I tried a search of the forums, really I did, but couldn't find anything relevant to the ? I have.
So, my DW and I decided to go ahead with the TTC process (we had actually decided last year not to do it due to $$ and the economy, but things are looking up now so we're going to go ahead and try). Exciting but I feel like Im taking a crash course-- want to conceive if possible this summer so I can stay home with the baby through summer vacation (we're teachers). So not too much time left before the big attempt (this July). Have started charting, will buy prenatal vittles this wknd, have an appt with the dr next wk to do whatever's suggested (blood tests etc) to make sure all is ok.
ANYWAY, so TCOYF says that once high temps are recorded, that means I've O'd and it's likely too late for insemination. I know we have a shorter window than straight sex couples because apparently frozen sperm has a shorter lifespan than fresh sperm. We would be using frozen sperm from a bank-- so should I attempt the insemination (either ICI or IUI, haven't decided) the day before I'm scheduled to O or the same day that I record a high temp? My CM is not always reliable-- last cycle, it was EW and all that but this cycle, wasn't too thick or anything. But I'm pretty regular so that's a plus.
Also I noticed that many of you attempt the insemination at around 7 pm in the evening. Any reason why other than it's after work/dinner? :)
Any tips would be greatly appreciated! This forum should have a sticky with a FAQ so I wouldnt have to bother yall