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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 14:05 PM   1
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Calling all Donor Sperm/Insemination Buddies!!!


Hi ladies! My DH (31) and I (30) have been TTC for over 2.5 years with zero pregnancies and found out about a year ago that we're dealing with a 2% normal morphology issue so we're embarking on the home ICI insemination route this cycle using frozen donor sperm since we've had no success improving his sperm with herbs and supplements for the past year.

I would love to start a thread for any tips, advice, support, prayers, and/or success stories, especially since my DH doesn't want us telling anyone other than the future child.



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 18:28 PM   2
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I'm currently waiting to try with donor sperm in Oct ish 2017 - but we're a same sex couple. I have a 4yo from a previous relationship though. I know questions will be raised eventually. I'm not carrying, but basically the live-in cheerleader and foot massager for the 9 months and basically 18 years after hahaha!



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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 19:13 PM   3
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How exciting! I'm sure October will be here again before we know it. Will you be using a known donor or using a sperm bank?



 
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Old Nov 2nd, 2016, 21:13 PM   4
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I am currently in my 2ww of my 2nd DIUI. My DH has azoospermia. We even went as far to try to extract sperm from his testicles for IVF/ICSI with a procedure called Micro-TESE and had no success. It's been so difficult for both of us, but my DH has especially taken it really hard. I was upset to find out a couple weeks ago that our first IUI didn't work. I am really hoping this time works, but I am not feeling very hopeful. I find out on November 13th. Like you, we've been trying for over 2 years and got my DH's sperm analysis back over a year ago.

It's such a difficult journey, but I have faith that I will be a mom one day and that my child will know how much he/she was wanted.



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2016, 08:47 AM   5
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I am currently in my 2ww of my 2nd DIUI. My DH has azoospermia. We even went as far to try to extract sperm from his testicles for IVF/ICSI with a procedure called Micro-TESE and had no success. It's been so difficult for both of us, but my DH has especially taken it really hard. I was upset to find out a couple weeks ago that our first IUI didn't work. I am really hoping this time works, but I am not feeling very hopeful. I find out on November 13th. Like you, we've been trying for over 2 years and got my DH's sperm analysis back over a year ago.

It's such a difficult journey, but I have faith that I will be a mom one day and that my child will know how much he/she was wanted.
Hi dani88! That's so great that you're staying positive and keeping the faith! This is definitely a rollercoaster of a journey, but my DH and I have also gotten to the point of acceptance and staying positive that I will eventually be pregnant. I hope this cycle is the lucky one for you!! We haven't ventured down the IVF/ICSI route (even though it was recommended to us) because we decided to try the cheaper, easier route of DS first, which I'm happy about yet sad when I think that I may never have a child that is biologically part of my DH. My DH is dealing with a lot of shame and disappointment, but I'm glad both of our DH's are somehow managing to accept it and use DS.

Are you doing medicated cycles with trigger shots to time your IUI?
And how are you holding up during this 2ww? I'm on CD10 so will be inseminating in less than a week but am already dreading the 2ww cuz I know I'll be SS like crazy!



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2016, 16:25 PM   6
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I'm picking up 2 vials of DS tomorrow!!! I'm getting super excited yet nervous because I want to time this ICI as perfectly as possible. I'm currently on CD14 and have had lots of creamy cm for the past two days, but it's less today with a little bit of ewcm starting. My cervix started to raise up and open yesterday as well, so hopefully I start to get more ewcm tomorrow! I usually ovulate around CD16-18 so still a few more days to go most likely. I'm getting the DS with a liquid nitrogen tank which will keep it frozen at the temp it needs to be at for 7days. Just have to keep waiting for the positive opk and more ewcm!

How are you feeling Dani88? Any symptoms? Less than a week until you get to test!



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2016, 04:02 AM   7
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Hi, we are in our first cycle trying with a known sperm donor. Think we're already out this month; ovulated late but couldn't get an insemination later. Already tested at 9dpo and negative! Good luck ladies!



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2016, 07:21 AM   8
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Hi, we are in our first cycle trying with a known sperm donor. Think we're already out this month; ovulated late but couldn't get an insemination later. Already tested at 9dpo and negative! Good luck ladies!
Hi and welcome veganmum!

9dpo is still early so fingers crossed that AF stays away! I'm assuming you used a fresh sample since you're using a known donor...might still be hope that they survived long enough to catch your egg. Can I ask how you did the insemination?

AFM, I'm on CD15 and had lots of ewcm this morning! My opks are trying to confuse me though My ICs keep getting darker and super close to what I would call a positive, but I also used my CB one for the first time this morning and it was negative...not even a flashing smiley before the solid smiley. Guess I'm gonna stick with what the ICs are saying, but I'm worried that I'll either inseminate too early or too late.



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2016, 21:23 PM   9
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I got my positive opk earlier this evening so decided to do my first insemination tonight since I've been feeling ovulation pains all day, lots of pressure down there, and my cp and cm feels ready. It seemed very easy, and I think went well. Now I just have to do some math to figure out when would be best for me to do the second one...I'm thinking either tomorrow around noon or waiting until tomorrow evening.

Hope everyone is hanging in during their waiting period!



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2016, 11:28 AM   10
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I am currently in my 2ww of my 2nd DIUI. My DH has azoospermia. We even went as far to try to extract sperm from his testicles for IVF/ICSI with a procedure called Micro-TESE and had no success. It's been so difficult for both of us, but my DH has especially taken it really hard. I was upset to find out a couple weeks ago that our first IUI didn't work. I am really hoping this time works, but I am not feeling very hopeful. I find out on November 13th. Like you, we've been trying for over 2 years and got my DH's sperm analysis back over a year ago.

It's such a difficult journey, but I have faith that I will be a mom one day and that my child will know how much he/she was wanted.

Congrats Dani88!!! I just saw in your signature that you got your BFP this cycle! H&H 9 months to you! I hope I join you soon!



 
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