This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own
Struggling to Conceive?
Who knew that getting pregnant was such a difficult feat? If you are anything like me you have spent most of your life trying NOT to get pregnant. It can be a bit of a blow to decide to start trying to have a baby, only to find it isn’t always as easy as you think.
Month after month you rise early to take your basal temperature, chart it, and obsess over the pattern. You are checking your cervical mucus daily and timing intercourse. Likely you have spent a small fortune on ovulation tests, and supplements as well. It can eventually become quite a chore to learn what your body is telling you. Especially when you still don’t have an answer as to why you haven’t gotten pregnant yet.
There is Still Hope
Luckily with recent advances in science, there are more options for those of us who don’t get pregnant as quickly as we would like. Typically the first step in assisted reproduction after initial testing is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Unfortunately, this procedure and the visits associated with it are rarely covered by insurance.
The cost of IUI varies by clinic but can easily run you $1000-$3000 a pop. The typical success rate of a single IUI is around 16%-20%.¹ Most doctors will give you a higher chance of success based on multiple attempts as it is standard procedure to try IUI 3-6 times before moving onto more invasive methods.
Did I mention that IUI is done in a sterile medical room with the doctor and at least one nurse? If you are a patient at a teaching hospital like I am there can be an additional two or three medical residents observing at any time. It is definitely not an intimate situation and not how I ever dreamed my children would be conceived.
You can imagine how pleased my husband and I were when we learned of the Stork OTC conception kit. It is a blessing for couples like us who have been diagnosed with unexplained or mild male factor infertility. With success rates comparable to IUI, at a fraction of the cost, it would be senseless for us to not give it a try.
Stork Makes it Easier
The Stork OTC enables the sperm to quickly bypass the vaginal tract and places the sperm as close as possible to the opening of the cervix, right where it needs to be. By tracking ovulation we can use it during my most fertile days. The best part is that this is all done in the intimate setting of our own home. With no shots, no scans, no prescriptions, and best of all no audience.
Stork OTC doesn’t require the financial investment that comes along with IUI or other advanced reproductive services either. After spending roughly $20,000 on fertility services in the last year I can vouch that the financial side of infertility can be quite stressful. Unnecessary stress that is not beneficial to getting pregnant.
No prescriptions or expensive office visits are needed for Stork OTC. In fact it can be found at Target in the family planning section. You can locate it in select Target Stores next to the ovulation test kits! If you purchase the Stork OTC at http://goto.target.com/c/185222/81938/2092?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fthe-stork-at-home-conception-aid-single-use-kit-1ct%2F-%2FA-16795110Target (in stores or online) from 6/4-6/17 you can also earn a $15 Target gift card.
It is refreshing to know that trying to get pregnant doesn’t always have to be difficult or expensive. Whether you have been trying to get pregnant for four months, or four years like we have, any time that you don’t have the baby you are hoping for is far too long.
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