When I was a little girl, I often thought about my wedding (to Ben Affleck), what kind of house I would live in and how many kids I would have. So I obviously didn’t end up marrying Ben Affleck (darn Jennifer Garner!) and I don’t live in a mansion, but I did have two children; a boy and a girl. I remember my doctor telling me that I may have a difficult time getting pregnant, due to some issues I had, but it only took me about a year with my first and the first or second try with my second. However, some people are not as lucky.
Fact: 7.3 million couples (1 in 6 couples) in the United States today, have difficulty conceiving.
I have a couple friends that tried for years to have children; spent thousands of dollars and it just never happened for them. It always breaks my heart to hear about couples infertility issues, especially when you know they would make the best parents ever. So why are so many couples struggling to conceive nowadays?
- Environmental and lifestyle factors…for males, estrogen levels are higher, which then results in low sperm counts, motility and morphology. For females, there is an imbalance in the vaginal pH, a diminishing ovarian reserve, PCOS, endometriosis, etc.
- Couples are trying to conceive later and later in life.
- Long waiting periods given by physicians before further assistance is given.
When couples are given that help they need, it’s usually very expensive, invasive and it comes with a bunch of risk factors such as:
- Multiple births…one third of In Vitro Fertilization results in multiples.
- Genetic risks to offspring.
- Increased health risks to the female (placed on intensive hormone medications, increased rates of breast and ovarian cancer, and the treatment is stressful which ends up being counter-productive).
So what now? What can couples do that doesn’t cost an arm and leg, poses little to no risk to the female and gives these couples the hope they so desperately need?
What is The Stork?
The Stork Conception System is an at-home kit designed to help with insemination in instances where low sperm count, sperm immobility, or a hostile vaginal environment has been diagnosed. It works by collecting semen in a cervical cap that is in a condom like silicone sheath and then it is delivered to the outside of the cervix. In other words, the male places the condom with the cervical cap on, they have sex and then the cervical cap is placed very carefully into a device that looks very similar to a tampon, that the woman will insert and leave in for about 6 hours.
Benefits of The Stork
- Proven technique: Physician technique now available for use in the privacy of home.
- Safe: FDA Authorized prescription product. Non-reusable device.
- Natural: Drug-free product that requires no drugs.
- Non-invasive: Requires no injections or surgery.
- Easy-to-Use: Condom-like in collection, tampon-like in delivery.
- Cost-Effective: Compared to “next-step” treatment options
How to Purchase The Stork
- Contact your healthcare provider for a prescription.
- Purchase The Stork from the website by first mailing, faxing or emailing your prescription to be verification.
- The Stork ships directly to your home…either overnight (if placed M-F by 3pm) or Ground (5-7 business days).
The Stork is $79 for one device or $210 for a one-month supply of three individually packaged Stork devices. Soon The Stork will be available over the counter on Amazon and CVS! You can follow The Stork on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo to stay updated on this exciting news!
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