**This giveaway is now closed**
But, you’d be wrong. I’d never pass up the chance to put on my (imaginary) white lab coat and glasses and start testing.
Although, until now, I have always had to the be the guinea pig.
Thanks to SpermCheck Fertility, that is no longer the case.
SpermCheck Fertility is a new, at-home sperm test for men that can detect if a man’s sperm count is within the “normal” range (above 20 million sperm per milliliter). The test is FDA approved and is 98% accurate, just as accurate as lab results!
However, being the skeptic that I am, I had to see it to believe it.
I had Matt take the test four weeks post-vasectomy. He still had another four weeks to go until he could return to the doctor for a follow-up semen analysis, and after the seven week post-partum pregnancy scare we had had just a few days earlier, we were anxious to see if his sperm count had been affected by the procedure yet.
Because, as we have learned, it can take awhile for those little swimmers to clear out after the big snip-snip.
The test is not quite as simple as a pregnancy test, and although it involves a few more steps, the instructions are easy to follow and the results are fast and clear (no ambiguous evaporation lines!)
Even though the test is intended for couples who are trying to conceive, Matt and I used the test to check if his vasectomy had started to take effect. I also thought that because of our situation, this would be a perfect way to prove the accuracy of the test results. Back in 2006, Matt did undergo a semen analysis through his doctor’s office after we spent almost a year trying to conceive with no success.
Obviously, those results were accurate. We found out we were pregnant with our first child two weeks later.
And now, after fathering four babies, I’m pretty sure my husband is considered to be a man of proven fertility.
Which is why a result like this could only mean one thing:
The vasectomy must be doing something…because that’s a negative, Batman.
Of course, we will have the official lab reports to back this up in a few more weeks, but I think it’s safe to say that this is an accurate result.
I was amazed that this kind of test could be done in the privacy of our own bathroom. It could be a valuable tool for couples who are having trouble conceiving. I only wish this test had been around back in 2006 when I sent Matt to the doctor for his fertility testing. It would have saved him the inconvenient and slightly embarrassing trip to the doctor, not to mention the expensive lab bill.
The test retails for $39.99 and is available at Walgreens stores, or online at Walgreens.com and CVS.com.
Or you can enter my giveaway and win a SpermCheck Fertility Test for the lucky man in your life!
To enter: Just follow me through Google Friend Connect and leave a comment below! (This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18 and older only, please.) I will draw a winner at random after the giveaway ends on May 1st at 12:00 am EDT.
Make sure to put your email in your comment so I have a way to contact you if you win.
And sorry, there are no extra entry opportunities. I like to keep it simple!
And, after you enter the giveaway, you should check out this segment from the television show, “The Doctors” featuring the SpermCheck Fertility Test.
Because, like I said before,
Dr. McDreamy Dr. Travis Stork would never steer us wrong, ladies.