<p>MY S.O. AND I ARE TRYING IUI @ HM FOR THE FIRST TIME AROUND THE 24TH OF JAN 2011..ALSO WITH A DONOR FROM MWSB...WE ARE NEW TO ALL OF THIS A LIL SCARED!!!! NE ADVISE WE CAN USE AS NEWBEEEEESSS!???</p>
Hey Mami--come on over to Queer Conceptions! There are a ton of us with good advice who can totally talk you through it! Also, Joanne is really helpful--if you have any questions just ask her on the phone and she'll tell you exactly what you need to do.
Just in case you can't find it....this is the link.<br><br>
<p>Our current pregnancy was a product of a home IUI. It was the first one we had ever done (all the others were office IUIs) and we were ecstatic it worked! My advice:</p>
<p>1) Practice with the speculum beforehand, there are different sizes and 1 will be a good fit.</p>
<p>2) Practice finding the cervix with a flashlight, and I would advise looking for pictures online if you have never seen one in the flesh before. <a href="http://www.beautifulcervix.com/" target="_blank">http://www.beautifulcervix.com/</a> <----this is a great website, a woman took a picture of her cervix every day for a month, VERY cool!</p>
<p>3) Relax, take your time and push the sperm in VERY slowely or else it will SHOOT out!</p>
<p>We are so excited that after about 7 tries we were finally able to locate the cervix. My SO was definitely starting to freak out with my ovulation being about a week away. Just glad that the most important part of the IUI appeared! I guess we will take another look tomorrow to see if we find it again. Thanks for the advice.</p>