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MoonDragon's Conception Information
THE CONCEPTION KIT™
(by Conceivex, Inc.)


For "Informational Use Only".
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.






The Conception Kit by Conceivex


The Conception Kit Contents






INTRODUCTION

Conception is not an exact science. From the sperm to the egg and everything in between, you may have a number of reasons that can cause conception not to occur. The Conception Kit™ was designed to address some of the problems that might be keeping a couple from conceiving. If you have any questions regarding conception, please consult your health care professional.

NOTE: Be sure to read the instructions carefully before using the Conception Kit™. The use of the Conception Kit™ is intended to increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant through assisted reproductive technology. Pregnancy may involve serious health risks for both you and your unborn child. Consult your health care provider or midwife for possible health risks before use of the Conception Kit™.

If you do not understand the instructions that are included with the Conception Kit™ or you have any questions, log onto www.conceptionkit.com for more information or email Conceivex Inc. You can write to Conceivex Inc. at:
    Conceivex Inc.
    P.O. Box 31
    Saranac, Michigan 48881
    USA
Most of the information on this webpage has been obtained from the Conception Kit™ Instruction Booklet and the Conception Journal included with the kit. Other information regarding the pregnancy and ovulation tests included in the kit is obtained from the kit's enclosed Test Instructions.




THE CONCEPTION KIT™


The concept of cup insemination is not new. In the 1950's and 1960's if a couple was having trouble conceiving, grandma went to her health care provider's office, where the health care provider placed a metal cap filled with semen over the cervix. Grandma would then lie with her hips elevated for about four to six hours in the health care provider's office. Getting up and walking around was not a possibility for grandma. About 30 percent of the women who used the metal cap and this process became pregnant. However, taking time to be in a health care provider's office for six hours was not convenient for the health care provider or grandma. Today high tech procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) have taken the place of cup insemination. However, along with high tech comes a high price for the new service. Unfortunately, the expense of IVF has left many women/couples without options. That is why Conceivex took the proven technology to the design of the Contraception Cap, coupled with the Contraception Kit™.

PRACTICE CONCEPTION CAP

Conceivex, Inc has started to include a Practice Conception Cap with the kit. This practice cap is included in the kit. This practice cap will allow you time to master placing and removing the cap prior to using your kit components. For information about using your Practice Conception Cap, see this link:

MoonDragon's ObGyn Conception: Practice Conception Cap Instructions

THE CONCEPTION KIT

The Conception Kit™ contains the following items:
  • 3 Conception Caps (with storage containers): The Conception Cap is a flexible cup-like receptacle that fits over the cervix and aid in conception.


  • 24 Ovulation Predictors: The ovulation predictor is a device used to predict when the women's egg will be released.


  • 3 Pregnancy Tests: The pregnancy test kit is a device used to indicate pregnancy by detecting the elevated hCG level found in urine which occurs in pregnancy.


  • 3 Non-latex Semen Collectors: The semen collector is a condom-like sheath that completely covers the penis with a closely fitting membrane. The collector is used to collect semen and is not a contraceptive.


  • 3 Sperm-friendly Intimate Moisturizer Samples (Preseed Lubricant): If desired, the sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample may be used to lubricate the vagina/vaginal passage. This is helpful if you have problems with vaginal dryness.


  • 1 Conception Journal: The Conception Journal contains helpful information and two very important charts. The first chart is a diary-chart that should be completed daily while using the Conception Kit™. Charting will give you insight as to who your fertility cycle works. For example, charting helps you identify when your cycle starts, when ovulation is occurring, when the Conception Cap is to be used and when the pregnancy test was taken. The second chart inside the Conception Journal is the Medical Appointment page. On this page, you will be able to record all medical appointments with, the purpose of the appointment and the medication that was prescribed. Charting will also provide accurate information for your health care provider or midwife if you need to go further in your quest to conceive or after you conceive, it will help pinpoint your conception date for due date calculations needed to predict when your baby will be born. The Conception Journal is in English, French and Spanish.


  • 1 Instruction Manual: The instruction manual will give you step by step instructions and tips on how to use the kit and all of its components. It also provides warnings and cautionary information you will need to be aware of when using the kit. The manual is in English, French and Spanish.


  • 2 Conception Wheels (1 English and 1 French/Spanish): The Conception Wheel helps you to plan and time your pregnancy by determining:
    • 1. When to stop taking birth control pills (if you are using other methods of hormonal birth control besides the pill, consult with your health care provider or product information about when to start using the Conception Kit™. Hormonal birth control methods vary depending upon product. See MoonDragon's Contraception Index for more information about the various birth control methods).

      2. When to stop using a barrier contraceptive method (barrier method suggested until your menstrual cycle returns to normal after discontinuing hormone-based birth control).

      3. When to start taking prenatal vitamins or other prenatal supplements (consult with your health care provider or midwife regarding prenatal supplements and their usage). This is a good time to begin your prenatal nutritional program including a diet. See MoonDragon's Nutrition Index for helpful dietary guidelines during pregnancy and a food chart showing nutritional content of individual foods.

      4. When to start using the Conception Kit™.

  • 1 Medical Provider Note (with envelope): The Medical Provider not is a pre-printed not to be sent to your health care provider or midwife prior to using the Conception Kit™, informing him or her that you are trying to become pregnant.

The Conception Kit™ contains 3 months worth of supplies (3 smaller month-sized boxes with supplies divided up between them). These items are designed for use in the privacy of your own home.

Note: Do not use any component of the Conception Kit™ after the expiration date. Store the kit at temperatures between 2 and 30 degrees Celsius or 35 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The Conception Kit™ should be kept away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. (When working in the medical lab, we used to keep our pregnancy and ovulation tests stored in sealed bags in the refrigerator for longer storage life.)




WHAT IS THE CONCEPTION KIT™

The Conception Kit™ is intended to increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant through assisted reproductive technology (ART). The Conception Kit™ is an innovative over-the-counter product that moves the sperm closer to the egg by placing the semen/sperm at the opening of the cervical os (the passage between the vaginal cavity and the uterus). The Conception Kit™ is a complete method designed to go beyond timing your ovulation, enhancing a couple's opportunity to conceive. The most important component of the Conception Kit™ is the Conception Cap. When the conception Cap is used in conjunction with the other components in the Conception Kit™, the Conception Cap can address many of the problems that keep couples from conceiving. The Conception Cap is also referred to as a cervical cap with the intended purpose of conception.

ON THE MALE SIDE... the Conception Kit™ may help address common difficulties such as:
  • Motility issues with sperm.
  • Diminished sperm count.
  • Position of the penis opening (hypospadias and epispadias).

Approximately 40 percent of the cases of couples are having difficulty conceiving is due to the male related problems. A normal ejaculation of semen can contain 100 million sperm. On a good trip, only about 200 of the sperm will swim all the way to the egg. Their journey starts in the vaginal area and progresses through the cervical os, where they must then swim through the uterus to the correct fallopian tube to meet the newly released egg.

The Conception Cap filled with semen is placed over the cervix during the "window of opportunity" when ovulation has most likely occurred. The Conception Cap is left in place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. By placing the sperm closer to the egg, this gives the sperm a much greater opportunity to meet the egg. Therefore, sperm that are positioned in the Conception Cap do not have to contend with the following:
  • Making the long journey through the vaginal cavity.
  • Being pulled out of the vaginal cavity by the penis.
  • Becoming lost in the vagina.
  • Being flushed out by gravity.
  • Being met by a hostile vaginal environment while in route to the cervix.
  • Being lost by the semen not pooling in the right location to met the cervix.

For men with diminished sperm count or motility issues, the Conception Cap may help enhance the opportunity to conceive.

The position of the penis opening is also not a factor when using the Conception Kit™. With the Kit, the semen is collected in the sperm collector and transferred to the Conception cap.

ON THE FEMALE SIDE... the Conception Kit™ may help address common difficulties such as:
  • Timing of ovulation.
  • Hostile vaginal environment.
  • Position during intercourse.
  • Tilted cervix.

Approximately 40 percent of the difficulties related to being usable to conceive come from female-related problems.

Timing Ovulation: Ovulation is the time of the month where you can conceive. This window of opportunity is approximately 2-3 days in length. Ovulation usually takes place 2 weeks prior ' to the start of your period. Finding your best opportunity to conceive may not be as easy as it sounds. For some women ovulation is like clockwork just like their cycle, in a 28 day cycle ovulation usually occurs on day 14. For others who do not cycle on a 28 day schedule, the ovulation day will vary. Women on a 21 day cycle = day 7 for ovulation, 32 day cycle = day 18 for ovulation.

One key to enhancing your opportunity to conceive is to find out where your LH surge has taken place and ovulation should occur. The Conception Kit™ includes eight ovulation predictors per month (24 total per kit). The ovulation predictors measure the amount of luteinizing hormone found in the urine. This is called the LH surge. You should ovulate within 24 to 48 hours once the predictor indicates that your LH surge has occurred. After you have detected your LH surge you should have sex no earlier than 24 hours and no later than 48 hours using the semen collector, sperm friendly moisturizer and the Conception Cap. Your two most fertile days begin once you detect your LH surge. Once you have detected your surge there is no need to continue testing with the ovulation predictors.

For more information about the specific ovulation test instructions, see:

MoonDragon's ObGyn Conception: Conception Kit™ Ovulation Predictor Instructions

  • Hostile Vaginal Environment: Some vaginal environments are hostile and cause the sperm to become immobile and even die. Hostile vaginal environments can be caused by a pH imbalance, low grade yeast infection, and a variety of other issues. The Conception Cap allows you to circumvent these problems by placing the cap directly on the cervix and protecting the sperm from a hostile environment.

  • Sexual Intercourse Position: The position you choose while having sex will not be a problem due to the fact that the cap will hold the semen at the opening of the cervix (cervical os).

  • Tilted Cervix: During sex, the vaginal cavity expands and the cervix moves up. Normally after sex, the vaginal cavity will relax and lower the tip of the cervix into the semen pool. However, if you cervix is tilted or the pool is made in the wrong place (see hypospadias and epispadias) your cervix will not be in the correct position and could miss the semen pool. The Conception Kit™ addresses this problem since the semen containing the sperm are placed in the Contraception Cap and positioned on your cervix. When using the Conception Cap, the position of the cervix should not be a major issue.

    The other remaining 20 percent of infertility issues are a combination of both male and female issues. The Conception Kit™ cannot overcome some conditions which may prevent pregnancy, including, but not limited to:
    If you have any questions regarding these or any other fertility concerns, consult with your health care provider.




    HELPFUL TIPS TO FURTHER YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CONCEIVE

    FOR COUPLES:

  • It takes on average at least six months for normal, healthy couples to conceive. Do not be alarmed if the first month does not result in pregnancy. However, if you have not conceived after six months of using the Conception Kit, you should consult your medical provider. Be sure to take along your daily chart in the Conception Journal, your health care provider will find this invaluable.


  • Have sex after 24 hours but before 48 hours after your LH surge using the Conception Kit™. The best time to enhance your opportunity to conceive is during ovulation. Then use the Conception Cap to concentrate the sperm on your cervix for six to eight hours, or overnight.


  • Too much sex is not a good thing. Avoid ejaculations from day 10 of your cycle forward. Frequent sex will decrease the amount of sperm found in the semen. Remember, the goal is to concentrate the most sperm possible at the opening of the cervix right after the LH surge.


  • Consuming too much alcohol can reduce your fertility. More than three drinks a day may decrease your chances of getting pregnant.


  • Control your weight. Being either over or under weight can make it harder to conceive.


  • Herbs are not always what they seem. Some herbs can cause you to not reach your full potential when trying to conceive. Make sure you know exactly what you are taking and all the side effects related to the herb. As of this writing, herbs are not regulated by the FDA, so ingest with caution. Consult with your midwife, herbalist or health care provider before taking any herbal or nutritional supplement.


  • Showers are in, baths are out. Bathing in a tub and soaking should be avoided during the months you are trying to conceive:
    • Soap is a natural sperm killer. Remember that both you and your partner must rinse well.
    • Sitting in hot water can kill sperm.



    Note: Before beginning to use the Conception Kit™, you and your partner should visit your health care provider or midwife and treat any sexually transmitted disease (STD), yeast infection, or other health issue that may interfere with conception. You want to be in optimal health when you are trying to conceive and have a baby. This includes an optimal diet, moderate exercise, developing positive lifestyle choices and attitudes, stress reduction and management. If you smoke, stop smoking. Avoid using any non-essential drug-medication (prescription or non-prescription). Some drugs will interfere with your ability to conceive. Do not stop any prescription medication unless you discuss it with your health care provider. Avoid douches or other vaginal medications. Although the Conception Cap helps to circumvent some of these problems, it is better to play it safe and optimize your overall health.

    FOR WOMEN:

  • Be sure to chart, chart, chart. Charting will assist you in taking control of your reproductive health by giving you and your health care provider or midwife a better understanding of your cycle and possible problems.


  • Antihistamines are great for colds, but not for trying to conceive! Antihistamines may dry up the mucus in your nose, however they also dry up the mucus found at the opening of the cervical Os (the doorway to the uterus). Your cervical mucus plays a very important role in helping the sperm swim through to the uterus. Having thick and dry cervical mucus is like slamming the door shut on the sperm.


  • Quit Smoking. For a woman, smoking decreases the number of child bearing years. Smoking can also cause abnormal pregnancy.


  • Drinking several cups of caffeine a day may increase the risk of endometriosis in the uterus and fallopian tubes, which makes it harder for the egg to attach after fertilization has occurred.


  • Exercise in moderation. Do not over do exercise to the point of stopping your periods. If this occurs you have also stopped your opportunity to conceive.


  • Douching was once thought to have positive cleansing properties for the vagina. Now researchers have found that douching can change the pH balance in the vagina and push a STD/STI into the uterus. Either of these conditions can result in a hostile environment for sperm. Research has also shown that douching can cause ectopic pregnancies, a condition where the fertilized egg grows inside the fallopian tube, instead of the uterus. Ectopic pregnancies are 100% fatal to the mother and must be addressed promptly with a medical professional.


  • Start using a multivitamin. Look for vitamins that contain Vitamin B-6, folic acid and iron. Over-the-counter prenatal vitamins are available. Consult with your health care professional or midwife to obtain a list of recommended prenatal vitamins and supplements.


  • Add oranges and broccoli to your diet. Oranges and broccoli contain folic acid and iron. Mother always said, "eat your fruits and vegetables." Now you know why... she wanted grandchildren!


  • Drink bottled water. Currently, waste water treatment facilities do not remove medications that have been urinated into sewer systems. Over the past 40 years the hormones in birth control pills have gradually entered the ground water system. Those hormones have in turn significantly reduced your ability to conceive. Women should use bottled water not only for drinking, but for making coffee, tea and other drinks.

    FEMALE BIOLOGY:

  • The vagina has a dual purpose in female reproduction. The first is as the cavity where the penis will deposit semen. The second function of the vagina is to deliver the baby. During this use, the vagina is commonly called the vaginal canal. For conception, it is important that the vaginal cavity has an environment that is sperm friendly.


  • The hymen tissue is located at the vaginal opening. By the time most women are ready to conceive, the tissue will have been removed due to previous sexual activity. This flap of skin should not have an effect when trying to conceive.


  • The os is the opening of the cervix (the passage between the vaginal cavity and the uterus. This is where the sperm leave the semen and swim through the cervical mucus in search of the egg.


  • The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that hangs down into the vagina. It feels like the end of your nose. It has several purposes. It keeps infections out of the uterus through the mucus plug that is located at the cervical os opening. Another function is to keep the baby from falling out of the uterus during pregnancy. For conception, the cervix allows the sperm to swim through the os into the uterus. The Conception Cap, once filled with semen, will be placed over the cervix.


  • The uterus plays an important role when trying to conceive. Once the egg is fertilized by the sperm, it will attach to the endometrial lining inside the uterus. The uterus is the organ that embraces and gives food to the baby via the placenta during the nine month development period.


  • Ovaries are to the woman what the testicles are to the man. The ovaries grow and store the eggs which are the most important part of the female reproductive process. Usually women have two ovaries. Each month about 13 to 17 eggs begin to grow.


  • The egg is to the woman what sperm is to the man. A woman is born with the total number of eggs she will ever have. As the egg matures, it will grow inside the ovary in a fluid filled sac called a follicle. Each follicle contains only one egg. Each month one follicle will take over and become the main follicle that will release the egg. Once released, the egg travels toward the fallopian tube and begins its trip to the uterus.


  • There are two fallopian tubes in the female anatomy. The fallopian tube is where the egg and sperm meet, and then it serves as the roadway for the fertilized egg to travel to the uterus. Once the egg is released from the ovarian follicle, it moves into the fallopian tube. There the egg makes its journey along the fallopian tube to the uterus. If all this occurs, the egg will meet with the sperm and fertilization occurs. Fallopian tubes can also be a cause of infertility. If your tube is scarred or blocked (this usually happens due to infection), the egg cannot travel down to the uterus. Ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) can also take place when a tube is damaged. This type of pregnancy occurs when the embryo attaches itself to the wall of the fallopian tube and begins to grow, never making it to the uterus. This type of pregnancy is most often 100 percent fatal to the mother if she does not obtain medical attention from a health care provider.


  • MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Ectopic Pregnancy
    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Female Infertility

    Since the female organs are inside the body, knowing the cervix as personally as a male knows his penis is not something most women have ever considered. However, to use the Conception Kit™ correctly, you will need a good understanding of the female body and where the cervix is located. Putting the Conception Cap on blindly (without knowing where the cervix is and what it feels like) will not be easy. This makes knowing where the location of your cervix is located is extremely important for successful placement of the cap. See the Instruction Manual or see below under the HOW TO USE THE CONCEPTION KIT™ for more information.

    FOR MEN:

  • Quit Smoking. For a man, smoking can lower sperm count and decrease the sperm's ability to swim by 20 percent.


  • Marijuana also lowers sperm count, slows the sperm's ability to swim, and lowers testosterone.


  • Hot tubs are just too hot to handle. Anything that raises the temperature of your testicles will decrease sperm production. Do not jump in the tub, save the sperm!


  • Tight underwear can have the same effect as a hot tub. Tight underwear holds the testicles closer to your body and keeps them warmer, which can decrease sperm production. If you wear briefs, consider switching to boxer shorts when you are trying to conceive.


  • Keep laptop computers off your lap. Laptops can get quite warm and heat up your scrotum, which could reduce your ability to produce sperm.


  • Prolonged bicycle riding can damage the groin. Any injury to the testicles can reduce sperm production.


  • Exposure to lead reduces sperm count. If you work in a profession that exposes you to heavy metals or toxic chemicals, you should be checked out by a health care provider. Hair analysis by a reputable lab can let you know if you have been exposed to certain toxic substances since these substances are stored in your hair. See MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Hair Analysis for more information.


  • Sperm take about two months to grow before they enter the semen and are ejaculated. Avoid unhealthy habits at least two months before trying to conceive. Optimize your nutritional diet and practice a healthy lifestyle.


  • Anabolic steroids suppress the body's ability to make testosterone. They can even cause the body to stop sperm production all together. Avoid these.


  • Drink bottled water. Currently, waste water treatment facilities do not remove medications that have been urinated into sewer systems. Over the past 40 years the hormones in birth control pills have gradually entered the ground water system. Those hormones have in turn significantly reduced sperm counts. Men should use bottled water not only for drinking, but for making coffee, tea and other drinks.


  • MALE BIOLOGY:

  • Size of the penis does not matter when trying to conceive. However, the penis must be able to deliver the sperm into the vagina close enough to the cervix to make a sperm pool under normal conditions. Using the Conception Cap will help remedy this problem.


  • Function of the penis does matter. Being able to have and maintain an erection is an important part of being able to ejaculate semen into the vagina. Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence) is very common as men get older. Luckily, there are medications and therapies that may address this problem. If this is a problem with you, please consult with your health care provider. For more information, see:

    MoonDragon's Health Information: Impotence

  • The location of the penis opening can be an issue when attempting to conceive. The opening is normally at the tip of the penis. However, in some men, the opening is positioned on the underside of the penis (hypospadias) or positioned on top of the penis (epispadias). Prior to the introduction of the Conception Kit™, these two problems would have had a negative impact when trying to conceive. The ejaculated semen would not be delivered to the correct location in the vagina to create a sperm pool for the cervix to make contact. Using the Conception Cap, these two conditions are no longer a problem.


  • The testicles are the male organs that produce and store the sperm. Testicles need to be cool. Sperm will not develop properly if the temperature is 97 degrees or above. Sperm are made daily with the same hormones (FSH and LH) that help develop the egg in the female body.


  • The skin surrounding the testicles is called the Scrotum. Two conditions exist which can interfere with conception. Hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum. Varicocele is dilated veins in the testicles. Surgical correction of these conditions should be considered if there is a problem with conception. These conditions can raise the temperature in the testes, and this can cause low or no sperm counts.


  • Sperm are the most important component in male reproduction. Millions of sperm are released each time a man ejaculates. Yet, only one lucky sperm can bind with the egg at the time of fertilization. Filled with pitfalls all along the way, the sperm's journey is like no other. Once the semen is released into the vagina, the sperm are supposed to swim up the cervix, find the cervical os opening, where they leave the comfort of the semen that surrounds them, and swim through the opening on their own. They then swim to the area where the egg is waiting. Although it sounds so simple, in reality some sperm swim backwards, some hardly move, others may encounter a hostile environment, while others will choose the wrong fallopian tube. Out of the millions of sperm, only a few hundred will make it all the way toward the egg. After the long swim, the sperm finds the egg, and the two will bind together to begin the nine month process of forming a baby.


  • Your medical provider or midwife may wish to test the man's sperm count and motility. He or she may prescribe medication, such as ClomidŽ, in conjunction with continued use of the Conception Kit.

    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Male Infertility




    HOW TO USE THE CONCEPTION KIT™ - 16 STEPS


    STEP 1: CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER/MIDWIFE BEFORE USING THE CONCEPTION KIT™.

    STEP 2: GIVE YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER/MIDWIFE THE MEDICAL PROVIDER NOTE FROM THE CONCEPTION KIT™.

    STEP 3: USE THE CONCEPTION WHEEL.

    Conception Wheel


    Set the Conception Wheel to the three month window in which you would like to give birth. For example, the birth window on the conception wheel (above) is set to October, November, and December. By setting the Conception Wheel, you will be able to better time the delivery of your baby within a three month period. On the Conception Wheel you will wee numbers 1, 2, 3, in the "Birth Window" section of the wheel. You will also see 1, 2, and 3 in the "Use Kit" section of the wheel. These numbers correlate. For example, if you use the kit and become pregnant the first month you use it, then you will likely deliver on the first month of the birth window.

    Once you have found your birth window, follow the time circle (which lists the months of the year) to see when to:
    • Stop using the birth control pill (if currently used).
    • Start using a barrier contraception method if you do not want to get pregnant sooner than your desired three month birth window.
    • Start taking prenatal supplements (vitamins). Consult with your midwife or health care provider to obtain a list of recommended prenatal vitamins and supplements.
    • Stop barrier contraception.
    • Start charting your menstrual cycle. After discontinuing the Pill or other hormone based contraceptive, it may take some time for your body to return to your normal menstrual cycle.
    • Begin to use the Conception Kit™.

    STEP 4: STOP TAKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS DURING THE MONTH INDICATED ON YOUR CONCEPTION WHEEL (IF BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ARE BEING USED).

    On the average it can take at least 6 months for all birth control chemicals to leave a woman's body and for the fertility cycle to return to normal.

    STEP 5: START USING A BARRIER CONTRACEPTION METHOD DURING THE MONTH YOU STOP YOUR BIRTH CONTROL PILL.

    Conceivex suggests using a barrier contraception method prior to using the Conception Kit™ while you body and hormones return to normal after stopping the birth control pill. This is a suggestion and is not mandatory. For more information on other types of birth control besides hormonal-based ones, see:

    MoonDragon's ObGyn Information: Contraception Index

    STEP 6: START TAKING PRENATAL VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS DURING THE MONTH INDICATED ON YOUR CONCEPTION WHEEL.

    Conceivex recommends that one month prior to using the Conception Kit™, you start taking a multi-vitamin supplement. Look for prenatal vitamins that contain Vitamin B-6, folic acid and iron (if iron is needed). Over-the-counter vitamins are available. Our merchants care several different brands and types of multivitamin and prenatal supplement. Check with your health care provider or midwife to obtain a list of recommended prenatal vitamins and supplements. Supplements vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, be sure to read labels. One supplement may work better or agree with you better than another brand. Everybody is different and every body is different. Not all brands work well for all people. Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients found in supplements. If you have an allergic reaction to any supplement, discontinue use immediately and consult your health care provider or midwife for alternative choices.

    STEP 7: STOP USING BARRIER CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD DURING THE MONTH INDICATED ON THE CONCEPTION WHEEL.

    One month prior to using the Conception Kit™, stop using your barrier method of contraception.

    STEP 8: CHART YOUR CYCLE ON A DAILY BASIS.

    Conception Chart


    Filling out your chart on a daily basis is very important. Charting will give you insight as to when ovulation is occurring. Charting will also provide accurate information for your health care provider or midwife if you need to go further in your quest to conceive or after you conceive it will help your health care provider or midwife to pinpoint your time of conception for determining your due date for the birth of your baby. It is important to keep track of the following:
    • When your cycle started, the first day of your period.
    • Consistency/look/feel of your cervical mucus.
    • The days you had sex during the month.
    • What days you used the ovulation predictors.
    • The day your luteinizing hormone (LH) is released, which is commonly called the LH surge. (For more information regarding the LH surge, please consult the Conception Journal and the Conception Kit™ website: www.conceptionkit.com.
    • When the Conception Cap was used.
    • When the Conception Cap was removed.
    • What day you used the pregnancy test.

    By charting all these factors over a three month period, your health care provider or midwife and you will have a better understanding of your body and your fertility cycle.

    STEP 9: CHART YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE.

    After you stop using the barrier method, begin charting your menstrual cycle in the Conception Journal on the first day of your next period. Recording your menstrual cycle will help you and your health care provider/midwife to better understand your reproductive cycle. Record your menstrual cycle over the three month period that you use the Conception Kit™.

    STEP 10: FILL OUT YOUR MEDICAL APPOINTMENT PAGE AFTER EVERY MEDICAL APPOINTMENT.

    Medical Appointment Journal


    The Conception Journal's medical appointment page is located at the end of the Conception Journal. On this page you will be able to record all medical appointments, the purpose of the appointment, and the medication that was prescribed (if any). It is important to keep a record of this information while you are trying to conceive.

    STEP 11: FIND YOUR CERVIX.

    To use the Conception Kit™ correctly, you will need to be familiar with your cervix. Knowing where your cervix is located is extremely important for successful placement of the Conception Cap. Prior to the LH surge, when you will use the Conception Cap, it is time to take a self-guided exploration of your female anatomy.

    To avoid infection, wash your hands before finding your cervix. Rinse your hands thoroughly of all soap. Soap kills sperm. You do not want to introduce germs into the vaginal cavity. That is why washing your hands prior to exploration is a good idea. Rinse your hands thoroughly, you also do not want to introduce traces of soap into your vagina that could be left on your hands, since soap is spermicidal (which kills sperm). Note: It may be helpful to use a mirror when you begin looking for your cervix.

    Self-Exam using a mirror


    How To Find Your Cervix (Manual Method):
      1. Separate the lips of your vagina and insert two fingers. The vagina is on an upward angle so, as your reach up inside your vagina, you will find that your fingers are at an upward angle. If you are having trouble reaching all the way to the back of the vagina where the cervix is, try bringing your knees to your chest (Note: women with short fingers or obese women may have problems reaching the cervix, if the uterus is tipped, the cervix may be harder to find).

      2. As your fingers reach the back of your vagina, you will notice a dip on the vagina's back wall - the wall closest to the buttocks. What you are feeling is the area where the semen normally pools after intercourse. Just before the end of the vagina are the cervix and the cervical os. The cervix will feel like a closed tulip or the tip of your nose. If you have given birth, your cervix may feel like a smile.

      Manual cervix check with fingers


      3. Now that you have found your cervix, it is important to know that the cervix changes position at different times of your menstrual cycle or with sexual excitement. Once you know what your cervix feels like, you will be able to locate it when you use the Conception Cap.

      4. When you locate your cervix, be sure to inspect your cervical mucus.

    How To Find Your Cervix (Speculum Method):

    Vaginal and cervical self-examination is one of the most useful health tools a woman can have. It enables us to see a vital part of our anatomy which is hidden from plain view-the vagina and cervix (the neck of the womb). By using a speculum, you can observe changes in your cervix, secretions, the menstrual cycle and indications of fertility; you can identify and treat common vaginal conditions such as yeast, trichomonas or bacterial infections (which often cause itching or discharge); and you can learn what your cervix looks like day by day, rather than depending on your health care provider to look once a year to pronounce what is normal for you.

    Inserting speculum

    A woman inserting a speculum.


    To insert a plastic speculum, spread the inner lips of the labia by the clitoris with two fingers of one hand, hold the bills of the speculum tightly together with the thumb and index finger of the other and guide it into the vaginal canal. You can use a water-soluble jelly or just plain water to make insertion smoother. This woman is inserting her speculum with the handles up- right, but some women prefer to insert it sideways initially. Inserting the speculum with the handles down is strictly for the health care provider's convenience, and it requires that a woman put her feet into stirrups at the end of an exam table.

    Opening speculum

    A woman opening a speculum.


    When the handles of the speculum are pinched together, they force the bills open, stretching the vaginal walls and revealing the cervix. With the handles held tightly together, the short handle slides down and the long handle slides up. When there is a sharp click the speculum is locked into place.

    cervixmirror

    A view of the cervix in a mirror.


    With the speculum locked, both hands are free to hold a mirror and a flashlight or gooseneck lamp. If a flashlight is used, the beam shines into the mirror and it will, in turn, be reflected into the vagina, illuminating the vaginal walls and the cervix. The cervix may not always pop instantly into view. Sometimes you have to try several times. If it stubbornly refuses to appear, you can move around or jump up and down a few times. Sometimes it is also helpful to move to a firmer surface, like the floor or a tabletop. When the cervix is visible, you can see a rounded or flattened knob, between the size of a quarter and a 50-cent piece, like a fat doughnut with a hole or slit in it. The hole, called the cervical os, is where the menstrual blood, other uterine secretions and babies come out. Your cervix might be pink and smooth, or it might have a few reddish blemishes. It can also be uneven, rough or splotchy. In any case, the only time to worry is when abnormal cells are found in a Pap smear.

    STEP 12: INSPECT AND CHART CHANGES IN YOUR CERVICAL MUCUS.

    To avoid infection, wash your hands before finding your cervical mucus. Rinse your hands thoroughly of all soap. Soap kills sperm.

    After you stop using the barrier method, inspect your cervical mucus on a daily basis. The different textures and colors of the cervical mucus will help you understand where you are in your menstrual cycle and how close you are to ovulation. You will find the cervical mucus on the inside walls of the vaginal cavity and on/around the cervix. The following is a list of textures and colors of mucus to inspect and chart in your Conception Journal.

    cervical mucus - tacky and stretchy


  • Dry or no cervical fluid in the vagina. This usually occurs after a menstrual cycle has ended.


  • Sticky cervical mucus. This mucus will feel like rubber cement and be sticky.


  • Creamy cervical mucus. This mucus signals that your hormones are starting to kick in. This is the time to look for the next stage in mucus, which is clear cervical mucus.


  • Clear cervical mucus. This mucus feels and looks like egg whites. Egg-white cervical mucus is the term used to describe the cervical mucus just before ovulation. During this stage of the cycle the mucus becomes very thin and watery and the sperm is able to penetrate it easily.


  • Although inspecting and charting your cervical mucus is very helpful in determining proper timing, it is not mandatory for using the Conception Kit™.



    CERVICAL MUCUS OBSERVATION


    Normal cervical mucus is a jelly-like substance produced by tiny glands in the cervix called cervical crypts. It has a protective function and may prevent bacteria from getting into the uterine cavity. The mucus changes predictably and cyclically during the menstrual cycle. During the first half of the cycle before ovulation, when the hormone estrogen is produced in ever increasing amounts, the mucus made by the cervical glands becomes watery and copious. Sperm can penetrate the watery mucus easily, and when intercourse takes place, they swim through it into the uterus.

    After ovulation the quality of the mucus changes because the corpus luteum of the ovary now starts to make the hormone progesterone. Mucus produced under the influence of progesterone is thicker, stickier and its quantity is reduced. Sperm cannot swim through this mucus, and it forms a barrier to sperm entry into the uterine cavity.

    Even if intercourse occurs at the time the cervical mucus is at its most favorable, only about 1 in every 2000 sperm enter the mucus. The rest of the sperm remain in the vagina, where they die, because of the acidic pH of the vagina. Those sperm that have entered the mucus can survive there for long periods - certainly for several days after intercourse. Once in the cervical mucus, they steadily swim upwards from it into the uterus over a period of 48 to 72 hours. Thus the cervical mucus acts as a sperm reservoir, to be banked on if intercourse does not take place at ovulation. This is why you do not need to have sex everyday in order to conceive! The cervical mucus also acts as a filter - and allows only the best sperm to swim through it into the uterus and up towards the egg present in the fallopian tube.

    Mucus flows from the cervix down the walls of the vagina and can be observed when it reaches the vulva. You can learn to observe the changes in your mucus by becoming aware of the wet, lubricative feeling produced by the mucus, and by observing the mucus itself at the vulva. This is called the Billing (fertility awareness) method, and is very useful in allowing you to determine when you ovulate.

    You need to chart what the mucus looks like and feels like daily, from the day your bleeding stops. You will find the mucus present at your vaginal opening - the vulva. Remember, you do not need to feel inside the vagina; this will simply confuse the picture, because the vagina is always moist. It is the vulva which is the mucus (fertility) monitor.

    normal mucus fertile cervical mucus fertile cervical mucus


    In a typical 28 days menstrual cycle, at the end of bleeding, the sensation you experience is one of dryness and no mucus is seen or felt. In some women, there is some mucus, but it is thick, sticky, and scanty. This is the basic infertile pattern of dryness and lasts for two to three days. Once this is over, you may notice a feeling of moistness at the vulva and the mucus will change in appearance and feel. It becomes thinner, clearer, more profuse and stretchy, like raw egg white. This fertile-type mucus produces a slippery wet lubricative sensation at the vulva. The last day of this fertile-type mucus That is, the vulva feels lubricative) is called the peak of fertility, because it is the most fertile day of the cycle. You will know it is the last day only in retrospect; and after this, the important to realize that the peak day is not necessarily the day of the highest mucus formation; it is simply the last day that the mucus discharged has fertile characteristics. Ovulation usually occurs with 24 hours of the peak mucus signal. Therefore, these are the best days to have intercourse in order to maximize the chances of conception.

    checking mucus cervical mucus ferning


    The cervix and the cervical mucus is examined daily from about the tenth day of the period. The mouth of the cervix is graded, depending upon how open it is; and the mucus is graded for its amount; its stretchability ("spinnbarkeit") ; and its ability to fern. For the ferning test, a small drop of mucus is placed on a glass slide and allowed to dry. It should crystallize, forming branches which look very like fern leaves. These grades are added to give an Insler mucus score. Healthy cervical mucus is profuse in volume; very stretchable (up to 10 cm in length); and ferns easily.


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    STEP 13: USE THE OVULATION PREDICTORS (OPK) TO PINPOINT WHEN TO CONCEIVE.

    LIMITATIONS OF ANY OVULATION PREDICTOR: Certain medical conditions and medications may affect the accuracy of this test for predicting ovulation. These can include pregnancy, post-partum, menopausal symptoms, breastfeeding, birth control pills and other hormone-based contraceptives, some fertility medications and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with medically diagnosed fertility problems should ask their health care providers if the product is suitable for them.

    Note: Do not use ovulation predictors after expiration date.
    Note: Do not reuse an ovulation predictor.
    Note: Do not stream (urinate) past the arrow on the OPK.
    Note: The following is ONLY a summary of how to use the ovulation predictors. For more information, read and follow all instructions on the manufacturer ovulation predictor insert found in the Conception Kit™ box or see this link for current online instructions (9/30/06 - Subject to change if current OPK is discontinued and/or replaced by Conceivex Inc after this date):

    MoonDragon's ObGyn Conception: Conception Kit™ Ovulation Predictor Instructions

    Kit Ovulation Predictor


    Summary of how to use the ovulation predictors (OPK):

    1. Start using the ovulation predictor on the day your cervical mucus is creamy - this will usually be around day 8 to 12 of your menstrual cycle.

    When to start testing using the ovulation predictors - Testing Guideline:

    Your Cycle Length
    Start To Test On
    21 Days
    Day 6
    22 Days
    Day 6
    23 Days
    Day 7
    24 Days
    Day 7
    25 Days
    Day 8
    26 Days
    Day 9
    27 Days
    Day 10
    28 Days
    Day 11
    29 Days
    Day 12
    Your Cycle Length
    Start To Test On
    30 Days
    Day 13
    31 Days
    Day 14
    32 Days
    Day 15
    33 Days
    Day 16
    34 Days
    Day 17
    35 Days
    Day 18
    36 Days
    Day 19
    37 Days
    Day 20
    38 Days
    Day 21


    This chart is from the OPK package insert. When you order the Conception Kit™, be sure to read the insert that comes with the kit.

    2. Do not use first morning urine samples. The best time to test is between 10 am to 8 pm. You should test around the same time each day. It is important that you reduce your liquid intake about 2 hours before collecting the urine.

    3. Each test stick can only be used once. Discard after using. Do not reuse test stick.

    4. Remove the Conceivex ovulation test device from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.

    5. Hold the handle of the OPK in one hand. Use the other hand to remove the cap. You will want to save the cap for the next step, just put it aside for now.

    6. Point the absorbent tip of the OPK downward, place in urine stream for at least 10 seconds to thoroughly wet. A clean urine specimen cup can be used to collect urine, if desired.

    7. After 5 seconds re-cap the device and wait for color bands to appear. Positive results may be observed in as little as 40 seconds. However, to confirm negative results, the complete reaction time of 5 minutes is required. Do not read results after more than 30 minutes. If no results are present, repeat the process the next day.

    8. Reading the predictor: refer to the manufacturer ovulation predictor insert on how to read the color bands to determine if you are ovulating.

    9. Once the predictor strips indicate that your LH surge has occurred, you should ovulate within 24 to 48 hours. After you have detected your LH surge you should have sex after 24 hours but before 48 hours. Use the semen collector, sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample and the Conception Cap. Your two most fertile days begin once you detect your LH surge. Once you have detected your surge, there is no need to continue testing with the ovulation predictors.

    STEP 14: USE THE SPERM-FRIENDLY INTIMATE MOISTURIZER SAMPLE AND SEMEN COLLECTOR.

    Note: To avoid damage to furniture, do not place semen collector, open foil package or intimate moisturizer sample bulb where lubricant can leak out.
    Note: The following is only a summary of how to use the sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample.

    Summary of how to use the semen collector and, if desired, sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample:

    1. You should have sex no earlier than 24 hours but no later than 48 hours after have a positive ovulation detection using the ovulation predictors. Use the semen collector, sperm-friendly moisturizer sample and the Conception Cup after you have detected you LH surge. Your two most fertile days begin once you detect you LH surge with the ovulation predictors.

    2. If desired, apply the sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample approximately 15 minutes prior to sex. To apply, grip the applicator by the thick end (bulb) and shake the product down to the narrow tip. Twist off the square tab on the applicator.

    Pre-seed Moisturizer Vial


    Insert the narrow end of the applicator deep into the vagina to coat the interior of the vagina and cervix. This can be done by standing, laying down or sitting (as if on a toilet). Press down on the thick end of the applicator several times to deposit the moisturizer. Remove and dispose of the applicator.

    3. Place the semen collector against the top of the erect penis. To prevent trapping of air, hold the reservoir tip while unrolling it onto the penis (just like using a regular condom).

    4. Have sex using the semen collector and, if desired, the sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample. If you do not want to have sexual intercourse involving penis-vagina penetration for any reason, but prefer to hand-collect the semen sample, this can also be done by hand-penis massage using the semen collector to catch ejaculate.

    Note: If you have problems with the semen collector (such as a penis-size problem or breakage before ejaculation) you will have to collect semen sample in a clean, sterile collection cup (such as a new urine specimen cup which can be obtained from your health care provider's office or your midwife or ordered online from any medical supply company) and then transfer the ejaculate into the Conception Cap from the cup. It has to be new and unused at the time of collection.

    5. After ejaculation, remove the semen collector, being certain not to lose any of the semen. The semen will be thicker and easier to work with when transferring it to the Conception Cap if this is done immediately.

    The intimate moisturizer included in the kit is a sample for the convenience of the woman and couple.

    Note: Do not use semen from a partner who has HIV or other sexually transmitted disease (STD). Non-latex semen collector will not protect against HIV or any other STD. The sperm-friendly intimate moisturizer sample will not protect against HIV or any other STD. If lesions, open sores, viral warts or other abnormalities are noticeable on either party, avoid sexual intercourse and consult with your health care provider. To avoid choking hazard, keep all Conception Kit™ components away from and out of reach of children. Do not use oral sex as a means of collecting the sperm specimen. Only use non-latex semen collectors provided in the Conception Kit™. Do not use condoms. Condoms may contain latex or spermicide, which could kill sperm and impede your opportunity to conceive.

    For additional sperm collection supplies, pregnancy or ovulation tests, if needed, you can contact:

    www.conceptionkit.com and request the supplies you need. Be sure to include your kit ordering information when requesting additional supplies.

    STEP 15: USE THE CONCEPTION CAP.

    Conception Cap


    1, Following sex and/or after obtaining a viable sperm sample, squeeze the semen into the Conception Cap. The semen will fill up to one-third of the cap. 1 to 5 ml is a normal amount of semen. (Be sure to make sure your hands are clean before using the Conception Cap to prevent infection being introduced to the vagina and cervix. However, avoid washing with soap since soap residue on the hands or body will act as a spermicidal agent (kills sperm).

    putting semen in conception cap


    2. Pinch the cap together.

    pinch cap together


    3. Insert the cup into your vagina and place it on your cervix.

    side view vagina inserting cap placing cap on cervix


    4. Leave the cap in place at least 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

    5. Go about your normal routine and activities. Movement is not an issue. (However, I personally would suggest you avoid any exercise or strenuous activity involving lots of movement.)

    6. Remove the Conception Cap. With your index finger, reach up, grab the loop on the Conception Cap and pull.

    removing conception cap


    7. Discard the Conception Cap by placing it in the tray and throwing it away. Do not wash the cap using soap and water.

    Note: The Conception Cap is to be used no earlier than 24 hours and no later than 48 hours after detecting the LH surge. Normally, ovulation will take place 24 to 48 hours after the LH surge.

    If you feel you must reuse the cap again, for any reason, during your 24 to 48 hour window of ovulation and before disposal, rinse with distilled/pure water only. Do not use tap water since tap water which may contain chlorine and other pollutants that may interfere with sperm viability. Do not wash Conception Cap with soap and water. Soap will kill the sperm and can prevent pregnancy. Use a fresh, unused Conception Cap for the next month's fertility cycle. Reuse of the Conception Cap is not recommended by Conceivex Inc because of potential bacterial infection risks. To do so would be at your own risk and Conceivex Inc. will not support your reuse of the cap.

    To avoid cervical irritation or infection, do not share or reuse the Conception Cap. Infection may endanger future fertility. Do not insert the Conception Cap for practice. Practicing insertion prior to actual use can cause a hostile environment within the Conception Cap which could lead to infection and could impede pregnancy.

    The Conception Cap will not protect against HIV or other STD's. To avoid HIV or other STD's, do not share the Conception Kit™. Remove the Conception Cap after 6 to 8 hours or after use overnight. Failure to remove the Conception Cap could result in blocked menstrual flow or infection.

    To avoid a choking hazard, keep all Conception Kit™ components out of reach of children.

    The Conception Cap is not intended for contraceptive use. Safety and effectiveness of the Conception Kit's™ Cervical Cap for contraception have not been established.

    In the following situations you should consult your health care provider:
    • If you are not sure about insertion and placement of the Conception Cap.
    • If you experience any discomfort or pain while the Conception Cap is in place.
    • If, at any time other than menstruation, upon removal there is blood on the Conception Cap.
    • If you are unable to remove the Conception Cap.



    STEP 16: USE THE PREGNANCY TEST KIT.

    The following is only a summary of how to use a home pregnancy test device. For more information, read and follow all instructions in manufacturer's pregnancy test insert found in the Conception Kit™.

    pregnancy test


    Summary of how to use the home pregnancy test:

    1. On the first day after your missed period, use the pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant.

    2. Remove the home pregnancy test device from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible. If you have had your tests stored in a cool place, such as your refrigerator, they should not be used until they become room temperature.

    3. Hold the handle of the device in one hand. Use the other hand to remove the cap. You will want to save the cap for the next step, so just put it aside for now.

    4. Point the absorbent tip of the device downward, place in the urine stream for at least 10 seconds to thoroughly wet. (Urine may be collected in a clean urine specimen cup and tested with the pregnancy test device, if preferred).

    5. After 10 seconds, re-cap the device and wait for color bands to appear. Positive results may be observed in as little as 40 seconds. However, to confirm negative results, the complete reaction time of 5 minutes is required. Do not read results after more than 30 minutes.

    6. Reading the pregnancy test device: refer to the manufacturer's home pregnancy test insert inside the Conception Kit™ box on how to read the color bands to determine if you are pregnant.

    You can view the pregnancy test insert by clicking on this link below (Note: This is subject to change by Conceivex Inc. This is the insert that was included in my Conception Kit™ box):

    MoonDragon's ObGyn Conception: Conception Kit™ Pregnancy Test Instructions

    7. If the test strip does not show results in the first 10 minutes, then you are not pregnant and you should continue to use the Conception kit™. If the test strip indicates you are pregnant, it is time to contact your health care provider or midwife.

    Note: Do not stream (urinate) past the arrow on the home pregnancy test device. Do not reuse the test device. Do not use the test device after expiration date. Store at proper temperature away from sunlight, moisture and heat.

    WARNINGS AND CARE FOR THE CONCEPTION KIT™:

    The Conception Kit™ should be stored at temperatures between 2°C to 30°C (Celsius) or 35°F to 86°F (Fahrenheit). The Conception Kit™ should be kept away from direct sunlight, moisture, and heat. If components are stored in the refrigerator, make sure all tests remain inside their sealed pouches and when used, they must be brought to room temperature before using.




    FACTS & MYTHS

    Fact: Infertility is no longer considered just a female problem. When it comes to infertility problems, 40 percent stem from male related issues, 40 percent from female related issues and 20 percent involve couples where a combination of both male and female reproductive issues are present. The Conception Kit™ addresses both male and female infertility issues.

    Myth: If a couple cannot conceive, they just need to try harder. Trying harder will not solve the problem. Couples need tools that can aid their undiagnosed situation. The Conception Kit is an important tool couples can use.

    Fact: Most people suffering from infertility are over the age of 30. Life style and culture have played a part in couples waiting to conceive. Many couples in their thirties have grown up being told that they should first graduate from high school, then go to college, start a career, marry and finally, after all that has been accomplished, have children. While this may be a great plan financially and may even help you become a mature adult, waiting to have children until into your thirties is not a good plan, biologically speaking. Some physicians believe that by the age of 27 women should consider starting a family. After age 27 both the man and the woman could be putting their fertility more and more at risk as each year passes.

    Myth: Once you have adopted a baby it will be easier to conceive one naturally. Many adopting couples hear this and it just is not true. Adoption is a wonderful way to create a family. However, adopting will in no way change the physical problems you are facing with infertility.

    Fact: Changing your lifestyle can improve your fertility. Being over or under weight can cause hormonal imbalances and cysts on the ovaries. Avoiding alcohol, quitting smoking, keeping testicles away from heat, and following a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle can help a couple trying to conceive. However healthy these changes are, they will not solve all fertility issues couples face. They should be viewed as only some of the things a couple should do when trying to conceive.

    Myth: Insurance companies pay for all infertility treatments. Check your policy very carefully. When it comes to infertility treatments every insurance company is different. The average cost for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments starts at around $18,000. Couples have been known to refinance their homes to pay for the services of an infertility clinic. The Conception Kit is an affordable option for couples who want to enhance their opportunity to conceive.

    Fact: If a woman is using an oral birth control method it will take on average at least six months for her cycle to go back to normal. If a woman is using a chemical birth control method it can take up to 18 months to return to normal. This time frame should be considered when choosing a birth control method. The method of birth control used affects reproductive hormones which will effect how your monthly cycle returns to normal and when. This in turn affects your conception opportunities.

    Myth: If a woman misses taking just one birth control pill she could become pregnant. While this is theoretically true, it is highly unlikely and not realistic. Women who grew up thinking this often assume that they should be able to stop the pill one day and conceive the next. The truth is that it takes on average six months for your cycle and your fertility to return to normal.

    Fact: Circumcision may protect a man against infection by the virus that causes AIDS. In a study conducted near Johannesburg, South Africa of more than 3,000 young men, those who were circumcised were 65 percent less likely to be infected with HIV compared with those who were not circumcised. The findings were presented at a meeting of the International AIDS Society in 2005.

    Myth: You can become pregnant at any time during your entire monthly cycle. You can conceive during ovulation only. However, every woman is unique, so the day and length of ovulation is also unique to each woman. Thus it is important to know your own body and your cycle. The Conception Kit™ comes with a Conception Journal that will help you identify your different stages during your monthly cycle.

    Fact: Age is one of the main reasons behind secondary fertility. Many couples have no problem conceiving their first child while in their 20's, yet struggle conceiving a second child when they are in their 30's.

    Myth: "Just relax and do not worry, you will get pregnant." For couples trying to conceive this well meant statement from friends and relatives can be both patronizing and wrong. The truth is that sometimes couples need a helping hand to conceive, and all the relaxing in the world will not address some of the physical infertility issues couple face. The Conception Kit can be an important aid to overcoming many of the infertility issues a couple may face.

    Fact: Conception sex may not be as emotionally rewarding as recreational sex. Couples who are trying to conceive may lose some of the romance and spontaneity that they would normally expect. Conception sex requires timing and a willingness to engage in sex on a certain day. For some couples conception sex involves vaginal dryness since the woman may be stressed or not in the mood for sex. Each Conception Kit includes a sample vial of PreSeed EX intimate moisturizer for each month. Couples who are experiencing dryness will find sex much more comfortable by using PreSeed EX intimate moisturizer. In addition to being a superior intimate moisturizer, PreSeed EX will not interfere with the sperms' ability to swim. This is very important point to consider when you are trying to conceive.

    Myth: Sperm live for only one day. Research has shown that a sperm can live up to 5 days inside a woman.





    Free Educational DVD. The DVD will give you a greater understanding of conception and issues that cause couples not to become pregnant . You will learn how the Conception Cap and Conception Kit can help over come some of the issues that keep couples from becoming pregnant. It is our sincere hope that the Conception Kit gives you the results you want...and deserve...so very much. To order Conception Kit™ DVD clink on this link:

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