At PregnancyandBaby.ie, we pride ourselves in hand-selecting the best products on the market to help you create the ideal conditions for you to conceive.Trying for a baby can be a stressful and tough experience, with over 300,000 couples in Ireland struggling with conception and many becoming parents later in life than previous generations. From fertility vitamins and fertility monitors to our wide range of pregnancy tests, we are here to help give you the best chances possible to begin your family.
At-home pregnancy tests look for signs of early pregnancy by detecting the presence of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in your urine. This vital pregnancy hormone is produced by the placenta shortly after implantation, and is important for sustaining your baby's growth.
Keeping record of your ovulation (the monthly release of one or more eggs from your ovary) is a key factor in successfully getting pregnant. Around 20% of women can experience lower abdominal pain, known as mittelschmerz, during ovulation. Most at-home ovulation test kits look for an increase in Luteinising Hormone in the couple of days before you're likely to ovulate. They can help you identify your most fertile period, so you and your partner have a clear idea of when is the best time to try and conceive.
PregnancyandBaby.ie sell a wide range of ovulation tests and calendars that can help you create the best chances for conception.
Male & Female Fertility Tests
Ireland's national fertility rate is currently the highest in the EU as of 2015. We're experiencing a bit of a baby boom, with our national average of 14.4 babies born per 1000 people compared to the EU average of just 10.1. If you're planning on starting a family, it's so important to be aware of your current and future fertility levels, and things like eating healthily, cutting down on alcohol and not taking anabolic steroids can boost your chances of conceiving.
At PregnancyandBaby.ie, we stock the world-leading Swimcount male fertility test which is clinically proven to have a sensitivity of 96% and specificity of 91%. This means that if the test shows that your sperm have more than 5 million motile sperm cells, it is 96% likely that the test result is correct. If the test shows that your sperm have less than 5 million motile sperm cells per ml., it is 91% likely that the result is correct.
Fertility Supplements, Vitamins and Minerals
When it comes to conceiving, getting the right nutrients should be high on your list of priorities both for you and for baby. Omega 3, calcium, zinc, folic acid and iron are just a handful of the nutritional elements you should be considering. Besides obviously making healthy food choices, supplements and vitamins can be an excellent asset to have on side.
At PregnancyandBaby.ie, we stock a range of carefully created nutritional supplements for men and women that can boost fertility levels if taken consistently at the correct dosage. Trusted brands like Zita West and Proxeed are well-known for their effectiveness.
The scheduled nature of trying for a baby can often be a stressful experience, and vaginal dryness and discomfort may result from increased frequency of sex. This can be frustrating and certain lubricants can also upset the naturally acidic environment in the vagina.
At PregnancyandBaby.ie, we stock fertility-friendly Fertility Lubricants including the market-leading Preseed Sperm Friendly Lubricant. Preseed works by mimicking the body’s fertile cervical mucus as it relieves vaginal dryness, without adversely impacting the natural fluids present in the body that benefit sperm. Created by a female sperm physiologist, Dr Joanna Ellington, Preseed is clinically proven not to have any negative effect on sperm.