cdjh · 25/02/2019 12:20
Hi me and my partner have been doing artificial insemination for nearly 3 years on and off , wev still had no luck , wev not tried for about 6 months now as we just got a little fed up of negatives , were just in the process of ovulation testing and just really would love some tips to help us , wev used the pre seed , wev used the speculum I always put pillows underneath me for that tilt , we leave the syringe in for a good 30 mins we do everything that we could think of really , it feels like we will never get pregnant, iv got two children from previous relationships xxx
Moo8879 · 25/02/2019 22:06
Hi, same boat here. We are 18months down the line and have tried frozen, fresh and now fresh with a new donor, cycle 4 with him. Are you using donor sperm also? Are you temping?
cdjh · 25/02/2019 23:16
Hi wev used the same doner the whole time , he's got so many other couples pregnant and does ivf also for couples , it's so annoying that it's not happened for us yet , no wev not tried temping xx
Moo8879 · 26/02/2019 10:12
Sorry to hear it's taking you so long. I would definitely recommend temping and this will pin point the exact time you ovulate, you can then tell from when you get your positive opk when you are likely to ovulate as it can be between 12-72hours. It's different for different people depending on age, cycle length etc. Although we are still not pregnant we have tried various methods, good old syringe but that has it's downsides, soft cups and most recently the stork device. How many donation do you get each cycle? And what days do you do? Also by temping you will be able to work out your leautal phase, a leautal phase less than 10 days can lead to implantation problems but there is supplements you can take to help increase it. Are you taking any currently?
cdjh · 26/02/2019 11:12
I didn't realise there was supplements to help with implementation, what temp should I be looking for , thank you , we have looked at the stork but it's not got very good reviews so we didn't bother with it xx
Moo8879 · 26/02/2019 11:57
If you start taking your temperature, you can either take it every day or from around cd10, use a bbt thermometer I just got one of Amazon. You need to take it every morning at the same time (set an alarm to keep it consistent) take it as soon as you wake before you move, drink, talk etc and either plot it on a graph or using an app. I use fertility friend and glow. Over the month you still start to see a pattern, after ovulation your temp should rise and stay high untill you period arrives, if you conceive then it won't drop. You will be able to see ovulation where it normally dips an rises (confirmed after 3 higher temps) your app will do this for you though. You will then see how soon after your positive opk you actually ovulate and if you ovulate at all. Which opks do you use? Clear blue or the strips? Make sure if you using the strips that you get between 10am and 8pm at least twice a day but three times a day is better, if not you can miss your peak. I was put off by the stork reviews but I found them half price on eBay and brought 2 to try, you need to watch the videos carefully and read the instructions but it was very easy. It mimics natural conception well and of you have a lack of CM or hostile CM it can solve that problem as the sperm goes straight to the cervix. On the other hand softcups work in the same way and are a lot cheaper, you can get the donation put straight in them for you don't need to worry about liquidification and minimizes the risk of the sperm being damaged by the syringe. I take a variety of supplements, macca root, vitamin c, d and b evening primrose (cd 1-ovulation) prenatals and omega 3 but read up on which you think you would benefit from.
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