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#1 of 2 Old 10-02-2007, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my doc does the IUI the day after the LH surge is detected. i've heard that the LH surge usually occurs in the wee hours of the morning. i detected mine on Sunday around 2 pm. i had my IUI done around 10:30 am on Monday and i noticed that my temp spiked this morning. so i probably ovulated sometime Monday through Tuesday morning. so shouldn't the IUI have been done earlier for optimum timing?
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I'm not sure, but that is the timing that my RE will use too. Washed sperm is different from fresh. It won't live long. So your timing actually sounds good. I think you want to get the sperm in there as close to actual ovulation as possible. The egg lives 12-24 so having the IUI even a few hours after ovulation I think could be sucessful. I think the washed sperm only live 8 hours or so. I've heard that they actually think that many cycles fail because the IUI is done too early--too close to the LH surge. I haven't had an IUI at the drs yet, and I feel pretty nervous about the timing issue already.
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