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Let’s Talk About Sperm Count, Health and Infertility

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

Let’s be honest, most families at one point or another will want to grow their family. To have a little bundle of joy running around and giving them tiny kisses and warm little hugs. There’s just something about having kids that complete the circle of life. Then there are those who are faced with challenges getting to that point … which in all honesty is very heartbreaking.

Infertility isn’t a light topic to discuss and most of the time, couples who are experiencing such prefer not to talk or even discuss the matter. My hubby and I were one of those couples at one point in our lives. We dated for a couple of years, then got married and yet no luck. It felt so frustrating to go through such situation. It’s like fate is playing some kind of game. It felt unfair. Having kids shouldn’t be this challenging. Finally, we’ve started researching our options.

What we discovered is that conceiving isn’t as simple as being intimate or timing it with a woman’s monthly cycle. In fact, men’s sperm count and health play a huge role too! Here are a few fun facts to share with your partner …

1. A healthy weight means healthier sperm!
2. Those who exercise at least 7 hours a week have 48% higher sperm count.
3. Placing your laptop on your lap affects sperm motility.
4. Men who are 45 or older take five times longer to conceive.
5. Sperm needs to remain 1-2 degrees cooler than his body temperature to stay healthy.
6. Regular or heavy alcohol consumption affects sperm count.
7. Folic acid isn’t just for women! It’s recommended for men to have 400mg.
8. It takes 3 months to create a healthy sperm. Time to kick off the bad habit!
9. Certain medication (even OTC) can impact sperm production.
10. While it only takes one, sperm count does matter.

As soon as we started discussing infertility with our doctor, we were immediately given the idea of IUI and IVF. Two different methods but both promises to help us get one step closer to having a little one in our hands. Then we were faced with the steps, process and a life-changing expense. If you’ve researched about IVF, you’d know how absurd the procedure cost is. As far as studies go according to clinical data the Stork OTC is comparable to the success rates of IUI procedures. That’s where Stork OTC comes to help. They actually understand that trying to get pregnant is already challenging enough.

The Stork OTC

With Stork OTC there are no shots, no prescriptions or even procedure involved. It’s a home conception device to assist its users chance of getting pregnant. Even better, it is conveniently available in our local CVS (Burlington Township, NJ).

CVS Pharmacy

NOTE: If you’re going to this branch just know that it is not located in the family planning section but under Feminine Care in aisle 12.

CVS Pharmacy

Once on this aisle, you will find The Stork OTC right beside the ovulation test kits and tampons. Also, to get more out of your hard earned dollars, CVS is offering $30 ExtraBucks when you purchase 2 Stork OTC devices at CVS/pharmacy™ from now through April 29th! So make sure to check it out soon and not miss out on this amazing /deal.

Ready to learn more about The Stork OTC and fertility? I will be a Twitter Party Panelist for an upcoming Twitter party on April 25th at 8 pm EST, and you can participate and keep up with the conversation with the hashtag #TTCwithStorkOTC & #becomingadad.

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24 comments

  1. I’ve never heard of this. Luckily my husband and I never had a problem conceiving but this is great for those that need to make sure they have a good number of swimmers.

  2. Thankfully, my husband and I were able to get pregnant very quickly and easily with both of our children. We actually have a friend though who found out he has a low/no sperm count, but hasn’t gone back to the doctor to figure it out! I will say, he is rather overweight and thinks that is a lot of the problem.

  3. Wow, I never knew such a device existed! What a great thing to have for helping increasing your chances of getting pregnant.

  4. I’m intrigued by this product but how does it help you? I am glad there are more and more options for those struggling to get pregnant. I was one of those who had to do the shots. Ouch, but it worked!

  5. As someone who struggled with secondary infertility it is so heartening to see companies creating products to help couples get pregnant. I am definitely going to share this post with friends who are in the trying to get pregnant phase!

  6. This is a tricky subject and you are thoughtful and brave for discussing it.
    The article contains some good advice and direction for men.

  7. This product is awesome. I actually have one in my bathroom under the counter. I got it before my last baby was conceived just in case as I had just had two back to back miscarriages!

  8. I am not having kids but I still find the information interesting regarding it. The ways sperm can be affected is so interesting. I would not have thought some of those made a difference!

  9. This is such a great product! I have some friends that have used it when they were having trouble and it was well worth the money spent.

  10. This is a great option for those who do not have great insurance because the cost of fertility doctors ad procedures are very expensive. Happy to hear you were able to find something that worked for your beginning family.

  11. This is certainly helpful for any couple trying to conceive. We have many friends who went through IVF, or tried other methods to conceive. In one couple’s case once they stopped the treatments and relaxed they got pregnant! It’s amazing how the Universe works sometimes. From what they’ve told us, it can be very frustrating when you are trying so hard and want a baby so badly but nothing seems to be working. So glad there are ever more options out there.

  12. Those are very interesting facts about sperm count. I thought that the exercise and laptop factoids were the most eye-opening.

  13. I am thankful I am past this stage of life but now my children are entering it. Both my two oldest got married last fall. My daughter and her hubby will start trying for kids in October. Thankfully, they are both very active and healthy. I hope they don’t need any assistance in this department but thankful it is there if they do.

  14. My brother and sister-in-law had issues conceiving their second child so I am glad that their are products out there for people like them. I am sure it helps a lot and relieves some stress.

  15. It’s really important that you take good care of your body especially if you’re trying to have a baby. These are very good tips. Not a lot of women talk about it, but it’s good to have a post like this to help each other out.

  16. This is a great article for me to read at the moment, being a year into our TTC journey. There are so many important factors that play a part in getting pregnant, and I feel it has been one of the most difficult and upsetting times of my life. Its great that there are products like this available to us to help to become pregnant.

  17. I think moms to day are so lucky to have the internet to share tips and wisdom about infertility. There are so many great resources so women can get educated.

  18. I didn’t know about this product. It took a long time, and some medical help, to get pregnant with our first daughter. There was a miscarriage in between but six years later we had our second daughter. This should not be a quiet topic because so many families have this struggle.

  19. I had no idea you could find infertility products at your local drugstore. It’s nice to know it is an option. Struggling with infertility can be so hard for couples who long to have children so anything that can help them achieve their dream is a blessing.

  20. I’ve never heard of any of these before – that’s mind-blowing. I mean, why don’t people talk about this more? Surely that’s something that should be known by everyone?! x

  21. I am WAY past the “starting a family” time, lol, but this is some very helpful information for women looking to conceive!

  22. These are some great things to know about for those trying to conceive. I got lucky with both of mine, who were surprises!! I wont have to worry about this again I don’t think, since if I do have another it will be a big surprise haha.

  23. Interesting information about sperm count and sperm health! I didn’t know that a device existed to help one get pregnant.

  24. I have a friend that used this. She just had her baby not too long ago. She swears by it because she had been trying for a while before they started using it!

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