How the founder’s own conception journey inspired her to create a new option for all women who are ready to conceive.
When I decided to start a family, I was in my mid-thirties and enjoying a satisfying career as a cardiologist in New York City. As a doctor, I was well aware that getting pregnant might not happen right away. In fact, statistics show that even healthy women in their 20’s may have to wait up to a year to achieve conception.
But, like all women who decide they are ready to make a baby, I was wildly impatient. So I studied my ovulation chart, scoured the medical research, read every title in the “how to” pregnancy section and scanned the drugstore aisles for anything that might give me an extra advantage for earlier success.
After several months of trying without success I became quite frustrated and and even considered a consultation with a specialist. But then in my research I stumbled across the idea that mucolytics (generally used to break up chest congesting that develops in respiratory illness) also thin cervical mucus. By making the cervical mucus less “sticky”, mucolytics allow the sperm to swim more easily to the egg. This made medical sense to me. I also realized the compelling fact that mucolytics work in opposition to the mechanism in many birth control pills, which use progesterone to thicken the cervical mucus and prevent sperm from reaching the egg. So I gave it a try and took a mucolytic the 5 days leading up to ovulation.
To my surprise and delight I soon discovered I was pregnant! I was also surprised to learn that fertility specialists often recommend mucolytics as a conception aid to their patients.
This was my “aha” moment. I realized this simple tool to help promote conception should be a first option readily available to all women. It could make all the difference and save them from months of frustration.
I went on to have two more children, getting pregnant the first month both times using a mucolytic. I knew that I had to find a way to bring this exciting benefit to all women in a formula that was safe and designed just for conception. As a doctor I could comfortably navigate the mucolytic choices available to determine an appropriate usage. But I didn’t want women to have to see a specialist or stumble around in the dark making guesses with products not intended for that use.
Years of careful research working alongside my OB/GYN resulted in the creation of some exciting new products designed just for promoting conception- including a streamlined prenatal vitamin and a natural bolstered mucolytic formula that targets a woman’s most fertile days.
Trying to conceive is exciting, but it can also be stressful. I wanted to take some of the anxiety out of the equation by empowering women with tools that allow them to proactively improve their chances for success. This kit is for every woman who wants to be pregnant sooner than later. Because, as I can attest: when you’re ready, you’re ready!
Dr. Lara Oboler