abstinance question!

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Registered: 04-18-2003
abstinance question!
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 7:25pm

I can't find in any of our binder of paperwork - the answer to this question. How long before the retrieval do we need to abstain from sex? We want good spermies! :) I called to ask today but the office was closed already. I am guessing a week?

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:43pm
Eeee... I don't remember exactly, but I think it is 48 hours? I would call and ask.


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Registered: 01-30-2010
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 9:37am
Definately call your doc or DE nurse. To be honest, I don't recall the nurse saying anything about this. But for some reason I think we had ICSI done so the quantity didn't matter because the embryologist picks the 'winners'.
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Registered: 01-11-2008
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 3:34pm

We don't have any male issues so clinic has always said to have ejacultion 48 hrs before and then no sex between the 48 hrs and the giving of the specimen.

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Thu, 03-03-2011 - 8:14am
Call your nurse but I think it's 48-72 hours. Sperm refresh pretty quickly

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility