Donor Insemination Tomorrow!

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Donor Insemination Tomorrow!
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Mon, 03-26-2007 - 4:06pm

Our first donor insemination will be tomorrow. I'm nervous! Since we first found out that something was wrong (male factor infertility) I haven't had much hope in getting pregnant, even through IVF. Now we're going to go ahead with this next step, and I'm nervous about hoping again!

Did those who did DI have to do anything special after the IUI? They haven't told me anything, as they did when we did IVF.

 

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Mon, 03-26-2007 - 7:50pm

Nothing special....Just laid with my hips elevated for 15 minutes in the RE's office.

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Mon, 03-26-2007 - 8:51pm

Having done both IVF/ICSI and donor IUI (how my son was conceived), I can say the IUI is a piece of cake.

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Tue, 03-27-2007 - 10:16pm

I always tried to go home and nap...LOL

Good luck and please don't be discouraged if it doesn't work the first time

Or even the second or third

I've had 19 total...and one son

In the end, its totally worth it and I really believe those of us that have to travel this path end up being better parents in the long run.

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Tue, 03-27-2007 - 11:12pm
Kathleen - I LOVE that you have a Harry Potter countdown ticker!!!

 

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Wed, 03-28-2007 - 2:15am

Good luck. We did di six years ago and we now have twin boys. It is so scary at first. We just tried it again last weekend. We are so glad that this is the way we chose to create our family. Hopefully it will work just as well for you. I don't think you're soposed to do anything special. I didn't. Its not nearly as involved as IVF. Just try to get through the 2ww. Let us know how it works out.

Chris

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Wed, 03-28-2007 - 11:27am

I am obsessed with Harry

I asked for a REAL robe for Mother's day too!

I also take vacation days when the movies and books come out! LOL

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Wed, 03-28-2007 - 4:20pm
Kathleen - I love Harry Potter too! Our kittens are named Albus and Minerva. :) What will we do after the last book comes out??

 

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Sun, 04-08-2007 - 5:34am

We eventually conceived with DI/IVF/ICSI, but I did bunch of DIUIs first...

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