Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Show and Tell Review + Giveaway


Show and Tell



A couple weeks ago I was approached by Barbara from Fairhaven Health asking me if I would like try some of their products and do a review. If you are not familiar they do products such as FertilAid for women and men, they have a yoga video and a couple different ovulation monitors. They also sell things for pregnant and nursing women. Well I do not know about you but I have always wondered about these products. Do they really work? Would they be worth the money? So now was my chance to find out. So I said yes. A couple days ago I received this in the mail.

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I received a month supply of FertilAid for Women and Men. They retail for 28.95 per bottle for a month supply.

FertilAid for Women - 28.95 - FertilAid for Women is a fertility enhancing supplement designed for trying-to-conceive women. Helps restore hormonal balance, supports reproductive wellness, and optimizes your chances of conceiving.

My thoughts - There is 90 pills. You take them three times a day with meals. So far everything seems to be fine. I do feel a slight bit more energy then before I started taking them but I have only been taking them for a few days. I plan on doing another review once I have finished the month of taking them. The benefit of taking them is it does give you extra folic acid so it is like taking a prenatal vitamin which my doc recommends I take in case I do get pregnant. My initial reaction is it is no different then taking normal everyday vitamins. The one downfall is you are suppose to take 1 pill 3 times a day with meals and that makes it easy to forget. I put them right on the counter next to my cupboard with the plates so as not to forget when I am getting food. You are not suppose to take them when you are taking any fertility meds which is perfect for me right now since I haven't been able to go to the RE for lack of money. I am hoping that these will help. Since I have only been taking them for a few days I can't say if it helped with pregnancy.

FertilAid for Men - 28.95 - FertilAid for Men is a male fertility enhancing supplement designed to improve sperm count, motility, and morphology. Doctor-developed and clinically proven.
90 pills, also to be taken 3 times a day with food.
Hubby's thoughts - He does not have too many. What can I say he is a man...LOL No really he just received them yesterday due to a mix up in the delivery. He started them this morning. When he has more to say I will let you know. I personally do not know if this will do anything for him. He has never had a problem with sperm count but he is now 42 and we haven't had it checked in a while. I figured it could not hurt.

Fertile Focus Ovulation Microscope - 27.95 - An affordable, high quality saliva-based fertility test that predicts ovulation with 98% accuracy, reusable for unlimited tests.
My thoughts - I had something similar to this a very long time ago. I never could read it so I ended up buying more ovulation predictor kits so to me it was a waste of money. So you may ask why did I get this one...Well 1. I am much older and wiser now. I am hoping that I will be able to read it much better. 2. This one seems much easier then the one I had many, many years ago. 3. It is smaller and more compact (the one I had looked like an actual microscope). I tried once knowing it was definitely not an ovulation day and I was able to read it. We will have to wait and see when it gets close to ovulation time. It is best to use first thing in the morning. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or brush your teeth for at least 2 hours prior to using it and you must wait 5 minuites for the saliva to dry before looking. If it works then it will save a lot of money on ovulation predictor kits. I will let you know.

Finally, BEND, BREATHE, & CONCEIVE - FERTILITY YOGA DVD
A gentle yoga practice created to help couples conceive. Designed for all levels and taught by Anna Davis, Ph.D., a respected scientist and yoga instructor. $19.95.

My thoughts - Now remember I am not a yoga person. I do think it is made for skinny flexible people. I laughed a lot while doing this because I was not even close to looking like any of the poses. I am going to keep at it hoping that with practice I will get much better at it...I could not get any worse. I think it is good to help relieve stress. The hard part for me was clearing my mind. The instructor says A LOT to focus on your breathing and clear your mind. I find it hard to focus on those things when I am trying hard to figure out how to do the poses. Again I am sure with practice things will get much easier. She does tell you to have 2 blocks so you can place your hands on them if you can't reach the floor and I found that helpful.

So that is my initial review of the products so far. Once I have been using them for a while I will let you know how it is going. So now on to the giveaway...

Due to a shipping mix up I have an extra Bend, Breathe, & Conceive Yoga DVD and I thought I would offer it to one lucky internet friend. If you are interested in the DVD please leave me a comment. If you would like more entries you can do so by 1. following me on this blog. If you already are just let me know. 2. Following me on Twitter. If you already are just let me know. That would be for a total of 3 entries. This giveaway will be open until midnight next Wednesday August 5, 2009. If you like yoga I think you will like this DVD. If you have never tried it before but always wanted to, here's your chance to try it for free.

Thank you to Fairhaven Health for letting me try these out!

To see what everyone else is showing at the front of the classroom head on over to Mel's place!

17 comments:

Melissa said...

oooh i want in on the yoga dvd!

let me know how those pills work out. i'm only going to do 2 more medicated cycles and then take a breather and i was looking at those before but never bought them...

Shellie said...

I would love to try the yoga dvd. Any little extra thing to help I am open to trying. My husband just recently starting doing yoga at night to help him with anxiety... so I think even he would be open to trying to with me! Thank you Michelle and thank you Fairhaven Health.

Kristin said...

The Yoga DVD sounds intriguing.

Sunny said...

I'd love the yoga DVD! I haven't done much yoga, but I've enjoyed what I have.

Kate said...

I've tried yoga a few times but never one designed for fertility...love to give it a try.

And although I do read your blog all the time I haven't officially been "following" you. But I will now! :o)

Sunny said...

I also follow your blog. :)

Malky B. said...

Best of luck with the pills and saliva tester.

becomingwhole said...

congratulations on getting the free stuff!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I look forward to hearing what you think of fertilaid. I have looked at it in the past, but have never tried it.

battynurse said...

Good luck. I hope they're helpful. Yay for free stuff too!

strongblonde said...

hmmm....i'm interested to hear what you think of them at the end :)

kate said...

I am always so skeptical of vitamin claims as regards fertility, but I suppose it falls in the "can't hurt, might help" category. And I've always wondered if the saliva thing works. OPKs have never worked for me, so I wonder about that.

Here from Show And Tell...

KuKd Chick said...

Dude, why don't I ever get called by people asking me to "do a review?" I want to get called by a dark chocolate truffle making company or an espresso machine maker to do a review.

Lorza said...

That is awesome! I think these would be better for someone else, but think what you are doing is a great idea!!!

Triumph said...

You'll never know unless you try, that was my motto and so I tried everything. The result, a healthy baby boy.

All the best

Eskimo_Kisses_4_U said...

Sounds pretty awesome. I hope the free stuff works for you!

OppositeOfOops said...

I'd love to try the yoga DVD; I was just blogging last week about how I want to get back into yoga more regularly.

Looking forward to hearing how the vitamins feel after a few weeks.