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Fertility FAQsWhat is the benefit of using at home fertility products?Before involving expensive doctor-controlled fertility treatments you can try alternative at home methods in the comfort of your home. How common is infertility?About 10% of women in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant (1).What are common causes of infertility in men and women?Male infertility affects 1 out of 20 men and is most often caused by bad sperm health. Average sperm counts continue to decrease over the years and most research points to factors such as poor diet, environmental contaminants, and stress.Infertility among women is usually due to a woman's age. Many women choose to wait until their late thirties to get pregnant, but fertility decreases with age. Many women have ovulatory disorders with older age. (1)How can I improve my fertility?Healthy lifestyles can improve fertility. Diets that include fruits, vegetables, healthy oils, and whole grains in addition to exercise and reduced consumption of alcohol and caffeine are suggested. Fertility supplements can also aid in creating a better environment for conception. FertilAid for Women is a fertility supplement that enhances female fertility and overall reproductive health. FertileCM is a supplement designed to improve the quantity and quality of a woman's cervical mucus, which is necessary for conceiving. FertilAid for Men enhances male fertility while CountBoost and MotilityBoost increase sperm count and motility respectively. How do I know if I have a low sperm count?For easy-to-use, at home testing you can use SpermCheck Fertility. This test provides a positive result for sperm counts above 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen while a negative result means a count below 20 million sperm per milliliter. Using the Male-FactorPak you can collect a viable sample and test it with the SpermCheck before spending a lot of money on a laboratory visit.What is the importance of sperm count and motility?Sperm count refers to the amount of sperm in a milliliter of semen. Motility refers to the sperms ability to move. Both quantity and quality are important factors in a man's semen when trying to conceive. A sperm count below 20 million per milliliter is a low sperm count. The SpermCheck Fertility test can be used to check for this.What can be used to increase sperm count and motility?CountBoost for Men and MotilityBoost for Men are perfect supplements to be taken along with FertilAid for Men in order to improve sperm count and motility.If I am trying to conceive, can I use lubricant when having sex?75% of women report an increase in their frequency of dryness when trying to conceive (2). Most lubricants can be spermicidal and harmful to sperm, inhibiting your ability to conceive. Pre-Seed lubricant, however, is a sperm friendly lubricant specifically designed to decrease vaginal dryness while providing a helpful environment for conception. Pre-Seed lubricant is safe to use for couples trying to conceive. (2)What is the advantage of using a Male-FactorPak or Hy-gene Kit to collect sperm?The Male-FactorPak and Hy-gene Kit include a biologically inert polyurethane condom that maintains semen motility and velocity. The product is easy to use and allows for comfortable sample collection at home without the stress of producing a sample through masturbation. Improved specimen viability and increased patient acceptance are the benefits that can be found with the Male-FactorPak or Hy-gene Kit. The condom is easy to transport and provides physicians with a high-quality semen sample that can be used in assisted reproductive technologies.Are sperm samples better if collected using a Male-FactorPak?Studies show that semen samples obtained through intercourse are more viable than those obtained through masturbation. (3,4) Regular condoms have spermicide that is detrimental to sperm. The ultra-thin polyurethane condom in the Pak and Kit allows samples to be collected safely at home through intercourse, providing better samples for testing or further at home use when trying to conceive.How many Male-FactorPaks do I need when trying to conceive?One Male-FactorPak is used at a time to collect a single sample. You may need more Male-FactorPaks if you are performing multiple tests or would like to have backups available.Why should I know when I am ovulating?Sperm can only survive for up to 5 days in a woman's body and the time that a woman can conceive only lasts for a short time. In order to conceive, the sperm must be in the Fallopian tubes when the egg is released from the ovary. Thus many couples choose to have intercourse during the few days before ovulation. Rhea Care provides many useful tools for predicting your ovulation cycle, including basal thermometers, an ovulation microscope, and ovulation wheel.How can I track my ovulation cycle?Rhea Care has multiple products for the process of tracking a woman's ovulation cycle. The ovulation wheel pinpoints ovulation and peak fertility times as well as outlines the best times to use ovulation tests or microscopes. When these times come, you can use the Fertile Focus ovulation microscope, a saliva-based fertility test with 98% accuracy. Basal thermometers are also used often to chart a woman's body temperature, providing accurate information for when a woman is ovulating.How much money should I expect to spend on trying to conceive at home?The amount will vary depending on the user but will be significantly less than involving rigorous clinical treatments.References:1 Frequently Asked Questions: Infertility. 2009. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Womens Health. 21 Nov 2011.[removed]2 Pre-Seed. 2011. INGfertility. 21 Nov 2011.[removed]3 Zavos, PM, Characteristics of human ejaculates collected via masturbation and a new Silastic seminal fluid collection device. Fertil Steril 43:491, 1985. 4 Zavos, PM, Seminal parameters of ejaculates collected from oligospermic and normospermic patients via masturbation and at intercourse with the use of a Silastic seminal fluid collection device. Fertil Steril 44:517, 1985.