Artificial Insemination at Home?

I have heard of lesbian couples having "turkey baster" babies. Is there a home method of artificial insemination that we could try?


Peg Plumbo CNM

Peg Plumbo has been a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) since 1976. She has assisted at over 1,000 births and currently teaches in the... Read more

I have no experience in this, but I have assisted several lesbian couples. My first advice would be to try to find a private clinic who would be willing to help. You could try to contact a midwife.

Some precautions should be followed. I would assume you would require that the father have tests for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, etc. before going forward.

"Turkey baster" inseminations are probably not the best as they would not be the most sterile of collection devices and introduction into the vagina could cause injury. I have heard of some couples using condoms. The man ejaculates using one and then the semen is squeezed into the vagina. The use of a syringe would be better, but again, without medical supervision, there is a chance of injury. A vaginal cream inserter would perhaps be safer. Remember, the sperm count would suffer somewhat, due to the fact that the semen would not be placed in immediate contact with the cervix, but it may well be successful.


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