Proov tests. (Photo: Proov)

For Lisa and Travis Bonner, the process of conceiving was stressful enough, but bringing a pandemic into the process overwhelmed the couple who were ready to undergo their fertility treatment. 

The 27-year-olds from West Jordan, Utah, were beginning their journey into parenthood after trying to conceive for two years and being diagnosed with unexplained infertility. However, after visiting their local clinic in February, the couple was told their fertility treatment should halt until the COVID-19 outbreak mitigated. 

“We were told they (the clinic) weren’t doing anything for fertility during COVID, and if we couldn’t get pregnant, they wanted it to stay that way,” said Lisa Bonner.

This is why clinics turned to at-home fertility tests. Products such as Proov help women measure progesterone, the hormone linked to the potential of pregnancy after ovulation. Other kits, such as YO Sperm and Fellow, help men with semen