I can’t believe that I’m spending the afternoon planning Reese’s 9th birthday. Where the heck did the time go. I seriously feel like she was born just yesterday. Either she’s growing up at lightning speed or I’m just getting old really fast…It just might be a little of both.
The other day we were looking at old pictures from when I brought her home from the hospital when she asked me, “What was it like when I was in your tummy mommy”. I went into instant panic mode thinking this was leading to the inevitable birds and the bees talk but I was wrong (whew…dodged that bullet lol).
I wish I could have given her this amazing feel-good story about how I loved being pregnant but the truth is, I was sick as a dog. I had what doctors called Hyperemesis Gravidarum which in layman’s terms means I spent every day of my pregnancy uncontrollably vomiting. It was awful and I remember thinking, “my gosh, I can’t wait for this to be over”. There was even an incident when I upchucked in a Ralphs grocery store. My friends and family laughed at the irony of “ralphing” in a Ralphs…the humor was lost on me back then but now I can laugh about it. But in all seriousness, I was over it.
What makes it even more ironic was before getting pregnant I remember wanting nothing more than that little line on the pregnancy test to show up with a friend lol. I think we tried everything under the sun short of fertility treatments to get pregnant, which looking back, I honestly didn’t need. What I really needed was patience, but when you have baby fever, every month that goes by makes you crazy.
I remember doing a lot of research online about things I could eat, or positions I could lay in to get pregnant faster. I became known as the queen of the headstand lol. Then, after about 6 months of trying, that little line turned blue and showed up with a friend. Heck yeah..two lines meant pregnant and I remember thinking it’s about time. But I also couldn’t help but think about all those along the way I had met in chat rooms and Facebook groups. We had all formed a bond and had become friends and it broke my heart that a few of them didn’t have it as easy. They needed a little more than patience, they had true fertility issues.
The Stork® OTC: An At Home Cervical Cap Insemination Kit
Nowadays there are so many options available to women who are struggling with fertility issues include a new over the counter at home cervical cap insemination kit called The Stork® OTC.
The Stork® OTC is a home conception device that helps with getting pregnant. This at home OTC medical device uses the cervical cap insemination technique that has shown to have up to a 20% success rate*
The Stork® OTC is best used by couples who have been unable to conceive naturally and have received a diagnosis of low sperm count, sperm immobility or an unfavorable vaginal environment. The Stork® OTC contains a cervical cap inside a condom-like silicon sheath and is used to collect semen, then deliver it to outside of the cervix as an aid to conception.
Pricing for The Stork® OTC is $59.00 at most retailers and can also be found at Target in the family planning section next to ovulation test kits! The Stork® OTCkits are single-use kits and can be disposed of in a trash receptacle after use.
As with any medical device, consult with your doctor before trying The Stork® OTC. You should also avoid use if you have been diagnosed with the following conditions: No sperm in semen (azoospermia), blocked fallopian tubes, known STD’s or have had a hysterectomy. The Stork® OTC is also not meant to be used as a contraceptive device and is to be used strictly as an at home cervical cap insemination kit.
Use the hashtag #StorkOTC and/or #GettingPregnant to find us and participate. If you can’t make the party but still want to try The Stork® OTC, you can pick it up now for $59.99 at Target and most retailers. The Stork® OTC is also available online at www.storkotc.com.