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Vaginal Speculum- yay or neigh?

Postby KT5618 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:57 am

my wife and I are trying the so-called turkey baster method. Wondering if anyone has done this and if they have any tips? I'm considering using a vaginal seculum so she can really clearly see my cervix. Has anyone got any experience with these? Was it good or bad? Thanks for any help!
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Postby Seelie » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:46 am

They use a speculum with IUI and the Dr was able to observe my cervix after the procedure to make sure there was no seepage so I am sure it would be helpful for you. The plastic ones are really cheap so I would grab some regardless as it can't hurt trying. :D
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Postby KT5618 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:33 am

awesome! thanks for the input... i appreciate it!
i'll drop by a med supply store and see what I can find!
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Postby Seelie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:47 am

I f you have trouble finding them they have them on amazon and ebay.
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Postby KT5618 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:39 pm

So I popped into the medical supply store today between clients. I had about five minutes to pop in and see if they have them. All morning I'm going "medium plastic speculum. Medium plastic speculum" over and over in my head. So i finish with client one, drive over to the store and go into the store. I dont see them anywhere obvious so I get myself ready to go ask someone who works there if they have them.

AND COULD I REMEMBER WHAT THE HECK THE STUPID THINGS WERE CALLED?

Oh my goodness. I felt like such a fool for drawing a blank. And i'm trying to will up the courage to go describe one to someone who works there and of course just about every sales person is being swarmed by seniors. *smacks head*

Thank goodness my wife was home so I was able to call her and get a second input via my cell phone. What a goof I am!

In short, no they didn't have them... but they can order them. They come in packs of 50 for $50. Or I can get 10 on ebay for $30. Debating on better value vs. better price but I'll get there. As long as I can remember what to order! lolol
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Postby edswife05 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:55 pm

I would be careful using speculum as you can introduce bacteria into the cervic. Most RE's or og/gyn if you are using one will train you In how to do a home insemination. If your doc is supportive I would ask. It can only help and it usually doesn't hurt to ask. Hope you get your bfp!
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