This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you experience when sitting in a doctor’s office, as the doctor breaks the news to you that you may not be able to have children. This was the hard reality I faced, at the age of 23. I had just recently been diagnosed with a form of cancer that would require an operation. The operation that the doctor suggested was one that would be greatly invasive, and greatly limit my chances of being able to carry a child to full term in the future. Needless to say, I was devastated. While I had one child at the time, I was engaged to be married and my fiancé (now my Husband) and I filled many of our days sharing our dreams of how our future family would be. Needless to say, this obstacle was not one that we had taken into consideration.
Waiting on the Stork
Fast forward one year later, and my Husband and I were happily enjoying being newlyweds. Luckily, we had decided to seek a second opinion from a specialist following the previous Dr.’s visit. This specialist was able to perform a much less invasive surgery to remove cancer, and we had high hopes of expanding our little family shortly after taking our vowels. After trying for several months, I visited my gynecologist for a routine checkup. Much to my surprise, she shared with me that I wasn’t ovulating. All of our planning had been in vain, it seemed.
The Decision to Medicate
After discussing our options going forward, the Dr. and I decided on first trying a medication that would jump start my ovulation. I struggled during this time to keep my faith, as I wondered what the future would hold. All of the options out there seemed scary and far more expensive than we could afford. Luckily for us, there wasn’t a need to go any further than the medication. Now, four years later, my Husband and I are the proud parents of 3 little girls… two of which were conceived after the medication, though.
Natural Conception Options
While we feel extremely blessed that our story had a happy ending, the experience made my heart ache for other women struggling to conceive. There had to be a better option for them than the constant prescriptions, shots, procedures, and scans. As it turns out… there was! The Stork OTC.
The Stork OTC is a home conception aid, that can be purchased at CVS. It provides a drug-free option for women and couples looking to take the next step towards conception, allowing them to take control of their pathway to parenthood. With The Stork OTC, there are no doctor’s appointments, prescriptions or drugs. No shots, scans, or procedures. Trying to get pregnant is an intimate matter, and challenging enough.
Using a combination of advanced technology and the established contraception technique of cervical cap insemination, The Stork OTC allows you to seek conception in the privacy of your own home. The FDA cleared device allows you collect sperm during intercourse in a condom-like sheath with a Human Sperm Bio-Asssay tested cervical cap. You then simply use the unique applicator to place the cap at the cervix. Using The Stork OTC greatly optimizes your chances of conceiving, by delivering a significantly higher sperm concentration to the cervix compared to natural intercourse*.
Interested in learning more about The Stork OTC? Visit the website HERE.
*Postcoital Sperm Assessment Comparative Study.”Michael. J. Pelekanos, MD. Surgical Technology International,XXVII, November 2015.