Softcups

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  1. fertiliciousx

    fertiliciousx Well-Known Member

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    That sooo happened to me today. Mine got delivered this morning and coincidentally we bd'ed this morning so decided to try it out. Getting it in was soo easy (even though i didn't do the downward motion and hence missed some semen) but when i had had enough and was ready to take it out i couldn't!
    I tried so hard not to panic and all i thought of was explaining myself at a&E:saywhat:....It was slippery messy, though i managed to get the rim it just didnt budge. It took me 10 secs to put it in and nearly 15mins to take it out. It does take getting used to. I'll give it one more go and see. :blush:
     
  2. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    Oh man! You guys are starting to scare me! I got these to use this cycle...not sure if I wanna use them now...
     
  3. rmsh1

    rmsh1 Mum

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    You have to use them Mod! It felt like ages trying to get it out but for me it was really only about 5 minutes. Once the panic was over, it was fine, and I will use them again. It is just that initial panic of "What on earth will I tell the doctor?" LOL The problem is that they ARE slippery, so getting a good grip with one finger is tricky. I was scared of pushing it in more, but in the end I just had to push on the rim really hard while baring down and drag it over the pubic bone. This does not hurt in the slightest, I didn't feel anything. Once the edge is over the pubic bone it is easy to get out
     
  4. rmsh1

    rmsh1 Mum

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    I'm sure we will will be able to whip it out in no time next time! LOL I dont think I could use them for AF, given how messy they are taking them out, but maybe I just need to get better at it
     
  5. nimbec

    nimbec Well-Known Member

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    I have to admitt i had the same problem!!! I gave up :( It was causing me too much anxiety so i now just lie with legs up for an hour and make sure i then sleep all night i'e only bd at bed time. Good luck to you tho ive heard great results from them!
     
  6. 2have4kids

    2have4kids Mother of 3

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    For AF I'd def use the Diva Cup, WAY better, less messy. I've just tried these for conception and found it easy to pop it in and out. Not sure how long to leave it in though. We BD at 2pm yesterday then took it out at 10pm when I went to bed.
     
  7. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    I will, I'm determined to get my bfp! Just a little scared lol. I mean, I know they can't get lost, but still, there's that "what if" thought about not being able to get it out!
     
  8. rmsh1

    rmsh1 Mum

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    I know the feeling. I have had these soft cups sitting here a while, never using them. After I had an anovulatory cycle, I just felt time was ticking away so fast so dammit I used the soft cups this time! I dont get many chances with my crazy cycles, so I need to try everything I can, so without thinking I just shoved that soft cup up there LOL

    Give it a go and then tell us all how it went ;)
     
  9. mks

    mks Well-Known Member

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    I used it for the first time last night after we bd'd. I only left it only for 3-4 hours, i was scared to leave it in over night in case i couldn't get it out and i couldn't be late for work! Im going to leave it in longer next time!
     
  10. rmsh1

    rmsh1 Mum

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    I slept with mine in but I did get a little bit earlier just in case I had trouble :haha:
     
  11. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    haha that was my thought exactly! I don't get up early enough to have an extra 15 minutes trying to dig something out of my cervix lol. I will give it a go though. I will admit, they are much bigger than I expected them to be.
     
  12. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    lol nice. I'm waiting for my CBFM to give me a high until I start using them.
     
  13. binksmommy

    binksmommy DD-8yrs & Preggo with boy

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    No luck with them last month :( Not sure about it.. May not use them this time..
     
  14. mommyx1

    mommyx1 my oven is on

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    i used softcups for the first time this cycle and nothing else and got BFP the other day. i think they work for those who are scared when trying to get it out if you bear down like trying to poop you can grab ahold of the ring alot better I was scared that I wouldnt get it out but i acted like i was pooping and it came out very easy. i just wanted to share my experience
     
  15. mks

    mks Well-Known Member

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    Lol i was very intimated by the size too but once i used to it the first time, its not bad. According to the clomid calculator we need to start bd'ing starting tomorrow so i'll def be using it a lot longer. I'll just set my alarm for earlier just in case it gets stuck! ; )
     
  16. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATS on your bfp! If I may ask, how many months were you trying?
     
  17. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, probably a good idea!
     
  18. mommyx1

    mommyx1 my oven is on

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    This was the first month really trying in the past its just been more NTNP.
     
  19. mod19

    mod19 Well-Known Member

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    Well, still congratulations. Happy and healthy 9 months to you!
     
  20. binksmommy

    binksmommy DD-8yrs & Preggo with boy

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    wow MommyX1 .. Maybe I will try them again this cycle.. Congrats!!
     

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