Coming Soon: All new website for The Stork™

We are delighted to be launching our new website for our first product, The Stork™, this coming February! We look forward to showing you everything we have been working on for the product. Stay tuned for more information or if you have a question on how The Stork may be able to help aid you in conception, email info@rinovum.com

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

 

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The Stork on The Balancing Act

We are very excited to be taping a segment on The Balancing Act today. The show will air in April and be all about taking the stress out of trying to conceive. We are thrilled to be a part of it and will be discussing The Stork (Rx) on the segment. Look for more news to come next month regarding The Stork and the segment!

Yes, Timing is Everything when TTC

Sperm and egg must meet at that ideal time for conception to occur.
But how do you know when exactly is that ideal time for said sperm to meet said egg?

Ovulation:
Knowing when you ovulate is extremely important to know when trying to pinpoint your “ideal” time for conception.
Despite what many have heard not all women ovulate on day 14 of their cycle. Women can have varying cycles that span from 26-34+ days in each cycle. Therefore the plan to “knock-boots” around day 14 of your cycle does not work out too often. To effectively know if you are ovulating, try charting your basal body temperature, using ovulation predictor kits and/or a useful fertility app (for those of us with smartphones or tablets). It is recommended by many physicians to have sex right before ovulation and after ovulation to optimize your most fertile time of the month.

Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
To chart BBT you have to use a special thermometer that records/takes temperatures in tenths of degrees. This should be done right as you wake up in the morning as this is your basal body temperature. You can purchase these thermometers in drugstores. Right before you ovulate your BBT will increase. If you have been charting for a couple of months you will get to know your cycle’s variations in BBT and it will become easier to spot this spike in BBT before ovulation. Try charting for at least 3 months to really understand your cycle.

Cervical Mucous
Your body’s cervical mucous changes throughout your cycle and is another way to tell where you are within it.
After your period the mucous will be dry and/or sticky but will as time passes in that monthly cycle it will become slippery and stretchy (think egg-whites) when you are your most fertile.

Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)
The shelves in your stores have started carrying more brands of ovulation predictor kits as the market has grown.
These are over the counter products that can help you determine when you are ovulating. They work by measuring the luteinizing hormone in your morning urine. Your LH will surge right before ovulation.
Clearblue and First Response have OPKs on the shelves at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart.

Male Infertility: News Round-Up

Trying to conceive in 2013? There has been a lot press about male infertility issues in the news this past week. Below is a round-up of informative articles to help you on your journey.

CoQ-10 May Boost Semen Parameters- – January 9th, 2013
Saturated Fats Linked to Falling Sperm Counts January 9th, 2013
Male Cancer Survivors Do NOT Follow Up On Fertility January 7th, 2013
Lifestyles Linked to Human Infertility January 8th, 2013
Natural Aids for Men Who Want to Become Fathers

Fertility PlanIt! 2013

Have you heard about Fertility PlanIt! taking place in Los Angeles, CA this weekend (1/12-1/13/13)? It is going to be one of the first consumer shows dedicated to fertility and trying to conceive for all types of families. We are getting pretty excited to check it out! The show is the creation and hard-work of a wide network of supporters of fertility efforts and trying to conceive. The show will not only have exhibitors but a presentation program where speakers in the fertility space will speak about different subjects. I checked the agenda out today and they look very information.

Some of the topics:
-Beginners Guide to Infertility: What To Do When You Want To Get Pregnant but Can’t
-Becoming a Single Parent by Choice
-Male Infertility
-Naturally Fertility Planning
-Fertility Financing
 
If you don’t have any plans this weekend and feel like taking a quick plane, car or train ride (depending on your location!!), check out Fertility PlanIt! 2013: Los Angeles, CA.
For registration information or further information in general: