The Bumpy Roads to Baby

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As a child, starting a family seemed quite simple: man and woman fall in love, get married and have a baby.

As an adult, we know that is often not the case. For many of us, the road to baby is a rather bumpy one.

I personally have a history of very complicated pregnancies. In 2013, I was diagnosed with a medication reaction which caused a severe electrolyte imbalance that almost took my life. When I found out I was expecting another child in 2015 I assumed avoiding medical complications would be as easy as avoiding that medication which caused a reaction.

Unfortunately, that was not the case. As it turns out, I was misdiagnosed in 2013 and in fact, I have a rare genetic condition causing my kidneys stop working when I am pregnant. On top of that, I received a second rare diagnosis: Cholestasis of Pregnancy, which means my liver stopped working as well.

I spent time hospitalized, weekly non-stress tests, 2-3 blood draws per week, numerous specialist doctors’ appointments. It was terrifying. I was scared for my unborn baby and scared for my own health and for my older children who missed having their mom around.

The 8-9 months of each pregnancy were extremely difficult. However, I often tried to remind myself to be thankful for those difficulties because I know so many people who don’t make it that far.

I have friends who lost a child in utero and friends who have yet to see the 2nd pink line. For my children, I am grateful but more than anything I wish that the road to baby was far less bumpy for everyone.

I recently discovered an amazing brand that is looking to smooth out that road: Stork OTC! Stork OTC allows couples struggling to conceive an option which previously was only available through doctors’ offices. With Stork OTC, babies can be conceived naturally, in the privacy of your own home, with the assistance of this FDA approved device.

Stork OTC is a home conception device that provides an affordable and easily accessible option for parents awaiting their BFP (Big Fat Positive – on a pregnancy test, that is!) and is available at Target, in the family planning section right next to the ovulation test kits!

Stork OTC is a single use kit made to be used during ovulation.  It is meant to help couples who have received a diagnosis of low sperm count, sperm immobility, or unfavorable vaginal environment.  Stork OTC allows couples to use a Cervical Cap Insemination Technique – which has shown to have up to a 20% success rate!

Interested in learning more about Stork OTC? Join me for an upcoming Twitter party on May 23rd at 8pm EST and participate with hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC

 

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