Optimize Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Using Cervical Cap Insemination

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Successfully conceiving can take time - and sometimes, a little help. This is especially true if you find that you’re dealing with one or more common fertility factors, including slow-moving sperm, low sperm counts, or even unfavorable vaginal environments that make it difficult for sperm to navigate their way through the vaginal tract, past the cervix and to their final destination: the fallopian tubes. But it doesn’t just take help to overcome these types of hurdles: it takes the right kind of help.

In working with couples who have struggled to conceive, we’ve heard far too many tales about shoddy products or uncomfortable post-intercourse positions that were supposed to help couples. In many cases these things would try to “trap” sperm in an effort to get them where they needed to go. But of course, most of these aids didn’t address the real issue behind a couple’s conception delays, and just weren’t giving them they boost they needed to finally start their family. Fortunately, these days there are more - and more effective - tools available to couples that need a little fertility-related help. One of these tools is The Stork OTC.

About the Stork® OTC

The Stork® OTC is an innovative, FDA cleared, over-the-counter medical device that’s designed to help couples conceive. It also allows them to do so in the comfort and privacy of their own home, all through the use of a natural insemination technique called cervical cap insemination. How does it work? Quite simply: The Stork® OTC uses a condom‐like sheath to collect sperm and an applicator for tampon‐like application of the cervical cap, which helps to deliver the sperm to the cervical opening. That’s it!

Thanks to its easy-to-use design, The Stork® OTC can assist couples in overcoming several major conception barriers. The technique used by The Stork OTC, known as cervical cap insemination, is especially helpful in preventing the backflow of semen into the vagina and in buffering weaker or lower sperm counts from a sub-optimal vaginal environment. And because The Stork® OTC addresses common fertility issues such as these, it’s a great alternative for couples who aren’t able to undergo – or who aren’t comfortable with undergoing – more invasive conception and fertility procedures.

How Cervical Cap Insemination Really Works

As you might imagine, it can get messy to fill a cervical cap with semen and insert it into the body. And generally inserting it isn’t enough: the cap must pass through the vagina to rest against the cervix. Without any sort of tube or applicator, this process could easily result in spillage, thereby making the insertion process more or less useless.

This awkward process is exactly what the Stork OTC helps to smooth out. Not only does our device offer a unique cervical cap for your personal use as part of the device, but it also introduces an applicator into the equation. The innovative approach of the applicator utilizes the already-familiar act of using a tampon, and helps position a cap filled with semen directly beside the cervix - allowing women to take control over their fertility and conception efforts.

How to Use the Stork® OTC

One reason The Stork® OTC is so easy to use is because it only consists of two main parts: the Conceptacle® and the applicator. The Conceptacle® consists of a cervical cap that is inside of a “condom‐like” sheath made of silicone. The applicator, used separately from the Conceptacle®, allows a woman to easily place the cervical cap in place at her cervix, helping the sperm within the cap bypass traveling through the vaginal canal. Instead, the sperm can enter the cervical canal directly, and – if timed correctly – may swim up to and fertilize an egg, resulting in a successful conception.

Step-by-Step

Here’s a simple three-step overview of how couples would go about using The Stork® OTC to help in their efforts to become pregnant:

Step One: Prepare the cervical cap for use. Before placing the cervical cap over a woman’s cervix, couples will need to use the Conceptacle® to collect and hold the sperm needed for conception during intercourse. * Once the required semen is collected, you can take the sheath off by rolling it back down and over the cervical cap located at the bottom of the Conceptacle®. This process will be much like rolling a condom off after intercourse.

*In the event that you are using donor sperm, there are also directions available with The Stork® OTC to guide couples that want to use the device for this process.

Step Two: Place the cervical cap at the cervix. Once the required sperm has been collected for use, the woman who is aiming to become pregnant should place the cervical cap into the applicator part of The Stork® OTC. She will then use the applicator to insert the cap into the vagina and up to the opening of the cervix.

Step Three: Remember to remove the cap. Just like a tampon, the woman can carry on with her regular daily activities while the cervical cap is in place. The cervical cap should be left next to the cervix for 4 - 6 hours, and then removed using a tampon‐like pull string.

How the Stork OTC Applicator Really Works

Once the Conceptacle is removed and the sperm is held in the cervical cap (as demonstrated in this video here!), it’s time to incorporate the applicator.

The Stork OTC applicator is a slender curved device designed to gently enter the body. It has a special cap holder that the cervical cap clicks into once the semen has been collected. Once these pieces have been engaged, the device is ready for insertion. It’s a simple process that really has never been taken advantage of in the home before - which is what makes our product so revolutionary!

When using the applicator, the woman must first relax into a supine position and then introduce the applicator into her vaginal canal. Once the cap touches the cervix, she simply releases the cap with the help of the device’s plunger and - amazingly! - she is all finished.

Unlike other methods, there is no need to be fitted for a cap and no need to transfer semen into it once you have it. The cap holder and cap stay in place for up to six hours, allowing the sperm to naturally do their job of moving through the cervix and towards the Fallopian Tubes for fertilization.

And now with the latest results from a study showing the Stork OTC delivers a 3.2 times higher sperm concentration to the cervix compared to the sperm concentration to the cervix of natural intercourse, there’s even more of a reason to give the device a chance.

Why Choose the Stork OTC?

There are seven big reasons to consider using The Stork OTC if you think it’s time to step up your conception efforts:

Success Stories

"My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 3 years with the help of an RE, after undergoing lots of treatments and tests we fell into the “unexplained” category along with a low sperm morphology count. National Infertility Awareness Week I reached out to review the Stork because I had been reading about it and was intrigued to see maybe if it would work for us and it is definitely more cost efficient. We were averaging $700 a month for IUI and injectable medication versus $80-90 at the store… Afterwards, we said our prayers and hoped this might work for us. On 10 DPO we received a super duper faint positive and I almost thought I was just seeing stuff. The next morning I tested again and saw a faint line and took a digital which said “YES” best word I could have ever seen. I am without a doubt certain the Stork OTC helped us in our long 3 year journey! We went to the Dr today and saw our baby via ultrasound and just lost it for that we are both forever grateful and thankful to the Stork for helping us in our journey!!
UPDATE: Baby Girl born in February 2017.
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Where to Find the Stork OTC

If you are currently considering ways to enhance your efforts to start a family, The Stork OTC may be just the tool you’re looking for. The Stork OTC is currently available over the counter in select major drugstores and pharmacies - we invite you to purchase one and to see if it can help you.

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