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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 05:13 AM   31
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Thank you, girls... for all the advice & support! I really had hoped that one attempt would work... since i got pregnant so easily with my son. However, he was conceived with my ex-boyfriend... the "good old fashioned way!" I believed that if it was meant to happen it would.... but now that it didn't.... i desperately want to get pregnant even more! I went to the bank today and did some maneuvering to come up with the money for ONE MORE TRY this cycle! This will absolutely be my last chance since i have nowhere left to dig up some cash, lol. Bek -- I love your story about the partner's brother! However, right now we have no relatives or male friends to ask... plus i am a bit shy and can't ever imagine asking someone such a question! Although i know fresh sperm would be ideal! At any rate...... FED EX will be bringing me another special delivery on October 20th! Remaining hopeful! I hope all of you are having luck on your TTC journeys!!!!! Baby dust!
Are you charting? so you know when you are ovulating?
Good Luck hun, I hope you get your BFP



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 06:35 AM   32
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Yes, check your cm, and use OPKs. Try to know when you are ov, so your chances are higher. Dont drink alcohol or coffee, drink green tea, eat fresh fruit and vegetables, and try to avoid fat and sugar, and do some exercise. Easier said than done, I know. But make an effort, frozen sperm is not cheap at all.

And dont be shy, try to find a donor, it will be far cheaper and increase your chances!

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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 22:35 PM   33
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Well i don't drink alcohol or coffee... but sweets & sugar is hard for me to resist! I used OPK's for the past three months. But only one month i got an actual "positive." The other months it got darker and darker but never as dark as the sample line... that's why i was confused what day to inseminate! Plus i never have any kind of CM to really pay attention to! I am going to try those smiley face OPK's i hear about on here! I don't chart... i have looked at that fertility friend site a few times but i don't temp and that seems to be a requirement on there!



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 23:49 PM   34
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I highly recommend that you start charting. It is such a small investment that can really help you know exactly what your body is doing. Especially if you are spending so much money on donor sperm, you want to make sure you are hitting the right time. For predicting it pay close attention to CM and cervical position. Temps will help you determine after-the-fact if and when you ovulated, so that is really only helpful to predict if you have a few months of charting.



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 05:58 AM   35
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Thanks! I looked up online how to check CM, so i will def do that this month! If i don't get my BFP after this attempt (and i pray to God i do!!!!), then i will start charting and taking temps between now and the spring when i will be able to try again!



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 10:00 AM   36
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Hi folks,

I just found this forum today and am really pleased to have found a rainbow bit. We're going to inseminate for the first time trying for a second child this weekend using a known sperm donor at home. It's how we conceived our first (our daughter is now nearly two - same donor), but unlike some of you lucky folk it took us 18 cycles over three and a half years to get pregnant. There is no way we'd have been able to afford to try for so long if we'd been using a clinic.

We found our donor online after we'd exhausted our list of suitable male friends. The forum we used is no longer active but I know several people who have found their known donors here: ah I haven't posted enough to post a link but if you google sperm donors worldwide it should be the top link.

It's not the most fun process. The thing I liked least was the smell! We'd usually insem in the evening and then I'd just stay lying down through the night and when I'd get up in the morning I'd smell of man and it just felt very wrong. But it did get us our wonderful little girl, so well worth the pong.

Gina. x



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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 13:34 PM   37
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Hi Gina!

Glad to meet people doing the at home insemination method. Wow, it took you long, hope its not like that for all the girls using this method.

Im also old for TTC, Im 35, so Im kind of worried. How old are you?

I do the cup syringe thing, but havent used softcups yet. Did you use them when ttc?

Good luck for this second time xx



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 16:09 PM   38
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Hi Gina -- Welcome! Congrats on your little girl... she is beautiful! We sound like we are in similar situations... both with toddlers and both trying for baby # 2!! Good luck and keep in touch... i hope your process is much quicker this time around! It sounds like an ideal situation to have a willing donor and he has even come back to father your second child... plus he helped over 3.5 years! Wow... you are lucky he is willing to do that! I really wish my OH and i had someone to ask but we really don't. I will look online for a donor site, but i am just so worried about doing that. I worry about meeting a potential weirdo online, lol. Especially since he would have to come to my house!! I also worry about STD's, and would want someone to get tested monthly! I can't imagine someone would be willing to do that. But if my next attempt with frozen sperm does not work, i will need to start looking into a Plan B! Good luck this weekend.... i hope you are first time lucky!!!



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2009, 16:16 PM   39
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Enrisa... i saw in one of your other posts that AF was due today?? Hope she stays away!!!!!!!!! When are you going to test???



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2009, 15:24 PM   40
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Enrisa... i saw in one of your other posts that AF was due today?? Hope she stays away!!!!!!!!! When are you going to test???
AF still away!! I bought a test today, but Im using it tomorrow morning. Just one test cost 9.5 euro!! So Im using it in the morning, when a positive is more probable in case Im preg. Im nervous!

Yes, you can find weirdoes online, but also normal people, like us Im sure there will be people willing to do it, you can offer to pay sth, to make sure they test monthly. It will always be much cheaper than the frozen one. Give a try, search the net, see what happens



 
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