when to do ICI

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when to do ICI
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Tue, 06-16-2009 - 1:15pm

hello! my husband and I are going to try ICI with donor semen this next cycle and my question is...when should we do the ICI after my positive OPK? I will be using my clear blue fertility monitor as well as reg OPKS ( just so i can see the lines get darker and get prepared) Im pretty sure I Ovulate on the 2nd peak day, so should I do the ICI on the first peak? Should I buy two vials instead of just one and use one on the first peak, then one on the second peak?

TIA!
Linette

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In reply to: lincox12
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 2:37pm

IMO, if you know you'll ovulate on your 2nd peak day I would do the ICI 12 hours after the positive OPK - but I am a beginner!


I just did ICI this past weekend, and I purchased 2 vials. I did one about 10 hours after my 1st + OPK and the other 24 hours later. I'm crossing my fingers that it worked! Good luck!

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In reply to: lincox12
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 3:37pm
thanks for your reply! Good luck in the 2WW, hope it worked!
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In reply to: lincox12
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 8:36pm

When I did at-home insem, I did one at ~12 hours and ~36 hours after + OPK. This was successful on my 5th cycle the first time around; second time around I switched to an RE for my 5th cycle (I was going for a sibling w/ same, no longer active, donor, and was running out of vials). Don't know if you're temping too but it might be a good idea; if you ovulate before using the 2nd vial you can ship it back w/ a restock fee (cheaper than wasting a vial).

Good luck,
Heather