Transcript for New Pill To Help Women Get Pregnant Soon to Be Available Over the Counter
Hope on the horizon for couples suffering from infertility. A new over-the-counter pill available in drugstores starting this month may help millions of women get pregnant. ABC's Mara schiavocampo is back with more on that. It's negative. Reporter: Turning the pregnancy struggle into baby joy -- I'm pregnant. Reporter: Is not always easy. Enter the pregprep kit. A supplement available over the counter at CVS starting in month that might help millions of women get pregnant. Dr. Lara obler coming up with the idea during her own battle for a baby. I knew I was healthy. I knew there was nothing wrong with me and for some reason I wasn't getting pregnant. Reporter: Teaming up with a group of ob/gyn to design a pill that may encourage pregnancy for making it easier for the special to reach an egg. A special swimming ten egg analogous from swimming from here to tahiti. Reporter: A daily multivitamin and a mucolytic to thin the mucus which they're encouraged to take leading up to the week before their fertility window. A positive pregnancy test after four years is awesome. Reporter: She used it while trying to get pregnant with her second child is this I had an awesome amazing son and I couldn't give had I'm a sibling no matter how hard. I tried. Reporter: She claims the kit helped her conceive her daughter after years of trying. It worked. And so to me I owe everything to them. I have a beautiful baby girl. Reporter: While not all doctors agree with those lofty claims -- Treatments thinning the cervical muse cuss don't have data supporting their efficacy. Reporter: Even Dr. Oboler acknowledges the pill's limitations. We suggest if you've used it for six months and are successful you get a consultation with an ob/gyn. For her the results are all that matter. For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, new York. And Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here to tell us more about this. It does seem like it has great potential for a lot of couples. What's the science behind. Everything old is new again. On tremendous trigs have known about this for years but the science behind it is very similar to when you guys take a cough syrup to loosen the congestion in your chest. It works the same way and there's data behind it. This is the most recent study right here showing that this ingredient improved pregnancy rates in women with polysister owe var Jane syndrome and data has shown that it could boost special concentration in men. So do we need more studies yes but this is a low risk potential benefit ingredient. Really encouraging but it's not a foolproof method for everyone having trouble, right. Absolutely not and when you talk about infertility, David, there are so many reasons this. Is not going to replace an in vitro fertilization cycle but you have to factor in many thing, poor ovarian function, unexplained infertility but for some you want to do something proactive out of the gate, fun fact, I used it with my second. Did you really? A while ago. And what do you know? It worked. Cutting edge. One shot wonder. Now there is a study right there conducted. There you go. There are a lot of people that are weighing in. I put a little something on my Twitter feed and people were just really responding wanting to know if it's affordable. I know you'll be answering questions. $29 apparently but, you know, people can try it. All right. Great. Thank you. You bet.
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