Great news we have a small volume of Conceive Plus 75ml back in stock for just £14.57 and UK 2nd class Royal Mail delivery is currently Free.
and you can use the latest Access Diagnostics 5% coupon code SPG to save even more .
Great news we have a small volume of Conceive Plus 75ml back in stock for just £14.57 and UK 2nd class Royal Mail delivery is currently Free.
and you can use the latest Access Diagnostics 5% coupon code SPG to save even more .
A fertility wristband called AVA that tells a woman when her most fertile time is, has been launched. It measure changes in temperature and resting heart rate, and uses this to predict when ovulation has occurred.
This could be a real breakthrough for monitoring fertility. All ready wearable tech such as the fitbit can monitor activity, sleep, exercise, resting heart rate and is enabling users to take charge of their health and fitness and to monitor changes. It seems likely that in the future we will have wristbands that can monitor blood pressure, cholesterol even blood sugar.
Currently the fertility tracker is quite expensive at £199.00 but the prices should come down as the technology becomes more widely available. Its a great idea in our opinion, and would be great if it could be incorporated into an existing fitness tracker such as the fitbit Charge 11 or become an app for the apple watch.
Good morning. Just a quick post to let you know our latest 5% coupon code is AUT. The coupon can be used at our fertility site to purchase ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, fertility lubricants including Pre-Seed and Conceive plus and lots more fertility tests and products. the coupon is active until the end of January 2017 and can be used every time you shop online with us between now and then.
Standard UK delivery is free when you spend over £25
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This is a common question when you are using ultra early detection pregnancy test strips and one that can cause a lot of heartache. The photo graph below was supplied by a customer asking this very question. In fact when we first looked at the photograph we could not see any line at all.
Our advice would be to ignore a line as faint as this and count it as a negative. Wait 48 hours and repeat the pregnancy test using a first morning urine and see if the line is any stronger. Alternatively you could try using a digital pregnancy test as this does not require the interpretation of lines.
We have recently heard about an online trend for digitally enhancing faint lines on pregnancy test strips to make them look more positive. This is not a good idea and will only lead to false hopes. The faint line that you are seeing me just be the test medium that is embedded into every test strip. If you digitally enhance this it may look like a positive, when it is in fact a negative. Some people mistakenly interpret these extremely faint lines as false positives when in fact they were negative.
What we are looking for is a BFP (Big Fat Positive ) and this should be obvious to the naked eye. You should be able to see it clearly and it should not require a magnifying glass or digitally enhancing. It should resemble the Control line that is very clearly visible on this test strip above. As the pregnancy progresses the test line will get stronger in colour as more pregnancy hormone is present in the urine.
You spend all your youth trying not to get pregnant, then when you want to its not easy.
It comes as a surprise that you would face challenges.
Women having children later in life face this dilemma and you didn’t even know until you went looking.
Who knew that when you have found “the one” decided to have a family that your life would be turned upside down and you would begin a journey into a world filled of waiting, not knowing, and becoming a statistic where success rate is a lottery, funding is a postcode and tests just become integrated into your daily life.
What else in the world would you choose to gamble your life and money on, especially when it’s something that is not guaranteed?
When desperation takes over it’s an addiction that not even you have control of.
When you’re a young girl growing up you dream of the “fairytale” meet your handsome prince, fall
In love and live happily ever after.
You assume you will get married and have your own family. You take for granted it’s a given, you might even know the names.
You talk about what they will look like, who they will take after, how your life will be.
It’s accepted that you will be “older parents” but you see the positives in this. You’re more mature, financially more stable, you’ve grown older, more life experiences the list is endless.
All this seems perfectly normal, why would it be any different? Why would you ever think you would be faced with challenges.
Imagine being 34 and being told you have a lower than normal egg reserve caused by ovarian failure. What does that mean? How is it caused? How long has it been like this? The result; less than a 1% opportunity of natural conception.
There are no explanations no medical reasons just “one of those things” unexplained infertility is the medical term.
When you get told something like that it’s like a blow to the head, knife deep in your heart and makes you so incredibly angry followed by why me? Why not I guess?
You feel a failure as a woman, it’s your right isn’t it? if you want it of course. There are days and hours going over what ifs’ but nothing changes it. There is no resolution its not helpful just leaves you drained, more angry and even more unanswered questions.
Sadly on this situation those questions never get any answers.
You don’t need sympathy or words of wisdom just often a little understanding.
How many times has somebody said to you “just have IVF” like its a prescription for a headache and will take the pain away and the problem will be solved.
Why is it so misunderstood? Why as a nation are we misinformed? How are we in a position where if you’re ill you take medication, break a leg and it gets fixed, but infertility is still a taboo subject.
How many women are walking around not knowing anything about there fertility. How many of us have endometriosis and have not had a single symptom? It takes 7 years for somebody to be diagnosed, be which time the damage has been done.
How many women have had to push for testing, researched themselves and demanded more answers? This is the journey, this is what we go through but why don’t we know?
Along my journey from finding out about the low reserve, I found out about endometriosis but not because of symptoms because I pushed for a laporoscapy to look at other areas and there it was. “The hidden fertility killer”
Knowledge is power and we need more awareness that when your in your 20’s your body is more likely to find conception easier but the older we become the more challenging it is.
Should your fertility be tested? Much like you are for smear tests, would this then provide you with choices to make an informed decision?
I know if this had been available to me I would have done things differently, it may have still been the same outcome.
So you get on the roller coaster and you start the journey of IVF.
Little do you know that it’s not always successful.
Just a quick update to let you know we know now have the Alltest ultra sensitive 25mIU ovulation test strips in stock in tubes of 25 test strips for ease of use.
They are just £3.90 for a pot of 25 tests strips. They are highly accurate and very easy to use and can be easily and discreetly carried in your handbag.
We received these tips on using Pre-Seed lubricant through our reviews service last week and wanted to share it with you:
Feels natural, doesn’t sting and swimmer friendly!! To save a bit of money, as I know its more expensive than other lubes, i just use a small pea sized amount (approx) rather than fill the applicators. It seems to be enough and thus it lasts longer. Its my favourite.
if you have any tips or feedback on using Pre-Seed that you feel me be useful to others please fell free to share them in comments.
Use coupon code GUM this month to save 5% when you order Pre-Seed lubricant online in the UK from Access Diagnostics
This month the new ultra sensitive Alltest 25mIU ovulation test strips are in our best sellers list at and with good reason.
The test strips come individually foil wrapped with a long shelf life. The detect just 25 mIU of LH hormone making them one of the most sensitive ovulation tests available. They are 99% accurate and at just £2.69 for 20 test strips are excellent value for money.
Use discount coupon code GUM before the end of June 2016 to save 5% on your order.
Great news after over a month with no Pre-Seed lubricant, it is back in stock and flying off the shelves at Access Diagnostics. For those who don’t know Pre-Seed is a very, very popular fertility friendly lubricant for couples trying to conceive.
Use coupon code FAB to save 5% on your Pre-Seed before the end of April 2016.
Spend over £25 on goods and standard UK delivery is free
You will have noticed a few changes to our fertility website this year, one of which is that we now have a mobile friendly site, which means that you can easily browse the site, or place orders, using a mobile phone or tablet.
You also have the option to create an online login account when you place your order, which will make shopping quick and easy.
Another new feature we have introduced this year, is that you can now leave reviews after you have placed your order. You will receive an e-mail about a week after your order is dispatched, asking you to leave a review at our reviews site. We have always collected feedback when you place your order, but now you can also leave feedback after. Read our latest Access Diagnostics reviews
Our current 5% discount coupon code is FAB (expires end of April 2016 )
With so many pregnancy test kits on the market how do I know which one to use ?
If you have missed your period and you are looking for a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy then any chemist pregnancy test will do the job really well, and should hopefully give you a positive result. All modern home & professional pregnancy tests are very sensitive & accurate and false positives are rare. False negatives usually occur when the test is done too early or at the wrong time of day, so there is insufficient of the pregnancy hormone hcg in the urine sample.
If you looking for the cheapest pregnancy tests you will probably need to go online to purchase them. Pregnancy test strips are far cheaper than the leading brands of home pregnancy tests as they contain far less packaging and the technology is far simpler. You will be required to look for two lines on the test strip to confirm a positive pregnancy. They can also be bought in a range of sensitivities and can be bulk bought, if you are doing repeat or early testing before the missed period.
If you are testing early i.e. before you have missed a period , you will need to use an early detection pregnancy test kit which detects a lower level of the pregnancy hormone hcg in your urine sample. False positive can sometimes occur when you are doing very early pregnancy testing before the missed period, when you get a BFP followed several days later by a negative result or a period. This is usually referred to as a chemical pregnancy and means that for some reason the pregnancy did not continue.
Just a quick post to let you know we are out of stock of Pre-Seed lubricant and the next delivery is not due until Mid April.
If you need a fertility friendly lubricant in the meantime try Conceive plus or Astroglide TTC. They are both excellent lubricants and have been clinically tested to make sure they are fertility and sperm friendly.
If you use coupon code FAB this month or next you will save 5% when you order any fertility lubricant, ovulation tests, pregnancy tests or fertility products from Access Diagnostics
There are times in all our lives when we are under stress and everything starts to feel overwhelming. This is often when we are in a permanent state of ‘fight or flight’ and it is during these times that you need to have a good self care tool kit.
During times of extreme stress, good self care and making time to take care of yourself in little ways every day, becomes increasingly important.
Here is my self care tool kit i.e. the things I do when things start to feel overwhelming.
Do something physical-exercise is a great way to use up the hormones released by the fight or flight response
Spend time on hobbies
Do something relaxing
Do something you have been putting off that you will feel better after you have done it
Meet up with friends
Plan something to look forward to
Book some pamper treats just for you
Learn something new
Take care of your health
Your self care tool kit may be very different to mine. Its what works for you. Write a list and look at it when things start to feel overwhelming, and remember to practice some self care every day.
In our busy over scheduled days it can be all too easy to forget to look after our own needs both physical and spiritual. Make it an appointment in your diary to do something nice for yourself each day. That way it is more likely to happen.
Medical terminology can be confusing at the best of times, but when it comes to infertility there are lots of very similar sounding abbreviations that mean very different things. You may here these terms bandied about by doctors and nurses, and used in fertility forums, and it can sometimes seem like a foreign language, when you are new to it.
Here is a quick round up of ones most commonly used by medical professionals:
We have a new home male fertility test kit in stock for 2016. The test is quick and easy to perform and takes just 5 minutes. The test checks whether the semen concentration is above or below 15 million / ml. The fertility test kit has a 97.98% accuracy rate in clinical studies.
Use coupon code ADT before the end of January 2016 to save 5% when you shop online at Access Diagnostics UK fertility site
Great news after many months of work our fertility site is today going mobile friendly and to celebrate we have a 10% discount coupon MBF that will be active on the site until midnight on Monday 14th December. You can add the coupon code during the checkout procedure.
Use the online coupon code to save 10% at Access Diagnostics UK Fertility Site
We hope that you find the mobile friendly version of the site easier to use on your phones and tablets.
This is a fairly common question and one that causes quite a lot of anxiety, as not ovulating is a fairly common cause of infertility. However although this is one explanation,there are other possible reasons why you may not detect the LH surge with your ovulation tests.
Ovulation tests are available to purchase online from Access Diagnostics
We have received our new stock of the Pre-Seed fertility friendly lubricant and we love the pretty new pink packaging.
The current stock has long expiry date and contains the same winning Pre-Seed formulation that you know and trust.
Use discount coupon code ADSUM this month and next at Access Diagnostics fertility site to save you 5% on your order. Please feel free to share this offer with friends & family. Our standard delivery is free when you spend over £25
TTC is a water based personal lubricant from Astroglide that is especially for couples trying to conceive. It is available in 8 pre-filled 5ml applicators.
TTC is suitable for either penile or vaginal application and has been designed to supplement the bodies natural lubrication and is the ph and isotonic levels have been adjusted to support fertility.
Astroglide TTC lubricant is compatible with sperm, oocytes, and embryos and can be safely used by couples trying to conceive.
We are pleased to let you know PreSeed lubricant will be back in stock, we hope this week. We have released it for sale so that you can pre-order and as soon as it is with us we will dispatch it to you. Use coupon code ADSUM to save 5% on your order
Spend over £25 on goods and qualify for our current Free UK delivery offer
Ultra early pregnancy tests have been around now for about 8-10 years. They detect a lower level of the pregnancy hormone hcg ( human chorionic gonadotrophin ) than normal pregnancy tests, and so can be used to detect pregnancy even before the period has been missed. Ultra early pregnancy tests detect just 10mIu of the pregnancy hormone hcg which means they can detect a pregnancy at a very early stage. Hcg increases dramatically in the first 3 months of pregnancy from less than 5mIU/ml to over 100,000mIU/ml and it is the huge rise in this hormone that is responsible for many of the symptoms of early pregnancy including morning sickness.
How do I perform the pregnancy test using a test strip ?
Important factors to consider when using an ultra early pregnancy test:
We are currently recruiting bloggers to write for this fertility blog.
If you are working in a field of fertility or are an alternative health practioner who works with couples who are trying to conceive and you would like to become a contributor on the fertility blog then please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you currently trying to conceive and would like to share your journey with others ( anonymously of course) though our fertility blog then please contact us and we will set you up as a contributor.
Thought you may be interested in this video review of the new Core ultra early pregnancy tests that we have new in stock this month.
The video discusses how to use ultra early pregnancy tests strips, how early you can take a pregnancy test before your period, the pros and cons of using ultra early pregnancy tests, and when to retest and how to interpret results.
The Core ultra sensitive pregnancy tests detect as low as 10mIU hcg and are available in boxes of 50 individually wrapped test strips.
We have noticed that a lot of our customers mention Pink Pad when we ask them how they found our fertility website.
Pink Pad is a great little free app that you download onto your phone for helping you track your periods & fertile times which is very useful when you are TTC. It also helps you to track and manage other things such as your weight & emotional health and there are also message boards to discuss all things fertility related.
The best selling Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10 miu pregnancy test strips are now back in stock . These affordable high accuracy ultra early very sensitive pregnancy test strips are 98.98% accurate at detecting pregnancy and can be used to reliably detect pregnancy before the missed period. Thye are one of the best pregnancy test strips for early detection available in the UK. They are available in pack sizes from 2 test to 120 tests for frequent testers. Long shelf life.
Use coupon code ADSUM to save 5% if you order before the end of August 2014
Thought it was about time we shared a new discount coupon code with you. Use coupon code sp5 to save 5% online this month and next at Access Diagnostics UK Fertility Site
Use coupon code TT10 to save 10% today at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk when you spend over £5 on goods
For anyone that is trying to conceive this is one of the most important things to know as the window for conception each month is actually quite small. If your menstrual cycle is very regular and the same length each month then it is very easy to predict your most fertile days using an ovulation calculator. There is a very easy to use one at BBC Health
If you cycle is irregular or unpredictable then it may help you to use an ovulation predictor to identify your most fertile days each month as these may will from month to month.
There are several methods to predict when ovulation will occur, the most commonly used method is to use a urine ovulation test or ovulation predictor kit which identifies your LH surge. LH is the hormone which triggers ovulation to occur and it peaks just before ovulation occurs each month & so is a reliable predictor of ovulation. The advantage of using an ovulation predictor is because you know that you are about to ovulate, you can have intercourse just prior to ovulation, as well as at the time of ovulation, to make sure that plenty of sperm are around to fertilise the egg when it is released, thus increasing the chances of conception.
Other methods to identify your most fertile time are looking for signs that ovulation has occurred:
The disadvantage to these methods is they do not give you prior notice that ovulation is about to occur just that is has occurred. studies show that if you have intercourse just prior to ovulation as well as at ovulation it increases your chances of conceiving. It means the sperm are ready & waiting for the egg.
Use online coupon code aut5 to save 5% this month and next at Access Diagnostics Fertility site
This is a common question that we are asked as the two products are very similar. They are both excellent fertility lubricants that have been designed specifically for couples trying to conceive, and are the two leading fertility lubricants in the UK currently.
We thought we would give you our opinion of the pros and cons for each, having sold them both for many years now ,to help you to choose which one will suit your needs.
Lets start with reviewing Pre-Seed lubricant
Pre-Seed has been around now for many years in fact we have been selling it for about 9-10 years I think. During that time we have lots of positive feedback about the product and very little if any negative feedback.
Originally it was only available in pre-filled applicators but it now comes in a 40g multi-use tube with applicators that you can fill yourself.
Pros for Pre-Seed
Cons for Pre-Seed
Now we will give our review of Conceive Plus
Conceive Plus has also been around a long time (although not quite a s long as Pre-Seed I think) and also has lots of positive feedback & Successful pregnancies. It is available as 3 different products currently. Pre-filled applicators & tubes of Conceive plus in two sizes (small & large).
Pros for Conceive Plus
Cons for Conceive plus
Conclusion-Is it Pre-Seed or Conceive Plus ?
Well our answer is it depends on how you wish to use the product.
If you are looking for a fertility lubricant that you can use internally as well as externally & where you can choose how much lubricant to insert into the vaginal applicator then I would try Pre-Seed multi-use 40g tube first and see if it suits you. This way you are only having to purchase one product.
If you are looking for a product just for foreplay and then external application to either partner then I would probably try the Conceive plus 30g tube first and see if it suits you. you can then go onto buy a larger tube if required.
If you are looking for a lubricant just for internal vaginal application prior to intercourse, with pre-filled applicators so that you do not need to decide how much lubricant to use, then opt for Conceive Plus pre-filled applicators.
Whichever one you choose they are both great fertility lubricants and we have no hesitation in recommending them both. Just choose the format that suits your particular needs.
If you have not used them before and are used to a midstream ovulation test, then you may be asking yourself this question.
Ovulation test strips are much cheaper than traditional midstream ovulation tests because they are much cheaper to manufacture, and the packaging costs are much less. They are also cheaper to deliver, as they pack into a very small pack, and yet the accuracy if used correctly is just as good.
Ovulation tests detect a hormone in urine called LH or Luteinising hormone, that is the hormone responsible for stimulating the release of the egg from the ovary. High levels of LH usually indicate that ovulation is imminent and likely to occur in the next couple of days. This makes urine LH testing a useful way to predict ovulation.
How do you use an ovulation test strip ?
This all sounds very complicated when I write it down, but in fact it is incredibly easy to do, once you get the hang of it. The key is to follow the instructions to the letter the first few times you do it, and to use a timer. After you have done it a few times you will find it very easy to remember.
Just a quick post to let you know that we have a 10% discount coupon code aut10 active at Access Diagnostics Fertility Site from now until midnight on Sunday 3rd November.
p.s If you missed this coupon code then use our winter 5% coupon code aut5 to save 5% until they end of January 2014 at either of these websites above.
Early detection pregnancy tests are the pregnancy tests that can detect a pregnancy at the earliest stage before the period has been missed.
They are more sensitive than a standard pregnancy test kit and detect lower levels of the hormone hcg . This hormone is released in large quantities during early pregnancy and rises rapidly. It can be detected in the urine They are also know as ultra pregnancy tests or sensitive pregnancy tests.
Most standard home pregnancy test kits will give a positive result when the level of hcg reaches 25mIU in the urine. An ultra early detection pregnancy test will give a positive result when the hormone level reaches just 10mIU hcg in the urine making it far more sensitive and able to detect a pregnancy at an earlier stage. This can be as early as 8-10 days after ovulation or assisted conception.
Here is our latest Access Diagnostics 5% coupon code which you can use as many times as you like between now and the end of January 2014
As the choice in ovulation test strips increases we are frequently asked which are the best ovulation test strips to buy.
The choice depends on three main factors-budget, accuracy of the tests, the sensitivity of ovulation test strip required & how often you will be performing the ovulation testing.
All ovulation test strips are relatively cheap to buy when compared to midstream pregnancy tests. The reason for this is that there is far less packaging and the test strips are much cheaper to manufacture.
If you have used ovulation test strips before without success or not had clear results then opt for the ultra sensitive 25mIU ovulation test strips by Blue Cross
If you have a very limited budget then opt for the cheap ovulation test strips which we have manufactured for us by BlueCross. At just £3.99 for 25 test strips they offer excellent value for money and are a trusted & reliable branded ovulation test strip
If your budget is higher then the Advanced LH ovulation test strip is our best quality & highest accuracy (99.98% ) ovulation test strip. We have been selling this brand for about 7-8 years now and have found them to be highly accurate & reliable. They sensitivity of the Advanced LH ovulation test strips is 40mIU LH and these are what we would recommend for most testers. They still offer excellent value for money and work out cheaper per test than most over the counter ovulation test kits.
If you are a healthcare professional and will be doing large numbers of ovulation test then the professional ovulation test strips are the ones to choose. These are highly accurate and reliable tests from Instalert brand and we have been selling this brand now for over 10 years and been very impressed with their quality & accuracy.
Pre-Seed lubricant can help you to conceive by providing sperm friendly lubrication for your baby making activities.
PreSeed lubricant has been developed by doctors to mimic your fertile fluid, and is used by fertility clinics in the USA.
Why choose Pre-Seed ?
p.s Use online coupon code sum5 before the end of September 2013 to save 5% at Access Diagnostics Fertility