My experience with breathe ilo and how I conceived my little babygirl with it
To be able to hold my daughter in my hands now is the greatest happiness for me. Even in times of Corona, I can’t complain a day, because I am overjoyed that I can watch this little human being grow up every day. You can only understand the love of a mother when you are one by yourself and with this article I want to encourage all women that they too can achieve their goal. The pain and the waiting time will pay off, I promise. But now you can find out how it came to all this.
The beginning of my fertility journey
Exactly 3 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to have a child. We had always wanted to have a child and we knew that we would like to have a big family one day. But first we wanted to complete our education, be able to halfway finance a flat and then take care of family planning. In such a way that we could both live our lives to the fullest and also concentrate on the newborn. Well, that’s what we had in mind, but then everything turned out quite differently.
It wasn’t easy to understand why I couldn’t get pregnant
So we thought we had planned everything perfectly and we would definitely have a child as soon as I stopped taking the birth control pill. After the first unsuccessful cycle we were still in good mood and thought that it was not unusual not to get pregnant immediately after taking hormones. But after the 3rd – 4th cycle I was already getting a bit nervous. All my life I had been told by my mother, grandmother and siblings that I would get pregnant straight away if I didn’t use contraception properly. In reality, unfortunately, this was not the case. Although we didn’t use contraception for over a year and every gynaecologist told me it was normal that it took time, I still didn’t get pregnant. If you don’t have a great desire to have children yourself, you can’t imagine what that does to you.
Anger, despair and grief
These were the 3 characteristics that were our constant companions during these years. First, you are incredibly desperate because you don’t understand why you should be denied a child. Then you are angry at everyone who said you would get pregnant as soon as you stopped taking the contraception pill, and finally there is a deep sadness combined with fear that you will not be able to realise your greatest wish, namely to build a family. Apart from that, even the strongest relationship slowly begins to break down.
My secret tip for conceiving
After 1.5 years of unsuccessful childbearing, something came on the market that gave me renewed hope: breathe ilo. This is also the reason why I am writing this post, because I am deeply grateful for the breathe ilo cycle tracher, which gave me renewed strength to keep trying and ultimately led to my desired child.
General help when trying to conceive
By determining the fertile phase, breathe ilo is a simple cycle tracker, that helps the couple to know when the right days are to get pregnant. The fertile days are determined and displayed through a breath analysis. In addition, you can also specify symptoms in the app, which helped a lot, especially for me during my fertility journey. I was able to specify exactly when I felt how, which additional body symptoms such as cervical mucus and temperature I noticed and felt much more relaxed due to the security of the cycle tracker.
How you can determine your fertile days with breathe ilo
How can a woman’s fertility and ovulation be determined via her breath? This is certainly one of the most frequent questions that my friends have asked me during this time. And I can answer it easily now, because believe me, I have become an absolute expert in this field over the years. It’s that the woman has a kind of hyperventilation. This is 4-5 days before she ovulates. And it is exactly this drop in the breath that breathe ilo measures and uses to calculate your fertile days. It should be known that you can only get pregnant on fertile days if you want to have a child. At this point, I would also like to say „What the hell did you teach me“ to Mum and Co, who have convinced me that I would ALWAYS get pregnant IMMEDIATELY if I didn’t use contraception. I really hope that I can give my little daughter more knowledge about the cycle, getting pregnant and calculating fertile days. But I am sure that by the time she is that age, breathe ilo will be the cycle tool that every woman has integrated into her everyday life as a cool lifestyle product. You can read more about why I believe this here.
Get displayed your fertile phase in the breathe ilo App
Not only is the 1-minute breathing through the breathe ilo device very comfortable, but what I appreciated most was the cycle diary in the app. At a glance, very simply, I was shown which phase I am currently in and when exactly my fertile days are. These are marked in colour, so you never lose track. That alone took a lot of pressure off our relationship, because we now knew exactly when it was time to be active. I would also like to say that I naturally thought I knew exactly when I was ovulating because I always felt the so-called “middle pain”. But through breathe ilo it turned out that this pain did not occur at ovulation, but only afterwards.
Getting pregnant on your fertile days
If you’ve been studying this topic for a while, you’re probably laughing now, but you can really only get pregnant on fertile days. Although ovulation is only between 12 and 24 hours, the sperm can survive up to 5 days. For this reason, breathe ilo also shows a total of 6 fertile days when the chance of pregnancy is highest. According to my doctor, it is also the case that the chance is highest BEFORE ovulation. You should therefore not be inactive on any of the days. I know it’s not always easy, because of course you have to have sexual intercourse at the drop of a hat, but if you don’t think too much about the baby, then you usually have a lot of fun with it.
Why I would never ever give simple cycle diaries a chance
After almost two years of not having a baby, although trying, many friends ask me for advice and talk to me about it, who would otherwise consider it a taboo subject. But since I was such a planner and the constant “Well, when do you want a baby?” got on my nerves, I decided to tell everyone that it just hadn’t worked out yet. After that, there was usually an awkward silence. But I now feel comfortable in my position as a friendly fertility counsellor. Many of my friends have already realised that it is not so easy to get pregnant right away. Many ask me why I don’t just work according to the calendar method, because there are enough free fertility calendars in the form of sheets and apps on the market. It’s simple: because it didn’t work for me. Quite the opposite. Most of the time, the calendars were completely off the mark, as was my “middle pain feeling”. For this reason I can highly recommend breathe ilo, because it doesn’t simply calculate like a fertility calendar, but it determines the fertile days based on my daily breath measurement. A physical parameter is always worth more than individual calculations. The smiling face on my arm shows me how confident I am in this assumption.
*The name got changed by breathe ilo due to privacy reasons