We did IUIs with frozen sperm from a bank - they ship it in this big bio-freeze container that looks like a 2 foot tall fat mushroom and it's filled with dry ice. We would get two vials and do one at a time. We brought it to room temp by letting it just sit out, then I put it in my armpit to bring it to body temp.
About doing IUI at home - my partner is a tattoo artist and is very comfortable with sterile procedures, so we had an instruction session and the first actual insemination with the midwife, then we did the rest on our own. We got the equipment, including the intra-uterine catheter, from our midwife's office. It was pretty easy and very low stress since we didn't have to worry about scheduling, taking off work, getting a drs appt, etc. That said, only the first of those worked.
The most recent cycles have been regular IVI (intra-vaginal) insems with fresh sperm, and yeah, that was just squirting the semen up in there
Two of those three worked, and both of those that worked were also Clomid cycles.Jenger
, good luck! I totally agree on the Clomid-at-night, but I didn't have too much of a reaction to it at all, so I'm not sure if it would have made a huge difference to me. Are you nervous for the side effects? I have heard such a HUGE range of reactions to it! like I said mine was totally minimal. There is an herb that my acupuncturist gave me that I remember taking for PMS in my late 20s, and that helped a lot. Its called (and I KNOW I will butcher this) Xiao Yao Wan. If you are working with an acupuncturist at all see if they have a recommendation.