The Birth of a Business
Do you ever think about how one event can shape, and change the direction in your life? I often think about how my water breaking at 4am was the catalyst to meeting Maria. This is what my husband refers to as the "long version" of the story of how Maria and I met.
19 years ago, at 4 AM, before Maria and I met, I went into labor with our first child while Maria's husband was the on-call obstetrician. In the delivery room, it somehow came up that my husband and my doctor were both cyclists, and needless to say, a friendship was formed between them that day. I was not amused that the guys were enjoying each other's conversation more than the laboring human in the room.
A friendship formed, which included lots of cycling (the wives joined 'em, because you know what they say), and dinners, wine, and many late night conversations followed. One recurring topic was how boric acid suppositories were life changing for both of us over the past 25 years, but how disappointing it was that they were not readily available to all women. This may seem like a strange topic, but remember that Maria is a nurse, so this was basically entrepreneurial girl talk.
We commiserated on how to order our "supplies", which were becoming harder to find before e-commerce was popular. We sat in bed shoveling piles of white powder into capsules, hoping that our children would not go to school describing to their teachers what looked like a scene out of Breaking Bad.
Our conversations as friends often circled back to "wouldn't it be awesome if we could get boric acid suppositories in the hands of all women". One day we decided to stop just talking about it, and made it happen. Our products were first sold on eBay, then on our own website, and eventually on Amazon. Since then, many independent pharmacies and womens' clinics carry our products. We continue to grow month over month, and have grown into a brand that helps women solve an array of challenges. We have a passion for women's health, and it makes us so very happy every time we read a positive review or customer email detailing how our product has made a positive impact, restored confidence, reduced anxiety, restored relationships.
We started this business because we knew we could change lives. Since we started, many have copied our product, but I can guarantee that no other company has strong women behind them that are wives, mothers, and rocking a business like Maria and I are. Shout out to my daughter who decided to come into the world at 4 AM, and introduce me to a business that changes lives, including ours.