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First 2ww - at home insemination. Newbie

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SamJay1990 Tue 18-Apr-17 11:19:52

Hi Everyone,

Sorry if TMI-
I am 26 years old and me and my partner have wanted a child for a few years now. We have been together for 6 years. I suffer from Secondary Vaginismus, quite badly. We are unable to have PIV sex at the moment and it will be quite a while until we can. I am working with dilators and other treatment to get through this.

However we both agreed we didn't want to wait any longer. So we got a small plastic sterile pot, and a 10ml sterile needleless syringe to use.

I propped myself up on pillows(under lower back) My OH did his deed in the pot and I held it next to my body to keep it warm whilst it 'Liquidised' I then used the syringe to draw it in slowly. I inserted the syringe(which is roughly 3.5inches) all the way in, and slowly pressed the plunger until it was empty. I kept the syringe inside me for about 5 minutes, at this point hips still raised.
I also had an orgasm as I heard it could potentially help the sperm on their journey!

I did this yesterday morning, which was day 11 of my cycle however I am sure I am ovulating. Have not used tests just going by EWCM and libido. Did the same again this morning but this time the plunger got jammed and it all 'shot in' very quickly! Not sure if that is good or bad. blush

As far as I know I don't have any fertility issues, apart from the fact that I cannot currently have intercourse! So I am hoping this isn't a long process however with doing it a not so natural way I am expecting a few tries at least. If anyone has any tips for me, or you know other people who have been successful doing it this way that would help!

Thank you smile

cannonball8726 Sat 20-May-17 19:15:24

Hi there, SamJay. We are in the same boat with this. I'm 31 and have primary vaginismus. Working through a dilator program too; have made good progress but it will still be a while before we can have penetrative intercourse. I have been with my husband for six years and he has always been extremely supportive - I feel so grateful to have someone as patient and understanding as he is.

We are now in our third cycle of TTC with the home insemination method. I was using a 5ml syringe to begin with, now a 10ml syringe. No idea if that makes any difference but felt some longer reach may be helpful. Started using OPKs this month... had a positive OPK yesterday, so we inseminated yesterday and will do so again today. Also using Preseed because it would be really difficult for me to insert anything otherwise! I am planning to start charting next month.

Hope you're getting on okay. I wanted to let you know that you aren't alone! Good luck smile

Shredtheevidence Sat 20-May-17 19:43:18

I don't know anything about home insemination but a man ejaculate at about 10mph I believe so I doubt it will have done the little swimmers any harm!

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