Re: Pictures of Dewer, NW Instructions and Supplies

Heya Kimba,

I would be happy to try to answer any of your questions. To email me, click on my username to the left of these words, and select "Send Forum Email". I'm always happy to help however I can. smile

~ Sandy

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Thank You, You guys are great It helps calm some of the anxiousness of waiting on the packages. big_smile                               


First, the dewer in its box.  The box is 1 foot wide and deep, and 2 feet high. I can lift it, and I'm not that strong... so less than 20 pounds.

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Next, what's written on the side of the box.  NW did say they'll be getting new boxes soon, that don't scream

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I thank you all for the pics. It was great and informative. Good idea smile

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Together since 5/30/2009 In Love Since We Met
I'm on your left, DP on your right (I will carry)
1st attempt will be 3/2012 So Excited

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WOW! Great thread. Don't ask me why but I was imagining the dewar being too big for me to even carry. I envisioned some monster sized piece of equipment and even that was causing me apprehension. Thank you for calming down the punk in me.   lol

Baby boy joined us April 11, 2013, and we are so in *LOVE*!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to post these! I was really nervous about the packaging and how difficult it would be to actually get the vials out. I feel 100 times better about it now!

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Ok I have a question I order my little guys today

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This is a great way to know what me and DP will expect to see in a few months!..Fantastic! big_smile

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We will be getting ours tomorrow.  This is try # 5 & 6, but the 1st at home insem for us.  We are staying positive & hoping it happens. big_smile

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60 (edited by LX2 2012-02-23 18:03:52)

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Anania wrote:

We will be getting ours tomorrow.  This is try # 5 & 6, but the 1st at home insem for us.  We are staying positive & hoping it happens. big_smile

AWWW...Baby Dust to you all!  smile

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We received ours Yesterday. So excited. We tried 4 times with a KD with my Fiance and now we are trying AD with me. The box now says NWC. I am sure my apartment office staff has inquiring minds! Now we wait for a Positive OPK. Hopefully it happens soon.

Sarah and Jessie

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cant wait till i get my tank and my little swimmers. till then im waiting patiently.

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Does anyone know how long the sperm will last in the shipper?

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NW will only guarantee one week; however, we were told it would "probably" be good for a total of 14 days (that "probably" wasn't sufficient for us, so we did not take the risk).

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Thank you for your help. Congratulations on ur litttle one. smile

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When do I call and place my order?

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Hello I'm new to this. I would like it if someone could tell me if there is a link or something that explains what all the abriviations are?

TTC #1 10/2012 -- BFN
TTC #2 11/2012 -- BFP!!! smile
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Hey Mel and Tara, 

There's a topic with all the abbrevations and you can find it here:
http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/topic/23 … reviations

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This may sound like a silly question but I'm gonna throw it out there anyways! So we will be receiving our swimmers today! We plan on using the vial when we get the smiley obviously...that may be today or tomorrow. Now should I keep the dewer in the refrigerator until then? I live in AZ and it seems crazy to me to leave it out in the house when it's this hot! Any help would be great! THANKS!

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Hiya!

Well... I haven't received a tank in two years, but they probably haven't changed that much. They're huge. Like 1 foot across and deep, and 2-2.5' high. You couldn't fit one in a fridge if you tried.  And it's not necessary. smile  I don't know the science behind it, but those suckers stay cold for at least 7 days. Closer to 14 really, but Northwest won't guarentee them past the 7 day mark. smile

Good luck!  And.. you said that you plan to use the vial when you get your smiley.. you mean a little after, right? The smiley is indicative of your LH surge, which is before you ovulate.. you probably already know all that, but just in case you didn't... the younger you are, the further from your LH surge you ovulate (up to 48 hours or so), and the older you are, the closer to your LH surge.  When I was 27, I insemed at around 19 and 32 hours. I'm just a few years older now, and I'm going to try for 12-24 this time (based on other signs telling me I'm ovulating closer to Zero Hour (aka positive smiley and LH surge).  Good luck, and happy baby dust!

~ Sandy

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That you for this post! It really helped ease the nervousness of the first time.

Me (29) SMBC to beautiful boy (4) and TTC #2.

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Since the box has been updated and no longer includes the name "NW Andrology," here's a newer picture . . .
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This is an awesome post!  Hubs and I just bought our sperm and I was anxious to know what the box looked like and how the dewar is packed in it...  This helps take away a lot of my stress in figuring it all out.  I am thankful for you taking the time to post as many step-by-step pictures as possible to ease the nerves of those like me - doing their first at-home insem and nervous about handling the situation ourselves.    big_smile

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Would it be possible to get a digital image of the instructions? I hope I didn't miss a link in here for it. Sorry, I am overwhelmed!!! yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes  yikes

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Hello, How long can the iui sperm survive once outside of the dewer.

Mommy to a 5yr old daughter

I've had 13 miscarriages and 1 ectopic
My daughter was number 15 miracle

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This is awesome. I'm glad that this was posted as I was so curious to know what everything looked like!

Wife to DH with hypopitutarism and azoospermia
TTC~
Try #1 ICI 8/15 -BFN
Try #2 ICI & IUI 9/15 -BFP!

Abbigail Helen born 6/5/2016 7lb6oz

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I just wanted to make a quick update to this post. I was concerned about the box saying the NWCryoBank name or something similar. Just so you know everything is pretty much the same except they so the catheter anymore and the box has no identification of what could be inside. The return address is as close as it gets to identification.

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great info!! thank you!! :}

30 y/o...no kids yet..happily married to my wife!
1 ICI Dec 2015 = BFN    1 iui Jan 2016 = BFN

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Mine came a day earlier than expected and with lots of tape on the top, not sure why the box looks really sturdy. But no instructions. Does anyone have a set the could send me. Feel free to email.

TTC attempt 1: ICI Dec 2015 BFN/Attempt 2-3 IUI Jan&April 2016 BFN/Attempt 4: 1ICI 1 IUI May 2016 BFN/Attempt 5-7: ICI-June, Sept, Nov 2016 BFN/Attempt 8-9 iui April 2017 BFN.
May 2017 IUI BFP!!!! 
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81 (edited by FutureSMBC 2015-12-11 07:50:32)

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You'll get better info from the posts her than the instructions that come with the dewar.
The instructions aren't that detailed. Didn't they include a white envelope with your donor's testing info?
That's where the instructions are, I think.
Call NW for emailed instructions, I'm sure they'll have a digital copy ready.

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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!

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thank you so much for posting this! how does the catheter work for ICI? and the needle - was that part of what you purchased separately?

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Thank you for posting this!! We are so hoping to order this week! Have a great Holiday weekend coming up, everyone!