Topic: At home IUI

Hello smile I couldn't find an at home IUI thread, so I'm posting mine here.   My wife and I changed things up this month and did an at home IUI.  We used IUI this time, plus a speculum to check my cervix.  I found a great article from IVP.com that gave step by step instructions, and we followed them to a T.  I made sure to draw up some Preseed before the sperm, then some more preseed afterwards.  We removed the air bubbles before inseminating.  My wife used a small amount of preseed before, then inserted and slowly depressed the syringe, but I still felt some cramps during and afterwards. After about thirty minutes with my legs up, I inserted an instead cup.

I've only ever attempted ICIs, so this was a big change from before.  I've been feeling cramps on and off for four days, and am extremely gassy. I am confident that I timed it well because this time I monitored my cervix, and on the day of the IUI my cervix was high soft and open, plus there was tons and tons of ewcm (some blood tinged).  Today I'm 4dpo (as verfied by FF) and am awaiting the possible symptoms.

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Re: At home IUI

Good luck. I hope the iui works the first try for you.

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Re: At home IUI

The cramps might be from the Preseed. I'm not so sure that it can be placed in the uterus.

Good luck though!!

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Re: At home IUI

Preseed is not supposed to be used for a true IUI, so that may be the cause of your cramps.  If you only did ICI and deposited the sperm/preseed partway into the cervix then it should be no problem. 

Either way, I hope this is it for you!

Re: At home IUI

I added a small amount, so when the swimmers went in, the preseed would be left in the catheter, and not the swimmers.  I didn't add it at the end, just the beginning (I just read my post earlier, my mistake). A small amount may have gone in... thankfully the cramps have died down.

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