Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Leaky doughnut, anyone?

S. bought a great book at B&N called Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I am like a 12-year-old boy when it comes to these kinds of books--I go "eewwwwww!" and "uhhggggh!" at the very graphic pictures, while S. says, "it's not gross!" I know she's right, but you should see this picture they have of an open cervix with cervical mucus coming out of it. "It looks like a doughnut!" I believe was my initial reaction. Gross.

But then it got us thinking (well, S. thinking)--why can't we cervix gaze? Why can't we actually do an insemination ourselves, at home? It will be at least a month until we meet with a r.e. and commence with insemination, but duh---you can do it yourself! So that meant we really didn't even need a month off-but I'm glad took one. Maybe next time around it will be d.i.y-which I think is pretty cool and exciting and will really help center ourselves and our bodies. I think now I have to go do some more exploration of the leaky doughnut...

3 comments:

Estelle said...

We did it at home, every time. And got pg, every time. It works. Most people do it at home. It's not difficult. I've also done it for one other person and offered it to another until her partner decided she was up to it.
TCOYF is a good book. The Ultimate Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth is great too. Get that one. You'll like it.

CD & SP said...

Oh, I have that one! Yes, it's great! Unfortunately, we're working with frozen sperm, so our chances are slightly less than doing an IUI--but I think it's certainly worth a go, since IUI hasn't worked for us yet!

marta said...

argh, i can't stand to look at the picture either. if it were my cervix, i wouldn't be so grossed out, but who wants to look at some random woman's cervix? not me!

you should totally try for a diy iui. there is LOTS of info on rainbow conceptions about this.