About Fairhaven Health
Who is Fairhaven Health?
Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, WA), Fairhaven Health is a leading provider of natural, doctor-designed products to support fertility, pregnancy, and nursing.
What is the Fairhaven Health mission?
Our mission is to provide trying to conceive couples with the information and tools they need to successfully conceive and to experience a healthy pregnancy. We offer products to support each stage along the path to parenthood, from preconception to pregnancy to nursing. Our preconception products focus on fertility awareness, ovulation prediction, and nutritional supplementation. Once couples receive the good news, we offer dietary supplements to promote the prenatal health of a developing baby and help ensure pregnancy wellness for the mother - from the first days of pregnancy through the first years of nursing.
How do I contact Fairhaven Health customer service?
Our customer service staff is available to answer product questions via email or by telephone at 360.543.7888. Our business hours are M-F, 8 am-5 pm PST.
How do I return a product that I bought from Fairhaven Health?
If you would like to return a product, please contact our customer service department via email or call 360.543.7888. You can also view our Return Policy online.
Does Fairhaven Health ship products internationally?
Yes, we ship our products throughout the world. To determine if we offer shipping to your country, please refer to the list of countries when checking out in the online store at www.fairhavenhealth.com. International shipping via International Express takes 3-5 days to reach the destination country. Actual delivery to the final destination can take longer than 5 days due to customs processing. See information about our Shipping Policies.
For a full list of the countries we ship to, click here.
How common is infertility?
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive, or become pregnant within 1 full year of actively trying or after two or more miscarriages. Over 90 million couples worldwide are trying to conceive at any given time. Out of these couples, 1 in 6 (17%!) experience infertility troubles.
What are some common causes of infertility in women?
A growing number of women are waiting until their late thirties or early forties before deciding to get pregnant. As we age, fertility gradually decreases, which means that many of these women will have difficulty conceiving. In addition, many women suffer from ovulatory disorders (caused by PCOS or endometriosis), which impacts fertility.
What are some common causes of infertility in men?
Male factor infertility affects one out of every 20 men, and fertility experts point to poor sperm health as the primary cause of male infertility and sub-fertility. There are three key parameters of sperm health: sperm count, sperm morphology, and sperm motility. A problem in any one of these areas can present a challenge for trying to conceive couples. Alarmingly, the average sperm count among adult men has decreased by 50% since 1938, and continues to decline by at least 2% every year. A growing body of scientific research suggests that this rapid decline in sperm health is largely due to free radical damage, resulting from poor diet, exposure to dangerous environmental contaminants, and chronic stress.
What can I do to improve my fertility status?
Most fertility experts agree that a variety of lifestyle and dietary factors impact fertility status in both men and women. Eating a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, healthy oils, and whole grains), exercising regularly, stopping smoking, and limiting consumption of caffeine and alcohol can improve overall health and fertility status. For many of us, this is easier said and done, and our diets tend to be less than optimal. As a result, many trying to conceive couples can benefit from nutritional supplementation.
About fertility-enhancing dietary supplements & expected results
Does Fairhaven Health manufacture its own dietary supplements?
Fairhaven Health manufactures and distributes a wide range of fertility, pregnancy, and nursing dietary supplements. Each and every Fairhaven Health supplement is manufactured in the United States under strict GMP conditions, using the highest quality of ingredients available.
Will I get pregnant if I take FertilAid for Women and/or FertileCM?
Of course, not all women who take FertilAid and/or FertileCM will become pregnant. Taking FertilAid is intended to help restore hormonal balance and provide full prenatal vitamin protection for trying to conceive women. While many women have successfully conceived while taking FertilAid, taking this product is not guaranteed to result in pregnancy. For more information about the role that it can play in your trying to conceive journey, please read this article on FertilAid. FertileCM is intended to increase the production of fertile-quality cervical mucus. Sufficient fertile-quality cervical mucus is necessary for protecting and transporting sperm in the female reproductive tract. While many women have successfully conceived while taking FertileCM, taking this product is not guaranteed to result in pregnancy.
Will my partner conceive if I take FertilAid for Men?
FertilAid for Men is designed to promote overall reproductive health in men. In a double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, FertilAid for Men was shown to improve sperm health. While improvements in sperm count and sperm motility are helpful for increasing the chances of conception, such improvements do not guarantee that fertilization will occur. For more information about the role that FertilAid can play in your trying to conceive journey, please read this article on FertilAid.
About ovulation prediction
Why is it important for me to know when I ovulate?
For conception to occur, sperm must be present in the Fallopian tubes at the moment the egg is released from the ovary. Because sperm can only survive for 5-7 days in the female reproductive tract, a woman is really only "fertile" for a short window of time during each month. To maximize the chances of getting pregnant, trying to conceive couples must plan to have intercourse on the several days prior to ovulation (and perhaps on the day of ovulation). Many women have no trouble identifying their fertile window. However, for many other women, ovulation prediction is much more difficult. At Fairhaven Health, we provide the tools and information necessary for you to help determine your most fertile days.
What types of ovulation detection/prediction methods are there?
There are several ways to detect and/or predict ovulation. One method is to take your basal body temperature (also known as your resting temperature) throughout your cycle using a basal thermometer. There are now "smart" basal thermometers available that connect directly to your smartphone to make basal charting even easier! Charting your basal body temperature can help you detect the shift in temperatures that occurs at the time of ovulation. Directly after ovulation, your basal body temperature will typically increase by 0.5 to 1.5 degrees F.
Another way to pinpoint your fertile window is to monitor the consistency and quantity of cervical mucus. In the days just prior to ovulation, many women see an increase in the production of fertile-quality cervical mucus. The appearance of this egg-white consistency mucus reflects hormonal fluctuations that suggest that ovulation is about to occur.
Saliva-based ovulation microscopes and electronic fertility monitors, such as the OvaCue Mobile or the Traditional OvaCue Fertility Monitor, can also be used to predict ovulation by detecting the hormonal shifts that occur as ovulation approaches.
Will I get pregnant if I have intercourse during my fertile window?
While timing intercourse during your fertile window is necessary for conception, it does not guarantee that you will become pregnant. Even when no fertility problems are present, the average couple between ages 29 and 33 has about a 20 to 25 percent chance of becoming pregnant during any given menstrual cycle.