I've been with my girlfriend for 5 years. We want to have a baby.. We live average life styles with average pay. Young, and very ready for this journey.
We tried the first time, with an IUI with my regular doctor. We didn't time it right and it was a negative.
Second time, we did an ICI at home with right timing, and it wasn't successful either.
For the third, we decided to go to someone who knows what they're doing. I go to the seminar, make an appointment, and the OBGYN told us what we can do, and how easy this whole thing would go. She tells me to call my insurance company to see what they cover.
I call. They cover nothing because I have a female partner and I haven't been exposed to sperm for 6 months with no success.
IUI Sperm- $800
Ultrasound for Insemination- $1,000
3 Blood Tests- $900
$3,200/per try, per month. They expect me to pay $12,800 before they cover me. This is insane when a normal couple can do this for free as many times as they want.
If I continue to do this at home, is there any hope that it will take?? My girlfriend isn't a professional, and doesn't know how to do an IUI but an ICI is simplier, so we're hoping if we use 2 vials it will work better?
Has anyone actually gotten pregnant by doing it themselves with an ICI??