(Closed) Anyone care to share at home ICI or IUI from frozen donor sperm success story?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

i dont but im praying for you guys!! i would prob not try at home because there are so many complications that can happen…..go to a doc and get it done right! sending you lot of baby dust!!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@curlymama318:    I think you should definitely go to a dr to have the IUI administered.  The main reason is that the sperm have to be washed to avoid infection since they’re going past the cervix.  I’m not sure how far you were planning on inserting them at home, but you can’t insert semen past the cervix because you can get an infection.  So they wash the sperm, and insert it past the cervix, which helps get it closer to where it needs to ultimately go.  Not sure if you’re paying for donor sperm, but if you are, I would preserve my investment and have a doctor administer it.   The IUI procedure itself is not very expensive, so I say maximize your chances!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@curlymama318:  Good luck:)  I’ve had several IUIs, not with frozen sperm but with my husband’s fresh sperm, and I would just feel nervous if I had to administer that at home.  The cervix is really high around ovulation, and my RE’s nurse had trouble “getting” to it once or twice and they had to pull the RE in to do it himself, and they used a speculum and all sorts of scary tools…It only took a few minutes but there was so much involved in the way of tools that I would just be too afraid of screwing something up:)

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ive had a number of IUI’s done, maybe around seven.  I would recommend going to a doctor for it.  The vagina is not a sterile environment, but the cervix is, meaning you could easily give yourself an infection by not handling the catheter properly.  And it’s not great to get an infection in your cervix.  Plus the cervix is somewhat delicate and can get easily traumatized. I’m not trying to be alarmist but I think it’s better to work with a doc if you can afford it.  Good luck you!

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