The Stork: at-home natural fertility treatment to aid in conception

This post about a natural fertility treatment was written in a partnership with The Stork and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

We’ve been very fortunate to not have fertility issues of our own and I can’t even begin to imagine what that is like. I have only seen friends go through it and have seen how heartbreaking it can be. We aren’t positive we’re done having kids and I want to share this new product with you because I think it’s a fantastic idea that I’d want to try myself if we ever have trouble conceiving.

Did you know that 1 in 6 couples in the US today have difficulty conceiving? That’s 7.3 million couples!

What is going on?

40% of fertility issues are attributed to the female, 40% to the male, and 20% are unexplained. Estrogen levels are unnaturally high in the environment these days: in our beef that we eat, plastics, birth control, etc. It’s in the water we drink because there’s no filtration for it! This leads to lower sperm count and motility for men. For women, it can be an imbalanced vaginal pH, a diminishing ovarian reserve, PCOS, endometriosis, etc.

Women are also conceiving later in life. Under age 30 there’s a 25% chance of conceiving each month. From age 30 to 35, it drops to 15%, ages 35 to 40 it’s 10%, and 5% at 40.

What can we do about it?

If you’re under age 35, you’re told to wait at least 12 months before seeking help from a doctor for fertility issues. That’s a long time! These treatments can also be slow, invasive, and very expensive. Isn’t there another option, beyond fertility supplements? Something to aid in conception that’s more affordable…

at-home natural fertility treatment

The Stork aids in fertility and conception in the privacy of your own home. It uses cervical cap insemination, which doctors have been using sine the 1950’s, but now you can do it yourself, at home. It really is simple to use so let me walk you through this…

at-home natural fertility treatment

  • You still have sex with your partner, the same as before! This time, you use a condom-like sheath that has the cervical cap at the end to collect the semen (the “Conceptacle”).
  • After sex, you put this cap in the applicator. It compresses the cap so it’s easy to insert into the vagina–very similar to inserting a tampon.
  • Once inside, against the cervix, you push a button to open the applicator and release the cap. You can pull out the applicator and the cap stays in (with a string, like a tampon) near the cervix to allow the sperm to swim up to the egg and increase chances of conception.
  • Watch this video for a better visual explanation:

This is a safe, FDA-authorized, non-reusable device. It’s natural with no drugs, requires no injections or surgery, and is pretty simple and easy to use. Compared to other “next step” fertility treatment options, The Stork is a very affordable option. Right now it’s available with a prescription from your doctor and you can order online with direct shipping to your home. They hope to have it available over the counter later this year at CVS and Amazon! One application is $79.99 or you can purchase a one-month set that comes with 3 applications for $225.

costs of fertility treatments

I’ve already showed The Stork to two friends that have been trying to conceive. The both have kid(s) already, but are now having difficulty conceiving again. Both were really intrigued by The Stork and said it definitely looks like a good idea and like something they’d be willing to try before heading in for more expensive and invasive options.

You can stay up to date with The Stork on their Facebook and Twitter pages, too!

This post about a natural fertility treatment was written in a partnership with The Stork and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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