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At home IUI?

KPJKPJ Posts: 14
edited November -1 in Trying to Conceive
Hi everyone,

My wife and I did at home ICI last cycle and are considering switching to IUI at home this cycle (we have IUI vials). Have any of you done this? I don't want to damage my uterus or anything but I think it could be a little more effective. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  • FutureSMBCFutureSMBC Posts: 1,018
    edited November -1
    A few people here have done it, myself included.
    My sister is an MD so I had total confidence in her but she said she didn't find any resistance like I had heard other people here find.
    You just need to make sure you don't go too high, we went in 4 to 4.5cm
    It was uncomfortable for a second but not painful and I spotted a little afterwards.
    tt1d429d
    TTC since March 2015: 5 ICIs & 5 IUIs -all BFN
    July 2016- IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel - converted to IUI- BFN
    Sept 2016-IVF w/BC/Lupron/Gonal-f/Ovidrel- Two 3d ET- BFP @ 9dp3dt, Beta#1: 209 @ 12dp3dt, #2: 782 @ 15dp3dt - EDD 6/3/17 - It's a Boy!
  • hoping4number2hoping4number2 Posts: 321
    edited November -1
    The only downside to at-home IUI is that you have a much shorter time period of live sperm. That being said, if you already have IUI vials and were doing ICI with the IUI vials, then I definitely think an actual IUI would be best. As long as you read and research what you are doing, and go very very slowly, you should be fine. I performed 3 at-home IUIs on my wife with no problems. Good luck! We always did an IUI and then also an ICI vial in the same cycle. Just to cover a bigger window of time!
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    Baby #1: April 2011 TTC #2 since 2014 Attempt #10 = BFP! Baby arrived January 2016
  • 2texasmoms2texasmoms Posts: 296
    edited November -1
    You can do an ICI with IUI vials, it's easier in my opinion...that's what we did when our donor only had IUI available.
  • KPJKPJ Posts: 14
    edited November -1
    Thanks! We have iui bc he ran out of ici. We do have one ici left. Can I ask one more thing? When you did an ici and iui in the same cycle what did you do for your timing? I wasn't sure if I should do ici first bc sperm is more stable? I really appreciate your advice!
    Thanks again!
    Kati
    The only downside to at-home IUI is that you have a much shorter time period of live sperm. That being said, if you already have IUI vials and were doing ICI with the IUI vials, then I definitely think an actual IUI would be best. As long as you read and research what you are doing, and go very very slowly, you should be fine. I performed 3 at-home IUIs on my wife with no problems. Good luck! We always did an IUI and then also an ICI vial in the same cycle. Just to cover a bigger window of time!
  • tinydancertinydancer Posts: 1,210
    edited November -1
    I would do the ICI then IUI. you cover more time because the ICI lives longest and if you catch it right away great. if not, it sites in there a bit then you do the iui AT THE END and hopefully still long enough time to get to egg.

    I would time them about 8-12hrs apart.
  • hoping4number2hoping4number2 Posts: 321
    edited November -1
    ^ That :) However, we timed them between 12 and 18 hours apart. Totally depends on your body.
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    Baby #1: April 2011 TTC #2 since 2014 Attempt #10 = BFP! Baby arrived January 2016
  • KPJKPJ Posts: 14
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the advice! :)
    ^ That :) However, we timed them between 12 and 18 hours apart. Totally depends on your body.
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