While many of us have been blessed with the pitter patter of little feet, hands and sometimes elbows in our tummies. Some mom’s have had a more different journey to motherhood than most of us. The choice to bring a beautiful life into this world is a tough decision, sometimes we are blessed and they come to us as a surprise, and other’s are planned from the start. While I had fairly easy pregnancies, there are soon to be mom’s out there who have gone through and are going through a difficult time conceiving.
Couples having difficulty conceiving with intercourse alone have an unprecedented at-home opportunity to optimize chances of conception (whether to overcome fertility issues or to time their pregnancy). This can be seen as part of an emerging trend (perhaps “Masters of Conception”?) from the wealth of practical knowledge available, to monitoring ovulation/timing to The Stork OTC–the only FDA-cleared home-use OTC conception aid that delivers more sperm to the cervix.
New Clinical Study Demonstrates Stork OTC Home Conception Kit is More Effective At Delivering Sperm to The Cervix Than Natural Intercourse When Trying to Get Pregnant
The Stork OTC is a promising option for women and couples having trouble getting pregnant–a safe, and easy-to-use way to optimize chances for conception, at home.
The first and only conception assistance device to meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s strict requirements and be cleared for over-the-counter sales, without a prescription, The Stork OTC is the product of years of meticulous design and testing.
Effectiveness over Natural Intercourse
New clinical study demonstrates The Stork OTC home conception kit is more effective at delivering a higher concentration of sperm to the cervix than natural intercourse when trying to get pregnant. The peer-reviewed, post-coital sperm assessment study was performed over a ten-month period by study author Dr. Michael J. Pelekanos, and is published in the Surgical Technology International, Issue XXVII. The Stork OTC, the only FDA cleared, over-the-counter home conception kit using cervical cap insemination, is clinically shown to deliver a higher concentration of sperm directly to the cervix compared to natural intercourse.
- In 85% of participants, the Stork OTC delivered a 3.23x higher value of sperm concentration at the cervix compared to the value of sperm concentration with natural intercourse.
- The remaining 15% of participants saw no change in sperm concentration between The Stork OTC use and the natural intercourse method.
The study was an efficacy study designed to compare the number of sperm in the cervical mucus both with the use of the Stork OTC conception kit and natural intercourse. Post-coital test data was collected after participants used both methods to evaluate concentrations of sperm in the cervical mucus.
Effectiveness of Cervical Cap Insemination
The Stork OTC updates an established technique, cervical cap insemination (CCI), which has a proven success rate of 10-20% (by comparison, IUI has a success rate of approximately 10-20%. CCI has been available by prescription, in clinical settings, for decades, but until now had never been adapted and FDA-cleared for home use, without a prescription.
The FDA cleared The Stork OTC for help with common fertility difficulties such as:
- Motility issues with sperm
- Diminished sperm count (low sperm count)
- Unfavorable vaginal environment
- Unexplained infertility
Safety and Ease-of-Use
The Stork OTC is a unique device specifically created for home use. Its innovative design includes a modified cervical cap and a sleek plastic applicator, which makes it safe and easy to collect the sperm during intercourse and then place the cervical cap. Semen collection is similar to using a condom, and insertion and removal of the cervical cap are similar to using a tampon.
The Stork OTC can be used with donor sperm, supporting pathways to parenthood for all couples.
The Stork OTC Twitter Chat
Visit This Link For The Twitter Chat Here on December 8th Noon-1pm EST.
When the journey to starting or adding to a family is a difficult one, we know that can put a strain on daily life. Join us in our special one-hour chat as we discuss tips for conceiving naturally and what you can do when that doesn’t seem to be working. We’ll share information on how The Stork OTC, a new treatment option FDA-cleared for home-use without a prescription can help in a non-invasive and cost-effective way.
During our final chat of this series, you’ll also have a chance to win $25 gift cards to CVS/pharmacy by answering some trivia questions. And as a grand prize, we’ll be giving away a $50 CVS/pharmacy gift card and a trial of The Stork OTC! For more information on The Stork OTC, please visit their website.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician.