This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever thought something was going to be easy, then once you tried to do it, you realized that it might not be as simple a task as you thought it’d be? That’s basically how my fertility journey has been going over the past few months. I never imagined I’d need the apps, the charts, or the books, but I totally do. Apparently, getting pregnant in your late thirties is not quite the same as getting pregnant in your late twenties. We’re not quite at the point where it’s a stressful situation…yet. Before it gets there, I’m doubling down and really taking this “trying to have a baby” thing seriously.
Last year I wrote about The Stork OTC, an over the counter contraception aid that has been cleared by the FDA to be sold to consumers without a prescription. Since then, I had one of the devices, but didn’t use it correctly. Note to self, when a product advices you to read the directions thoroughly BEFORE starting, DO THAT. I’m ready to give it a go again, now, though, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. A recent peer reviewed clinical study that was performed over a ten-month period showed that The Stork OTC home conception kit is more effective at “delivering a higher concentration of sperm to the cervix than natural intercourse when trying to get pregnant.” The study goes on to demonstrate:
• In 85% of participants, the Stork OTC delivered a 3.23x higher value of sperm concentration at the cervix compared to the value of sperm concentration with natural intercourse.
• The remaining 15% of participants saw no change in sperm concentration between The Stork OTC use and the natural intercourse method.
Sounds promising, right? Well, I’m looking forward to giving this baby making thing another shot, and this time, I’ll be sure to read the instructions, first!
If you want to learn more about The Stork OTC, you an check out their website, Facebook, or Twitter. You’ll find links on their website to purchase the device, or you can get it, without a prescription, at your local CVS/pharmacy.
The Stork OTC Twitter Chat – Tuesday, December 8 at 12 PM ET
When the journey to starting or adding to a family is a difficult one, we know that can put a strain on daily life. Join us in our special one-hour chat as we discuss tips for conceiving naturally and what you can do when that doesn’t seem to be working. We’ll share information on how The Stork OTC, a new treatment option FDA-cleared for home-use without a prescription can help in a non-evasive and cost-effective way.
During our final chat of this series, you’ll also have a chance to win $25 gift cards to CVS/pharmacy by answering some trivia questions. And as a grand prize, we’ll be giving away a $50 CVS/pharmacy gift card and a trial of The Stork OTC! For more information on The Stork OTC, please visit their website.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician.
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