This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
Trying for a baby, especially at the age of 34 and 36 is anything but fun. It's never been as easy as having a bottle of wine and an intimate night together. It's always been work. We are both healthy and active adults but the clock is not kind to anyone and I guess our age has made it a bit tougher to conceive.
My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 8 months until we recently got pregnant. We had tried various different conception methods and over-the counter products and finally ended up getting pregnant! I can't contribute one thing to helping us. We threw a lot of darts at the dart board and something stuck! And I am okay with that. When you desperately want a child you'll do whatever it takes. So here are some of the things that we tried on our journey to conception.
The Best Over-The-Counter Products to Use When Trying to Get Pregnant.
1. The Stork OTC
You've probably seen The Stork OTC in the aisle at Target with the ovulation sticks. It was a bit pricey and you may had even thought "no way" but after almost a year of trying this may be exactly what you need. It uses a cervical cap insertion method to ensure that sperm are not loss in the vaginal tract and allowing the sperm to be exposed to the cervical mucas a for a longer period of time. Most importantly The Stork OTC is recommended by OB/GYN's and was recommended to us as a last method before considering infertility treatments. It inexpensive for a one-time use product but if you've tried everything else to no avail I'd suggest trying this. Find yours here or at a local CVS or Target near you for $59.99.
2. Preseed Fertility Lubricant
This is a fertility friendly lubricant that helps mimic the bodies cervical mucus and helps the sperm swim more freely. It comes with an applicator and a lot of the pre-seed lubricant goes a long way. We've used this stuff each pregnancy and loved it. Find yours here.
3. Easy Home Ovulation Test Strips
I really love these things. They are ovulation strips that show when I would be having an LHC surge. Whenever I doubted them I would buy the more expensive ovulation test and they always came out the same. They are inexpensive and easy to use and read when you are wanting to track ovulation. Find yours here.
No it's not a product and it's advice you've probably heard over and over and it absolutely annoys you just as much as it did with me. But it is so true. Stress does a number on our bodies and if we are stressing and obsessing (like I typically do) it'll be hard for anything to really work. So read more books, get more massages. Do whatever helps you to alleviate stress and then try these products.
Hope these products help you as much as they helped us. Don't forget about the upcoming Twitter party on October 19th at 8pm EST. Ask questions, share testimonies and don't forget to use hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC.