Child planning experiences with cyclotest baby
"Child planning" is a sensitive subject for many couples. The decision to try and get pregnant remains private and is rarely communicated to outsiders. The anxiety and stress caused by friends and family asking about the situation can be overwhelming, especially if pregnancy fails to materialise after several months.
Sensitives topics such as failing to conceive are rarely discussed in public, and as a result, can make you feel isolated and alone. To help you understand that this problem is by no experienced by you exclusively, we’ve collected a few stories from other women who’ve been in the similar situations.
On my 33rd birthday I decided to stop taking the pill and to come off it as quickly as possible. I had been taking it for almost 18 years and I’d had enough. I already had a long-term partner who I wanted to grow old with.
I bought a cyclotest computer which tells you when you’re fertile and when you’re not. On the fertile days we used a condom for a period of roughly 6 months. It was wonderfully and unexpectedly easy.
We’d been talking about children and started wondering what it would be like to be parents. When my partner’s best friend became a father, we decided we also wanted to have a baby. We just carried on having sex when cyclotest told me I was fertile and I got pregnant straight away. It was a lovely surprise.
Regine from Biberach
We already had a 2-year-old daughter and we wanted to have a second child before I went back to work. But for months the second pregnancy just wouldn’t happen. We were certainly having more sex when we were trying for the first pregnancy (it’s different when you don’t have any children), but I had no idea how difficult it was turning out to get pregnant a second time.
My gynaecologist explained to me how quickly fertility decreases after the age of 30 and called this phenomenon secondary infertility. He recommended that I start regulating my cycle by taking Monk’s Pepper and at the same time using cyclotest baby to observe my cycles so that we could use my cycle data as the basis for coming up with another strategy if I failed to get pregnant in the meantime.
My cycle had obviously regulated itself soon after, because already in my third cycle cyclotest baby indicated that I was probably pregnant, which my gynaecologist happily confirmed soon afterwards!
Ute from Sigmaringen
After getting married, my partner and I set about trying to have a baby. But, in spite of regular sex, I didn’t get pregnant over a period of several months.
I asked my pharmacist for some advice as to what I could do to start with. He suggested I start observing my cycles with cyclotest baby, because you can read a great deal from a cycle curve.
I started using cyclotest baby from the start of my next cycle. In my third cycle I e-mailed my fertility profile to my gynaecologist, who diagnosed a luteal phase deficiency immediately. We treated this with a natural remedy and 2 months later my cyclotest baby told me I was pregnant.
Without cyclotest we certainly wouldn’t have identified my luteal phase deficiency as being the problem so soon.
Christine from Osnabrück