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!

Top Infertility Resources

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend.

Today, I wanted to talk to you about my current favorite infertility resources. It’s so easy to go through infertility feeling like you are the only one, but little do couples know, there are so many great books and other resources to help you throughout this journey.

Here is my list, in no specific order:

1.

The first book, Taking Charge of your Fertility, is the first fertility related book I purchased. It was actually recommended by someone who had also gone through infertility. This book covers all of the basics of what you need to know about your body and fertility. It primarily focuses on the female body, but it does touch on male fertility as well. I would highly recommend this book. The book is a little intimidating at first, but I referenced this book when we first felt there was a problem and have also referenced it two years into our journey.

2. The Bible
This seems a little straight-forward, but I think many Christians who are going through infertility underestimate what they can find in the Bible. There are so many stories about infertility and each one reveals God’s amazing character.

3.

Waiting for God to Fill the Cradle, is available in book and kindle form on Amazon. It is a one-month devotional for couples to read together, although you don’t have to necessarily read it with your spouse. I thought the points in the devotional were so good that I started a journal based on the points given throughout the month of reading. I often reference them for encouragement.

4.

Supernatural Childbirth may be a misleading title for a book on infertility, but it addresses fears and lack of faith when it comes to having troubles conceiving. If you are a Christian who believes in confessing scripture over you and your spouse, then this is the book for you. The nice part of this book is that once you become pregnant, you can keep declaring and confessing scriptures up until your baby is born. I purchased this book a couple of weeks ago and confess and declare all of the scriptures daily, as well as pray the prayer to conceive. It’s a great starting point on infertility for your prayer life.

5.

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet is a book written on the author’s testimony of going through infertility. I adore Sara’s writing style. I also purchased this book a couple of weeks ago and am almost finished with it. It is such a good read! She touches not only on her own journey but also common thoughts that we all think when going through infertility.

6.

Barren Among the Fruitful is a great overall book that talks about infertility from a Christian perspective. Amanda, the author shares her story as well as other women’s stories. She also gives great facts about infertility and how to still have a positive, Christ-centered outlook on life.

7. Infertility Encouragement from Sarah’s Laughter
This daily reading plan is available on the YouVersion app. For those of you who are not aware of what YouVersion is, it is an app you can download on your phone where you can read the entire bible as well as sign up for daily reading plans. You can even set reminders so you don’t miss a day. I am currently reading this plan on YouVersion. The best part? It’s free! 🙂

8. Sarah’s Laughter Infertility Podcast
If you aren’t a huge reader, then this is finally the resource for you! 🙂 This is a podcast from the same couple who put together the YouVersion reading plan in the above resource. I also have been listening to their podcasts lately and they’re great!

Do you have any favorite books or podcasts that you listen to? I’d love to hear them!
Have a great weekend everyone!