Infertility is one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, and unless you've been through it, it can be hard to understand how upsetting the whole ordeal can be, even after you've triumphed as a couple and had your precious baby. That memory lingers, and you truly never forget the whole experience. And this also applies to the many people who experience trouble conceiving Baby Number Two, a common condition known as 'Secondary Infertility'.
Enter, all-natural, holistic fertility kit conceiveplease, created by one of the world’s leading fertility specialists.
It's sold at www.conceiveplease.com as well as selected pharmacies, including Pharmacy 4 Less.
conceiveplease supports couples who are struggling to fall pregnant to do so naturally, without turning to IVF.
The kit has seen amazing success with one couple who had really struggled with 'secondary infertility' becoming pregnant for the second time using the kit.
conceiveplease is the first of its kind as it targets both the man and the woman in the equation - after all it takes two to tango, right!
It’s really inclusive for the man, as he not only gets to take vitamins to improve his long term health, but this can include him in tracking ovulation and planning for intercourse.
The comprehensive booklet in the kit also offers lifestyle tips on how to keep things a bit romantic - those who have been through this journey know the whole thing can go from "hey, let's have fun making a baby" to "this is the pitts." It can turn from a romantic moment into a clinical and perfunctory act pretty quicky.
There’s even a meditation CD in there too. It has all bases covered!
Here is a success story (which we love!) and a gorgeous picture to prove it!
Name: Pru Sweeten
Occupation: Fertility Nurse and Fertility Research Nurse
Lives: Woollahra, NSW
Husband's name: Andrew
Occupation: Medical Technology Sales
How old were you when you first started trying to a baby?
I was 32 when we first started trying for a baby.
How did you find out about conceiveplease?
In my line of work, I knew I had to track my cycle and was aware of techniques to detect ovulation and to be able to detect the right time to conceive. I became aware of the kit through work circles and was lucky enough to be one of the first people to get my hands on it.
How long were you trying for a baby before you turned to conceiveplease?
I decided to use the kit from the moment we decided to start trying for a baby as I knew it would improve my chances of a successful pregnancy.
Did you find the kit easy to use?
I did. It is a bit of a no-brainer. A lot of women of reproductive age who have been trying to fall pregnant and have used a home-kit before will find this a lot easier than most to use. It’s only four steps and each one is clearly explained in the instruction booklet, so it’s hard to mess up really.
Did you feel as though using the kit gave your husband a better sense of inclusion and involvement in the pregnancy? In what ways?
Definitely. It takes two to tango so it’s important that the men’s part of the process is included and conceiveplease allows for this. It increases the awareness of sperm health – a lot of the focus in other fertility products is on the female in terms of her reproductive health, but it is just as important for men to watch what they eat and exercise and include all the other factors to help improve sperm quality, such as taking the multi-vitamins.
Also, because it is in a pack and everything is included together in one box, it is so easy for couples to use together. In my experience, men are only told to get sperm-health vitamins if there is an issue, but every guy, in my opinion, should be taking them to improve their fertility fitness. It’s a very inclusive kit and it also means that your husband feels very included with your fertility tracking, taking your temperature and of the pregnancy in its very early stages. It makes it more of a team effort heightens the sense of excitement.
You mentioned you turned to IVF after 12 months. Why was that?
I used the kit for 12 months when we were trying naturally for a year, but we sadly had two miscarriages. So, the kit did actually work for us twice, unfortunately those pregnancies just were not viable. We went down the IVF path as we knew that medical intervention could implant the most viable embryo for us. It is so important to remember though that IVF treatment varies so much for every couple. However, with our medical backgrounds, we knew for us as an individual couple, it was the best choice for us at that time.
You actually continued to use the kit in conjunction to IVF treatment … how do you feel the kit complements the IVF process?
The vitamins are of use because you need them with both a natural and IVF conception (male and female). The meditation CD included in the kit really helps to de-stress you. You still rely on the pregnancy test when you undergo IVF, so that is essential in my view as well. All the education included in the booklet within the kit is relevant to everyone – no matter what fertility treatment they undergo.
The beauty of being able to purchase the elements of the kit separately, meant that when we decided to undergo IVF and no longer needed to track my hormones and temperature (as the clinic was doing all that for me), we could still buy the other essential items separately like the vitamins, the pregnancy testing sticks and the meditation CD, which really helped calm me down when I was nervous.
Would you suggest anyone going down the IVF path use conceiveplease kit?
They wouldn’t need the entire kit, but they can buy the individual elements of it as mentioned above – the vitamins, the health and lifestyle booklet and the meditation CD.
What do you think is so great about conceiveplease and the various elements of the kit? Can you talk a bit about how the various elements helped you in your journey?
I think in particular the LH tester was amazing because ovulation can occur at different times of your cycle – it can be early or later each month. The ovulation (LH) testing sticks are a real educational tool as they detect exactly when you’re ovulating, so you know exactly when to have timed intercourse. It is a really great way to feel confident about your conception journey. You know if you’re having intercourse at that time, that you’re giving yourself the best chance of conception in that month.
How long did it take you to fall pregnant after using the kit and IVF (i.e.: how many rounds of IVF did you need?)
We conceived on the first attempt.
When was your baby born?
My beautiful little boy Michael was born in August 2017