As many of you know I have a lot of kids… 7! Yes, that’s right 🙂 Even though I have been fortunate to have the brood I have; it has not been as easy as it may seem to have conceived all of them. Each couple’s path to parenthood is different… With the help of new products, things are becoming easier for women to take control of their bodies.
This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
Controlling Your Pathway to Parenthood
While I was younger my husband and I knew we wanted to have a large family. Being an OB/GYN nurse and also working in Labor and Delivery babies are always what I’ve been about. My husband and I were very lucky to have the 6 children we had and even though life was crazy we loved every minute of it. Tragically, my husband died of a heart attack driving home from work one day.
After losing my husband and facing raising all these kids on my own, I never dreamed I would meet someone else or even think of having another baby. Well, when you think things will never happen… they do!
I met an amazing man, we fell in love and had a fabulous whirlwind courtship. We decided to get married and figure out how to manage the large family we had. There was never a dull moment for us.
I became pregnant during this time and we were shocked. I hadn’t even thought about getting pregnant, it was the last thing on our mind. We already had our hands full. After a week or so of things sinking in I felt this huge blessing and was excited that my new husband and I would have a baby of our own. My children were happy to have a new life join us and we started imagining our life with a new little one.
Several weeks later we were faced with a heartbreaking miscarriage. The doctor didn’t seem shocked since I was considered “too old” to be thinking about having another baby. When a woman turns 35 everyone assumes her clock has ticked… it’s too late or it would be a miracle to have a healthy baby. Even more so when this woman already has 6 kids, I kept hearing people say you have enough kids you don’t need another one.
See, we felt this new life already coming into our lives. Our hearts were wanting to have a baby together. Not because we didn’t love the kids we already had, but because we knew what love and enjoyment a new life brings. Having that new life brought into our family even for a short time was all we needed to have the yearning for a baby together in us.
We tried for many months on our own to get pregnant again. Things weren’t as easy as when I was younger. I went to a fertility doctor and felt embarrassed and selfish for wanting another child. I left the doctor’s office feeling worthless. My OB/GYN was very supportive but I had a pretty rough experience with the fertility specialist. I can see why; he deals with women that have trouble conceiving 1 child or often having trouble getting pregnant for the second time. And here I am wanting this baby at an older age and after already having 6 healthy babies.
When you hit your mid 30’s and beyond and go more than 6 months without getting pregnant this is an indicator that time is of the essence. Some will just keep trying each month, some will work with their OB/GYN or a fertility specialist. There are other couples that want to take action but feel for many reasons they want to look into alternatives where they are in control of their conception. My husband and I decided to not be deterred or ashamed for wanting a baby together. We didn’t give up and brought our darling baby into our lives 2 years later.
There are many options out there to help facilitate women becoming pregnant. For women looking to conceive naturally they are able to pinpoint when ovulation is occurring and then optimize their chances of conception with the Stork OTC. This is an over the counter home conception device that literally lets you and your partner be in control.
The Stork OTC is an in home device that aids couples trying to get pregnant in the privacy of their own home. It is made to help couples experiencing common fertility issues such as low sperm count, low motility and unfavorable vaginal environment. This is the only FDA cleared over-the-counter conception device. The Stork OTC uses Cervical cap insemination to help couples with becoming pregnant in the privacy and comfort of their own home. It is a private alternative for couples wanting to conceive on their own.
Trying to get pregnant when you are hitting road blocks is hard enough. It is an incredibly private and vulnerable issue. By using the Stork OTC you are able to bypass shots, scans, prescriptions and in office procedures. It is also a much more affordable option and is FDA cleared for over the counter sales. You can find it at places like CVS. During the months of July and August you can Buy 1, Get 1 50% off by using the code STORK50 at CVS.com.
With any type of medical questions and issues it’s important that you consult your physician before using this device. When using this method of conception if you are unsuccessful for more than 6 months you should also consult your doctor.
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I’ve shared our story with you and would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think or have experienced.
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