MY S.O. AND I ARE TRYING IUI @ HM FOR THE FIRST TIME AROUND THE 24TH OF JAN 2011..ALSO WITH A DONOR FROM MWSB...WE ARE NEW TO ALL OF THIS A LIL SCARED!!!! NE ADVISE WE CAN USE AS NEWBEEEEESSS!???
FIRST IUI @ HOME
Our current pregnancy was a product of a home IUI. It was the first one we had ever done (all the others were office IUIs) and we were ecstatic it worked! My advice:
1) Practice with the speculum beforehand, there are different sizes and 1 will be a good fit.
2) Practice finding the cervix with a flashlight, and I would advise looking for pictures online if you have never seen one in the flesh before. http://www.beautifulcervix.com/ <----this is a great website, a woman took a picture of her cervix every day for a month, VERY cool!
3) Relax, take your time and push the sperm in VERY slowely or else it will SHOOT out!
We are so excited that after about 7 tries we were finally able to locate the cervix. My SO was definitely starting to freak out with my ovulation being about a week away. Just glad that the most important part of the IUI appeared! I guess we will take another look tomorrow to see if we find it again. Thanks for the advice.