Trying to Conceive? The Stork may be your answer.

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This post is sponsored by The Stork and The Motherhood.
However, all opinions are my own.

Dustin and I were very blessed when we decided to start a family.  After just one month of trying to conceive I was thrilled to see two pink lines appear on my pregnancy test, but did you know there are currently approximately 7.3 million couples in the United States that are having difficulty conceiving?

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Many different things can contribute to fertility issues including environmental and lifestyle factors.  When diagnosing fertility issues 40% are attributed to males with problems including higher estrogen levels resulting in lower sperm counts, motility, and morphology issues.  Females also receive 40% of infertility diagnoses with problems including imbalanced vaginal pH, diminishing ovarian reserve, PCOS, endometriosis, and more.  Plus 20% of cases are unexplainable.  Another huge factor is that women are trying to conceive later in life which drastically decreases their chance of conceiving each month.  Perhaps you have faced one or more of these factors while trying to conceive.  Around the time of Alleigh’s first birthday we decided we wanted to add to our family, but trying to conceive did not go nearly as smoothly as the first time.

After a few months of trying I made an appointment with my OBGYN to see if there was anything we could do to help this process along and was told that there was nothing they could do until we had been trying to conceive for a minimum of twelve months.  This is a very typical response given by physicians with women under 35 years of age being suggested to wait 12 months and women over 35 years of age being suggested to wait 6 months.  But when that dreaded period keeps showing up month after month a year may as well be an eternity.  Not to mention once that waiting period has ended the treatments offered are slow, invasive, and costly with risk factors as well.  Some of those risks include multiple births and genetic risks to the offspring.  Mom is also put at risk with intensive hormone medications and an increased rate of breast and ovarian cancer.  All of these treatment options are also very stressful which actually reduces the chance of conception.

Now I know my post has been all sorts of doom and gloom up to this point, but I promise it gets better because I am very excited to tell you about a company that has released a product that can help with conception in a non-invasive cost effective manner.  That company is Rinovum which is a privately held women’s health company that is dedicated to bringing products into the market that will enhance their lives and empower them to take charge of their health.  Their first focus is “The Stork.”

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If you or your partner has been diagnosed with low sperm count, sperm immobility, or a hostile vaginal environment then The Stork may be the perfect option.  It is very simple to use and chances are you probably already understand the basic concept.  If the male knows how to use a condom and the female knows how to use a tampon you are good to go!  In a nut shell the system (cervical cap in a condom-like silicone sheath) is used to collect semen into a cervical cap which is then delivered to the outside of the cervix as an aid to conception.

How to Use the Stork® from The Stork for Women on Vimeo.

What are the benefits to using The Stork?

Proven technique: This is a physician technique that through using The Stork is now available in the privacy of your own home.
Safe: FDA Authorized prescription product and is a non-reusable device.  Plus it is latex-free.  The Stork is made with silicone which is the most friendly, elastic material made for the body that could be used.
Natural & Non-Invasive: This is a drug-free product that requires no drugs, surgeries, or injections.
Easy-to-Use: Condom-like in collection, tampon-like in delivery.
Cost-effective: Compared to “next-step” treatment options The Stork costs roughly $210 per cycle where as IUI runs $1,000-$5,000 per cycle and IVF runs $12,400 – $20,000 per cycle.

Where do you get The Stork?

Currently The Stork is only available with a prescription, but there are plans to make it available over the counter.  The good news is that literally anyone that can write a prescription can prescribe The Stork including your doctor, midwife, OBGYN, and even your nurse practitioner.  Once you have the prescription you can purchase The Stork from the website in either a one device package or one month supply.  The prescription can be submitted through e-mail, fax, or standard mail for verification by Rinovum.  It will then be shipped directly to your home either overnight or by ground shipping.

I am very excited about this device and can see it changing conception in the United States dramatically.  If you are having trouble trying to conceive I definitely recommend checking out The Stork.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Vimeo to stay up to date on the latest news.

This post is sponsored by The Stork and The Motherhood.
However, all opinions are my own.

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4 Responses to Trying to Conceive? The Stork may be your answer.

  1. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the info! I am glad they are making this process easier and cheaper!

  2. Amy says:

    This does sound like a great product for those trying to conceive. I will defiantly have to keep this in mind .. my one friend is on 6 months of ttc, with no luck….

  3. Amanda says:

    This is very exciting news! My husband and I are in that dreaded 15-20% of couples who are struggling with fertility. I have PCOS, even though I have responded well to fertility treatments, we still didn’t get pregnant. We tried Clomid and injectables with IUI. So the doctor upgraded our infertility status to “unexplained.” So frustrating!! The worst part was that all those medical costs were out of pocket so we had to take a break to pay off credit cards. If we decide to go back to fertility treatments (we are currently exploring adoption), we will definitely discuss The Stork with our doctors, so thanks for writing about it!

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