Video: New First Response(R) Fertility Test Helps Women Answer the Question: Am I Able to Get Pregnant?
At-home Test Measures Hormone Levels That Indicate Egg Quality and Quantity
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While many women think that getting pregnant will be no trouble, millions of women in America struggle with infertility. According to a new survey for First Response(R), 70 percent of women who may want to have children think they can get pregnant whenever they want. But according to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, infertility affects 7.3 million Americans.
“Three questions I often get asked by my patients are: am I able to conceive, am I ovulating and am I pregnant? ” said Dr.
How the First Response(R) Fertility Test Works
The First Response(R) Fertility Test measures FSH levels in a woman’s urine on the third day of her menstrual cycle. Results appear on the urine stick within 30 minutes with 95 percent accuracy. If FSH levels are found to be above normal, this may indicate that her ovarian reserve is low and may be interfering with her ability to become pregnant.
A woman should speak to her doctor if:
- Her FSH levels are above normal.
- Her FSH levels are normal, but she’s 35 years or older and has been trying to get pregnant for at least six months, she’s younger than 35 and has been trying to get pregnant for at least 12 months, or she’s any age and does not have menstrual periods or has irregular periods.
There has been significant growth in consumer demand for over-the-counter reproductive health products. First Response(R) has become one of the most trusted women’s health brands by offering accurate tests that anticipate women’s needs, and with the launch of the Fertility Test for Women, First Response(R) now offers a full range of at-home tests that answer some of life’s most important questions.
Surveys Reveals Women Overly Confident About Their Ability to Get Pregnant
First Response(R) surveyed women of child-bearing age about their knowledge of fertility, their pregnancy potential and views on planning for pregnancy.
Also, members of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association were surveyed about their knowledge of fertility, their pregnancy potential and views on planning for pregnancy. The studies found:
- Three-quarters (75 percent) of women believe it’s easy for women in general to get pregnant.
- Interestingly, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of RESOLVE members thought they could get pregnant without any problem when they first started trying. (These women ultimately experienced difficulties.)
- Three in four women of child-bearing age did not know what FSH was and how it can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
- Majority (86 percent) of Resolve members would have taken charge faster and sought the care of a medical professional sooner if they had known more about their fertility potential before they started to try to conceive.
- When women plan key aspects of their life, planning for future pregnancy falls to the bottom of the list behind finances, career, education – even planning for vacations.
“Many women don’t understand how difficult it can be to become pregnant until they’re already experiencing fertility problems,” said
The First Response(R) Fertility Test for Women is available at major food, drug and mass merchandise outlets. A package with two test sticks has a suggested retail price of
About the Surveys
The online survey was administered to RESOLVE constituents between
StrategyOne, an applied research consulting firm, conducted a nationwide telephone omnibus study on behalf of First Response(R) of 260 women 18-44. Interviews were conducted between
About Church & Dwight, Co., Inc.
Church & Dwight, Co., Inc., headquartered in
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Founded in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, headquartered in
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