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General FAQ's on Fertility

"How can we be sure of the right time to have intercourse?"

The Babystart FertilTime Ovulation Test detects increases in the LH hormone in a woman's urine. The LH hormone triggers ovulation and as soon as a positive test result is seen it is the optimum time for intercourse. If you have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for just a few months, there is probably no need to worry. It is a fact that even if a couple are fertile, they only have about a 25 - 30% chance of conceiving, even when they have intercourse at exactly the right time of the month! For this reason it is not difficult to see why it takes most couples at least 3-6 months to conceive.

However, as many as one in six couples can take a year or more to conceive and these delays in becoming pregnant can simply be a result of bad timing. This means that sexual intercourse is not taking place during the 2 to 3 days leading up to the time of ovulation - the most fertile days in a woman's menstrual cycle.

"Would it be beneficial to take a cocktail of Vitamins for either of us?"

Women: With Babystart FertilCare no longer is there need to purchase complicated and expensive combinations of vitamins and minerals - just 1 capsule a day provides safe levels of essential nutrients for conception and beyond.

The unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti-oxidants, carefully chosen because of their properties beneficial for mother and baby. The formulation contains no herbals, only pure scientifically proven compounds with known effects, giving it a high “quality” status. Only those ingredients known to especially benefit fertility, conception and pregnancy are included. B6, zinc, selenium and manganese help address specific deficiencies that are known to impair fertility. Vitamins E and C are anti-oxidants that improve overall reproductive health. Women should start taking before conception and right through pregnancy. Research has shown that even with a good diet, extra nutrients may be required before and during pregnancy.

Men: With Babystart FertilMan no longer is there need to purchase complicated and expensive combinations of vitamins and minerals - just 1 capsule a day provides safe levels of essential nutrients for men and should be taken by the man as soon as a couple start planning a pregnancy.

The unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti-oxidants, carefully chosen because of their properties beneficial to sperm production, energy and a general sense of health and well-being.B6, zinc, selenium and manganese help address specific deficiencies that are known to impair fertility. Vitamins E and C are antioxidants that improve overall reproductive health. L-Arginine helps to stimulate the reproductive organs in men. For the man, supplementing with L-Arginine can help to increase both sperm count and quality. We recommend that men take 1-2 capsules daily whilst trying to conceive.

"How long will it take to become pregnant?"

If you are both fertile we would expect you to conceive within 3-4 months by following the advice above. Any longer and we would advise you seek help and explain that you have been doing everything right... yet not had a result - this is evidence that you may benefit from some medical help.

The Babystart ECOstrip Pregnancy Test offers all the accuracy, speed and ease of use as a normal pregnancy test but has only a small fraction of the waste.

The test is greater than 99% accurate.

Positive results can show in less than 60 seconds. All you have to do is dip the test into urine for 10-15 seconds. The test can be used as early as 10 days after conception.

The key to natural conception and pregnancy is to do the following:

For the woman: Check your fertility, start a course of vitamins, identify when you are about to ovulate and have intercourse at the right time.

For the man: Check your sperm concentration, start a course of vitamins, abstain from intercourse or masturbation for at least 3 days before your partner is expected to ovulate. Have intercourse with your partner just before or at the time your partner is ovulating. Work together to optimise your chances of conception.

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