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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Update

So... I am now officially waiting for AF, which means CD1 is slowly approaching, and with it, the start of my charting and temping and OPKs and so on and so forth...

If all goes well, I should be inseming this cycle. Keep your fingers crossed for me! It will be an IUI with fresh sperm, so I'm hoping it will be charmed and I get a baby out of it, if not, I'll have 4 frozen vials to do at-home insems for 2 more cycles...

I am getting really really nervous...

Give me suggestions on where I can find some really good instructions on how to THAW the frozen vials and then inseming at home.

If I don't get preggo... I am thinking of starting C.lomid on my third cycle to make the most of the last 2 vials and not have to make my donor come down again to donate. What do you guys think? There are no twins in my family except for very distant relatives, and I think it was from the in-laws side of the family... Would I have a very big chance of getting twins that way?

I need all the advice you can give me... What worked for when you finally got preggo?

4 comments:

Pat said...
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Pat said...

Didn't get you. Fresh sperm isn't frozen. So it has to come from a donor und shouldn't be older than 1 hour. Inseminating fresh sperm isn't an IUI. For IUI you need washed sperm.
And then the thing with the frozen vails. How do you get them. Where it was frozen. At home? Really I don't get it. Sorry.

girlranting said...

First insem will be done with washed fresh sperm at a doctor's office. It will be an IUI.

My donor will be leaving samples to be frozen, to be used at a later time, hence me needing to know how to thaw them so I can insem myself.

Pat said...

So like I know frozen sperm in Germany is always insaminated via IUI, because the little friends are weaker then the fresh ones. But this is what they say here. So it don't have to be right and in the end, you will need only one little friend. In this work a student writes under point 4.7 to thaw the sperm at roomtemperature, or at 37°C (98.6°F) in a water bath. Hope it helps.