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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 10:47 AM   11
Savasanna
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Hi there! We've had several inseminations with frozen donor sperm. We took a little break from ttc and are getting ready to pick things up again starting next cycle (next week!)



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 14:00 PM   12
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Hi there! We've had several inseminations with frozen donor sperm. We took a little break from ttc and are getting ready to pick things up again starting next cycle (next week!)
Hi and welcome Savasanna! Sorry to hear the inseminations haven't worked for you yet...hopefully you'll have better luck this go around! TTC is definitely a very stressful and emotionally draining process. I hope the DS sperm route is a much quicker and less stressful route than ttc on our own has been. What type of inseminations have you been doing? ICI? IUI? Medicated? Trigger shots?

I'm 11dpo today, still bfn, some tan spotting, and I'm feeling out. It's probably only the progesterone cream that's holding off AF at this point, but I can't bring myself to stop it just in case.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 15:42 PM   13
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We've done ICI and both medicated & non-medicated IUIs. This month we're doing a medicated & monitored cycle with triggering. I'm feeling cautiously optimistic!

May I ask why you chose to go for ICI rather than IUI? We did two cycles with ICI before deciding there were way too many unknowns and the sperm was too expensive to justify continuing.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 16:44 PM   14
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I would think you'd have much better luck with monitoring and trigger shot. Fx'd this is your lucky cycle!

We chose to start with ICI because we're doing a home insemination and doing the IUI at home seems near impossible...even though we did purchase a speculum. If we were having the procedure done by an RE, then I would definitely jump straight to a monitored IUI, but we plan to give it at least 3-4 cycles with the ICI at home to save time and money before we consider going back to the RE. I'm probably overly optimistic that we will have success at home in just a couple of tries.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 16:53 PM   15
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Hey - you never know, right?! We were mostly nervous we weren't thawing correctly.. but we were also able to do IUIs with my ob-gyn rather than jumping right to an RE. That significantly cut down on the costs. However, at the end of the day - here we are so.. I guess we should've just gone to the RE. But, oh well, we're here now and that's all that matters. I hope you have some at home luck in your future! Excited to follow along with you!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 18:46 PM   16
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Thanks! Hopefully we both get our bfp soon!

I see you're also a foster mama. That's so awesome! We adopted a newborn baby girl who is almost 9 months now. We thought the process would take 1-2 years, and it ended up taking less than 3 months!!!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 18:55 PM   17
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Ooh I'll join! We're WTT until January. Going with the same known donor we used for our donor. Did AI at home. Worked first shot with dd. Hoping and praying #2 comes quickly too! I'm nervous because we bought a house and moved. Now we're evenfurther from our donor so I'm worried about how it'll all work out. But he's reassured me we will make it work!



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2016, 07:16 AM   18
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Thanks! Hopefully we both get our bfp soon!

I see you're also a foster mama. That's so awesome! We adopted a newborn baby girl who is almost 9 months now. We thought the process would take 1-2 years, and it ended up taking less than 3 months!!!
Wow - 3 months?! That's incredible! Congrats to you!



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2016, 13:05 PM   19
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Ooh I'll join! We're WTT until January. Going with the same known donor we used for our donor. Did AI at home. Worked first shot with dd. Hoping and praying #2 comes quickly too! I'm nervous because we bought a house and moved. Now we're evenfurther from our donor so I'm worried about how it'll all work out. But he's reassured me we will make it work!
Welcome mama and congrats to getting success on the first try! That's incredible! So happy for you that your donor is willing to donate for baby #2. I wish we had some fresh DS to use...it's so hard to time the insemination using frozen DS with such a short viability window.



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2016, 13:10 PM   20
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I know. That short window is KILLER!



 
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