Hoopsy founder Lara Solomon is on a mission to help women get pregnant. She’s set up a fantastic fertility community with lots of great support (take a look at her website) and she has been offering the option of applying to be an ambassador (using her kits and telling your story) and if accepted you get 3 eco friendly pregnancy test kits sent to you every month until you get pregnant.
Obviously if you are on an ivf journey you like to wait until your doctor confirms the pregnancy, but it’s always good to have those pregnancy tests in your cupboard for you to check yourself in the stressful two week wait.
If you suspect you might be pregnant, having no pregnancy tests in your bathroom to confirm or deny your suspicions can be super annoying. Especially if it’s that time of day when getting out to the pharmacy or supermarket seems like a hassle.
Hoopsy test are not only eco friendly but they are 99% per cent reliable.
Hoopsy is a journey that Lara Solomon started after going through two failed embryo transfers. When she looked at the challenges of getting or not getting pregnant, she realised that there are so many plastic pregnancy tests being thrown into landfill each year she found it horrifying. In the UK alone there are 12 million plastic tests that go into landfill each year.
She says: “Life, in general, can be challenging, whether you are trying to get pregnant or not trying, there is a lot of hoping and finger-crossing along the way. This is why I named the business Hoopsy – hoop is the old Dutch word for hope – for me the journey of wanting a baby was full of hope and for others they hope that they aren’t pregnant! The word hoops I also feel really describes life – jumping through hoops to get what you want.”
Trying to get pregnant herself
She added: “I always thought that I’d find a man and have a family, but it just didn’t happen and time just got away from me. At 45 I did IVF and harvested my eggs, but unfortunately, none made it to day five blastocyst stage. I then decided to go for an embryo transfer with a donor embryo and traveled to Spain (from Australia) for the transfer. After two transfers back to back, the second one resulted in a pregnancy but I miscarried. I know the struggle”.
“With Hoopsy my goal is to provide sustainable healthcare products that help women, their partners, and the planet. I want to reduce the amount of plastic going into landfill from pregnancy tests and know that every test we sell means one less plastic test thrown in the bin – that is what makes me JUMP out of bed each morning!”