This post is sponsored by The Stork through my partnership with The Motherhood. These are my opinions about infertility and my story…
Better Than a Turkey Baster: The Stork Helps Couples with Infertility Problems
Although the title of my post may have made you chuckle, infertility is no laughing matter. I have had over 20 documented missed abortions, a term I despise because 1) I didn’t “miss” anything and 2) I certainly didn’t have an abortion, at least not in the traditional sense of the word. A missed abortion is also known as a miscarriage. The true number of miscarriages I have had is probably much higher, but 20 of them were documented via my doctors. I’m sure there are women out there who have tried using a turkey baster to get pregnant because when all else fails you will try almost anything.
Collectively I have been married over 20 years. In those 20 years I have never had protected sex with my spouse. If you think about it that is 218 months that I had sex without getting pregnant. It wasn’t like we weren’t trying, but I had a lot of things working against me. I had a million tests too including a painful hysterosalpingogram to figure out what was wrong, but they could never pin point one thing. Not only did I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) but I had a severely tilted uterus and Fibroids and Endometrosis and Adenomyosis. Needless to say the cards were not stacked in my favor.
My two boys are 10 years apart. Both of them were born with no help from the doctor, but by chance. Why? Because I couldn’t really afford In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or other expensive fertility options. I’m sure there are many people who have traveled a similar road (there are approximately 7.3 million couples in the US having difficulty conceiving), but last week I heard about a new at home fertility treatment that is affordable called The Stork. Steve Bollinger and his wife personally experienced infertility first hand and so he went on to find a way to help other couples and founded Rinovum the company who makes The Stork.
During our online meeting we learned a lot about the statistics associated with infertility and quite frankly, I was really surprised by what we learned. Since blame is often something associated with infertility it was nice to know that males and females share this equally with 40% of diagnoses attributed to both sexes while the remaining 20% are unexplained. Some of the factors for men included estrogen levels that are higher than ever therefore resulting in low sperm count and morphology issues. The factors for women were similar to mine with PCOS, endometriosis, imbalanced vaginal pH and diminishing ovarian reserve being factors.
Some other interesting statistics:
Limited options available for those initially struggling:Growing population of same-sex couples
Long waiting periods given by physicians before further assistance for help
Under 35 years of age suggested to wait 12 months
Over 35 suggested to wait 6 months
When things like IVF and other infertility treatments aren’t an option either because of cost or inconvenience or whatever, The Stork Conception System can help you build your family naturally.
The Stork Conception System is indicated for assisted insemination in instances where low sperm count, sperm immobility, or hostile vaginal environment has been diagnosed. The system (cervical cap in a condom-like silicone sheath) is used to collect semen into a cervical cap, and then deliver the cap to the outside of the cervix as an aid to conception. It is to be used at home following physician instructions.
The benefits of The Stork are numerous. Not only is it safe and natural, but it’s non-invasive and very easy to use. This proven technique is bound to change the landscape of infertility because it is cost-effective compared to “next-step” treatment options.
How Does It Work?
One of the things I found about The Stork that I really liked is that conception can still be personal and private because this is done at home. Couples can still be intimate when using The Stork and share the experience together.
The system (cervical cap in a condom-like silicone sheath) is used to collect semen into a cervical cap, and then deliver the cap to the outside of the cervix as an aid to conception. It is to be used at home following physician instructions.
Purchase The Stork
- Contact healthcare provider for prescription
- Purchase The Stork from the website
- Choose from one device or a one-month supply of three individually packaged Stork devices.
- $79.99 for one or $210 for a one-month supply
- Pre-natal vitamins are also available for both the male and female on The Stork store website
- Submit a copy of the prescription through email, fax or mail for verification by Rinovum
- Two shipping options available:
- Overnight (if placed between M-F by 3 PM)
- Ground (5-7 business days)
- The Stork ships directly to your home
Guess what? The Stork will hopefully be coming soon to a store near you – Over The Counter!
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If you would like more information about The Stork or if you know someone that might benefit from The Stork, please feel free to reach out with questions and I will forward them on, however you can find answers on their website a http://thestorkforwomen.com/.