UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY

Unless there is a clearly diagnosed reason why conception does not happen after six months of trying, women are often classified under "unexplained infertility".

There are a large number of parameters that need to come together to form the right conditions for successful conception. Many of these parameters are easily influenced and can fluctuate from cycle to cycle depending on the woman. It may only need one factor to be out of place to result in a failure to conceive. This is why unexplained infertility is such a difficult problem to solve, and by the time a woman finds out what the underlying issue is – it often is too late.

This is why Concepta is continuing to develop a suite of products aimed at understanding these parameters and to ultimately help women conceive in a shorter timeframe.
In the coming years, the Concepta product portfolio will allow patients to manage issues of chronic stress (which affects ovulation and issues of miscarriage), vaginal health (affects sperm survival and the quality of cervical mucus) and nutrition.

Several studies look at how long it takes women to conceive. Only 20% of those that try for a baby will be pregnant in their first cycle. After 6 months 70% of women will be pregnant but this leaves a considerable amount of women who will take longer.

Even after several years women continue to conceive naturally. Unless there is a clearly diagnosed reason why conception does not happen, women are often classified under "unexplained infertility."

This means a potentially long and frustrating wait, not knowing whether anything is wrong or not.

The reason why we have "unexplained infertility" is because there are quite a number of parameters that have to come together each cycle in order for the right conditions to occur for conception. Some of these parameters are common issues that are easily affected and some women will be more susceptible than others. The parameters affected can also differ from cycle to cycle. By the time you were to find out what the issue was in a particular cycle it would most likely be too late to do anything about it.

One area that is being looked at is an understanding of these parameters, what can go wrong and what can we do to prevent them from going wrong. At this stage we will focus on the existing products but we are working on a product portfolio that will also allow you to manage issues of chronic stress (which affects ovulation and issues of miscarriage), vaginal health (affects sperm survival and the quality of cervical mucus) and nutrition.

MyLotus addresses the issue of timing of intercourse in relation to your fertility hormones. Studies show that even women with regular cycles were not accurate at pinpointing their ovulation and the medical profession acknowledges that correct timing is an important issue.

Traditional ovulation tests try and suit the "average" woman and are not always suitable for those women that fall outside the norm.

Ovulation tests work by measuring a surge in LH, the hormone that indicates that ovulation could happen within the next 24-48 Hrs. Different women have different hormone levels which traditional tests can not pick up. MyLotus gives +/- answers but also gives you the actual concentration of the hormone in your urine sample. This will be valuable information for your doctor when you have questions or issues with ovulation.

MyLotus allows you to monitor an important aspect of unexplained infertility. It will allow you to monitor fertility hormones and help pinpoint your fertile days.