Thanks to breathe ilo our family became complete! My experience on the journey to get pregnant.
I have been with my boyfriend since my teenage years. When we were both settled in our professional lives, we decided that it’s time to start trying for a baby. Although we were both healthy, fit and in our prime, we had to wait 1.5 years to become pregnant with our first child. Our first son is truly a ray of sunshine, but the nights were very, very tiring. That’s why our wish for a second baby slipped further and further from our minds. Until we went on vacation together with friends and their three children. We realized how wonderful siblings can be for each other. So we made up our minds and decided to have another child.
When am I most fertile?
It was clear to me, now that I was a bit older, that the journey would probably take longer. That’s why I wanted to be prepared and learn more about the topic of fertility. I read a lot about fertile days, ovulation, cycle tracking, cycle calendars, etc. Through conversations with friends, I learned about an up-and-coming company that had developed a device to determine a woman’s fertile days – breathe ilo. I checked out their website, I followed breathe ilo on Instagram, and after a few weeks, I was convinced that if we were going to try for another baby, we should track my fertile window. So I ordered the breathe ilo fertility tracker and started measuring daily at the beginning of my next cycle. I breathed into the device for one minute per day and the app showed me my current fertility status in real-time. My son diligently helped with this. Every day he picked up the device and he reminded me to breathe. Of course, he didn’t know it was meant to help us with a big brother for him.
The app shows the fertile window
Then the day had come! The circle on the breathe ilo app became complete and my ovulation was happening, within the next few hours!
With great excitement, I told my husband about it! He was of course very happy! So we didn’t use a condom. Of course, I knew that breathe ilo is still learning in the first cycle and it might not be 100% accurate at that point. Nevertheless, I was full of anticipation and confidence and what can I say, two weeks later I held a positive pregnancy test in my hand!
Can you believe it, we got pregnant with our second child in the first cycle!
All the research and my preparations had totally paid off! breathe ilo helped us in taking a relaxed approach in trying for our second child and were rewarded! Ladies, getting to know your cycle in advance really pays off!
How breathe ilo works
The breathe ilo fertility tracker performs a daily breath analysis to determine ovulation in real-time. It can predict ovulation 4-5 days before it actually occurs. Since sperm can survive for several days, you are already fertile during this time. I also found the cycle diary particularly helpful. It is very easy to enter and keep track of your symptoms. This way you can compare your cycles and can, with time, discover patterns in the different cycle phases. I noticed that around ovulation, I can feel a pulling sensation. In the second half of the cycle, unfortunately, I always experience anxiety and headaches. It reassures me to see that this is probably due to hormonal changes.
I can whole-heartedly recommend breathe ilo and I think it’s great that the cycle tracker is becoming more and more popular! Many of my friends are using it now!
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