I’m a proud mom of three, count em.. one, two, three sons. They are healthy happy and they own my heart and soul. We Live, laugh and enjoy life together as a family. Would you be surprised to learn it took years for my husband and I to conceive after the birth of our first son? It’s true. Six years separates my first son from my second son. The time was devastating. We didn’t know what we were doing wrong. It wasn’t for lack of trying, of that I’m sure. But, for reasons unknown to us at the time, I just didn’t get pregnant no matter how hard we tried.
Hold on, allow me to give you some important background. Right after I gave birth to my first son, I was in Nursing School completing my degree. The school I was attending strictly forbade any pregnancies. If you became pregnant you would be dropped from the program until after your child was at least two years old and forced to re-apply. My test scores were exceptionally high so I was granted provisional acceptance because my son was only months old and not two years old. I knew I was given preferential treatment and could not allow myself to become pregnant. I explained all of this to my OB-GYN at the time and he suggested a form of birth control that was surgically inserted in my arm and could last up to five years. I was told I could have it removed any time before the five years without any adverse reactions.
After completing my degree, which took me only a year and a half, I had the device removed. Later, I learned, the device was taken off the market. The device had a residual effect and continued to work even after it was removed. In my case, the entire five years. Even though the time was extremely frustrating, I am happy I could conceive two more time after the residual by products of the device were completely out of my system. Some women reported never being able to conceive again. Some reported wait times longer than the five years but were successful in conceiving again.
Over the years I’ve shared my story of temporary or delayed fertility with my family and friends. They in turn have also shared their stories with me. Some of the stories are similar to mine, where there was only a delay between pregnancies. Others, are so painful and sad my eyes tear up just recalling what I was told. As women, we start out as little girls, most little girls grow up thinking and being told it is a rite of passage to have a child. But when it doesn’t happen naturally or quickly, some couples are consumed with, hurt feelings, confusion and grief.
Recently, I came across a product, Stork OTC, home conception device, that helps women who are trying to get pregnant. It is FDA cleared, sold over-the- counter at your local Target store and gives couples an affordable option to assist in getting pregnant. I’m sure we’ve all heard about the absorbent costs of IVF, and how it doesn’t work for everyone. I’m a firm believer in starting with something more affordable before I dive right in and maybe have to mortgage my home.
The kit is safe, private and couples don’t lose the intimacy of having sex. A condom type cervical cap is included in the kit that couples can position themselves after sex to ensure sperm reaches the cervix.
Right now you can save on the Stork OTC home conception kit at select Target stores.
1. Buy 2 Stork OTC’s at Target between July 16th and the 19th and get a $30 Target Gift Card.
2. Save 25% on Single Device at the Stork OTC Store through the end of July https://store.storkotc.com/collections/all
If you’re experiencing infertility, the Stork OTC home conception device may increase your chances of bringing your bundle of joy to fruition. For more info please join me at the #TTCwithStorkOTC Twitter Party, Thursday July 20, 2017 at 8pm EST.
Disclosure: “This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.”