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That was the diagnosis we received after close to five years of trying to grow our family.
Five years that were filled with heartache, longing, fertility medication, weight gain, and pain.
It wasn’t until we finally received our “unexplained infertility” diagnosis that we were referred to a fertility clinic. There, we made the decision to do intrauterine insemination or IUI. Thankfully, after our fourth and final cycle, we found out I was pregnant with our son.
Looking back, I can’t help but wish that the whole process could have been expedited. That perhaps, if the option fo IUI would have been made available sooner we could have been saved some of the heartache we experienced.
This is why I was so intrigued when I heard about The Stork®. The Stork® is an in-home cervical cap insemination kit that is FDA certified and available by prescription.
One of the things about The Stork® that stood out to me is the fact that it still allows you to be intimate with your significant other. If you are familiar with standard IUI procedure, you know that really there is nothing romantic about it. When my husband and I went through the procedure, we weren’t even at the clinic at the same time.
The Stork lets you maintain the closeness and passion of building your family naturally… okay, and yes, it lets you maintain the fun and enjoyment of sex, which is something that often goes by the wayside when you are experiencing infertility.
This video show exactly how The Stork® works.
How to Use the Stork® from The Stork for Women on Vimeo
The cost of IUI averages between $1,000-$5,000/cycle and IVF, $12,400-$20,000/cycle. Now, I’m not sure about you, but I don’t have the much money laying around. We were lucky when we went through IUI it wasn’t quite that expensive or else there would have been no way we could have afforded it. Especially since infertility is not something medical insurance will cover.
How much does The Stork® cost? $210/cycle.
That’s a big difference and really a price that is affordable, well, much more affordable than IUI and IVF.
Rinovum, the company responsible for The Stork®, is hoping to make the product available over the counter sometime next year.
Will The Stork® guarantee that you will get pregnant, no. But it does provide another option for couples who are experiencing infertility, and when you are dealing with infertility you always feel like you have none.
Have you experienced infertility? Would you be interested in a product like The Stork®?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.