This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
I was able to get pregnant very easily with my first three children. As a registered nurse I knew that the text books said age can affect fertility, but I honestly didn't expect it to be a problem for me. When we started trying for our fourth child I was about to hit the 35 year mark. I found out that age can affect fertility and it was no fun.
Finding Out That Age Can Affect Fertility
When we started trying for baby number four I just assumed that it would be as easy as it was with the first three. We decided to get pregnant and within a couple of months we were. Well….number four took months and months. We finally did conceive and then by week 12 we had a miscarriage and lost our baby. It was a very difficult time for my family.
I had to have a D&C due to an incomplete miscarriage. During the procedure my uterus was punctured so it ended up being a more involved surgery. Once I had recovered physically I knew that I wanted to try and get pregnant.
I had finally accepted that my age was affecting my fertility. I didn't want to wait any longer then was necessary because I had a feeling it was going to take a while to get pregnant again.
Sure enough….we had to really work at conceiving. We were counting days….checking temps….watching my cycle like a hawk. It is a stressful way to live and I truly feel for people who have been working on it for years like my parents did when they tried to have a baby.
Eventually we did conceive our last child. It was a long and difficult pregnancy and I was sick through most of it. I had issues bonding with my baby due to the fear that something might happen like it had the previous time. By the time it was said and done there was a 7 year gap between our 3rd and 4th children. We had planned for 3 or 4 years between them.
I am happy to say that I did have a healthy baby girl. She is extremely onery and spoiled beyond belief being the youngest of four!
What I Wish I Had
Isn't it funny how products always seem to come out right after you needed them? I recently found out about a product that would have been perfect for my husband and I when we were trying to get pregnant.
Stork OTC is an over-the-counter, drug-free option to help with conception. The best part is that this is for HOME use. Yep….you can use it in the privacy of your own home. It works along with your fertile window to improve your chances of conception. It is FDA approved and it delivers a 3.23X higher sperm concentration to the cervix compared to natural intercourse!!
I think this product would have reduced the length of time it took us to conceive. I definitely wanted to share it with other people who may be struggling in this area. It is easy to locate at your local Walgreens in the family planning section next to the ovulation test kits.
What is Your Baby Story?
Have you had trouble conceiving? Did you find out that age can affect fertility? I would love to hear about your story. Be sure to join in on the fun at an upcoming Twitter Party on March 27th at 8pm EST. Learn all about tips to help you conceive! Use #TTCwithStorkOTC to participate.