Starting a family is a cherished dream for many couples, but it can come with unexpected challenges.
Elena* and her husband, a British couple from Hertfordshire, faced one such obstacle on their path to parenthood: Delayed ejaculation. This is a type of male sexual dysfunction in which individuals who produce sperm take longer than usual to climax or are unable to come at all. (For more information, read our post on whether you can still get pregnant with sexual dysfunctions or not.)
Unsurprisingly, this medical condition caused the U.K. couple to feel anxious about their ability to conceive naturally, despite being in their early thirties.
While Googling for fertility solutions, they stumbled upon the twoplus Applicator Extra. Elena and her husband decided to give it a try before their IVF (in-vitro fertilization) appointment in July 2023. (Find out more about how IVF differs from IUI (intrauterine insemination).)
Their decision paid off. Thanks to the Applicator Extra, they were able to overcome their problem of delayed ejaculation and got pregnant without invasive artificial insemination. Keep reading to find out how the Applicator Extra helped this couple start their family and saved them from exorbitant IVF bills.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is not intended as medical advice.
*Name was changed to protect privacy.
Unlocking the Secret to Elena's Natural Pregnancy Journey
Interview responses were edited for clarity.
Q: Hi, Elena! Tell us a bit about yourself! How old are you and your partner, and what are your ethnicities? Where do you live in the U.K. and what do you both work as?
A: I'm 30, and my partner is 32. Both white British, and we live in Hertfordshire. My partner works in education, and I work in IT.
Q: Why did you start trying for a baby? How long have you been trying to conceive?
A: We felt ready to start a family, and we tried for 2 months — 2nd month it worked for us!!
Q: Could you share more about your fertility struggles as a couple before the pregnancy?
A: My partner has delayed ejaculation and we weren’t sure if we would be able to conceive naturally. We had IVF booked in for July but decided why not try a home kit beforehand to see what happens.
Q: Were you diagnosed with any medical conditions relating to fertility by a licensed healthcare professional, and what tests did you do?
A: No, we are both healthy, and it was more of a mindset issue.
Q: Could you share more about how mindset affected your conception journey, e.g., performance anxiety, feeling the stress of scheduled sex? Does it relate to your husband’s delayed ejaculation in any way?
A: I was pretty anxious that we might not be able to have children in general and wasn’t 100% sure if the home kit would work. But we were keen to save thousands and also all things invasive that IVF involves.
We both had the mindset that we were determined to make this work, so we used the Applicator Extra and had sex every day of my ovulation period.
The delayed ejaculation has always been an issue for him, so [the mindset] was related to trying for a baby.
Q: What else have you tried in your TTC journey before using twoplus?
Q: How often did you use the twoplus Applicator Extra before you got pregnant?
A: We fell pregnant the second time after using the Applicator Extra.
Q: Was the Applicator Extra easy to use? Was it uncomfortable after inserting, and did you have any trouble using the fertility tool?
A: Yes, it is very comfortable and easy to use.
Q: Congratulations on getting pregnant with the twoplus Applicator Extra! Is this your first successful pregnancy?
Q: Did you adopt any lifestyle changes to improve your odds of conceiving?
A: Tracked my ovulation, stopped drinking alcohol & would lay on my back with my legs in the air after using the Applicator Extra.
Q: Would you recommend the twoplus Applicator Extra to other people who may have difficulties with natural conception?
A: Yes, 100% it really works!
Q: If you could go back to the beginning of your TTC journey, what would you have done differently? Also, what would you suggest to other couples who are TTC?
A: Just try to stay positive, and anything is possible.
Aim for Pregnancy Success With the Applicator Extra
Who knew a simple Google search could lead to a happy ending? Elena and her husband’s story is a shining example of how perseverance and the right tools can help you overcome even the most challenging obstacles on your journey to parenthood.
Compared to costly, invasive fertility treatments, the twoplus Applicator Extra offers a solution that is affordable and less intrusive. Aim for a successful pregnancy with our self-insemination syringe while saving big on your conception journey!
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