Couple from Queensland reveal how they managed to fall pregnant with the help of a horse syringe.

The Daily Mail reports, a lesbian couple from Brisbane, Jade Richards, 36, and her partner Ann Gard asked friend Jarrad Evans for help 14 months before they successfully fell pregnant.

The couple collected sperm samples from Mr Evans every month and deposited them using a syringe intended for the insemination of horses.

“We went into it blindly because we didn’t know anyone else who had done it,” Ms Richards told Daily Mail.

“Turkey basters don’t work.

“Ann and I bought one at first but then Jarrad told us they don’t actually hold liquid so we used something you inseminate horses with – it is a syringe with a long tube attached to it.”

According to Ms Richards, Mr Evans would visit once a month to produce a sample, which was deposited into the horse syringe. The would-be parents would then immediately retreat to the bedroom for the next stage of the ‘do-it-yourself’ fertility treatment.

jade richards

Image via daily mail

‘Jarrad was really good every time we said ‘OK it is time come over’, he would be there.’

In 14 months the couple and Jarrad attempted the ‘DIY fertility treatment’ 14 times – but Jade only took one pregnancy test.

‘At the beginning I told myself I wouldn’t check every month because I wanted to avoid disappointment.

‘The last time I just had a feeling it had worked – and then my period was two days late.

‘It was New Year’s Eve when I found out.

‘Ann and I sat on the bathroom floor waiting for the test results – as soon as two lines showed up we messaged Jarrad and mum,

‘I don’t think Jarrad, who was on holiday, believed us at first – and he said he was not going to get excited until the 12-week mark. But he was.’

And they’ve already decided on repeating the process for another child but this time Ms Gard will bear the family’s new addition.

jade richards 2 mf

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  • haha….I love the announcement photo :D


  • Congrats guys! I tried the home fertility treatment myself once. Didn’t work unfortunately and gave me the worst uti ever.


  • I can’t believe they used that. Oh well it worked and both are very happy by the looks so good for them. One way to save money and now they can spend it on their child


  • A humourous twist to IVF. Good for them, glad it worked. The headline makes it sound worse then it actually is. That guy sounds like an amazing friend. I hope all things go smoothly for these parents and child in the future


  • oh my goodness, that is something you don’t hear about it every day.


  • Well done to them. However, you’d like to think it was done in a more supervised and medical way. A lot of trust put into a horse syringe for something so important.


  • Wow ! Congrats to this couple !! Hope all goes well for them.


  • On reflection this could be very dangerous if something went wrong.


  • Good luck in the future.


  • Congratulations. Good luck in the future.


  • Congratulations all round. I have heard of this before. A Lesbian couple I know have done the exact same thing for their gay male friends so they could have a child, who intern gave them sperm for a child of thier own. Now they are trying again for siblings.


  • Wow, that is amazing. Good on them.


  • Congrats to them – enjoy parenthood.

    • Nice photo in the article with the sun behind them.


  • Wow !! The horse syringe / needle was probably the only needle that would go in deep enough and they had to get it in the right area too.
    Possibly just as safe as the method the hospitals use.


  • Such a heart warming story. They should start trying for baby number 2 right away so they can have them close together. Especially if it takes another 14 months.


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