too. Answer our success stories questionnaire and as a small thank you we will send you one of our exclusive femSense baby bodys. We will of course print your story under a pseudonym to protect your privacy.