What do I actually get with this pack?
The details about each item are given further down the page but in summary you will receive:-
We now sell literally millions of these tests in the UK and throughout the world – they are made specifically for us and comply with CE (European Community) and FDA (United States) rules and regulations and every pack has the approval details printed on them. Every batch is checked religiously for quality and accuracy – they are more than 99% accurate. As for the expiry dates, they will always be at least 15 months away and more often nearly 2 years (which is the legal maximum).
Many times women believe that vaginal lubricants or moisturizers are only for women going through menopause and experiencing vaginal dryness. This is not true and normal hormonal fluctuations often cause vaginal dryness creating the need for extra vaginal lubrication. Vaginal dryness can often occur during:-• The menstrual cycle
• Times of emotional stress
• When using a condom.
“Developed in conjunction with experts from respected university hospitals in the USA”Conceive Plus™ is a scientifically formulated sperm safe gel designed to help you create a conception friendly environment that assists your path to pregnancy. Conceive Plus is pH and electrolyte balanced to imitate the body’s own natural fluids and is the only personal lubricant that includes Calcium and Magnesium ions. These ions are present in all bodily fluids and are essential for cell viability and the process of fertilization.Scientifically designed to be free of harmful inhibitors such as EDTA, Conceive Plus does not contain certain complex sugars that may potentially interfere with the fertilization processFormulated exclusively to increase the likelihood of conception, by maintaining and facilitating male sperm viability and motility.Many popular lubricants can create a barrier that interferes with sperm as shown in Figure 1 below – you can see that no sperm have been able to enter the lubricant. Even worse many popular lubricants are actually hostile to sperm and should not be used when trying to conceive. In figures 2 and 3 you can see how Conceive Plus allows the sperm to move freely immediately and after 10 minutes the male sperm has penetrated throughout the Conceive Plus lubricant.
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Conceive Plus is a personal lubricant that has been formulated to a be within a specific pH and Electrolyte range that is mild, gentle and safe… even for sensitive sperm. Conceive Plus is also the only personal lubricant that contains Calcium and Magnesium ions which are essential for cell viability and the process of fertilization.The soft, balanced gel is completely safe to use everyday, even when you’re not trying to conceive!
What if I want to find out more information about Conceive Plus?We at Home-health have fully checked and tested Conceive Plus but if you need more information please follow the link below which will take you to the manufacturer’s web-site.CLICK HERE
Whether you are trying to get pregnant or trying to keep from getting pregnant,you want to know immediately if you are pregnant or not. The pregnancy tests that we offer are fast, accurate, reliable and an easy alternative when you require immediate and discreet results in the privacy of your own home.How does a pregnancy test work?
A pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine. HCG is produced in the placenta shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. This hormone then builds up rapidly in your body in the days following successful conception.When should I do the test?
The test can be taken at any time of the day. However, we do recommend thatyou test first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. Do not drink large amounts of fluid in an attempt to increase the volume of urine as this may dilute the urine making HCG more difficult to detect.
What does the test result look like?
How long will it take before I can read the result?
You can read the results in under 5 minutes and a positive result can often be seen in under 30 seconds. However, the full reaction time of 10 minutes is required to confirm a negative result.
What is the difference between home tests and those done by a doctor?
Many doctors and clinics use our pregnancy tests anyway, in which case they are exactly the same. Occasionally, some women may be given a blood test, but they are not very different from our pregnancy tests either as both types look for the presence of HCG in your body.
What should I do with my results?
If your pregnancy test results are positive, you should consult your doctor to discuss your pregnancy and what steps and precautions should be taken next. In addition, if your test is negative and you still suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results with another pregnancy test a few days later.
If I see 2 lines but one is fainter than the other is this a positive result?
Yes,if 2 lines appear you are pregnant no matter how faint the lines appear. Our 10mIU tests have been designed to identify very early when you are pregnant and the test line will be fainter than the control line until you have been pregnant for about 4 weeks by which time the test line will be as dark or darker than the control line. This ensures our tests do not give false positives which is very important when you want to know if you are pregnant or not.
Can anything affect the results of these tests?
Drinking alcohol, painkillers, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and other common drugs will not affect the result of these tests. Only medicines that contain HCG can produce a false positive result. If you are unsure about your result or your period has still not arrived you should see your doctor for advice.
A pregnancy begins with conception. A child is conceived when the male sperm successfully fertilises the female egg. Successful fertilisation is most likely during a 24-hour period following the LH surge. Since this window is usually only open once a month and for a short period of time, being able to predict the LH surge is very helpful when trying to become pregnant. We have selected these ovulation tests for their price,accuracy and reliability. These tests look for the presence of LH in urine.
How does a home ovulation test work and what is the LH surge?
When a woman is about to ovulate, her body releases a large amount of a hormone called LH (Luteinising Hormone). LH is always present in your urine but the levels increase (surge) in the middle of your cycle, causing you to release an egg from the ovary. This process is called ovulation. If the LH surge is present, ovulation is likely to occur in the next 12 to 36 hours. Our ovulation tests detect the LH surge by measuring the level of LH in urine.
Once ovulation has taken place the level of Progesterone increases and this causes the basal body temperature to rise.
When should I do the test?
To determine when to begin testing, you need to work out the length of your menstrual cycle. The length of your cycle is from the first day of your period to the last day before your next period starts (count the first day of bleeding as day 1). Calculate what the usual length of your menstrual cycle has been the last few months. Once you have worked out the average length of your cycle you can refer to the chart that is included with our tests which clearly shows on which day of your menstrual cycle you should begin testing.
You should avoid testing your urine first thing in the morning as LH is synthesized in your body early in the morning. It will not show up in your urine until later in the day.
When the LH surge is present the “Test” line (lower of the two lines in the white area) will be almost as dark or darker than the “Control” line (upper line in the white area).
Once I receive a positive result, when is the best time to have intercourse?
Ovulation usually follows the start of the LH surge within 24-36 hours. This is the time when you are at your most fertile, therefore you should have intercourse during this time.
How long will it take before I can read the result?
A positive result can often be read in under 40 seconds but to confirm a negative result (no test line or the test line is much fainter than the control line) you should wait the full 10 minutes.
What happens if after using the tests provided I have still not detected my LH surge?
Most women with regular cycles will detect their LH Surge in 5 days or under. However, if you have irregular cycles you may need to test for longer and may require additional ovulation tests to detect your LH Surge. Also see the section below regarding different sensitivities of our ovulation tests.
I have recently come off the contraceptive pill. Will this affect my result?
As the pill disrupts your natural hormone balance it may take a few months for your periods to return to normal. You may want to wait until you have had 2 normal periods before starting to use ovulation tests. Please be aware that pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the results of any ovulation test.
Will alcohol or other common medications affect the results of this test?
No, but you should consult your doctor if you are taking any hormonal treatments.
Can I use the ovulation test for contraception?
No,the test is not designed to prevent conception. As sperm can survive for 72 hours you might still become pregnant if you had intercourse before you detected your LH Surge and also because some woman can and do ovulate more than once in the same cycle.
How dark does the test line need to be to show I am ovulating normally and what if I get no lines in the test window?
Essentially if you get no lines at all in the test window then you either haven’t ovulated yet or even this test is not sensitive enough to pick up the LH surge. At this Ultra Early sensitivity level if you get no test lines followed by faint lines for a couple of days which then fade back to no lines then that is the perfect indication that you have ovulated normally during those days, especially if 14-16 days after the faint lines you started your period. If, however, you get no lines at all in the test window with this highest sensitivity 20mIU test for 2 months then you should contact us for advice as we may be able to help. The email address is shown below.
I had a positive result for the LH surge and had sexual intercourse during this period so why have I not become pregnant?
There are many factors that can affect your fertility. It can take many healthy couples months to achieve pregnancy. You may need to use these tests for a few months before pregnancy occurs. If after 6 months of trying you have still not become pregnant, you should visit your doctor for advice.
What is the “fertility pill” and how does it affect ovulation tests?
Clomid/Seropheneare brand names for a drug known as Clomiphene citrate – commonly referred to as the “fertility pill”. Letrozole is a very similar drug and works in exactly the same way. They are the most popular and most prescribed drugs for women who are not ovulating at all, have PCOS or suffer from irregular periods. They have proved very successful with 60-80% of women ovulating normally when taking the drugs and with 50% of those on these drugs going on to get pregnant. They have few side effects and these are generally minor – your doctor can tell you more.
All these drugs are taken for 5 days (days 3-7 or 5-9 of your cycle) and are essentially a boost to your fertility hormones including LH. For this reason, if you are on any of these drugs, you should start to use these highest sensitivity (20mIU) ovulation tests 3 days after finishing the drugs i.e. on day 10 or day 12 onwards as before this you could get a false result.