Instead Cups?

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Instead Cups?
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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 3:16am

Anyone ever tried these after BD. Of course their website can't say that it would work but is it worth a try?

I accidentally bought some because the drugstore was out of my brand of tampons. They're... not as convenient. lol. Not terrible though. I figured why not.

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 9:44am
Yes! I used them for my bfp cycle and the cycle before that. IMO they are to messy for af, but are just the ticket to use after BD when you have a busy two year old and you can't afford to lay in bed for an hour.

I fretted over it the first cycle, thinking, was I doing it right? and hopeing I wasn't actually blocking the sperm from my cervix. But its really very easy to tell, if you go about your day and not much of anything "comes out" (tmi) then it's doing its job.

The best way I found to use it was, to stay laying in bed and lay there for 10-15mins if you can with things elevated so all the goodies go where they're supposed to, and then put it in while on your back with your feet flat on the bed so you're still elevated. I wore mine for 3-4 hours after with the first cycle but then the second I did almost the full 12 hours they can be in.

Also, this is totally TMI*******but I read if you can manage to have the big O (not ovulation lol) while bd'ing it really opens up your cervix. Alternatively, it can be very hard to O when you're bd'ing for a baby somtimes so you can also do what you need to to O after the cup is in and it does the same thing....just sayin ; )

Good Luck! I feel the cups for sure contributed to my bfp!
     ~Daniele 

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 2:21am

Oh good! :) Thanks for sharing your experience with it. I just keep thinking that with all the NFP training I have that tells me that sperm can live for up to a few days in the right conditions inside our bodies... why not keep them there longer? I think we'll try that... I"m sure DH will think this is really weird... lol. Also, now that we're all getting shoveled out of this snow I need to make a call (finally) to my midwife group... I don't think they'll tell me anything new but maybe they'd let me try clomid... not sure I want to go there, but maybe.

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:23am
I agree with everything Daniele said! Used them myself many times in trying to get DS #2 and with #3 (although a different story there lol). I am pretty sure the Instead company is trying to get them marketed for TTC purposes too. You might want to get some preseed to put in cup before you insert it just to help them hang out longer too - just a little blob in the cup and pop it in - my DH never notices and I never bothered telling him - TMI for my hubby I am sure :)
Hope that it does the trick for you lady!
Hugs, Jasmine
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Registered: 08-11-2006
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 9:07am
Yes totally TMI for my DH aswell, I did finally tell him during this cycle and it didn't bother him but I'd never put it in while he was around and never mentioned it afterwards.
     ~Daniele 

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Registered: 09-10-2008
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 8:32am

We did this right before we moved on to IUI. We have severe male factor so needed IUI to get pg. We actually dtd into the cup then put it in. In order for us to feel secure we always do it together then at the last second put it in the cup. Sorry if that was TMI.

Ja

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Registered: 06-01-2004
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 11:59am
I had DH do that once or twice when TTC if he was so busy with work and the kids were crazy and I needed his ahem, sample in the a.m. lol -okay, so now I have given TMI!
:) J
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Registered: 12-03-2007
Wed, 02-09-2011 - 6:38pm
haha... wow I had never even thought of that! I'm sure DH would give me a weird look if I suggested it. We'll see how this month goes... as my parents and neice are going to be visiting on just the slightest bit of a bad time...lol.. being that we have a small apartment.... lol.
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