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Postby Jane37 » Sun May 06, 2007 7:14 pm

Our doctor said that we can also have sex around the same time as our IUI. Is this good to do or not?

My opinion;

Yes,
We have more sperm there but does that make his clinic sample weaker if we do it the night before?
More sperm in there, higher chance?

No
There will be so much dead sperm in there that the nice washed sperm won't be able to see where they are going and get through.

Interesting question :D

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Postby Polly12 » Sun May 06, 2007 9:42 pm

Thank you Thank you thank you Jane!
I too have been wondering about this!!!!!!!! Except only from the point of view from the fluids being in there as hubby doesn't have any sperm to be dead!

I am wondering but feel too embarrased to ask my clinic about it, also i don't want them to be able to tell which i guess they will once they are looking up there! Not sure what to do - i guess for me its different, im not wanting to do it as one last go - but more to be close as its such a big thing for us using donor etc..................
Its not our ideal way of having a family, but i know its going to be our ideal family.


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Postby Henrietta » Mon May 07, 2007 10:12 pm

Polly, since your hubby does not have any sperm then the fluids will not go past the cervix they just drip out. Doctor will put the sperm in the uterus passing the cervical canal altogether. You are ok. As for Jane, It would not hurt to try however if you could not get pregnant because your cervical mucus is hostile it will kill the sperm before it even gets past the cervix so you IUI as I said before is put directly into the uterus. Hope this helps. This is what my doctor told me.
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Postby Jane37 » Wed May 09, 2007 2:40 pm

Thanks Henrietta,
DH has apparently got great sperm, I just want to make sure that it's the best quality before we try so I'm not sure if he should abstain for a few days so that the quality is better. So many questions!
Polly, I don't know the answer for you. Henrietta's advice sounds good but I'm worrying about too many dead sperm being there and the good guys not being able to swim through :D I read on a website somewhere (so it must be true :wink: ) that too much dead sperm can hinder conception.
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Postby Henrietta » Wed May 09, 2007 2:43 pm

Jane, he should abstain for at least 2 days so the quality is better.
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Postby Jane37 » Wed May 09, 2007 2:55 pm

Thanks Henrietta,
That's what I was thinking too.
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Postby Polly12 » Thu May 10, 2007 3:07 am

Thanks Henrietta for that info - just don't want to be in a position where i say no if that is what hubby wants and there is no reason not too - with having a donor etc......if you understand what i mean.

I hope it works out ok for you too Jane:) Good that you posted this so i can get this query clear in my mind.
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Postby Jane37 » Thu May 10, 2007 9:29 am

I plan to ask doctor next week, will keep you posted :D
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Postby Polly12 » Mon May 21, 2007 9:52 pm

TMI WARNING!!!!! We just did it the night before and i made hubby pull out. Not as fun but he was happy anyway. When we found out he was azo (no sperm) i gave all our condoms to my 17 year old brother - this would have been ideal now that i think about it.

jane - what did your doctor advise?

PS Hubby won't have sex if we get pregant as he thinks its like tapping on the baby's forehead. My god, the things males come up with!
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Postby Jane37 » Tue May 22, 2007 10:30 am

Hi Polly,
I haven't asked yet. Will ask nearer the time when we have our first ultrasound.
I keep looking at the condoms in our bathroom cupboard and thinking we should give them away too :D
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Postby Henrietta » Wed May 23, 2007 4:14 pm

Hi girls, you girls are too funny :D . How is everything going for you two. I started my stims on Monday. Have ultrasound on the 29th to see how many follies. Doctor has me on 150iu per day of Gonal F & Follistim. We shall see what happens ladies. What stage are you ladies in? Good luck to all of us.
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Postby Jane37 » Fri May 25, 2007 2:10 pm

Hi ladies,
I am super chilled out and looking forward to my holiday :D Have put baby making to the back of my mind for a while and now realise that the whole thing was just making me too stressed. So, I'm just going to enjoy the holidays.
Polly, I'm hoping to hear about a BFP when I get back :D
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