Would you like to write for our Fertility Blog ?

March 15th, 2015

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 kate@adtuk.co.uk

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.

Review of the new Core ultra early 10mIU sensitive pregnancy test strips

March 13th, 2015

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.

You can purchase the Core ultra sensitive early pregnancy tests through Access Diagnostics fertility site 

Have you tried out the Pink Pad fertility app yet ?

January 18th, 2015
UK's leading online fertility Shop

UK’s leading online fertility shop

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.





Access Diagnostics Discount Coupon Winter 2014

November 25th, 2014

Just a quick post to let you know our latest coupon code

Use 5% discount coupon code aut5 this winter to save 5% online at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk and valuemed.co.uk

One coupon is applied per order.
Coupon may be used multiple times
Coupon active until the end of January 2015

Best selling Advanced ultra early detection pregnancy test strips 10 mIU back in stock

June 26th, 2014
Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10mIU sensitivity

Advanced ultra early pregnancy tests 10mIU sensitivity

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

Click here for more information or to buy our best selling Advanced ultra early detection pregnancy test strips 10 mIU online in UK

Use coupon code ADSUM to save 5% if you order before the end of August 2014

Latest Access Diagnostics Coupon Code

June 12th, 2014

Just a quick post to let you know our latest coupon code

Use 5% discount coupon code ADSUM this summer to save 5% online at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk and valuemed.co.uk

One coupon is applied per order.
Coupon may be used multiple times
Coupon active until the end of August 2014

Access Diagnostics Spring 2014 5% Discount Coupon

March 27th, 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 Fertility Site

The coupon code can be used multiple times between now and the end of April 2014

Feel free to share the coupon code.
Only one coupon is applied per order
The coupon code can also be used at Valuemed Medical Supplies

Thrifty Thursday 10% coupon Code

February 27th, 2014

Use coupon code TT10 to save 10% today at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk when you spend over £5 on goods

Fertility FAQ-When am I most fertile ?

February 6th, 2014

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:

  • changes in cervical mucus which becomes more stringy and appears like raw egg whites this method is known as the billings method.
  • your basal body temperature increases so many women use a high accuracy thermometer to chart basal body temperature
  • There are also changes in saliva around ovulation and this can be identified using a saliva ovulation microscope.

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.

Click here for more information on LH ovulation predictor kits & tests, basal body temperature thermometers & ovulation microscopes from Access Diagnostics UK Fertility Site



Access Diagnostics Coupon Code

December 12th, 2013

Use online coupon code aut5 to save 5% this month and next at Access Diagnostics Fertility site


Which fertility lubricant should I choose Pre-Seed or Conceive Plus ?

November 20th, 2013

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 lubricant is available to buy in the UK from Access Diagnostics Fertility Site

Pre-Seed lubricant is available to buy in the UK from Access Diagnostics Fertility Site

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

  • its been around for ages and has lots of positive feedback & successful pregnancies.
  • it is available in a multi-use tube with vaginal applicators that you fill yourself which means that you can use as little or as much as you like and you only need to buy one product
  • it can be used for intravaginal application & for external application to either partner
  • it has been clinically tested and shown to be sperm friendly & non irritant
  • it is reasonably priced at around £12-15 pound for a 40g tube
  • it is easy to use and comes with comprehensive instructions
  • it is the most versatile product of the two as it allows for both external and internal application

Cons for Pre-Seed

  • Currently at time of writing it is only available online in UK and mainly through specialist fertility suppliers
  • The lack of a small tube means you cannot try Pre-Seed before committing to a large tube


Now we will give our review of Conceive Plus

Conceive Plus

Conceive Plus is available to buy online in UK from Access Diagnostics fertility site


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

  • The small cheaper 30g tube allows you to try the Conceive Plus before you commit to a larger tube & is excellent value for money. It is ideal for external application to either partner for foreplay & intercourse.
  • It is widely available in Boots and also online
  • There is lots of positive feedback about the product and very little negative feedback.
  • The range of products means that there should be a product to suit you.
  • Reasonably priced at between £6 and £15
  • Easy to use and comes with comprehensive instructions from manufacturer
  • The small 30g tube is small & discreet for when travelling
  • The pre-filled applicator product allows you to insert the lubricant deep inside the vagina if dryness is a problem and you do not need to work out how much lubricant to use as this is done for you.

Cons for Conceive plus

  • The lack of a multi-use tube means that if you want to use intravaginal applicators & have the lubricant for external application you have to buy two products making it more costly.
  • Some women find the pre-filled applicators contain too much lubricant and so some is wasted-you are not able to choose how much lubricant you put into the applicator as this is done for you.


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 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.





How to use ovulation test strips & how do they work

November 20th, 2013


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 ?

  • 1st thing to do is obtain a clean container in which to catch your urine sample. It does not need to be a sterile container. A clean plastic cup is ideal or one of those sample bottles your GP sometimes gives you. You can use the same container each time you do the test, just make sure you wash it & rinse it out thoroughly between uses.
  • Like any ovulation test you need to perform the test at the right time in your cycle.
  • Wait at least 2 hours after drinking before you collect your urine sample. It does not matter what time of day you do the test as long as you do it at approximately the same time each day. Best to avoid 1st thing in the morning as the LH levels can be lower overnight. For most people early to mid afternoon is a good time to test.
  • Read the instructions supplied with the ovulation test before you start the test
  • Follow the instructions for the test that you have as they may vary slightly, depending on which brand of ovulation test strip you have bought, although most instructions will be quite similar.
  • Collect the urine sample
  • Hold the test strip by the correct end (there will usually be a picture with the instructions to help you identify this ) and arrows pointing down to show you which way is down as in the picture above. Often the end that you hold has a plastic or shiny covering.
  • Immerse the strip into the urine sample, just up to the max mark for a few seconds (i.e. only the bottom half of the strip goes into the urine) You should be able to see the urine being absorbed up the strip. If you have got the strip upside down, you will not see any urine travelling up the strip.
  • Remove the strip from the urine sample & lie it flat.
  • Read the result after the designated time, as laid out in the instructions (usually a couple of minutes.)  I find it is best to always set a timer as the time that you read the result is very important, and it is so easy to get distracted. Timer keeps you focussed.
  • If the test has run correctly you will have a control line  C visible which means the test has absorbed enough urine. If the control line is not visible, then check that you have put the correct end of the strip into the urine and re-immerse the strip into the urine for a further few seconds, until you see the urine start to be absorbed.
  • If you have a visible control line then now look the for test line usually marked T . For the LH test to be positive, the T line should be as dark or darker than the C line. If you get this result then you can stop testing & it likely that ovulation is imminent and so this & the next couple of days is your most fertile time.
  • If the result is not positive then you should repeat the test the next day, and keep doing so until you detect the LH surge.

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.

Click here to see full range of ovulation tests including ovulation test strips at Access Diagnostics Fertility website

Access Diagnostics 10% Coupon Code Autumn 2013

October 30th, 2013

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.

  • coupon code is aut10
  • to use the coupon you need to spend over £10 on goods excluding postage
  • coupon may be used multiple times
  • only one coupon is applied per order
  • Free UK delivery when you spend over £75 on goods
  • feel feel to pass the coupon on
  • coupon is also active at Valuemed Medical Supplies UK

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

October 19th, 2013


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.

Click here to find out more or to buy ultra early detection 10mIU pregnancy tests in UK

Click here to see frequently asked questions about using & interpreting early detection pregnancy tests 


Access Diagnostics Autumn / Winter Coupon Code

October 4th, 2013

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

Fertility FAQ-Which are the best ovulation test strips ?

October 3rd, 2013


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.

Click here to see our full range of ovulation test strips & ovulation test kits


Pre-Seed Lubricant

September 25th, 2013



Pre-Seed lubricant is available to buy in the UK from Access Diagnostics Fertility Site

Pre-Seed lubricant is available to buy in the UK from Access Diagnostics Fertility Site

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 ?

  • Clinical trials have shown Pre-Seed to be fertility friendly.
  • Pre-Seed is odourless & non irritant
  • Pre-Seed lubricant feels natural
  • Pre-Seed allows the sperm to move freely

Click here to buy Pre-Seed online in UK for just £12.75

p.s Use online coupon code sum5 before the end of September 2013 to save 5% at Access Diagnostics Fertility

Home Fertility Test For Men

June 28th, 2013
Fertilityscore male fertility test

Fertilityscore male fertility test

The Fertilityscore home fertility test for men tests both the sperm count & the sperm motility. The pack comes with everything that you need to cunduct the fertility test in the privacy of your own home including full instructions.

Each pack contains 2 home male fertility tests so that you can test yourself twice over a 10 day period. The fertility test is easy to use and accurate in clinical studies and highly reccomended by men.

Click here for more information or to buy Fertilityscore home male fertility test online

Access Diagnostics Coupon Code Summer 2013

June 26th, 2013

You can use Access Diagnostics coupon code sum5 as many times as you like before the ned of September 2013 at


and www.valuemed.co.uk

feel free to share the code.


Ultra Early Pregnancy Tests 10miu Review-pros and cons

June 26th, 2013
  • Ultra early detection pregnancy tests have been available now for several years  and are proving very popular & reliable at diagnosing pregnancy before the missed period.

If you are using an ultra early sensitive 10miu hcg pregnancy test you need to test 1st thing in the morning on the first urine that you pass after waking, as the hcg level will usually be more concentrated then, and so you have a higher chance of detecting if you are pregnant or not.

Advantages of ultra early pregnancy test strips:

  • they detect lower levels of the pregnancy hormone hcg
  • they are easy to use
  • you find out sooner
  • the ultra early pregnancy test strips are excellent value for money

Disadvantages of ultra early pregnancy tests:

  • They may detect a very early pregnancy that then fails to continue, that you would otherwise not know about.
  • false negatives are more common, as the pregnancy hormone level in the urine, may not be high enough even for the ultra sensitive pregnancy test to detect.
  • you may need to test repeatedly until you get a positive pregnancy test or your period starts

Click here to buy ultra early detection pregnancy tests 10miu sensitivity



New Conceive Plus multi-use 30ml tube

April 18th, 2013


Conceive Plus® fertility lubricant is now available in a handy 30ml tube.

Its advanced formula contains magnesium and calcium ions, which are essential to prolonging sperm viability (keeping sperm healthy) and motility (helping sperm to swim).

Conceive Plus Fertility Lubricant is pH and electrolyte balanced to imitate the body’s own natural fluids and is completely safe for sperm and embryo development. It also helps with the fertilisation process to increase your chances of actually getting pregnant.

Conceive Plus is suitable for all couples who want to have a baby, whether you are just preparing to conceive or have been trying to get pregnant for some time.

Clinically tested with data published by the American Society For Reproductive Medicine in 2009.

How to use Conceive Plus: Apply a teaspoon sized amount on both him and her and re-apply as often as needed.

Click here for more information or to buy Conceive Plus 



Would you like to guest blog on our fertility blog ?

March 22nd, 2013

Do you like guestblogging ?

We are currently looking for guest bloggers & contributors on this fertility blog.

If you would like to be a guest fertility blogger please do get in touch by e-mail to kate@adtuk/.co.uk or by posting in comments and we will contact you. Any e-mail address that you post in comments is kept private and will not appear on the fertility blog

Cheap Ovulation Test Strips

February 14th, 2013

 cheap ovulation test strips

Just a quick post to let you know that we have updated our special offers and have some very cheap yet accurate ovulation test strips available online.

Click here to see all our latest special offers & discounts on pregnancy tests, ovulation tests , fertility tests & fertility products

Use online discount coupon sp5 to save an extra 5%

ps almost forgot -have a happy Valentines day.

Wholesale Pregnancy Test Strips

February 10th, 2013

Access Diagnostics have an extensive range of pregnancy test strips available at wholesale prices to trade & NHS customers.

For NHS customers we have the professional range of pregnancy test kits 

professional early pregnancy test strips

NHS purchase orders accepted on standard 30 day terms. Please fax purchase orders to 01623 884 105 or e-mail to trade@adtuk.co.uk

Instalert brand do professional pregnancy test strips in two sensitivities 10mIU ultra early pregnancy test strips and the 25mIU standard early pregnancy test strip. We have  been supplying the Instalert brand of professional pregnancy test strips in 10mIU and 25mIU sensitivity wholesale now for many years and have found them to be extremely accurate and reliable pregnancy test strips.

Click here for more information about the Instalert professional 10mIU ultra early pregnancy test strips in resealable cannisters of 25 pregnancy test strips http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/25-instalert-ultra-10miu-pregnancy-test-vials1-fhc-u111-fertility.html

Click here for information on the same Instalert ultra early pregnancy test strips in individual foil wrappers in boxes of 50 tests http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/50_Ultra_10miu_Pregnancy_Test_Carton_packs.html

Click here for more information about the Instalert professional 25mIU early pregnancy test strips in resealable cannisters of 25 pregnancy test strips http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/25-instalert-25miu-pregnancy-test-vials-fhc-111s-fertility.html

Click here for information on the same Instalert 25mIU early pregnancy test strips in individual foil wrappers in boxes of 50 tests http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/50-instalert-25miu-early-pregnancy-test-strip-carton-fhc-101-fertility.html

For trade wholesale customers who wish to re-sell we have a range of home pregnancy test strips available at wholesale prices.

Visit our wholesale website http://www.adtuk.co.uk/

We have a range of wholesale home pregnancy tests strips available to buy online in both 10mIU and 25mIU hcg sensitivity http://www.adtuk.co.uk/acatalog/PREGNANCY_TEST_STRIPS.html

If you require any help or information or if you do not see what you are looking, or if you require larger volumes then contact our trade customer services team during office hours Monday to Friday on 01623 883 830 or e-mail trade@adtuk.co.uk

To see our full range of pregnancy tests, ovulation tests & fertility products visit http://www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk/

All our pregnancy tests, ovulation tests & fertility products are available wholesale to NHS & wholesale customers.

Access Diagnostics Discount Coupon February 2013

February 8th, 2013

 Pre-Seed discount coupon

Use coupon code sp5 to get a  5% discount at Access Diagnostics Fertility Site when you puchase ovulation tests, pregnancy tests, Pre-Seed, Clearblue or any other fertility tests or products

The coupon is active until the end of April 2013 & can be used multiple times. Only one coupon is applied per order. Feel free to share the coupon code & pass it on.

Coupon is also active at Valuemed Medical Supplies

10% Discount Coupon for Access Diagnostics Fertility

January 16th, 2013

We have a 10% online coupon code active at  www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk for the next 5 days only.

The coupon code is AD10 and is active until midnight on Sunday 20/1/13

Low cost delivery options available. Free UK Delivery when you spend over £75

New Years Resolutions-do they work ? What is your big one this year ?

January 8th, 2013

Can’t believe how quickly 2013 has come around and how long it is since I posted on this blog.

I have not yet sat down and made my new years resolutions. Every year for the past 10 years I have made the same resolution each year-I wonder if can you guess what it is.

Unsurprsingly it has been ‘to diet & to lose weight’ . In fact to lose 18lbs to be precise. Each year I start off my diet quite well and lose a few pounds then things seem to slip and I am back 12 months later with the same resolution and often more weight to lose.

But last year things were different. I found I had a really good incentive to lose weight -it was affecting my health adversely-it is amazing how much easier it is to lose weight when you have a really good reason to do so. I joined Weight Watchers and lost weight steadily getting to my target last summer. I have been at goal now for about 6 months. The support & motivation I gained from attending the class was invaluable and I found I looked forward and still do so to attending the class.

If you are trying to conceive and you are overweight then you have a really good incentive to lose weight. Being over weight reduces fertility in both men and women and losing weight can improve your chances of conceiving. Being at a healthy weight when you start your pregnancy is also associated with fewer health risks for both mother and foetus and can help you to maintain a healthy weight throughout pregnancy.

If you have quite a lot of weight to lose it may be worth talking to your GP. Some GP surgeries will fund courses with weight watchers or similar groups.

Proxeed Plus Ingredients

December 18th, 2012

Proxeed Plus is a male fertility dietery supplement that has been clinically shown to provide the nutritional support required for optimal sperm quality.

Proxeed Plus contains the following ingredients: L-carnitine (fumarate) ,Acetyl-L-carnitine, Fructose, Citric acid, Selenium, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, Zinc, Folic acid, and Vitamin B12

Buy Proxxed Plus online UK

You can buy Proxeed Plus online in UK from Access Diagnostics Fertility 

Laptop caused heat damage to sperm & revealed as culprit in couples difficulty conceiving

November 10th, 2012

An article in The Daily Mail this week, revealed how a couple who had been trying for a a baby for about 6 months without success, expressed concerns to their GP. Because the man had previously had mumps, he was referred to the hospital for a sperm test.

The results of the test where startling, showing that although he had a healthy number of sperm, the sperm showed abnormalities consistent with heat damage. The tails of the sperm where wrapped around the heads meaning they could not swim properly.

On closer questioning of the couple it was revealed that the man spent several hours every night with his laptop on his lap. He was advised to stop this practice, and to put the laptop on a table instead. He did this and 3 months later his wife was pregnant, and they now have an 11 month old daughter. The couple had no idea that the laptop could damage sperm in this way.

Heat can be a cause of infertility in men, and has long been recognised in chefs who work long hours in hot kitchens.  Laptops emit a lot of heat when they are on and if sat on your lap can cause overheating of the testicles. The widespread use of laptops has meant that this cause of male infertility is on the increase. The good news is it is reversible.

The message is clear. If you are trying for a baby keep your laptop off your lap and give the little swimmmers a fighting chance.

You can read the news article here


p.s  Just a thought even if you are not trying for a baby it makes sense to keep your testicles cool. We don’t yet know what other harmful effects sitting a laptop on your groin may have, but it seems wise to exercise caution in this area.

Access Diagnostics 10% Discount Coupon Code November 2012

November 9th, 2012

Just a quick post to let you know we have a 10% discount coupon active until midnight on Wednesday 14th November at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk

The coupon code is ADT10

It needs to be typed exactly as above ie no gaps and block capitals followed by number 10

The coupon can be used multiple times. Only one coupon is applied per order. Happy shopping. Feel free to pass it on.

Female Fertility Predictor

November 8th, 2012

The results of a new study from Denmark reported in the Journal of Reproduction has shown that your mothers age at menopause may be a good predictor of fertility.

The researchers  studied  527 women between the age of 20-40 years of age, and found that women whose mothers had an early menopause had far fewer viable eggs in their ovaries than those women whose mothers had a later menopause.

Women are born with all the eggs that they will ever have, and so those women that had fewer viable eggs have fewer chances of conceiving. This can be measured and is known as the ‘ovarian reserve’

The message from the study seems to be that if your mother had an early menopause then statistically you have a higher chance of having a low ovarian reserve and so should avoid postponing trying to conceive and start early. But this does not mean you can be complacent if you mother had a late menopause.

The message for all women is to avoid postponing & start early as ovarian reserve declines with age. In times of recession lots of women may put off starting a family and then face difficulties later due to reduced fertility.

Source BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20217735

Questionaire on diet /exercise and how it relates to infertility

November 8th, 2012

Came across this study online. If you have time fill it in.

”I am doing my MS thesis on infertility and diet/exercise. If you could all graciously pass this along or fill out if I would greatly appreciate it” http://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3rBOn0VPa3u8nj

IVF News-Three Person IVF research success

October 30th, 2012

A controversial new IVF method being researched in the US has produced promising results. So far the studies have been done on human embryos in the lab and monkeys. The technique is used to reduce transmission of mitochondrial disease from mother to child. A public consultastion on the ethics of using this techenique in UK is underway the results of which are expected next spring.

Source BBC News & HFEA

Find out more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20032216

and at the HFEA http://www.hfea.gov.uk/7517.html

IVF News-new technique could double IVF success rate for women in their early 40’s

October 29th, 2012

Women in their early 40’s currently have about a 13% chance of conceiving from each round of IVF.

A new IVF technique that has been studied  has increased this a 6 in 10 chance. The new approach involves testing the embryos for genetic abnormalities ( a common cause of failed IVF in women in their early 40’s) The gentically normal embyos are then frozen for between one and two months. (this gives the womens hormones time to return to normal after the IVF treatment) The normal embryos are then inserted into the womb. This technique is not widely available in the UK currently but it is hoped that it will be soon.

Source http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9624688/Doctors-may-have-unlocked-secret-of-IVF-success-for-older-mothers.html

Spreading the word about infertility

October 28th, 2012

Infertility Network are looking for volunteers to spread the word about infertility.

Find out how you can help here http://infertility.healthunlocked.com/blogs/558608/Can-you-help

Is your intimate lubricant safe to use while you are trying to conceive ?

September 12th, 2012

Do you know that many popular personal lubricants used for sexual intercourse or foreplay can impair you when you are trying to conceive by creating a barrier to sperm or by altering the vaginal ph so that it is less sperm friendly?
If you are using a intimate lubricant during your love making which many couples do , make sure it is one that has been designed specifially for couples trying to conceive.

There are several fertility lubricants available from Access Diagnostics Fertility that have been designed specifically to be sperm safe and to optimise your chances of conceiving:
Pre-Seed lubricant in muti-use tube with 9 vaginal applicators that you fill yourself so that you can choose how much lubricant you use.
Zestica Fertility have a range of fertility lubricant products inlcuding the Zestica spray for external application & pre-filled Zestica vaginal applicators as well as the Zestica Conception Kit that contains everything you need to start you on your  journey of trying to conceive.
Conceive Plus fertility lubricant is available in pre-filled vaginal applicators as well as the Conceive Plus 75g tube
Click here to see all fertility lubricant http://www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/FERTILITY_LUBRICANTS.html

Click here to buy Pre-Seed online in UK http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/Pre-Seed.html

Click here to buy Zestica fertility lubricant online UK http://accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/Zestica_Fertility_Lubricant.html

Clcik here to buy Conceive Plus online in UK http://www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk/acatalog/NEW_Sasmar_Conceive_Plus.html

Access Diagnostics 5% Discount Code September 2012

September 6th, 2012

We have a 5% discount code active until the end of this month at several of our websites.

The coupon code is sum5 and may be used at www.accessdiagnostics.co.uk and www.valuemed.co.uk

  • no minimum spend
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Click below to see our current best selling pregnancy tests, ovulation tests & fertility products

Amy Marner’s Summer Newsletter (2012)

August 13th, 2012

Life Upgrade Expanded

I had a great time on the Life Upgrade Expanded course in May.  It was wonderful to finally be able to attend and meet lots of new people (and old friends).  The weekend was uplifting and inspiring however not without it’s uncomfortable moments.  But then that’s what Life Upgrade is about; deal with those discomforts so that you can feel better, more free and in touch with your intuition.  After addressing those uncomfortable feelings I left the course feeling an amazing sense of peace, which was better than I could have ever imagined.

Since then other discomforts have surfaced as I go about my day-to-day life and I know I need to use the tools I have learnt to address those too.  Interestingly that peaceful feeling, although now passed, does not feel too far out of reach, if I keep using Life Upgrade tools I know I will be able to reach it again (hopefully for longer next time too).

Bristol Centre of Reproductive Medicine (BCRM)

I had the privilege of talking at the BCRM in June, it was a very enjoyable evening.  I met people who are going through some really challenging times, who were very inspiring in the ways that they were coping with their stress levels.  Interesting topics came up during the evening one of them being should those trying to conceive drink alcohol?

My recommendation is always to cut out drinking in order to give your pregnancy the best chance.  However if you do find yourself having a glass, feeling guilty about it and beating yourself up that’s not going to do you any good either!

My aim is to support clients to achieve their best chance of conception, that means getting mind and body in tip top condition, drinking is not a part of that.  It’s about addressing the feelings that make you want that drink in the first place (or feel guilty about having one) as there is likely to be underlying issues which need resolving.  Life Upgrade as a system is effective in addressing and resolving those issues.

INFOGRAPHIC: Egg Sharing Results at CRM London

August 10th, 2012

Following on from CRM London’s recent post detailing the results of their egg sharing programme between 2007 and 2011, they have now released an infographic visualising these statistics:

Please feel free to use our infographic on your own website or blog using the code below:

Pre-Seed Success Story-‘finally pregnant & couldn’t be happier’

July 5th, 2012

 We received this lovely Pre-Seed success story yesterday and wanted to share it with you

”My husband and I tried for a baby for 8 months with no luck, I knew when I ovulated but decided to buy opk tests just to make sure I was ovulating turns out I was right on track, I also decided to give Preseed a try because I heard many good reviews and success stories. I wasn’t having the egg white discharge like I should have. We used preseed for a couple days before I ovulated up untill a couple days after and I finally was pregnant now im 28 weeks pregnant with my baby girl and couldnt be happier. Preseed has deff. helped thank you so much l, I recommend it to everyone I know whose trying to conceive.” DG 5/7/12