This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
By now, most of you have seen me reference our twins, Baby G and Baby M, here on the blog. Seven months old they are now – I can hardly believe it!
But if you are fairly new to the blog, you may not know the story behind our sweet girls. (If you want the FULL story, just look up at the tabs along the top of the page you’re on and select the “Our Infertility, Pregnancy, Birth Story & Resources” tab – you’ll get all the details! (Or just CLICK HERE!)
In a nutshell, my husband and I tried for three years to get pregnant. One of those years we devoted to trying everything “medically” possible to get pregnant – which made for an EXTREMELY rough year. If you’ve had a similar experience and tried some of the same things we did, you KNOW just how hard it can be! You know the conversations you had to have with your partner were uncomfortable enough, but to have to have those conversations, with your doctor(s), too? It’s not for the faint of heart!
And then there are the conversations that you have to have with those around you!
You’re familiar with the questions. “How long have you guys been married now? When are you planning on having some kiddos?” “So, do you ever want to have kids? Or do you plan on being one of those people who just focuses on their career?” Or the famous comment, “You’re not getting any younger, you know!” (Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that at all. I’m so glad you pointed that out!)
After a while, the desire to have a baby and the questions from friends and family and the frustration of continually not becoming pregnant can really take a toll on a girl. And her partner. And their relationship! I have watched the struggle destroy marriages, and, while that did not happen to myself and my husband, it so easily could have. I believe that’s the reason why we initially started down the medical path to conception – because we were so frustrated that we decided to take drastic action.
Now. Before I go any further, let me say this: I don’t think that going the medical route is a terrible thing to do. But for me? For my husband and I? I wish we had never made that attempt. And I’ll tell you why.
Fertility medication and procedures sent my body into such a state of flux, I honestly feel like I haven’t regained my “normal” self yet. (Here we are in March of 2017. I had my last fertility treatment in September of 2015, and I STILL feel like I’m not myself. That’s a long time to feel “messed up”!) Between the general side affects, the weight gain, the mood swings and the time it took to maintain it all, it was just not at all worth it to me. To us. I know women who have done very well with it. I’m just not one of those women! And now that I have been pregnant? I would take another high risk twin pregnancy with all of the hoops I had to jump through over the fertility treatments any day of the week!
At the point of my deepest frustration and disappointment, if I had known there was a product like The Stork OTC out on the market, I would have been on it like white on rice, let me tell you. Instead, we gave up. We decided we were the couple who just wasn’t going to have kids. And we did our best to grow stronger from it and move on.
Of course, the joke was on us when we miraculously (and I’m telling you, it was miraculous!) found out we were pregnant in January of 2016, and in February we found out we were having TWINS. All natural. No drugs whatsoever. We were extremely blessed, no question about it!
I share that knowing full well that the surprise happy ending we received does not happen for everyone. But I also share it to say that there IS hope, and there ARE products like the Stork OTC out there that can help with the process without taking your body for the ride no woman really wants to go on!
So you’re probably wondering how The Stork OTC works, right? I shall spare no details! (Well, maybe I’ll spare a few…)
The Stork OTC combines advanced technology with an established conception technique – cervical cap insemination. The kit includes a condom-like sheath with a Human Sperm Bio-Assay tested cervical cap, to collect the sperm during intercourse and a unique applicator for placement of the cap at the cervix, all cleared by the FDA. Cervical cap insemination has documented success rates between 10 and 20%, and recent clinical data demonstrates The Stork OTC delivers a significantly higher sperm concentration to the cervix compared to natural intercourse.
The advantages to using The Stork OTC are many! You can use this product yourself in the privacy of your own home, to take things one step further than the ovulation tests you’ve probably already done a multitude of times, am I right? There’s no loss of intimacy, no trying clinic visits; no drugs, no hormones; no invasive procedures; no time lost from work for tests and procedures. This product is perfect for those who are just starting to try for a family or those who have been trying to conceive for a longer period of time. From low sperm count, low sperm mobility, unfavorable vaginal environment and even unexplained fertility, The Story OTC could just be the remedy you’ve been looking for!
If you want to give The Stork OTC product a try, check out your local Walgreen’s store. You can find the product in the family planning section, right next to the ovulation test kits! And just so you know, BALANCE REWARDS Members (Walgreens card members) will receive a total of 5,000 (yes, five thousand!!!) points with their purchase of The Stork OTC in any store during the months of March and April! I mean, WOW!!!
If you’d like more information on The Stork OTC, or you have questions, I would encourage you to join me and the rest of The Stork OTC bloggers and panelists for a Twitter Party on March 27!
The party begins at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and you can participate with all of us by using the hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC. We’ve all either been in need of this product or are actually using this product, so there will be no secrets at this party! HA! We’re looking forward to sharing our experiences, aswering your questions and providing encouragement all the way around!
If you are struggling with infertility right now, PLEASE KNOW THIS: You are not alone! There are so many of us who have trudged along on this excruciating journey, and we want you to know that there are products like The Stork OTC that can help you! Products we wish we would have known about! So now, we make it a point to share the good news with everyone.
If you KNOW someone who is struggling with infertility right now, please share this post with them! They might need to see it, now more than ever!
And if I can help you along the journey, please email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com.
Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!