Log In Sign Up

Softcups for TTC?


WTTC Graduates

For WTTC Members who are now TTC or pregnant.

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To WTTC Graduates LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
February 13th, 2012, 09:21 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,174
Anyone use these for TTC? I've read some things where people swear by it. I purchased some but I haven't tried it yet. Just curious.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #2  
February 13th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Megan30's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,651
What are they Stacie?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
February 13th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,174
Instead Softcups are were originally designed for an alternative to the tampon. They are soft silicone cups that slide directly below the cervix to catch the menstrual flow. However, I've read that people use them after intercourse to keep the the sperm up against the cervix and not let it "leak out".
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #4  
February 13th, 2012, 04:08 PM
SammyJ's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UTAH
Posts: 3,737
I used them on this last cycle where I actually did get pregnant, so I will use them again. Obviously things didn't work out well, but I doubt that is the fault of the softcups. lol.

I never had a cycle without them where we actively tried to get pg, so I am not sure if they really helped or not since I don't have a comparison. But they were pretty inexpensive and fairly easy to use, so I figured why not. I heard tons of good stories beforehand with them too. I would usually put one in after dtd, and leave it there for about 20 minutes. I actually thought they were pretty uncomfortable, but I might not have been putting them in right.

Either way I am hoping they did the trick!
__________________

Thanks to *Sharon* for my awesome siggy! My pregnancy blog


Reply With Quote
  #5  
February 13th, 2012, 07:20 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,390
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
*lurking*

If you've never used one before, I'd recommend using one during af first. Some women react to the plastic and can get infections.. not the way you want to start pregnancy! I can't use them, even with 2hrs between changes, they give me BV every time. (I even put them in wearing gloves to avoid germs!)
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum
Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashi's, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015. Vitamins started August 2nd
Trying a few cycles of clomid and progesterone. FX this is all it takes.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
February 13th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Twin Mama
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: California
Posts: 2,230
they confuse me, i'm small down there so the idea of cramming that up there and positioning it right freaks me out. i have watched all the videos about softcups, divacups, ect... but i'm too chicken.
__________________
Brianna(26) & Anthony(27)
Star(woof) & Harley(meow)



Reply With Quote
  #7  
February 14th, 2012, 06:49 AM
Cassie.S's Avatar Sophia's Mommy!
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,317
I've never used them, I just always keep my legs up with a pillow for like 15 minutes after DTD and that seems to help. I have heard some people love them, though.
__________________



Cassie, wife to Andrew, mommy to Sophia and expecting a baby boy in February!

{Our family blog}



Reply With Quote
  #8  
February 14th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Megan30's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,651
Sounds like a great idea.....I HATE the leaking.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
February 15th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,174
So I tried it. It significantly reduces the leaking, but there is still some. I thought I had done it wrong until I took the softcup out and saw how much was in there! We'll see if this works.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #10  
February 16th, 2012, 01:52 PM
SammyJ's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UTAH
Posts: 3,737
Stacie! Just wanted to tell you how excited I am that you guys are TTC. Hopefully the softcups work for you guys, cause I can't wait to see your awesome BFP!!
__________________

Thanks to *Sharon* for my awesome siggy! My pregnancy blog


Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:21 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0