Topic: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

What do you guys think would be the best way to go? We have so much planning to do before we TTC in May. Any feedback would be appreciated!

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

Unwashed. They live longer, as a general rule. smile

But, if your favorite donor only has IUI vials, go for it anyways, just help the little guys out a bit with some preseed.

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

Thanks for the feedback! Never used preseed before but I am thinking of ordering some online to help out. The last two times we tried we did unwashed and only used one vial.  Didn't take and I know she can have kids so maybe timing was off. I heard that Preseed helps the little guys along further so gonna give that a try.  Unwashed is a little expensive but it may be worth the try too.

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

One thing to keep in mind is that the IUI is only good for about 6 hrs after defrosting so you really need to be sure you know when you are ovulating. The ICI is good for 12. If you are doing an ICI--just planning to place swimmers near your cervix you can use either one. If you are actually wanting to go into the cervix you should use the IUI. I've pretty much only done ICI but a few times had to use the IUI swimmers. I did notice that I cramped less. It is confusing I know. You are getting close so good luck to you!

Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

you can get preseed from walgreens as well!!

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

sobadicantsteit wrote:

you can get preseed from walgreens as well!!

Cool, thanks I didn't know that! big_smile

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

CVS also sells preseed.  It was about $24.  Good luck.

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

Thank you all for the helpful feedback! We are def going to use Preseed and I am going to starting charting as well. I just hope I don't stress DW out by invading her intimate parts everyday. I'm still on the fence about giving her the big O before or after or both. I also am a little confused about how soon you can inseminate before ovulation starts. I always thought that you should inseminate the day the egg is actually released. What do you think?

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

You want the sperm waiting for the egg, not the other way around.  wink

Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

BooAnn2011 wrote:

You want the sperm waiting for the egg, not the other way around.  wink

ok so need to insem a day or so before ovulation?

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Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

If you know when ovulation occurs it's easier to get input. Do you temp, chart, check cm and cp? Use a speculum?

Re: Washed or Unwashed Sperm for ICI

BooAnn2011 wrote:

If you know when ovulation occurs it's easier to get input. Do you temp, chart, check cm and cp? Use a speculum?

We just started charting today and we don't plan on TTC again until May.

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