Anyone ever used the turkey baster method and got pregnant? Any advice?

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PastYourBedtime Wed 13-Aug-08 14:02:24

After a year of trying to get pregnant naturally we have decided to give it a go. Dp suffers from delayed ejaculation (he can ejaculate during masterbation but not sex easily) and i ovulate infrequently, so we have decided to try and give things a helping hand.
If he was to masterbate into a 'cup' and then into a syringe we could then insert it at hopefully the right time. Well thats the plan! Anyone had any success with this method or any thoughts?

VestalVirgin Sun 06-Dec-15 19:39:43

How far in do you have to insert sperm to beable to co concieve? Would you have to get it as close to the cervix as possible?

Just into the vagina should be enough. They can swim up from there. Close to the cervix increases your chances at conception, but also the chances that sperm cells that aren't really "fit" get in there.

Can anyone say why one should not use a glass container?

Plastic can contain estrogen-ish substances, which wouldn't be healthy for the fetus, so why no glass? For all I know, glass doesn't react with most chemicals.

Love2820 Fri 04-Dec-15 08:03:30

could u tell me wat u and ur partner did to get prego the first time trying

Jemjem2905 Sun 06-Sep-15 15:58:33

Congrats curidpostn1 on your wife's pregnancy hope it is a happy and healthy 9 months for you both

Me and my husband decided to do this this time and it's our first month I am due to test on Tuesday I was just wondering if she had any symptoms before you got the bfp as I have been very cramps since 2dpo and just wondered if my luck was in too lol wishing you both lots of happiness smile

curidpostn1 Thu 06-Aug-15 20:47:09

Please ignore my previous post as the test was done pretty early.

I am so happily returning back to say that this method worked for us in the first try and my wife is now 9 weeks pregnant! We used one ml syringe and sterlized cups. We ordered them from Amazon. We never expected it work so quick and thought it might take couple of cycles before we get there ! We followed the exact instructions mentioned in this thread. Lying with the hips elevated for half an hour. We did this one day before ovulation, one the ovulation day and two days past ovulation just to make sure. We would like to thank everyone who had posted about their success stories and tips in this thread from bringing our baby dreams to reality. God bless.

curidpostn1 Fri 26-Jun-15 21:51:06

We tried this method for the first time this month and it didn't work for us. I know one cycle is too early for anything.

We are really not sure if the sperm got deposited in to cervix. We inserted the syringe as long as it was comfortable with hips raised and laid in the position overnight. How tall should the hips be raised? We used two normal sized pillows under the hip. Is that sufficient?


Have your gf lie down in the position for at least 30 to 40 minutes. Some semen definitely drips out after that. It won't affect the chances of conceiving in any way. If you are really concerned about the drip, then just do it before going to bed and ask her not to get up for anything until morning. That way not even a single drop would come out. I may not be the right person to give advise, but just said what ever worked from our experience.

lastchance15 Fri 26-Jun-15 12:24:07

My gf and I are doing ther tb method and so many things wworry me. After we inject sperm we insit a cervical cup to help hold it... well its hard to insert it perfectly sometimes it turns and im finding after like an hr or after masturbation its leaking out is this ok? Normal or do we need to find another method...plz help thankd

curidpostn1 Tue 05-May-15 04:42:28

Considering the fact that some external stuffs (syringe, air etc) are involved in this process (in comparison with the normal intercourse), just wanted to know if conceiving by this method would affect the physical or mental health of the baby in any way? Are the odds of giving birth to a healthy baby through this is same as the intercourse?

Definitely going to try this next month alongside naturally trying too. Did try it once this month, we also did it naturally but when I injected it this month it was way past O and just as a precautionary measure.

Still, wish me luck XD As for insertion I just put it in a way and depressed the plunger, I certainly didn't try and inject it into my cervix or anything. Anyway I read you shouldn't try and inject it directly into your cervix because you can go in to shock so I would say just put it in a way and then pull the syringe.

QOD Mon 09-Mar-15 02:06:48

Bril news Katkit!

Curid we gave no thought to depth etc. she just inserted to point of ability to depress plunger

curidpostn1 Mon 09-Mar-15 00:10:55

Hi Katkit04

How far do we need to get the syringe in? Is it okay if I get in as far as I am comfortable or should we target the cervix exactly? I am not sure how to spot cervix. Also from where do we need to get the containers? Can we reuse syringe or containers or they just need to be used once?


Katkit04 Sun 15-Feb-15 07:27:34

Hi all. I have been unable to have penetrative sex with my DH for a while now, due to vaginismus, but we decided the time was right for ttc. I was so grateful to find this discussion as it gave us so much hope that the syringe method could work. I am now returning to it 10 months later to let people know the method worked for us! It took us 6 months of trying and I am now 4 months pregnant and all is going well. We followed the tips people have posted previously, used a cup and 5ml syringe. Didn't wait to use the sperm, just used it as soon as it was collected. I hope this post helps others to feel confident that this method will work for them too. Good luck with the baby making! X

Sparkly123 Sun 04-Jan-15 01:47:51

Hi all! Anyone still doing this method? I'm on cycle 4 of trying this. Interested to hear if anyone else giving it a go!

Lauraqc Sat 03-Jan-15 20:10:32

Just been out and purchased needleless syringe and pre-seed spray from Boots...! Good luck all...

Jessicaholli Thu 01-Jan-15 01:48:33

What position did u use to insert the sperm?

lealea23 Sat 18-Oct-14 00:24:35

hey guys me and my hubby are ttc we have been trying for a while now and im starting to lose hope and im running out of funds my husbands friend has kindly offered to be a donor for us and i hve heard about the turkey baster idea does it actually work? how do you go about it i need help im gettying pretty desperte now x

babyhopefull Wed 03-Sep-14 13:08:34

I found this page a few weeks ago. I kept on coming back to it and getting all hopeful for a baby. But I had to tell DH about it so one day I show him the thread. He went very quiet. But then he smiles and I fill with hope. We got all the things we needed together. We are going to start having a go in November. For the first time we have hope of a baby and I'm so happy. The best thing is its just between us and no one has else is involved. I know its going to take time. But thanks to this thread we are now talking about a baby for the first time. Hope comes in all shapes and

ginge82 Sat 30-Aug-14 07:54:01

Hi all, my hubby also suffers with delayed ejaculation & we've just started using this method (on our first months try now)!! I thought it was just me who was doing this, so glad it's not! I've noted all the tips down lol & will use them on tonights go lol. Fingers crossed for us all trying to get pg using this method x

Queenladytee Sat 09-Aug-14 21:08:56

Hello i have a question me and my DP are trying to have a baby. I would be the one to carry the baby. How long did it that your DP to get prego.

chookybum Sat 05-Jul-14 06:35:39

Greetings all! I actually do this every second day of my cycle as I'm over OPK's! So easy, just grab some supplies of sterile containers and 10 ml needle less syringes from the pharmacy.Position yourself on your bed with a big pillow under hips and a towel over top of pillow and have a clock handy so u can time 30 mins from when you inject syringe into your vagina.Hubby goes into spare room and watches porn on pc and ejectulates inside container.He brings it to u and goes on his merry way.You sit up on your pillow and pump syringe first to see its working and then suck up semen from base of cup and then any semen on the sides of cup just keep drawing it back till all collected.Then u lay back down with no pillows under your head, only pillows under your hips.Insert syringe as far as is comfortable, hold base of syringe with one hand and push plunger with your other hand slowly .After pressing plunger keep your ankles crossed and elevated ,don't put your feet flat on bed as semen can run out.Slowly remove syringe and discard or u can leave it in if u like as a plug to stop leakage.Put a towel over your privates to keep them warm or in case someone walks in! If u want to orgasm to suck sperm up more just do it with your legs sticking out to the side but don't change your hip or pillow position or it will run out.I don't bother with the big O often, just occasionally.When time is up, get up and use a pad to absorb anything that drips out and don't wipe if you have to pee.Have a shower an hour after you are finished just in case any stragglers are still hanging around outside your v jay jay! If u inject before bed then the semen stays in all nite and u don't have to worry.Most importantly make sure u have all supplies beside u and don't get up during that 30 mins unless its an emergency! Goodluck it's so easy once u try.I'll never go back to BD again when ttc!This is so much better for ttc.Our relationship is better for it and you save the sex part for when you actually feel like making love without any conditions attached.

FeelingPositive1 Sun 29-Jun-14 14:25:45

Really glad to have come across this site & this thread. I started using a syringe with my DH this month (AF due tomorrow) and very keen to find out more detail as it seemed a bit fiddly tbh!

We had a MC after ivf this year so thought we'd try this b4 further ivf. DH has had low results with a couple of sperm samples but we did get pregnant naturally once (sadly lost). He also gets stressed & has difficulty performing unfortunately.

I'm worried about injuring myself with the syringe! And wondering how near the cervix to inject the sample? Has anyone done it actually into the little opening or inserted the syringe there, or just put into vagina quite near?!

LaLaLaLa100 Thu 19-Jun-14 00:49:36

We have attempted with a calpol syringe but i'm not sure it was long enough and not totally sure how i know where my cervic is. could anyone please explain how i should know. i really need to get this right sad

1moretime Tue 27-May-14 19:30:53

How far in do you have to insert sperm to beable to co concieve? Would you have to get it as close to the cervix as possible?

QOD Sat 24-May-14 20:30:26


1moretime Sat 24-May-14 20:06:28

Wow this post is fascinating!
So sperm can survive for a while then?
My DH likes to come on me...blush sorry tmi!
If i were to use a syringe would the sperm be ok to use from my skin?

QOD Sat 24-May-14 16:34:15

Points at 15yr old dd who came into this world via a sample pot, a warm armpit, a syringe and a vibrator.

I was the one who provided the warm arm Pitt and surrogate used the vibrator as we'd heard the same about orgasm.

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