I'm doing a home insemination with fresh sperm\donor. I heard that Robitussin thins out your CM and helps sperm get through. I am only doing an IVI though (intravaginal insemination) and it will only be inserted into my vagina near the cervix.
Does the syringe bypass the CM and therefore Robitussin is not needed? Or is it a good idea to get the Robitussin since the sperm will have contact with the CM?
Unless you bypass the cervix entirely (through IUI), your spermies could live in the CM for days. I did Herba-tussin (no chemical additives, just the active ingredient and some flavoring) and evening primrose oil capsules, and noticed a difference within a day.
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If you know when approximately you ovulate, you can start taking the meds about 3-5 days before then and on the day of ovulation. The dose I've seen is 2 tsp (200mg total), three times a day. Again, if you're doing IUI's you don't need to take it since the sample bypasses the cervical mucus and goes directly into the uterus.
I tried looking up my chart where I used it, but I must not have written it down.