The Stork OTC: An Aid to Conception

Happy Wednesday!

Today I wanted to talk to you all about a product that is popular in the TTC world. If you follow my Instagram @thefaithtofollow, you may already know that I am currently a Stork OTC ambassador. What that means is that for the next three months, the company will be sending me two Stork OTC devices to help aid our efforts in TTC, in exchange for my honest review and thoughts.

 

What is the Stork OTC?

The Stork OTC is an FDA-cleared device that couples can use when they are trying to get pregnant. The Stork OTC uses cervical cap insemination, placing the sperm directly at the opening of the cervix, compared to an IUI that injects the sperm into the cervix and can only be done at a fertility clinic, but the entire process of the Stork OTC is in the privacy of your own home. And better yet, you don’t have to take any medications. No doctor visits. No injections. No ridiculous price tags.

Who should use the Stork?

One of the most common and helpful things you can do when trying to conceive is to start tracking ovulation. This can be with an app on your phone, ovulation tests, and/or tracking your basal body temperature. The Stork OTC is the next step when you have been testing for ovulation and haven’t had success. There are a number of reasons why the Stork OTC can help aid you in conception. The Stork OTC can help couples who have unexplained infertility, diminished sperm count, sperm motility issues, and unfavorable vaginal environment. The Stork OTC is also the perfect product to try when couples aren’t yet ready to proceed with an in-clinic procedure such as IUI and IVF.

How does the Stork help with conception?

Cervical cap insemination has been documented with success rates up to 20%, which is actually a comparable success rate to an IUI that you would receive at a fertility clinic. (16-21%) Another way that the Stork OTC helps aid in conception, is that according to a post-coital study, an average of 3.23 higher value of sperm concentration was found at the cervix compared to natural intercourse for 85% of the study participants.

Where can I purchase the Stork?

You can purchase from their website, or at places like CVS, Walgreens, and Target. For a full list of retailers click here.
Currently, The Stork OTC is running a promotion where you can save $40 when you purchase two devices. This is the perfect time to try the Stork OTC!

 

This opportunity has come at a perfect time for us in our TTC journey. At the beginning of this year, my husband and I decided that we were going to go to a reproductive endocrinologist to run more tests and get an official evaluation. We also decided to both get back on vitamins and supplements. Not just your basic prenatal, and multivitamin, but the hardcore cabinet full of supplements. Around that same time, I reached out to a Youtuber who I have been following, Kassie Moon. (Go check her out, she’s awesome!) I found her videos to be extremely helpful since she is a Christian who is also going through infertility. She happens to also be an ambassador for the Stork OTC and told me that I should apply to become one, and I did! And here I am! I am beyond excited! 🙂

Being a part of this program is truly a blessing. While we are saving and waiting for our supplements to kick in (it takes at least 3 consistent months to show results), The Stork OTC in my opinion, is the perfect product to help us right now. We have been putting off going to an RE for many reasons, and this ambassadorship with the Stork OTC seems to be an answer to prayers.

During these next three months, feel free to contact me here or on my Instagram for any questions that you may have about the Stork OTC! I would love to help you in your journey! 🙂 Thanks everyone for reading!

Influenster + Lancôme Collab

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I was not compensated for writing this post. However, I did receive this box for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

Hi there everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I’m here today with an exciting product review! I received my first VoxBox from Influenster last week and I was so excited my jaw literally dropped when I opened it. They have recently done a collaboration with Lancôme.

I have been pretty familiar with Lancôme products since both my sister and my mom used to work in the makeup industry when I was younger. Since being an adult, I haven’t purchased a whole lot of Lancôme products so I was super excited to try these products out.

Influenster & Lancome VoxBox

The following items were in my VoxBox:

  1. Lancôme Visionnaire Yeux – Eye On Correction™
  2. Lancôme Définicils Mascara
  3. Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil™ (I received two colors: Noir which is black and Ampoulé, which is a pretty purple )
  4. Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
  5. Lancôme Le Sharpener

The amazing thing about Influenster, is that the eyeliners and mascara were full size products, which is a great value to receive for free!

Lancome & Influenster

I have tried the Bi-Facial Makeup Remover before, and it is one of the best formulas out there. It gets rid of layers of mascara, eyeliner and high pigmented eye shadows with no problems. I also feel like it nourishes your eyelashes as well instead of stripping them dry.

As you can tell from the photo, I had already used up the New Visionnaire Eye Cream by the time I snapped this photo. It helps with dark under eye circles (which I have) and also dries to a powder like consistency which is great because it also acts as a makeup primer. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and also absorbs relatively fast.

The two eyeliners are amazing! Although I would not wear the purple everyday, it is a great color for fall to smudge under the eye. I have worn the black one a few times already this past week and it goes on like butter. It melts into your skin which is great since it does not tug on your eye area. Once it dries, it stays on all day and is smudge proof. I also love the fact that they gave me a new pencil sharpener. I have some already, but I think it was definitely time to refresh and get a new one!

The Definicils mascara is also an amazing product. It does not clump up, even after a couple of coats (because who can apply just one layer of mascara?). It also feels like you have nothing on your eyes. Sometimes when I apply more than one coat of a mascara my lashes feel hard and dry. This mascara formulation lengthens and volumes which is what every girl needs in a mascara!

Are you a part of Influenster? What has been your favorite box that you have received so far? Have you also tried these Lancôme products? If so, what did you like or dislike about them? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Never heard of Influenster and would like more info or would like to sign up? You can do all of that by clicking on my link here.