Dr. Laura Berman –
“ToConceive is much more than a lubricant – it’s a fertility-enhancing gel that assists a woman’s body in creating the optimal environment for getting pregnant.”
In 75% of cases of unexplained infertility among healthy couples, insufficient natural vaginal lubrication was found to be the primary issue.
Without the proper amount of natural lubrication, sperm can’t penetrate and fertilize an egg – an essential scientific process called “sperm capacitation”.
Commercial vaginal lubricants are shown to negatively affect sperm motility. ToConceive is fertility-friendly, working to increase natural lubrication.
It takes time to prepare your body for conception. Like prenatal vitamins, ToConceive may become more effective over time, through daily use. The OB/GYN who developed ToConceive recommends using it for at least 90 consecutive days.
The Science Behind ToConceive
In 2010, Dr. Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his research on IVF. Among his key discoveries is “sperm capacitation,” a process necessary for fertilization. “Sperm Capacitation” is required for fertilization.
During this process, a protein called Albumin dissolves sperms’ outer layer of cholesterol. Shedding this layer is what enables sperm to travel through the cervix and down the fallopian tube to fertilize an egg. Natural vaginal lubrication contains the albumin needed for sperm capacitation.
In IVF and IUI, this process is replicated in a centrifuge using bovine serum albumin. But it also happens naturally, in your body. Unfortunately, many women don’t produce enough natural lubrication to capacitate the sperm. That’s where ToConceive can help. ToConceive may help stimulate blood flow to the vagina, helping to increase natural lubrication.
ToConceive is an innovative multi-patented product that assists your body in creating the right environment that may improve your odds of natural conception. Use ToConceive daily.
Your monthly supply includes 40 sachets for daily use and additional applications for moments of intimacy.
For best results use daily, or until you become pregnant.
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After helping many of my infertility patients become parents, I’m grateful for the opportunity to help thousands more fulfill their dreams of parenthood. I’ve seen the light that comes into couples’ eyes the moment they realize they’re pregnant, and it warms my heart to know that others will experience the same hope and joy.”
– Dr. Ron Thompson, Creator of ToConceive
ToConceive is brought to you in partnership with Callitas Therapeutics, a global leader in Women’s Healthcare. Callitas Therapeutics specializes in developing drug treatments and biomedical technologies that improve health and outcomes for people facing obesity, infertility and intimacy issues.
How is ToConceive different from a drugstore lubricant or PreSeed?
ToConceive isn’t an intravaginal lubricant; it’s a natural serum that, when applied to the vulva and clitoris daily, helps your vaginal walls produce the lubrication necessary to help sperm fertilize your eggs. Your body already produces some of this, but in 75% of unexplained cases of infertility, the body simply doesn’t create enough of it.
Unlike supplemental lubricants, ToConceive helps your body create more of its own natural lubrication which, in turn, creates the optimal environment for natural conception. Here’s why: Vaginal lubrication contains a protein called albumin, which is essential for sperm motility. Without albumin, fertilization can’t happen.
Many OTC intravaginal lubricants (with the exception of PreSeed and a few others) actually kill sperm—the exact opposite of what you want when you’re trying to conceive!
How is ToConceive used, and how is this different from intravaginal lubricants?
ToConceive is designed to be used daily for a minimum of three months, just like a supplement or moisturizer. Massage it into the vulva and clitoris daily after a shower or bath; you can also use it externally prior to (or during) intercourse. Daily use allows l-arginine to build up in the blood vessels of the vagina, so when the critical ovulation window arrives, your body will be ready to produce abundant natural lubrication. Your natural lubrication includes a protein called albumin, which is essential for sperm motility—and therefore, fertilization.
Intravaginal lubricants don’t contain albumin, nor do they help your body produce more of it. In fact, many drugstore lubricants contain spermicide, and/or aren’t pH balanced for the vaginal environment. Either way, many of them kill sperm, intentionally or unintentionally.
What other types of products can I use to increase my chances of conceiving naturally?
There are many products on the market to help you on the journey to natural conception. You can use ovulation prediction devices (thermometers, apps) to ensure you’re having intercourse at the optimal time for conception. Additionally, your partner can use SpermCheck-Fertility to make sure his sperm count is sufficient.
How long will it take me to conceive while using the ToConceive and ovulation detection devices?
If only we could give you a definite answer! It depends on a number of factors, including your age, the number of chromosomally normal ova you have…and, to some extent, luck. If you’re 30, and about half of your eggs are chromosomally normal (the average), then statistics tell us you should get pregnant, on average, within two to three months of using ToConceive.
Yet for every 30-year-old woman who conceives in the first month, another won’t conceive until the fifth month. That’s why we say some of it comes down to luck.
Does ToConceive help those with PCOS conceive?
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance, and women with PCOS tend not to ovulate frequently, or at all. Ovulation—the release of a mature egg from the ovary—is necessary for conception.
Unfortunately, ToConceive will not help you ovulate. ToConceive can help you have the optimum chances of conceiving when you do ovulate, by creating a vaginal environment that’s ideal for sperm capacitation and fertilization.
If you have PCOS, you can discuss options for inducing ovulation with your healthcare provider. These include prescription drugs like clomid, metformin, cycloset, and HMGs, all which can be prescribed by your physician.
How does ToConceive help with Unexplained Infertility?
For 75% of couples who have unexplained fertility (the woman’s eggs and the man’s sperm are both healthy, and the woman ovulates regularly), the biggest issue is insufficient vaginal lubrication. Sperm need a very specific environment to make their journey to an egg, and ToConceive helps your body create that environment naturally.
The pH of vaginal fluid is typically slightly acidic, especially in women who have intercourse frequently. That acidity usually kills sperm. However, around the time of ovulation, it becomes slightly more alkaline. This allows sperm to survive long enough for the albumin (protein) in vaginal lubrication to dissolve the cholesterol layer that coats sperm; that, in turn, increases sperm motility. This is the (literally) Nobel Prize-winning secret to conception—known as sperm capacitation.
Unfortunately, many women don’t produce enough natural lubrication—which means there’s not enough albumin for the process to take place and as a result the egg is not fertilized.
ToConceive helps your body to produce enough lubrication, and at the proper pH, to support fertilization.
ToConceive also compensates for undiagnosed Male Subfertility, another common cause of unexplained infertility, by helping to create an environment where the existing sperm (even if a man’s count is low) have an optimal opportunity to reach their destination and help you conceive naturally.
What makes ToConceive natural?
There are two aspects to this: The ingredients, and how they work.
First, ToConceive is FDA-cleared and uses only pharmaceutical grade ingredients including menthol (derived from natural plants), and l-arginine, a naturally occurring amino acid (also derived from plants). L-arginine is necessary for the production of nitric oxide; in turn, nitric oxide stimulates blood flow to the vagina. This is how ToConceive helps to increase your natural lubrication.
The way ToConceive is applied is also all-natural. It’s not an internal lubricant, but rather, it helps your body to produce more of your own vaginal lubrication.
Because of concerns about parabens, and their possible impact on hormones, we have reformulated ToConceive with all the same stimulating benefits and no parabens.
We know natural ingredients matter to you, so here’s what’s in ToConceive: aqua, L-arginine, citric acid, menthol, propylene glycol and hydroxyethylcellulose. Hydroxyethylcellulose is a big name for a simple thickening agent derived from cellulose, or plant pulp. It gives ToConceive its consistency.
Where can I purchase ToConceive?
You can purchase a three-month supply here, or you can buy ToConceive on Amazon. Eventually, ToConceive will be available in retail pharmacies like Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, and Krogers, alongside ovulation detection devices and pregnancy tests. To find out when it’s available in pharmacies, please sign up for our newsletter .
How often should I use ToConceive?
We recommend using ToConceive at least once daily for a minimum of three months (or, of course, until you become pregnant!). Gently apply the gel to the clitoris and vulva, and massage into the skin after a bath or shower every day. In addition, you can apply it prior to intercourse. You can find the ToConceive Instructions for Use here.