It’s estimated that 7 million couples are dealing with infertility and have had trouble conceiving. Guys (yes you) are solely responsible for about 50% of the infertility issues but are often reluctant to be tested due to your perceived notion that infertility is tied to manliness. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. SpermCheck® Fertility at home test is the perfect resource for those of you trying to get pregnant and have a hunk of a man afraid to make an appointment. I’m honored to offer a product giveaway while working with this company.
Fertility testing made easy
SpermCheck® Fertility is designed to be used as a private first step in male fertility testing. It can evaluate the sperm count or lack there of. Since 80% of men are not tested and suffer from never knowing, this easy home test can make all the difference.
Ladies, the test works pretty much the same way as those OTC urine pregnancy tests. The specimen is collected in the solution cup and then dropped onto the testing device. Ten minutes later you’ll have a normal or below normal result (we’re rooting for normal).
Painless, private and fast!
Don’t be discouraged if the result is below normal, it just means that a more comprehensive evaluation should be done. Make an appointment with your local physician and you’re one step closer to having that beautiful baby.
Wondering who should use this test?
- Men who are younger than 35 and have been trying for one year should check their fertility
- Men older than 35 should test after six months without pregnancy
There are many reasons why you may not have conceived and these often affect men:
- Immunologic infertility: Antibodies hinder sperm from moving to the fallopian tube. This is usually caused by injury, surgery, or infection.
- Hormones: Low hormone levels inhibit sperm growth.
- Chromosomes: Changes in the structure or number of chromosomes in sperm impact fertility.
- Medication: Some medications affect sperm production, such as prescription drugs for arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, and infection
If after receiving a below normal result, know that it’s not your fault. Any of these factors could be causing the situation. Talk to your specialist openly and they’ll have a plan of action.
A normal sperm level result from the SpermCheck® Fertility device could mean there are other reasons you’re not conceiving. Some of them are easily corrected.
- Eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Replace animal fats with monounsaturated oils, such as olive oil.
- Avoid cigarettes and any drugs that may affect sperm count and function.
- Exercise moderately, but regularly (excessive exercise can impair fertility).
- Avoid use of lubricants as they may affect sperm motility.
- Reduce stress.
Infertility can be scary and emotional and there is a quick and easy answer that will help you take the first step on your journey. The tests typically cost around $39.00 but I’m happy to help you on the path by offering one of my readers a FREE SpermCheck® Fertility testing device in the giveaway below. Every year 11 million couples will try to have a baby; I wish you the best of luck with yours.
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