This post about at home infertility treatments is a partnered post for The Stork and The Motherhood. While I was compensated for my time, all opinions remain my own.
I'm no stranger to pregnancy related issues. With my first and second pregnancy I got pregnant the first month each time, but with my first I delivered nine weeks prematurely and with my second I miscarried at 12 weeks. I had always heard and read that after a miscarriage you're more fertile and expected that to be the case with me.
But when it came time to try again for baby number two, I didn't get pregnant the first month. As if that wasn't troublesome enough for my control freak personality, it didn't happen the second month either. Or the third. Finally on the fifth month, we got pregnant and it stuck. While I know five months isn't a very long time to some people, to the person experiencing that longing for a child it can seem like an eternity.
Did you know that today approximately 7.3 million couples (1 in 6 couples) in the United States have difficulty conceiving?
Several of my girlfriends are dealing with infertility right now. We talk about ovulation, timing, fertility tools – you name it and we've probably discussed it. And no matter how much we talk or I try to offer support and suggestions, I end up feeling like there's nothing I can do to help them out. One of them has tried IUI and is debating going even further and looking into IVF but most fertility treatments are costly and come with risks.
- Treatments today are slow, invasive and costly
- Only 14 out of the 50 states require reimbursement (many of which are partial)
- Risk factors of other pregnancy methods:
- Multiple births: one-third of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures result in multiples
- Genetic risks to offspring
- Increased health risks to female
- Women are placed on intensive hormone medications
- Increased rates of breast and ovarian cancer
- Treatment options are stressful, which actually reduces the women’s chance of conceiving
Last week I learned of an incredibly revolutionary and inspirational at home infertility treatment. The Stork is a prescription device to aid in natural fertility and conception from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
The Stork from what I've read and learned at my webinar it sounds like such an easy and non-invasive product to use to increase your odds of conception. As it was described in the webinar, it's a condom like collection system and tampon like applicator. Condoms and tampons are two products that most couples are familiar with and designing a system with a similar system makes the experience less daunting and more familiar.
Benefits of The Stork:
- Proven technique: Physician technique now available for use in the privacy of home
- Safe: FDA Authorized prescription product. Non-reusable device
- Natural: Drug-free product that requires no drugs
- Non-invasive: Requires no injections or surgery
- Easy-to-Use: Condom-like in collection, tampon-like in delivery
- Cost-effective: Compared to “next-step” treatment options
Purchasing The Stork is easy and available without a prescription! You can purchase it online here.