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
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 )
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.
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At any given time, there are around 3.5 million people in the UK who are having problems getting pregnant, but it doesn’t always feel that way when you’re trying unsuccessfully to conceive. Infertility is lonely and isolating, and it’s very common to start to feel cut off from friends and family. You may worry that you’re the only one who feels this way when you find yourself dreading pregnancy announcements or avoiding events where there are bound to be lots of children. Many of us end up feeling almost ashamed about our fertility problems, and there can be a sense of guilt too and worry that maybe we’re somehow responsible for what is happening to us. Infertility can erode our self-confidence and leave us feeling depressed and miserable, but there are things you can do to help yourself get through it.
The more you know about your fertility and treatment, the easier it is to cope. When I went through IVF for the first time, there was very little information available about what it would be like to have treatment from the patient perspective, and that’s why I started writing books about it! Now, there’s a huge range of sources of information and advice, and making sure that you are well-informed can make all the difference. If you’re having IVF, do take a look at my book The Complete Guide to IVF which is a simple guide to the basics of what’s involved and includes the experiences of lots of people who’ve been through treatment.
The other key tip for coping is to seek out others who are experiencing similar problems. You may feel you aren’t ready to open up to people you don’t know, but it can be so helpful to be in a roomful of others who know just how you are feeling. Some clinics run support groups and the charity Infertility Network UK http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/ have many of their own too. If you don’t want to meet people in the flesh, talking to one another in one of the many online forums can be incredibly helpful too.
Perhaps most important of all, do remember that infertility isn’t easy. No one sails through fertility problems and treatment in a calm, relaxed state. Infertility makes you feel stressed, and it’s inevitable that at times you will find it tough going. Try to find space to do some of the things you’ve always enjoyed, and don’t force yourself to go to social functions that you know are going to be difficult. Above all, be kind to yourself – you’re going through a difficult time, and you deserve it.
”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!!
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