What are the Techniques for Queer Mommies for
Alternative Insemination at Home?

from Gay Family Options.org

First, obtain a few 5cc syringes and specimen cups. Don’t use a syringe larger than 5cc; it’s not necessary. Sperm sample volumes range from .5cc to 4cc, with an average of about 1cc to 2cc. Also, in case you’re wondering, don’t use a needle with the syringe. It is dangerous and would likely damage the sperm, not to mention you!

The syringe and specimen container should be clean and dry. If you wash and re-use them, be sure there are absolutely no water droplets left anywhere. If you have to, use a blow dryer to insure this before you use them because water droplets will rupture and kill the sperm.

The following is what we learned from our inseminations with the physician by the non-inseminee watching and asking questions.

  1. When you get your specimen, draw it into the syringe very slowly to avoid damaging the sperm. The same idea applies when you insert the semen into the vagina.
  2. Place the semen deep into the vagina, but do not try to place the semen directly into the cervical opening. If the uterus gets too much at once, the prostaglandins in the semen will cause the uterus to contract and expel the sperm.
  3. After the sample is in place, lay with your hips elevated by placing a pillow or two underneath your bottom-side. Half an hour is good, but longer is better.

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