What is the turkey baster method?
The “turkey baster method” is a terminology used interchangeably with all forms of intracervical insemination at home. Intracervical Insemination (ICI) is a process in which sperm is delivered directly into a woman’s reproductive tract, near the cervical opening. This method is similar to male/female intercourse but instead of using a penis, a syringe is used for insemination.The term “turkey baster method” originated from people using a turkey baster, a kitchen tool, to transfer semen into the vagina. Although it may be tempting to use a turkey baster, it is not recommended for safety reasons and a specialty syringe should be used instead.
Who usually tries the turkey baster method?
Who usually tries the turkey baster method? The turkey baster method, also known as ICI, can be a sensible option for
many people. Generally speaking, it makes sense when insemination through intercourse between a man and a woman either isn’t working, is getting stressful, or is simply not an option. As such, if timed intercourse is not working or if ICI does not successfully result in pregnancy within 6 months of trying, it is best to consult a doctor about the potential of artificial insemination at home.While the turkey baster method is an option to consider, it is important to note that it is not intended to treat infertility. It is also important to consider that it is only an option for those who have a healthy uterus and consistently ovulate. Furthermore, ICI should not be done if you or your sperm source have been diagnosed with no sperm in semen, blocked Fallopian tubes or have no Fallopian tubes, a sexually transmissible disease, virus, or infection (including active herpes, hepatitis, HIV), or if it is unsafe for you to become pregnant. What do I need to do the “turkey baster method”? I'm excited to share that the most common way to do an intracervical insemination is right in the comfort of your own home! To make sure your insemination is successful, there are a few things you'll need. First, y
ou'll need a healthy sperm specimen. If you're using donor sperm, the sperm bank should have screened and analyzed the sample for you. To get the sperm from the donor to you, you'll need a collection cup that has a wide opening, isn't too deep, and has a lid. It's important to keep in mind that fresh sperm should be used within 30 minutes of ejaculation, but it can last up to an hour. Finally, you'll need a disposable syringe to transfer the semen. Fortunately, there are syringes specifically designed for this purpose, like makeamom a. It has several unique design elements, such as a slit opening that mimics mother nature, and its barrel-free tip ensures comfort and eliminates waste. How do I do it?
Timing is crucial when it com
es to insemination and conception. It all starts with understanding the ovulation cycle – which we have a video about here.
When it’s prime time for conception, have everything ready to go – and a place to get horizontal for a bit, like a bed. Then there are just three simple steps:
Collect the sample
Transfer the sample into the syringe.
Insert the semen-filled syringe into the vagina, just like a tampon. Then push the plunger to release the sample, and remove the syringe.
Kick back and relax – for 15 to 30 minutes. It also helps to prop up your hips with a pillow. Don’t worry if some of the sample still slides out, that’s totally fine (gravity plays a significant role and remember - it only takes one)!
Wait 14 days and and take a pregnancy test :)
Check out our detailed instructions here at makeamom.com. Does the “turkey baster method” work f
or getting pregnant?
No matter the route you take in your journey to conceive, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. While a study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggests that the success rate of Intrauterine Insemination (ICI) is 37.9% after six ICI cycles, it's important to remember that there are no guarantees of success. Age, fertility medications, and underlying medical conditions, can all play a role in impacting your chances of success. If timed intercourse is not working, or if ICI does not result in a pregnancy within six months of trying, it's best to consult with your doctor.
How does MakeAmom compare to the turkey baster method?
At MakeAmom, we strive to take the already well-known method of turkey basting and make it even better! Our design is created with you in mind, with no harsh edges and a comfortable fit. We are proud to have helped many people! To get a glimpse of the success stories, visit our website MakeAmom.com .