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Hi!  My partner and I are trying to get pregnant, and I will be making an order this weekend.  We were planning on buying one vial of MOT 10 - we tried with two vials once before, and can't afford to keep that up - but it occurred to me that it might be a better idea to purchase two vials of MOT 5 (which is cheaper).  Anyone have any advice?  

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Hello and welcome!  I would love to try to answer your question but I don't know what MOT 10 and MOT 5 are.  Could you please fill me in?




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Ah!  Yes.  MOT is the level of motility.  MOT 5 is lower motility, MOT 10 is higher.  I think samples tend to go up to MOT 20 (but our donor does not have any ICI MOT 20).  Thank you!

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Boy, that's a tough question!  I hope some of the other folks can weigh in.  It seems like if you're doing ICI, you would want as much motility as you can get because the swimmers have a longer trip to take.  With IUI, their trip is cut down considerably.  Does each level have a guaranteed minimum motility?  Can they tell you the # of sperm in each sample?  I would consider the # along with the motility.  We always do 2 insems to cover our bases, but it is very expensive.  If you are great at pinpointing ovulation time, one might be enough.  Good luck!  Feel free to join us over at the Queer Conceptions thread for support and advice.  Hope to see you in some pregnant threads soon!




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Yes - MOT 5 has 2.5 to 5 mil gauranteed, and MOT 10 has 5 to 9.5 mil garaunteed. Thanks for taking the time to respond! I would love to jump over to queer conception - somehow I couldn't find the link on my iPhone but I will try again!
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I'm gonna have to think on that one.  Anyone else have any thoughts?

 

Here's Queer Conceptions.  It's just another thread in this forum.  Before I joined in, I found it helpful to read along. 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358987/queer-conceptions-august-2012




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We tried with the MOT 5 last time and that is what we will be using this time around too. It means we can afford more tries. It only takes one to make it the whole way. Good luck!
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Thank you! We will be ordering Saturday - cheers to you all! smile.gif
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Good luck!

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