If you’re starting to wonder why you haven’t conceived, Babystart range of fertility tests can give you a helpful insight into what may be happening. It may well just be a case of getting your timing wrong, but if you are seeking a bit more information around your fertility and your husband’s, then The Babystart Couples Pack is the perfect place to start.
The Couples Test contains fertility tests for both the male and the female. Research has found that fertility problems among men are equally weighted with problems among women, so it makes sense to test you both.
The female fertility test contained within the Couples Test is designed to test for FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). An excess of this hormone may suggest that your fertility is declining. Doctors believe that a reading of higher than 10-15mIU/L may indicate fertility issues. The test in the couples test test for 25mIU/L and above.
It is a simple in-stream urine test, which will give you an accurate reading within five minutes, in the comfort of your own home. It is particularly useful for women whose cycle is irregular.
It is best to test first thing in the morning as the FSH is at its highest at this time. However, it is best to avoid testing in the middle of your cycle as hormones fluctuate around ovulation.
The Babystart® Sperm Test is designed to give you information around sperm volume in the comfort of your own home. The World Health Organisation (WHO) specifies that the ‘cut-off point’ for fertility is 15 million sperm per mL of semen. A sperm count lower than this may suggest male infertility. The test contained in the Couples Pack will tell you if a man’s sperm concentration is greater or less than the WHO cut-off point.
The Babystart Couples Pack is easy to use for both males and females and will help inform your decision to seek further testing. Trying for a baby can be an emotionally fraught time and having technology that can help take some of the anxiety away can make all the difference.
The Babystart Couples Pack is widely available over the counter at pharmacies or to purchase online