IUI - husband present?

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  1. Kaylakin

    Kaylakin Here we go again...

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    Just wondering if your husband/partner accompanied you for your IUIs or if you plan to have your husband/partner there. I am definitely having my husband come with me to the office but I didn't know if people usually had them come into the treatment room too. Just curious regarding everyone's experiences.. thanks!
     
  2. Carnie2

    Carnie2 Well-Known Member

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    Yep my hubby came in for the procedure - nice to have him there to hold my hand! Good luck! x
     
  3. mrssunshine78

    mrssunshine78 Mammy at last

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    I had 5 iui and Hubby was there for all of them
     
  4. yellowbell

    yellowbell TTC #2

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    My hubby was there in the clinic but he was just asked to wait outside the treatment room.
     
  5. hollyw79

    hollyw79 Well-Known Member

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    My husband came back with me.. it was pretty quick honestly and it was nice having him to chat with for the 15-20 minutes that I laid there!
     
  6. Kaylakin

    Kaylakin Here we go again...

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    Thanks for your replies!!.. it seems as most people have their husband go with them. I wonder why they would have asked him to stay back, yellowbell? That is strange. I will see what my dh wants to do and go from there. He has said he will do whatever I want him to do and he wants to go as long as it is ok for him to be there..
     
  7. Mrs. Bear

    Mrs. Bear Growing twin baby bears

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    Mine came back with me too. It definitely helped pass the time lying there afterwards and I was glad to have a hand to hold too. They also explained to him as they went along so I think it gave him a better sense of the whole 'process'.
     
  8. yellowbell

    yellowbell TTC #2

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    It depends on the clinic/doctor. That time we just went to a popular specialist and this doctor doesn't have much empathy, it's just business as usual for her.

    In May, we'll be doing ICSI thru a government hospital here and during our ICSI briefing we were told that during Embryo transfer, they encourage the husband to be present. Now that feels so good to hear and that's how things should be conducted for assisted conception, isn't it?
     
  9. Kaylakin

    Kaylakin Here we go again...

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    Yellow,
    I agree..seems like what you want to hear and that they should be encouraging this. The office I go to didn't say either way, but I often see husbands there in the waiting room and stuff so I'm sure it is okay. I'll ask tomorrow when I go in.. :wacko:
     
  10. Quaver

    Quaver TTC #1

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    My DH came into the room but didn't come into the curtained off treatment area. He could still hear and talk though.

    Mine was in Singapore too yellowbell, private clinic:flower:
     
  11. mrssunshine78

    mrssunshine78 Mammy at last

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    My Hubby came behind the curtain with me too, it made me feel loads better having him there, think it made him feel more involved too. He was with me for embryo transfer which was really good cos they showed us our embryos in the uterus and it made me feel more at ease knowing he was there
     
  12. keyahopes

    keyahopes Finally...after 18 cycles

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    My hubby was at the clinic with me, but didn't come in for the IUI itself. Not sure why - we never really thought about it i guess.
     
  13. yellowbell

    yellowbell TTC #2

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    hello there! :)

    you're lucky the private clinic you went to was quite nice.
     
  14. yellowbell

    yellowbell TTC #2

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    wishing you all the best on your IUI! :)

    :dust:
     
  15. Kaylakin

    Kaylakin Here we go again...

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    Thanks!:flower:
     
  16. MiBebe

    MiBebe PUPO with triplets

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    My DH came in the room and held my hand during all 3 IUI's.
     
  17. cottonlily

    cottonlily Well-Known Member

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    I've had 4 IUIs - all husband's sperm and for all he was present. Some clinics the male partner can just drop the sample off and head on to work. Others allow the male partner to stay. My particular clinic requires husbands to stay. He even has to sign paperwork saying the child will be his and he will provide financial and emotional support for them. They have the same policy for donor sperm IUIs with married couples. Of course they also require the husband to sign what I call a "permission slip" for the wife to donate eggs...not sure I feel too keen about that. They're my eggs not his! LOL They offer the same service for unmarried patients too but I guess they just feel adamantly that in married couples both parties accept full responsibility for all reproductive decisions.
     
  18. seoj

    seoj Our family of four...

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    My hubby will always go with me! It was sweet having him there to hold my hand during the procedure. I would have been OK alone, if I HAD to- lol- but it was very important to us both he was there. We both took the day off too so we could relax together when we got home ;)
     

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