Post # 1
Anyone out there using instead cups? I bought some a few years ago when TTC and found them (unopened box) and I’m thinking about using them. I also have a tilted uterus so I heard they help keep the swimmers in there longer….no dripping!
I don’t think I’ve known anyone who actually got pregnant from using them…
Are they difficult to use? Any advice??
Post # 3
@texasbee: I bought them but couldn’t get the courage up to actually stick one it. They are so huge and I was terrified it was going to get stuck. I did however read they are good for TTC and that is why I bought them.
Post # 4
I’ve used them for4 cycles. Worked great actually. Only one time did it get stuck n I was afraid I would have to go to Urgent Care. Although I didn’t get my BFP because of my Asherman’s, I’m a believer. A couple of ppl on other boards were successful so it can’t hurt.
Post # 5
I’ve tried them on two cycles, but they didn’t help us get a BFP. I always try to lay still for at least 15 minutes after BD, but I liked how they kept the mess (and swimmers!) up there for longer!
Post # 6
I have a tilted uterus but didnt have any trouble conceiving, so you may not even need to use any aids to get pregnant. I would suggest trying without it first
Post # 7
I got pregnant on my second cycle using them. I see them as a lazy way to tilt the hips up. I used them because I’m lazy. It was easier than sitting in a bedroom alone afterward. I would just pop one in afterwards and go about my night. I took it out in the morning.
Once you use them a few times, you get comfortable positioning them up there. I basically just got used to putting them in. If you check for cervical position, it’s really no different, just with something in that general area.
Post # 8
I can’t say for a certainty that the instead cups were what gave me my BFP, but the first and only cycle I used them was the cycle we got preggers. I have a tilted uterus too and the cycle I used them on we changed position from missionary to doggy style, I used Pre-seed once and the Instead cups twice.
So I can’t guarantee, but I do have a BFP now! I’d use it again if we ever try for another one 🙂
Post # 9
@bells: My TTC efforts have spanned almost 9 years…my doctors could never find anything wrong with me. In fact, they said I “responded” too well to the meds they gave me. Like I had the fertility of a younger gal.
Thanks for all the advice bees! I think I’m going to try them this month as Darling Husband and I have been somewhat “trying” for a few months now. I always worried about the tilted uterus causing the semen to pool and not making it up there…resulting in so much dripping. AND I hate laying there afterwards. DH says I’m like a guy…hopping out of bed after the BD and leaving!