Pre-Seed lubricant back in stock in UK

Pre-Seed Lubricant UK £13.49
Pre-Seed lubricant back in stock in UK

Great news after over a month with no Pre-Seed lubricant, it is back in stock and flying off the shelves at Access Diagnostics fertility site. 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

Our UK fertility site is finally mobile friendly

Access Diagnostics Fertility Site UK
Access Diagnostics Fertility Site UK

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.

 

Access Diagnostics 10% Facebook Discount Coupon

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UK’s leading online fertility Shop

Access Diagnostics have a 10% coupon active through facebook.

You can access & share the free discount coupon.Get Facebook discount coupon for Access Diagnostics fertility & pregnancy tests website 

We received this lovely BFP news by e-mail today

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”We started trying to conceive about 6 weeks ago, and I thought it would take months and bought all this stuff to help. It worked on the very first go and I am now 6 weeks pregnant. Clearly Access Diagnostics works so well that even having them in the house works like a charm!!
Best wishes
Sara 17/1/12”

Congratulations to Sara from everyone at Access Diagnostics

Accesss Diagnostics Fertility 10% Discount this weekend

UK's leading online fertility shop for early pregnancy tests ,home ovulation tests, fertility lubricants & fertility products
UK’s leading online fertility shop for early pregnancy tests ,home ovulation tests, fertility lubricants & fertility products

We thought you might welcome a 10% discount coupon for the weekend.
The 10% discount coupon code is HOL10 and gives a 10% discount on goods purchased through Access Diagnostics fertility website

Can also be used at Valuemed medical supplies 

Coupon is valid from until midnight on midnight Sunday 18/12/11
Coupon must be applied at time of ordering and can not be applied retrospectively
One coupon per order
Coupon may be used multiple times

and 1st class standard UK delivery is still free when you spend over £25 

Happy shopping

Common abreviations used in fertility support groups & TTC circles

Thought this might be a useful round up of common shorthand terms used online in fertility forums & fertility groups. If you have any more please post in comments

Lets start with some easy ones:

TTC=Trying To Conceive

LMP= Last Menstrual Period

BBT= Basal body temperature

AF =Aunt Flo (your period)

PG= Pregnant

2WW= 2 week wait (ie the time from ovulation to when your period is due)

POAS= Peeing On A Stick (commonly used in fertility groups )

BFN= Big fat negative

BFP= Big fat positive

SA= Sperm analysis

Now for some more medical fertility abbrevaitions:

IVF = In Vitro Fertilisation

AI =Artificial insemination

AIH Artificial insemination with husbands sperm

AID Artificial insemination with donor sperm

AR=Assisted Reproduction

ART=Assisted Reproduction Technology

U/S=Ultra Sound scan

HCG= Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (the pregnancy hormone that pregnancy tests detect)

LH= Luteinising Hormone (the LH surge occurs just before ovulation and is the hormone trigger to release the egg-this is the hormone that urine ovulation tests detect)

FSH=Follicle Stimulating Hormone (hormone that causes the egg follicle to develop)

CM= Cervical mucus

EWCM= Eggwhite cervical mucus  (fertile mucus) 

PCOS=PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome

PGD=Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (this means they take the eggs and test them for genetic disorders and only implant the healthly ones through IVF)

CVS Chorionic villae sampling

CVS= Chorionic Villus Sampling

ENDO= Endometriosis

If you know any more please post them in comments

We all needs friends-but where do you go for support when TTC

There are times in life when we really need the support of our friends and family. But does the quality of this support make a difference. Simple answer is yes-hugely so. When you are going through a stressful or difficult time in your life for whatever reason you need friends who will support you, listen to you and be there for you.

Are your friends drains or radiators ?

A friend of mine recently apologised for being a drain and not a radiator. At least she had incite !

The company of some friends makes you feel great, while others leave you feeling drained or even angry or sad. Of course we all have our off days, and no one can be a radiator of joy all the time but some friends are just plain exhausting.

What kind of friend are you ?

Characteristics of radiators;

  • Their positive upbeat attitude pulls you up even when you are feeling down.
  • they are good listeners
  • they do not hog the conversation (conversation should be a two way thing)
  • they are not totally self absorbed
  • they like people
  • they see the good in most situations
  • they are up more than down
  • you feel great after you have been with them
  • you enjoy their company

Characteristics of drains:

  • they have a negative attitude to lots of things
  • you feel exhausted, angry or sad in their company
  • they hog the conversation
  • they are totally self absorbed
  • they put other people down frequently (if they do that to others they probably do it about you)
  • they do not really like people
  • they see lots of negatives in a given situation

Try and make sure that you have plenty of radiators around you, and that you do your best to be a radiator to others.

Trying to conceive for some can be a very stressful time if things seem to take longer than you had hoped, and often it is difficult to talk to family or friends about the stresses that you are under. Where can you go for support and friendship then ?

A lot of women find the support and friendship they crave in the fertility forums. Here you can talk anonymously to others who are going through a similar situation to yourself and share in their highs and lows. Seeing others succeed can be very encouraging and also you can pick up lots of useful tips from others trying to conceive.

See the links at the side of this blog for links to the UK fertility support forums

Keeping the Romance Alive When Trying to Conceive

Last night I went out with a group of girls, and the talk turned to men and relationships as it often does when groups of women get together with no men, no kids and lots of alcohol. We were discussing how important it is to keep the romance alive, when you have been together for a while.

Trying to conceive can be a fun and exciting time for many couples-for many it is the first time they have been able to have sex without using contraception-the novelty of this alone can add to the romance, let alone the excitement of creating a new life. If conception occurs quickly ie within 3-4 months the whole process is fairly stress free, but when conception takes longer it can become a cause of stress and disapointment for some couples, which may start to take the fun out of it.

When I was trying to conceive my first child I assumed wrongly that as soon as we stopped using contraception I would conceive, after 3-4 months of trying I was starting to get anxious and insisted that my partner took a male fertility test (with hindsight I did rush him into a bit-but being an obliging chap he took it, and it came back normal much to our relief !) We then carried on with the serious business of making babies while having fun at the same time.

Last night my friends and I talked at length about keeping the romance alive in a relationship, and the importance of ‘dating your partner’

Plan a date with your partner ideally at least once a week-take the time to be together, just the two of you, as if you were on a date. You do not actually need to go out. We have had many date nights at home which have been just as good and a lot cheaper. Here are the some suggestions for dates:

  • Meal out in the evening-just the two of you-get dressed smartly, do your make-up etc, make it special
  • Watch a film together-choose something you both like, either at the cinema or on dvd/video. Make a proper date of it. If you have kids get them to bed first or get a babysitter if you are going to cinema. We like to have popcorn or chocolates-sometimes both but I’m just greedy !
  • Cook a meal together at home. If you have kids feed them and get them settled 1st. Choose something nice and easy to cook but that is a bit special-in our house steaks are always a favourite for a date night meal, served up with a really large salad and a glass of wine. Cooking together in a relaxed way can be very bonding. Make an effort with your appearance as you would do if you were going on an outside date.
  • Go on a walk together, just the two of you-ideally somewhere beautiful and on a sunny day if possible-really lifts your spirits, as well as being great exercise-a proven stress buster
  • Sit out on a sunny evening togther, maybe with a glass of wine-just the two of you and chat about your passions, fun things you have done together and stuff you would like to do together
  • Go to a posh coffee bar for lattes/ cappucinos-whatever your favourite tipple is, and chat and just watch the world go by together
  • Meet for lunch somewhere nice & talk about all the good things in your life
  • On a clear night go outside and stare & wonder at the stars together
  • Take up a hobby together-ideally something that you can both be passionate about-it gives a shared interest & something to you can talk about together when you are on your dates ! As they say ‘variety is the spice of life’

These are just a few of the suggestions we came up with, I’m sure you can all come up with lots more

Home fertility tests, ovulation tests, ultra early pregnancy tests, fertility friendly personal lubricants and lots of fertility products are available from Access Diagnostics UK fertility site