At Home Fertility Treatments: New Option Called The Stork

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Today, approximately 7.3 million couples (1 in 6 couples) in the United States have difficulty conceiving. I have several friends that have had difficulty conceiving and I’ve seen firsthand how difficult that can be. When we tried to get pregnant with Danika, our oldest child, it took almost six months to get pregnant and I can still remember the anxiety I felt in worrying that I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. It’s a terrible thing to go through as a woman and for me it was my biggest fear. I’m happy to say that we have since had 3 healthy babies and one more on the way!

For couples that struggle with infertility visiting the doctor can turn the baby making experience into a very technical one that invites one more person into the process, your doctor. Many women are uncomfortable with the options at their doctor’s office and would appreciate an at home fertility treatment option that they could do themselves before moving on to more invasive procedures like in vitro fertilization. There is now an option for couples that wish to give at home methods a try! It’s called The Stork and it is similar to artificial insemination that would normally occur in your doctor’s office. Now you can do it in the comfort of your own home and keep the procedure between your partner and yourself.

 The Stork At Home Fertility Treatment Option

The Stork Conception System is indicated for assisted insemination in instances where low sperm count, sperm immobility, or hostile vaginal environment has been diagnosed. The system (cervical cap in a condom-like silicone sheath) is used to collect semen into a cervical cap, and then deliver the cap to the outside of the cervix as an aid to conception. It is to be used at home following physician instructions. Because of the low price on The Stork, many physicians are recommending that couples do this process three times/month during a women’s optimal ovulation cycle. You can see how it stacks up against other methods:

Approach

Cost/Attempt*

The Stork®

$210.00/cycle

IUI

$1,000-$5,000/cycle

IVF

$12,400-$20,000/cycle

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

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The Stork takes some of the impersonal, sterile setting-like drawbacks of fertility treatment and makes it a little more intimate. You can do it at your own home. You can still have intercourse with your partner to collect the sperm rather than your partner having to do it in a room by himself into a cup.

To get The Stork you will still need to visit your doctor and get a prescription. You can then purchase The Stork from the comfort of your own home and have it shipped right to your door!

Learn more about this new at home fertility treatment option by visiting The Stork website.

Have you struggled with infertility? Does the at home fertility treatment option sound like something you would prefer over an in office procedure?

Comments

  1. This is really interesting. I have a friend that was having a really hard time getting pregnant the second time around. She was going in for fertility treatment. Maybe this would have been good for her. She did end up pregnant and has a sweet little boy.

  2. vickie couturier says:

    didn’t know you could do this at home,,it makes it possible for ppl who cant afford to go for expensive treatments

  3. Interesting… It’s great that there is a cheaper option for those who can’t afford the more expensive in office visits.

  4. Well, what will they think of next!? This is an amazing and I can’t believe how affordable it is too!

  5. What a wonderful option. A dear friend of mine suffers from infertility, and the cost of some of the treatments is just staggering…while IVF eventually worked, I’m sure this would have been a more pleasant first step.

  6. What I’m curious about is if it could be used with out natural intercourse to collect the sample. Any ideas?

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