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At home insemination tips please

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Tanyelx Wed 22-Nov-17 13:57:59

Will be ovulating in the next few days as opk is nearly positive. We are trying st home insemination tonight and in 2 days time then day of ovulation.
Does anyone have any tips for it?
We have syringe, specimen cups and a soft cup/moon cup.
Need advice as this is our first time trying insem
How long to keep sperm out of body before inserting.
How long to keep soft cup in.
Any other tips welcome!
Thanks

Tanyelx Wed 22-Nov-17 13:59:44

Also we have conceive plus lube. Shall we use that and if so how? Mix with sperm, insert before insem?

Angelmummy17 Wed 29-Nov-17 21:56:55

@tanelx hi I'm currently trying this process too, this is my 2nd cycle trying praying for a miracle!
I didn't use soft cups or pre-seed but I've read lots where people have, if it doesn't work this month I'll try it next month.. good luck

Kateandcaz Mon 04-Dec-17 09:43:11

Hi both, just finished our first cycle unsuccessfully sad how did you both get on?

kikibo Mon 04-Dec-17 10:08:38

No donor sperm here, but I made our daughter (who's sitting on my lap now) with home insemination. Husband is impotent. Worked on 4th cycle.

I used to put my pelvis tilted up and stay there for half an hour . Or I inseminated just before bed.

Some of the sperm will always get pushed out again or be absorbed so I wouldn't worry about it. Though obviously getting up straight after isn't such a good idea. That said lots of babies have been made during quickies I'm sure...

Moo8879 Wed 06-Dec-17 13:48:32

@kikibo I sat with legs up for an hour after, 3 insems last cycle but pretty certain the timing was way off. Hopefully we can get it bang on this time

kikibo Sat 09-Dec-17 20:19:27

Well, I hope it works out for you 😊.

I forgot to say I also always made sure I had an ahem orgasm as the contractions that causes are meant to help the sperm advance quicker. They go inwards iyswim.

Don't know whether it was really that important, but thought it couldn't do any harm either. Makes sense though. And it made the whole thing a lot less clinical.

Moo8879 Sat 09-Dec-17 20:24:38

Thanks @kikibo Just place our order for delivery on Friday. Cycle 2 here we go

Angelmummy17 Mon 11-Dec-17 15:46:40

I got my solid smiley on Friday (which stayed on the holder until yesterday), inseminated fri and sat n today (I don’t know why i did it) I just tested again and got another solid smiley??? So confusing xx

Moo8879 Sat 16-Dec-17 12:43:21

Positive opk at 11.30 this morning and peak on clearblue. Have 2 frozen vials when should we inseminate?

Angelmummy17 Sun 17-Dec-17 20:10:04

@moo Today and tomorrow I’d say gl xx

Moo8879 Sun 17-Dec-17 21:20:27

Thanks angelmummy17 we did it at 6pm Friday, 10pm Saturday and 1pm today fingers crossed! Been having ovulation pain and ewmc all weekend. Good luck!

Angelmummy17 Sun 17-Dec-17 21:42:22

@moo my fingers are well and truly crossed for you.. I’m not convinced I even ovulated this month I had 7 days of peak on cb digi, I had some pain on fri night and then lows on cb digi on sat morning and afternoon.. I’ve stopped testing now, I’ve done nothing but stress myself out for the past week because of all they peaks. What’s meant to be will be this month.. I’ve even stopped temping as they are pretty Eratic too.. nightmare! But everything is crossed for you @moo I really hope this is your month 😘

Angelmummy17 Thu 21-Dec-17 11:04:24

Is this positive? Xx

Angelmummy17 Thu 21-Dec-17 11:05:14

@moo can you see it? Xx

Moo8879 Thu 21-Dec-17 13:03:49

@Angelmummy17 sorry I don't think I can, how many days dpo are you? Xx

BagelDog Thu 21-Dec-17 13:17:11

I can see a line in both pics! Xx

Angelmummy17 Thu 21-Dec-17 19:46:56

@moo I don’t know how many dpo I am as I’m still getting peak on cb digi since 8th Dec 🙈
@bageldog thank you I got a frer today n just done it... here’s the pic xx

DottyDotAgain Thu 21-Dec-17 19:56:32

going back a bit now as ds's are 16 and 13 - both were conceived via yoghurt pots and syringes..!

We measured our Basal Body Temperatures - don't remember using ovulation sticks but inseminated on the day of ovulation and the day after (our donor lived 250 miles away so we could only try once a month in a 24 hour period of time).

We would arrive within 10 minutes of the sperm being in the yoghurt pot, which he kept warm on a shelf near a radiator. Stayed lying down for a short while after insemination, which was via a syringe.
So it was fresh, warm and worked within 2 x months for dp (although took 18 months for me -but I've got some health problems).

good luck! grin

BagelDog Fri 22-Dec-17 08:48:39

Well there is a line on that frer.... xx

QOD Fri 22-Dec-17 08:51:24

Syringe and legs in the air and Orgasm after insemination worked
Sadly only I didn’t get one 😉
Straight surrogate dd is 19now

Angelmummy17 Sat 23-Dec-17 13:46:28

@bageldog thanks not testing today but here’s my pic from last night the one on the right versus the night before on the left.. do you think it’s getting darker? Xx

HappyHedgehog247 Sat 23-Dec-17 22:03:52

@moo and @angel very exciting and fingers crossed for you!!!! I am waiting to find out but interestingly did BBT for the first time this month and temp rose on morning of day 13 so think I may have been trying too late in my cycle (I can't try a lot as donor and I live far apart). I also got my positive opk on morning of day 13 so think the LH is only showing up by the time I have ovulated. All good learning! This month I tried a Stork kit, an Instead cup and a Calpol syringe!

HappyHedgehog247 Sat 23-Dec-17 22:05:03

I tried about midnight on day 12 and then again morning of day 13 but temp already up.

Moo8879 Sat 06-Jan-18 10:53:41

#happyhedgehog any news? We had a bfn last month, just ordered cycle 3 fingers crossed for this month

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