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September 16th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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I have been reading up on an at home IUI kit and I am considering it but scared at the same time. I had a friend that had been trying for a year and a half and finally gave this a try and conceived the month she used it, she said it was uncomfortable and she was very disappointed in the amount her husband was able to produce in it and thought it would be a flop but she did conceive...would you all consider it, I am running out of options to try, I actually haven't been trying nearly as hard this time as I was with my son, but we tried instead soft cups for 6 months now, they've done nothing but give me 2 nasty yeast infections twice in 6 months, so we're not using them anymore...

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September 16th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Honestly, that Catheter scares me. LoL.

I like the option of do-it-yourself, Dr. charge an arm and leg for all of their procedures, but I would be worried about causing damage with that catheter. Also, the kit says

Always use washed spermatozoa when performing intrauterine artificial insemination, or intracervical artificial insemination. The introduction of unwashed spermatozoa into the uterus will almost always result in severe adverse reactions, which may include anaphylactic shock.
Does that mean you have to get another kit to wash the sperm first too?
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September 16th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I found this re: washing the sperm:

Semen Dilution/Preparation - ZDL, Inc.

Honestly it looks like it would turn into a pretty expensive process to do from home, and more than likely less effective than in a Dr.'s office. I can see how it seems tempting though...particularly b/c the nearest RE to us is over an hour away. If we ever decided to do IUI I would have to find someone to watch our son and drive all that way to get monitored, have the IUI done, etc.
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