How to Get Pregnant Using the Conception Kit

Getting Pregnant with Low Tech Kits

Ovulation predictor test
Ovulation predictor test. Getty Images/Ruth Jenkinson

The Conception Kit is a tool used to help people get pregnant. It is a three month supply of the items used to pinpoint ovulation, assist in conception and detect pregnancy - all within the confines of your home.

The Contents

The Conception Kit by Conceivex comes with everything that you will need to try to achieve pregnancy in three months. This kit includes for each month:

  • One semen collection kit
  • Sperm friendly lubricant
  • One, disposable cervical cap
  • One pregnancy test
  • Journal for recording the results and feelings
  • Note for your midwife or doctor

Also included are an instruction book (in English and Spanish) and a conception wheel to help you decide when you want to conceive, based on when your due date would fall.

Used in Your Own Home

The Conception Kit is not a novel idea, but it is the only cervical cap approved by the FDA for the express use of conceiving. The really nice thing about the Conception Kit is that it is used in the privacy of your own home.

The Conception Cap is specifically designed to hold semen in place over the cervix. This may help couples who are having problems conceiving by removing some of the work for the sperm and potential barriers including a hostile environment in the vagina. reduced motility of the sperm, a tilted cervix and others.

While this kit may help couples who are having infertility issues, it can also be used by couples with normal fertility to help time a pregnancy to meet the needs of their lifestyles. In fact, a study using the Conception Kit showed that 24% of infertile couples got pregnant using this kit.

How The Conception Kit Works

The kit is divided into three month segments, so that you do not need to sort and figure out what you need to use when.

The booklet provided with the kit is helpful, though I think that a few more pictures would have been helpful to go along with the descriptive words. I also got a huge kick out of the warnings all over the boxes and booklets that the use of the kit might cause you to get pregnant.

While the nearly $300 price tag may seem expensive, it is very inexpensive compared to the costs of intrauterine inseminations (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies. Though it may not be a cost that couples who are only doing it to hasten pregnancy or time pregnancy may be willing to invest

The Steps of Use for the Conception Kit Are:

  1. Decide when you would like to have a baby and choose the month in which you would like to conceive.
  2. Begin recording the details of your menstrual cycle.
  3. Use the ovulation prediction kit to determine your LH surge and time of ovulation.
  4. Enjoy sex, using the semen collector and if desired the sperm friendly lubricant.
  5. Transfer the semen from the collector into the Conception Cap.
  1. Put the Conception Cap into the vagina an onto the cervix.
  2. Remove the Conception Cap between 4-6 hours later. (You can wear it overnight as well.)
  3. Use the pregnancy test at the end of your cycle.

The actual kit was easy to use. Most of the directions were very specific and included enough detail to use them. Moving the semen from the non-latex semen collector to the Conception Cap was a bit interesting and messy. You also may not need be able to use the entire volume of semen provided. The kit says to use between 1-5 ml, I just put what I could in there and tossed the rest out.

Putting the cap in place wasn't very difficult. Though I did wonder if I had it correctly placed. While wearing it I was only aware that it was there for about 15 minutes and I think that was more of an emotional/mental feeling. During the time I wore it, it didn't irritate me, slip or do anything other than sit there. I really couldn't even feel it unless I was thinking about it.

If you've ever removed a regular cervical cap or diaphragm, you know how tricky they can be. The good news is that the ring on the Conception Cap made it very easy to remove when my time was up.

Overall the experience was not unpleasant for either me or my husband. Other than the issues with needing a few more pictures under the insertion of the Conception Cap and the expense, I really feel that this product is a worthwhile endeavor for those trying to conceive but having some difficulties or for those wishing to time their conception.

To order, you can go to their website. There you will be asked for the basic information about your health to receive a free prescription from their doctor to obtain the Conception Kit.

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