Babystart® – FertilTests
Infertility affects as many as 15% of couples of childbearing age. The reasons for not getting pregnant, when planning a family,
are split evenly 50/50 between men and women.
The babystart® FertilTests™ is fertility screening tests for both men and women, measuring sperm count in men and the sex hormone FSH in women. This is a combination twin test pack for couples to share in the privacy of their own home.
For the women there is the babystart® FertilCheck™ Female Fertility screening test which measures the sex hormone that is an indicator of their biological fertility clock. A woman’s fertility starts to decline after she gets to 30 and the decline gradually accelerates until she gets to menopause. This reduction in fertility is reflected in a similar gradual increase in the hormone FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). 
Rising levels of FSH tend to be associated with reduced fertility. The FSH hormone can also be raised in women with irregular periods and without doubt will steadily rise as a woman gets older. As menopause approaches the levels get particularly high and act as an early warning system for 
The babystart® FertilCheck™ Female Fertility home diagnostic screening test is a rapid test of FSH concentration in urine. 
The kit contains two ECOstrip™Female Fertility tests and if both test results are positive it is an indicator of reduced fertility.  The test is greater than 99% accurate.   With this test a negative result is going to be good news although its not proof of fertility. A positive test result suggests that fertility is reduced and we recommend that a woman see her doctor to discuss the results and perhaps have more tests done. For the man the babystart® FertilCount™ Male Fertility test is a rapid diagnostic test of sperm concentration in semen.
Sperm count is widely recognised as the major indicator of the fertility in men.  The babystart® FertilCount Male Fertility test kits are a unique home test that will indicate if a man’s sperm concentration is greater or less than the devices cut off point, 15 million per mL of sperm. A positive result is going to be good news although it is not proof of fertility.
A negative result suggests that the man should consult with his doctor as he is close to being sub-fertile, which is not all bad news, because it does at least save a couple months of trying for a baby when there maybe issues to resolve. The babystart® FertilCheck™ Female Fertility test kit and the babystart® FertilCount Male Fertility test kit will allow a couple planning a pregnancy to test their fertility potential, privately and discreetly in their own home. The ECO facts behind the theory…..
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