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Thread: Artificial Insemination, anyone?
December 27th, 2013 12:40 AM #1Senior Member
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Artificial Insemination, anyone?
Has anyone tried this, how do you feel about it, are you willing to share your story?
Would you rather adopt or would you miss out carrying the child?
If your young would you still need fertility treatments? Could anyone contact a bank,& is a gynecologist needed to start or do the proceduee?
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December 27th, 2013 04:00 AM #3
I haven't been in a position to need this but know women who have.
Although more expensive it is worth going through a clinic as unknown sperm can harbour unwanted infections including STDs.
Single women just need to register and select from a donor list.
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They would typically monitor your normal cycle - watching your hormones for ovulation and check the quality of your uterus lining by ultrasound. When the timing is right they introduce the sperm in a simple procedure 'in the chair' to match when you ovulate.
You should only need more aggressive treatment if you have an underlying fertility problem.BABY FINALLY DUE 6 October after 2 Years of IVF
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December 27th, 2013 05:52 AM #5
Speak to your doctor. Artificial insemination is commonly referred to as IUI (intra-uterine insemination). If you're young and in good shape, that's an option. Otherwise, IVF is another option. I don't know about America, but in Australia, I imagine a referral from your doctor would be necessary.
You sound like you don't know much about this, so a trip to your doctor is definitely called for.
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December 29th, 2013 03:35 PM #7
I was going to throw in its no longer called "artificial" but "inner uterine" now a days.
I never have, but for those families I know who did go this route when it worked , it gave them beautiful children. Several of the moms did need to take fertility drugs for ovulation (as they were having a hard time doing that on their own ) but a few only charted and did IUI and after a little bit, had a family.Married to my love since August 2001
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December 29th, 2013 08:31 PM #9Senior Member
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When we were struggling with infertility, our reproductive endocrinologist told us that IVF now has a higher success rate than IUI, so they recommended that people with fertility issues go straight to IVF.
IVF was a 50% chance of success, IUI was 25%. Keep in mind, I am giving the rates for live births, which are hard to find. They advertise much higher rates of success for IVF, more like 75%, but the rates they advertise are for pregnancies, NOT live births. I don't know anyone who would consider a miscarriage a success, though.
We ultimately decided to adopt and skipped all of that. We adore our son and don't feel that we missed out on anything. We are good friends with a couple of single moms by choice- one who adopted, and one who is working on adopting. One of them tried to conceive first, the other chose to adopt without trying to conceive.
IUI is significantly less expensive than IVF- we were told that a cycle of IUI would be $2K (this was including hormone therapy, so it would be cheaper if you didn't need that) while a cycle of IVF was $14K. IUI is also less invasive, just a simple outpatient procedure.
I think you would need to contact a gynecologist and then she would refer you to a sperm bank. When you do IUI, they sterilize and concentrate the sperm and then they use a catheter to inject it directly into your uterus, so it's not something that you can just do at home.