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CLINICAL SUPPORT

THE FERTI·LILY CONCEPTION CUP

Discover the scientific evidence for how conception caps aid fertility, ready clinical support for FERTI·LILY, plus reviews from FERTI·LILY users.

The FERTI·LILY Conception Cup helps couples to conceive at home. Made from soft silicone and free from hormones, it can be easily inserted after sex to push sperm closer to the cervix and increase the chances of conception.

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The FERTI·LILY Conception Cup has been clinically tested and shown to improve the chances of conception by +48%. In a clinical study involving 85 couples, those using the FERTI·LILY Conception Cup for 3 months were 1.5 times more likely to get pregnant.

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In a separate questionnaire, 201 women who used the FERTI·LILY Conception Cup were asked about their experience. 89% were satisfied with FERTI·LILY in general, 86% found the cup easy to use and 88% found it comfortable to wear. On average, users scored FERTI·LILY 4.4 out of 5 stars. For more detailed testimonials from FERTI·LILY users, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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Cervical caps and cups have been used commonly for the enhancement and support of fertility. The primary purpose for these devices is to physically place the ejaculate as close as possible to the cervical os in order to maximise the amount of spermatozoa that swim through the cervical mucus on their way to fertilization(1) . Cervical caps have been shown to significantly increase the number of spermatozoa entering [the cervical mucus] by more than 300% (2) .

>300% MORE
SPERM CELLS ENTER
THE CERVICAL MUCUS

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An increased concentration of spermatozoa in the cervical mucus has a beneficial effect on the chances of conception (3). A couple with a high sperm-cervical mucus penetration has a significantly higher chance of conceiving after 6 months than couples with a low penetration rate (29.1% vs. 2.3%).

“Even in couples with normal sperm quality of the male, markedly more pregnancies were achieved when penetration of the cervical mucus was good”(4) .

The FERTI·LILY Conception Cup combines the known benefits of cervical caps with ease of use and comfort to help couples feel more in control of their fertility. The FERTI·LILY cup does not interfere with any of the natural processes of conceiving(5,6). It’s comfortable, easy to use, and because it’s inserted after sex, it does not disturb the intimacy of the moment.

While the FERTI·LILY Conception Cup has no bearing on ovulation and other factors that can influence fertility, it has been proven to increase the chances of conception for otherwise healthy couples. The FERTI·LILY has been developed in collaboration with European gynaecologists and fertility specialists.

TESTIMONIALS

1) Flierman, P. A., Hogerzeil, H. V., & Hemrika, D. J. (1997). A prospective, randomized, cross-over comparison of two methods of artificial insemination by donor on the incidence of conception: intracervical insemination by straw versus cervical cap. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 12(9), 1945-1948.

2) Pelekanos, MICHAEL J. (2015). Postcoital Sperm Assessment Comparative Study. Surgical technology international 27, 184-190.

3) Alexander, Nancy J. “Evaluation of male infertility with an in vitro cervical mucus penetration test.” Fertility and sterility 36.2 (1981): 201-208.

4) Eggert-Kruse, Waltraud, et al. “Prognostic value of in vitro sperm penetration into hormonally standardized human cervical mucus.” Fertility and sterility 51.2 (1989): 317-323.

5) FERTI·LILY Conception Cup Usability study, 2018.

6) Mahony, M. C. (2001). Evaluation of the effect of a cervical cap device on sperm functional characteristics in vitro. Andrologia, 33(4), 207-213.

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