An innovative new breath test claims to help women struggling to conceive by analyzing their CO2 levels to detect ovulation patterns.
The smart handheld device called Breathe ilo, which will launch in the UK on September 16 and cost £ 259 to buy or £ 29.90 a month to rent, is being tipped as a world first.
It may mean that women no longer need to keep track of their cycles by urinating on a stick or taking their temperature early in the morning.
Breathe ilo requires users to breathe on the device for one minute per day, and results are available in just 60 seconds.
An innovative new breath test called breath ilo claims to help women struggling to conceive by analyzing their CO2 levels to detect ovulation patterns
Through consistent daily use, the breath analysis tracker’s machine-learning algorithm uses real-time ovulation and historical symptom data to improve the accuracy of a woman’s fertility prediction with each cycle.
With studies show that women are nearly 40 percent more likely to get pregnant when intercourse is timed to match their fertile period, but only 12.7 percent of women estimate their ovulation day correctly, it will be a game changer on the field of fertility.
And it has already helped a woman conceive in just three months, after two years of trying.
Breathe ilo works by measuring the levels of CO2 in a woman’s breath, which change according to hormonal changes that occur naturally during the female menstrual cycle.
Breathe ilo requires users to breathe on the device for one minute per day, and results are available in just 60 seconds. And it has already helped teacher Pia Haas, 32, photo, conceive in just three months, after two years of trying (photo with son Felix)
The device then sends the data to its smartphone app, compatible with iOS and Android, which determines when the woman is in her peak ovulation period.
The app has a calendar with a clear overview of fertile days and a cycle diary to learn more about individual cycling patterns.
Users can also document further cycle symptoms such as breast tenderness, premenstrual syndrome, cervical mucus, or headaches to prepare for their next cycle.
Of the 2,000 women who used ILO between August 2019 and January 2020, one in three claim to have become pregnant in just three months – one of whom is a teacher Pia Haas, 32.
After two years of unsuccessful attempts to have a baby, Pia agreed to test the device; three months later she was stunned to find out she was pregnant – that she was going to make her the first woman to give birth to a baby after using the technology.
After two years of trying for a baby, Pia agreed to test the device; Three months later, she was stunned to find out she was pregnant, making her the first woman to give birth to a baby after using the technology. On the picture with baby Felix, now 10 months
Pia, whose son Felix is now 10 months old, said of her experience using the breath ilo: “My greatest wish has come true. I think this is the easiest way to keep track of your fertile days.
‘It was less stressful than peeing on sticks or measuring the temperature. We plan to use breath ilo again in the near future to get a sibling for Felix. ‘
Breathe ilo was the brainchild of gynecologist Professor Dr. Ludwig Wildt and Dr. Horst Rüther, who came up with the idea after he and his wife struggled to father his son Bastian, who is now the company’s general manager.
Dr. Rüther explained, “The journey to parenthood was tough because it created private pressure within our relationship as a couple, but also outside pressure from friends and family over the years.
Breathe ilo was the brainchild of gynecologist professor Dr. Ludwig Wildt and Dr. Horst Rüther (pictured), who came up with the idea after he and his wife made an effort to father his son Bastian.
“The methods available to detect the most fertile days were not very user-friendly or easy to use, and also quite imprecise. We even underwent clinical treatment that only made us more frustrated and further increased the pressure. After several years, Edith and I decided to go down the adoption route and were very grateful to be able to adopt our son Benjamin.
To our surprise, Edith became pregnant shortly after Benjamin’s adoption and our son Bastian was born just 10 months after his brother Benjamin.
After a tough journey to become a father, I was super excited to hear about the research that Prof. Wildt had done in the field of breath analysis to track down women’s fertile days – particularly the great benefits of the method because it is much easier and more enjoyable than any other method available.
The son of co-founder Dr. Horst Rüther, Bastian (photo), is now general manager of Breathe Ilo
‘So I organized a meeting with Prof. Wildt and knew immediately that we were going to bring innovation to the broad majority. Although Prof. Wildt showed promising research results in the correlation of CO2 in respiration and the female cycle with professional respiratory analyzers in the clinic, he lacked the knowledge to build an affordable respiratory analyzer for women at home.
“But with my engineering background and 30 years of experience leading successful blood gas analyzer development projects for diagnostic companies such as Roche Diagnostics, we were able to work together to bring breathing to life.”
After a £ 4.4 million funding round, Breathe Ilo was successfully launched in Austria and Germany in May 2019.
The fem-tech start-up, which has a workforce made up of 60 percent female workforce, has seen 15 percent month-to-month growth since its inception – which contradicts reports predicting declines in fertility rates around the world. . UK and beyond.
Bastian said: ‘We are delighted to launch in the UK, which is known for its innovative and world-leading fertility industry.
“We’re helping bring the industry into the 21st century with our first product in the world breathe ilo, which makes fertility tracking as easy as breathing.
“As a company, we have a broader ambition to create a comfortable space where women can talk freely about trying to conceive and their menstrual cycle, and everything in between.”
Lisa Krapinger, a spokesperson for Breathe Ilo, added: “We believe that fertility and cycle tracking shouldn’t be a tiring task.
‘We have a broader ambition to create a comfortable space where women can talk freely about trying to conceive and their menstrual cycle, along with everything in between. With 640,370 women in England and Wales giving birth in 2019, we hope to make it easier and less stressful for those trying to conceive. ‘
For more information, visit https://www.breatheilo.com/en/