Stork OTC Review
When we decided to start having children, I read about the different ways to pinpoint my ovulation. Thankfully, it was easy to conceive our first baby. I used a basal body thermometer and ovulation test strips. Soon after we started trying, I was pregnant.
While conceiving my first was easy, becoming pregnant with my next child was harder. As a breastfeeding Mom, I had to learn to chart ovulation without the thermometer. Tracking my varying ovulation window was tricky and there was a lot of pressure to have sex on the right days. Did we do it right? How much sperm is enough sperm to conceive? Was it high enough?
It was stressful, to say the least. Thankfully, we went on to have 3 more babies with different trials and success.
The truth about conception
Conceiving a baby can be tricky and couples can spend months, even years, trying. While individual differences vary, one thing we know for sure is that healthy sperm has to reach the egg during ovulation. Thankfully, there is an FDA cleared kit you can purchase at your local CVS to aid the conception process and it’s over the counter!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own
The Stork OTC
The Stork OTC is an at-home conception system that you can buy at CVS! The device, that collects sperm and places it at your cervix, promotes 20% success rates which is nearly equivalent to intrauterine insemination 16-21%. How does it work? Sperm gets placed into a small cup, that looks similar to a menstrual cup, and then inserted and placed near the cervix making the trip for sperm much shorter and often more successful. Instead of swimming the Atlantic perhaps sperm will just have to paddle across Lake Erie.
How does the Stork OTC Work?
The Stork OTC collects semen in a condom-like device with a collection cap at the top. The cap is then taken and placed in a device with a long handle, much like the wand used for intravaginal ultrasounds. Next, the device is comfortably inserted and
How to use the Stork OTC basics
- Purchase the kit at your retailer
- Wash your hands
- Place the device over an erect penis like a condom
- Have natural intercourse
- Collect semen in cap
- Place cap on insertion device
- Insert, following instructions, into vaginal canal
- Release cap near cervix.
- Leave in for 4-6 hours doing normal activites
- Do not have intercourse with cap in place
Watch Stork OTC video below for full instructions and visual:
How do you get the Stork OTC?
You can pick up the Stork OTC at your local CVS or if you’re like me and don’t want to go in-person, you can order from Amazon! My favorite way to get nearly everything. Don’t like this system? I had a few ladies tell me that they used a reusable menstrual cup in a similar way. Placing semen inside the cup, then inserting the cup up near or at the cervix. The menstrual cup is also reusable which was a perk. I have not tried this myself and loved hearing about this! I also appreciate your comments below.
Disclosure: This post does not provide medical advice. It is in no way making individual recommendations and does not attempt to diagnose or treat any condition.