Like Valentine’s Day, building a family is all about love. Many couples get so caught up in the struggle to conceive that they forget to stop, take a breath, and appreciate each other as companions. It takes a special couple to hang on for years in the hope that they will get pregnant, all the while keeping the faith that things will work out for the best. We happened to find such a couple for this month’s e-news. Here’s their story:
Brian and Sharon tried to conceive for nearly four and a half years before using the Conception Kit®. They both went through lab testing to see if a medical condition was getting in the way, but the results were inconclusive.
“The doctor said there was nothing wrong with us,”
After hearing about the Conception Kit®, they decided to give it a try. They used one of the included pregnancy tests at the end of the first month and it came up positive. Brian was nice enough to share what happened next via e-mail:
“We’ve been trying for four years for a child, no luck.
We saw the Conception Kit and decided to try it because it was approved by the
FDA. Lo and behold…a positive reading on the pregnancy test!!!
I came back with the test and BAM!!! A third positive test result! It took us one time using this kit, so if there are other couples having difficulties, I recommend this system!”
For many of us, 2008 was a challenging year. This is especially true for our military personnel, as they face the difficulty and dangers of their service to our country combined with the separation from their families. At Conceivex, we feel privileged to be able to give back to one of those families with a successful conception. Here’s their story:
“We had been trying to conceive for 11 months [before our success with the Conception Kit]. I have had endometriosis for the past four years, along with cysts and two surgeries, a horrific x-ray, and pain that I wouldn't wish upon my worst enemy for years. I was getting so frustrated…it seemed like it was so easy for everyone and difficult for us. We had tried everything in the book.
I was in the waiting room of my OB/GYN, found a Conceive
magazine, and saw an ad for the Conception Kit. My husband and I thought we
would give it a try, especially since he was getting ready to deploy to
We received the kit, used it the next month, and I am now five weeks pregnant with our first!! My husband was thrilled!! He was telling everyone at work and said 'Man this kit is no joke, don't use it unless you are serious about having a baby." It couldn't have happened at a better time. It was the greatest Christmas present I could have ever given him, and he will be home just in time to see the baby being born. Thank you, Conceivex!”
We are so very pleased with our purchase of the Conception Kit! We are newlyweds and had been "trying" on our own for the last 11 months with no success. We used the Conception Kit (our first try) on the weekend of March 22, 2008, and on April 2nd, just 2 weeks shy of our first wedding anniversary, we got a positive pregnancy test!
I was so surprised and overwhelmed, that I took no less than 7 pregnancy tests to convince myself. As I write this, I am happily glancing at our beautiful 8 week ultrasound! I have already recommended your kit to friends and my husband and I are so grateful to not have to resort to costly invasive procedures. We are planning on using the Conception Kit again to complete our little family.
I purchased the Conception Kit back in March. I am happy to say that my husband and I are 9 weeks pregnant. We used your kit on the first try and it worked. We have been trying for two years and no success. The doctor told me I have a tilted uterus, and that it would be a little difficult to conceive on our own.
Our next step was fertility drugs but I heard your advertisement on a local radio station and went on your website to see what it was all about. I spoke with my husband and we ordered your kit on the same day. We wanted to take a chance on your product before we started to spend thousands of dollars on fertility treatment. IT WORKED!!
This is our first pregnancy, and we are so excited. Thank you so much for your product and we will be sure to spread the word to any couple who is having a hard time conceiving.
Since the birth of my son two years ago, I have noticed a
considerable bulge in my vaginal area. I was diagnosed with a rectocele, cystocele, and uterine
prolapse. The first two don't cause a problem with
conception, but the uterine prolapse can as my cervix
is just inside the vagina now and not in a good position for semen to enter. My
husband & I tried to conceive for 6 months without success before using the
Conception Kit. We decided to try the kit before undergoing fertility treatments,
and after using the kit only once I am happy to say that I just found out that
I am pregnant! I truly believe that it was due to the use of the Conception Cap
which allowed the semen to stay near my cervix. Thank you for such a wonderful
At Conceivex, Inc. we hear from a lot of couples who have achieved pregnancy with the Conception Kit™. While every success is important, we sometimes meet a couple whose level of enthusiasm is so inspiring that we just can't help but to check in with them from time to time.
Candice and Ryan
Olson of Algonquin,
Building relationships is what we are all about, so we decided to check up on Candice, Ryan, and their baby girl, Tessa to see what they are up to now. Here's what they wrote:
We have all been enjoying these past nine months since Conceivex, Inc. was able to help us realize our dreams. When Tessa came into our lives last October, she was an answer to our prayers and continues to amaze us with what she's learning to do. When we first heard about the Conception Kit, we were a little skeptical but decided to give it a try and have never looked back since. The last nine months have been filled with some ups and downs with Candace's father passing away. However, it was such a blessing for him to be able to interact with Tessa on a daily basis for the first six months of her life. He even called her his little "Tessie." She was his little angel and now he is hers.
On the upside of things, we purchased a new home for our
growing family and celebrated Ryan becoming an assistant principal and getting
one step closer to completing his doctorate. Candace is missing teaching, but
has been enjoying being a mother far too much to return to teaching anytime
soon. We are also considering adding to our family very soon and of course will
not hesitate to use the Conception Kit again should the need arise.
Alyssa, 31-year old wife and mother of a beautiful 2 ½ year-old girl named Norah, and her husband Darrell wanted another child so desperately that they were virtually brought to the brink of financial ruin in pursuit of what Alyssa refers to as their "greatest wish." Little did they know that an inexpensive, at-home fertility kit would prove to be their salvation.
Alyssa's first natural pregnancy was ectopic, a rare instance in which the fertilization of the egg occurs in the Fallopian tube as opposed to the uterus. This occurrence is so rare that only one percent of all pregnancies are ectopic, and 99 percent of these occur in the Fallopian tube. Unfortunately, the embryo and Alyssa's right tube were lost. Though sad, Alyssa and Darrell were undeterred. Their obstetrician was confident the couple would be able to get pregnant again very quickly.
After nine months with no success, tests confirmed
morphology, motility, as well as count issues in Darrell's sperm
Several months after the birth of Norah, the joyous new parents turned their attention to the business of having another child. "We always wanted at least two children," explains Alyssa. Because they could not conceive naturally, IVF seemed to be their only option.
Since their pregnancy with Norah, Alyssa and Darrell had
The second IVF was successful; however, it ended with a miscarriage after less than a month. As Alyssa explains, "We literally maxed out all our credit cards." The couple considered other options, such as adoption; but private adoptions can cost just as much as IVF; and the thought of foster-to-adopt was just too intimidating - raising a child for 18 months and then possibly having to give it back was unbearable.
After her second attempt (this time using the Conception Kit™), Alyssa became pregnant with her second child, born in April of 2008. Here’s the story in her own words and with the final outcome:
I just wanted to tell you all again that this product really does work...and I'm staring at living proof. My son was born this past Tuesday afternoon (a little earlier than his expected 5/10 due date!) but perfectly healthy! Here's a brief recap of my story: my first medically unassisted pregnancy was ectopic (in my tube) and resulted in emergency surgery when my tube ruptured, and the loss of my baby & tube. After a clear HSG on my remaining tube & nine months of unsuccessful trying on our own, we found out that hubby has "issues" with his sperm. After a referral to an RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist] and six unsuccessful IUI's, we had a successful IVF that gave us our now-3 year old daughter. We tried another IVF about a year later and had a very early miscarriage. We were out of money and options, since infertility isn't covered by our insurance. Shortly after this, my regular OB/GYN made the diagnosis (based on some symptoms my RE had dismissed!) that I was in perimenopause and had been for several years-at age 30! I was crushed and angry, since we wanted another child so badly and now it seemed that there was definitely no way it would happen. I came across an ad for the Conception Kit™ in Conceive Magazine. And the result has his daddy's curly red hair! If it worked for us, imagine how well/easily it could work for someone who doesn't have our kind of problems.
Rod and Beth are a great example of how the Conception Kit can help couples conceive. They have been featured on our website for several months, but the full details of their story have not been released to the public until now:
Beth is a 29-year old adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, whose 18 month struggle with infertility brought her to a point where she would, in her words, “try anything” to conceive. It would also put her on the losing end of a bet, which, in her case, is not really as bad as it sounds.
About three years ago, during a routine OB/GYN exam, her doctor found a lump near her right ovary. He advised that they monitor it and that she report any peculiar symptoms at once. Feeling fine, and not experiencing anything out of the ordinary, Beth returned a year later for another routine medical checkup. This time, the exam revealed that the growth was not only present near the ovary, but had grown in size. Her physician, Dr. Ligon, recommended a routine outpatient laparoscopic surgery to remove the growth. With her entire future still before her, Beth’s concern was sharp and immediate. “I wanted to know whether it would affect my chances of becoming pregnant later on,” she said. Dr. Ligon assured her that in time she might be able to conceive. So, in July of 2005, Beth went into surgery; but it was immediately clear that her “routine” procedure was about to become anything but.
To the surgeon’s surprise, the tumor had swelled to a point that it totally encased the ovary. The minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery was now no longer an option. Instead, the surgeon removed the ovary and growth in one piece. The surgery was a success; Beth’s wound was closed; and after a short hospital stay, she returned home to heal.
Several weeks later, Beth was fully recuperated and celebrating her surprise engagement with her boyfriend of five months. The joy of the day quickly turned to shock with an urgent phone call from the oncologist’s office. The growth, it turned out, was a malignant one, the diagnosis: fibrosarcoma, a type of ovarian cancer. Though this outcome was mentioned to her earlier as a possibility, the diagnosis and its timing both shocked and saddened Beth. Still, she was not at all frightened. “Due to the uncertainty of my health and reproductive status, I immediately asked my fiancée if he was sure he wanted to get married; and his response was, ‘of course.’”
A week later, Beth found herself sitting in an oncologist’s office, her new fiancée by her side. The doctor explained that the tumor was found in its early stages, and therefore chemotherapy was not immediately necessary. However, as another tumor could potentially appear on the other ovary, he recommended a pre-emptive surgical removal. Fully realizing the risk she faced, Beth pointedly refused. “Since the threat was not immediate, and since both of us wanted our own children, I decided against the surgery.” With the oncologist’s blessing, the plan instead turned to a vigilant schedule of frequent medical visits for close monitoring.
After their wedding in December of 2005, Beth and her husband started on a plan to conceive, working around his busy schedule as a corporate pilot, which made timing an issue. “He wasn’t always home on the days when my fertility was at its peak,” said Beth. After several more months of trying, Beth and her husband had a medical workup to rule out any potential issues. At this time, Beth was diagnosed as having a tilted cervix. Though not dangerous, this condition can sometimes make conception troublesome. Beth began learning about in vitro fertilization, or IVF. However, the low success rate of IVF* and the intense regimen of shots and medical visits inherent to the process were not encouraging for Beth. She sought an alternative.
Dr. Ligon suggested a new product that addresses the problem of a tilted cervix called the Conception Kit™, a newly FDA-cleared fertility product for at-home use. He also prescribed a medication that stimulates the release of hormones necessary for ovulation to occur. Three months later, Beth and her husband went through the usual routine of conducting a pregnancy test and wagered on the outcome – he betting yes and Beth betting no. A pregnancy test confirmed the result. “That was one bet I was happy to lose,” said Beth, whose first baby is due in April of 2008.
Featured Mom: Saheedah
"We are so happy to be adding to our family thanks to the Conception Kit. After being told that IVF was the way that we would have a family due to a low sperm count, we did go through everything and have our daughter. After thinking that we wanted to add to our family my mother told me about the conception kit and I sent away for it. After only 2 months of use I became pregnant with our second child and am due December 24th. We were so amazed that it worked, and could be so easy after all we had gone through before. Even the nurses at my doctor's office were joking that we'd gotten pregnant by having sex! Thank you for such a wonderful product, it has truly changed our lives."
“The Conception Kit was so easy to use! My husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for the past year with no luck. We followed the easy directions, pictures included. I found the cap very easy to insert and did not feel it during the time it was in. We waited a few weeks and when we took the pregnancy test, it was positive. The whole experience was wonderful. We called Conceivex, Inc. and they were so congratulatory. Everyone that we have talked to has been warm, friendly and encouraging. The process was easy and smooth and the people were a delight. I would highly recommend the kit to anyone who is trying to get pregnant."