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[ Music ] >> [Background Music] Commonly known as artificial insemination, intrauterine insemination or IUI is an outpatient procedure in which sperm from woman's partner or a donor is placed into her uterus. IUI can be a viable option for single women, same sex couples, women who have cervical problems or abnormalities, or women whose male partner has a low sperm count or reduced motility. IUI is a relatively easy and comfortable process that includes four phases, preparation, sperm collection, insemination, and the pregnancy test. It is important to time the IUI procedure with ovulation. In some cases, ultrasound may be used to evaluate egg development in the woman's ovaries or she may need to take an at-home urine test to determine the right time for the procedure. We commonly prescribe a medication taken by mouth, one to two weeks prior to the procedure, in order to help the eggs mature. Some women also receive an injection that stimulates the ovaries to release the eggs. The morning of the procedure, the male partner provides a sperm sample at the clinic unless donor sperm is being used. It is essential that we process the sample 30 minutes to an hour after collection to ensure the best possible results. If the sample is coming from the donor sperm, it would be thawed and processed just prior to the procedure. The insemination procedure is much like a Pap smear. The woman's cervix will be cleaned with a cotton swab and a small catheter holding the sperm sample would be placed into her vagina and pass the cervix. There is little if any discomfort, though some women do experience minor cramping or light vaginal bleeding. Following the procedure, the woman is asked to rest in a recline position for 10 to 15 minutes. Once she leaves the office, she is free to return to normal daily activities. Two weeks after the procedure, the woman takes an at-home pregnancy test. The pregnancy rate with IUI depends on many factors which we'll discuss more before you start treatment. For some women and couples, the IUI procedure may need to be repeated multiple times. While the cost of IUI varies by patient circumstance, typically IUI cost between 500 and $1,500 per procedure. Cost can increase if special medications are necessary. You may want to check your health insurance, as it may cover some of the expenses. If you'd like more information about intrauterine insemination and our success rates with IUI, please visit the Generations website or call 608-824-6160 to talk to one of our fertility specialists.
If you want to hear exactly step by step, how I inseminated and conceived my six month old son on the first try with only one vial, then stay tuned. When someone asks you how babies are made, what's the first thing to come to mind? Sex right? So how can we be expected to conceive on mere insemination without sexual stimulation? During the LH surge, the 24 to 36 hours before we ovulate, our bodies are waiting for any signal that that essential ingredient is on its way. Do you know how they inseminate pigs? They rub up against the pigs hips aggressively in the same way that a male pig would do and then once she's properly turned on, then they inseminate. When our bodies are turned on, we undergo physical change, we produce lubrication and signals are sent out that it's go-time. Even better, during an orgasm the cervix which is high and soft during the LH phase, dips into that pool of sperm with every contraction that that orgasm produces. This creates an upsuck reflex, along with telling those sperm where to go. Scientific research suggests that an orgasm before, during, or as much as 45 minutes after ejaculation, or insemination, significantly increases a woman's chances of conceiving. Think about it you guys, why did God give women multiple orgasms where men get only one? He knew what he was doing, let's just leave it at that. Now I'm a visual person so I went ahead and I set up a little mock-up of what my bed looked like on the night that I inseminated. My son sleeps in my room and he naps while I film, so I improvised. You're gonna be propping yourself up with two pillows and you're gonna have a towel to catch any spillage. I didn't have any spillage myself because I only used one 1g of Preseed instead of the 2gs recommended in a lot of TTC forums. You're going to go ahead and... you'll have your legs elevated like this and you're gonna want your hips to be pointed upward rather than straight to the wall and you want to get as close as possible to the wall, there's gonna be a little bit of gap between the wall and your pillows once you get on and then I used my ottoman tray here to have all of my tools for insemination, as well as my vial: a nice safe place to keep it, to where it would be upright at all times. Having it on my left side was easier because I would be leaning on my left arm and using my dominant, my right hand, to do everything that I needed to do. I'm gonna go ahead and cover all of these things in the procedure, so don't worry. I highly recommend setting up your pillows and getting on them ahead of time just to make sure that you're comfortable with what you've set up for yourself. Because I wanted to make this as visual as possible, it felt really incomplete not having a cryotank for you guys, so I have my little DIY cryotank here. The evening I inseminated, I had positive OPKs all day long. Please go ahead and check out my how to track your cycle video, I will link that below for you. And I also had clear egg white cervical mucus and a very high, soft cervix. I had waited until the evening because I wanted to be able to inseminate and go to sleep nice and relaxed and horizontal so that gravity could aid those guys in their great adventure. After my daughter went to sleep, I got ready for bed and I set up my area, procedure area, and then got on my handy-dandy little gloves here. This is all you need. You don't need like snow gloves or anything too thick, just these little like Dollar Tree kind of gloves because it's going to be very cold, there's carbon dioxide in your tank: if you're using frozen sperm. If you're not using frozen sperm you could totally just skip past this part, but what you're gonna do is, keep in mind the tank is gonna be like five, at least five times this size, but you're going to cut a zip tie. There's going to be a zip tie right here, attached to the lid and the tank. You're gonna cut that and lift your lid. This top part of the lid is going to be black and about an inch or so in height and then this red part is going to be white and there's going to be a cool cloud of frost coming off of it. Okay, there's gonna be a hook coming down right here. You're going to pull your hook and at the bottom of it there's like a flat bottom that's gonna bring up this tube, or straw like thing. You drop the hook back down and hold this in the tank. If you have two vials you definitely have to keep it in the tank. If you have only one vial you could pull the whole thing out, but for me, I wanted to be as accurate as possible with the dethaw time, so I kept it in the tank right here and then you're gonna grab inside the little straw tube, is a metal stick with notches going all the way down it. It's gonna have a lot more resistance than this. It's not going to be able to just pull out. It's going to be nice and tight like a glove in that. So you're gonna pull it, pull it, pull it, pull it, until you see your vial. Your vial is gonna be about halfway, anywhere from halfway down. So you're gonna pull it up pretty high until you see your vial and if you've got several vials in there just, you know, keep it in here and just pull the one vial, then put that back down in there and set your vial, pull my vial out, set it right here. I put it right here in the corner of my tray right here, which I don't think you're gonna be able to see that. Right there in the corner of my tray to keep it upright. Not working great with the gloves. And then if you have more vials, you want to gently put it back in there rather than just dropping it down, so you lift the hook and then there you go. Put your lid back on and right when you set down the vial, you want to look over. I had my alarm clock facing the bed, so when I was propped I would be able to look over at the alarm clock. Yes, your phone has a clock on it, but having something lit up, like a digital clock right there for you to look at is a lot, it was a lot easier for me. I just, I didn't want to miss the time, I wanted to stay on track. Once you pull that vial out you have 15 minutes to kill. Just make sure you took note of the time when you pulled it out and when it got to about 15 minutes, that's when I went to the bathroom because I knew that I was gonna be propped up for over an hour. So, went to the bathroom, got on my pillows the way I showed you guys in the beginning and you're gonna stay elevated for the rest of this procedure. Then I was propped up. I went over here and grabbed my Preseed syringe. As you can see, let's go ahead and open this up for you. It's got 4g 3g 2g 1g this is 1g right there. This is not Preseed, but I’m using it for educational purposes as it's just ultrasound gel. It's just a placeholder. Once you take this off, there's gonna be threads around here and then this was specifically designed with threads on the inside of the tube to squeeze onto your Preseed. Now what Preseed is, is it's a lubricant and it is one of the only lubricants that aids the sperm in it's travel to the uterus, whereas almost all of the other ones damage the sperm. So if you are gonna get any kind of lubricant, that one is highly recommended in the TTC world. Twist it on and then pull. Not pull, DO NOT pull the syringe part. You're gonna twist it on and you're going to squeeze this part and that is naturally going to make this go and you're gonna want to go to that first line right there of 1g. Keep it squeezed and then untwist as you continue to kind of squeeze that to keep it at the 1g. Once you've plunged the Preseed, you're going to stay elevated and this is when I began stimulating myself to send those signals to my body. Do not bring yourself to orgasm and stay away from the edge because that first orgasm is going to produce the most contractions and be the most powerful. Turn on some mellow music. For me it was my Iron and Wine station on Pandora and remain relaxed and just keep your mind on that baby. Then at the 30 minute mark, you're going to pick up your vial and you're still propped. I just, I think it's important to keep reinforcing that you're staying propped for this whole hour, sorry, but you're gonna pick up your vial. This is covered because my donor number is gonna be on it. By the way, check your donor number with the paperwork that you got with your cryotank and you're gonna put this in your armpit just like this. Just put it in your armpit, but you're gonna be laying like this, so you want to keep the lid pointing upward at all times. Once that 5 mins minutes is up, you're going to take the vial out, set it back into the corner right here or whatever you've got it set on and you're going to just unscrew it. Completely unscrew it. It's a plastic vial, so it's not glass. And take your 1cc syringe, you need a 1cc, this is the cap that comes with it. You need a 1cc because this is the only syringe that will fit inside of the vial. Any other syringe that you use, it's just a needleless syringe, any other syringe that you use is not going to fit inside the vial and you're gonna need to use a pipette which wastes sperm. You're gonna plunge very, very slowly. Do not hit the sides. Do not hit the bottom until you're on those final drops and then there's gonna be a couple drops left. Don't worry about trying to get them. Don't stress it, there's gonna be a couple drops left no matter what you do. Once you pull it out, tip it over. Be very gentle with it, you don't want to harm the sperm and just wait patiently for those couple bubbles to go to the top and then you're just going to do a tiny little air bubble plunge. Just a teeny one and it's gonna make a little bubble right here. Just pop that bubble, you're good to go. Go ahead and put it inside of you. DO NOT plunge it. I repeat, DON'T plunge. Right now is the time to bring yourself to climax and because you were previously stimulated, you should be able to do it fairly quickly. Don't make yourself freak out about the timeline and everything. Ten minutes of body temperature is recommended after the thirty minutes dethaw time. Just bring yourself to climax and right before you have that orgasm, you're going, I took my left hand and continued doing what I was doing and slowly, slowly started plunging before, during and after that orgasm and like I said, your cervix is going to dip, dip, dip with every contraction that you have. After it's plunged all the way, keep it inside and bring yourself to climax once more. So that's two. Keep this inside and it will prevent any drippage. After that's done, you can take your syringe out of you. Make sure your hips are pointed up, not straight. You know, it's a little extra work to thrust them upward with your legs up on the wall and then you're gonna wait. I was planning on having a third orgasm at 45 minutes, but instead I decided to wait a full hour from that very first orgasm and plunge. So like I said, having that alarm clock, my digital clock there, I kept taking note of all the times. Right before that hour was up, I grabbed my Preseed syringe once more, screwed it on. Squeeze this and then that makes this go to 1g one more time. Unscrew it while keeping the squeezed and then instead of putting it inside of me, I set it down and grabbed my Softcup or Soft Disc. I don't know if this is the new version. I think it's called a Soft Disc now, yeah. I still call it a Softcup, but you're gonna open it up. Do not be intimidated by this. I had never used one before either and it was definitely intimidating, but you're gonna push it down like this. You've got the whole soft part right here and then that's how it's supposed to be. The bag is just on the under part and you're going to take the 1g of Preseed and squeeze it in here and just kind of rub the rest on the sides. Take your finger and like you're literally propped and just lying on your side doing this like I showed you in the beginning. You're gonna just rub all of that Preseed all around the edge of this and here. Make sure it covers every single crevice of the Softcup. Then and I highly recommend practicing this elevated a couple days prior to using it, if you've never used a Softcup before. You're gonna pinch it like this and your legs are up right? You're going to scoop it in, kind of back and then up. Pretty much like this, that way and then once it's in you're gonna take your middle finger and you're gonna push it just a little bit more to try to get it around that cervix. Remember that during your LH surge your cervix is super soft so it's gonna get around it really easily. Once that's in, you're gonna have your third and final orgasm. After that third and final orgasm, go to the bathroom. TMI some clear stuff will come out, that's normal, but after you go to the bathroom, get into bed and get yourself horizontal. Turn off the lights. Do not look at your phone. Get to sleep as soon as possible, so you don't have to go to the bathroom again. Once you wake up you're going to sit down, make sure you do this on the toilet, and you're gonna take the Softcup out. So it's gonna be in you like this. You're going to take it, either your middle finger and your thumb or your index finger and your thumb, and you're going to push down, like eh, down and out like that. It's gonna have a whole bunch of clear liquid with white swirls in it. This is a combination of you, the seminal fluid and the Preseed. It's normal. If you guys have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask me. I tried to be as detailed as possible with this video, but I'm here for you if there's anything else I can do to help. Good luck and please subscribe and stay tuned for my upcoming videos on the two-week wait after ovulation, getting that positive pregnancy test, and a whole bunch of advice on pregnancy and delivery. Please also like this video and I will see you next time!
Hey guys! Today I wanted to delve a little bit deeper into why an ICI vial is ideal for home insemination, compared to the other types of sperm that you can get at a Cryobank, but first I'm going to be talking about my cycle and where I'm at right now. So I ovulated on December 1st and today is December 12th. I woke up this morning and I started my period, so that means that this is cycle day 1 and there's 11 days between the day that I ovulated and the day that I started my period. So that is the measurement of my luteal phase. The typical luteal phase is about 12 to 14 days, but that's just what it was this time. It may be because I'm breastfeeding or because I've only had 4 cycles now. This is the start of my fourth cycle since I had my son and those cycles were 51 days, 45 days, and now 56 days. So I'm averaging about... I mean, 45 to 56... really about a 50/51 day cycle right now and since they are irregular, I have to kind of just make my guesstimation of when to order my cryotank off of that. So if I add 50 days from today and then take away 11 days, I'm able to pinpoint when my ovulation would be and my surge would be the day before that. As of right now, if I'm averaging a 50 day cycle (if I'm going off of a 50 day cycle), I would plan to have my ovulation on January 20th of next month and then I would have my surge on like the 19th. So if I was smart I would order it probably the 15th, but I'm going to be tracking my cervical mucus and really just being in tune with my body before I decide to order the cryotank. It only takes 2 days to come, or I can overnight it; there's plenty of options. Because it's the first day of my cycle though, I have decided to start my supplements today and what I do (so that I don't forget to take the pills: take too many or take too little), is I always put my daily vitamins in these little things. I have a 1 week and a 2 week and I always just do 3 weeks at a time. So what I do, is I add my supplements into here. I set it over by the microwave and then I have the actual supplements themselves, sitting on top of the microwave as a reminder. I'm seeing the actual pill as a reminder every time I go into the kitchen and then I can go in here and be like "okay, I've already taken one, now it's time to take my next ones" and then I don't have to think "okay, how many have I taken today?" It just makes it really easy because it's already set out for me and because I'm going to be taking 3 of the vitex and 3 of the primrose oil, I'm going be taking one of each today, one of each tomorrow, then up it to 2 the third day, 2 the fourth day and from then on, 3 of each until I ovulate and then I will get off the evening primrose oil and stay on the vitex throughout my first trimester, but at 10 weeks I will start weaning off it because you don't want to just stop vitex cold turkey. If you're going to take it during pregnancy (throughout the first trimester), you do not ever want to just stop taking it. You want to wean it. So I'm going to be weaning it very slowly from week 10 to week 13. Then I will be drinking one cup of red raspberry leaf tea today: I'll probably do 2 days of just one cup and then up it to 2 on day 3 and then just 2 cups a day from then on. I stop taking that after I ovulate as well. Now as far as donor vials go and the kind you want to get: I used one ICI vial last time. ICI has the most motile sperm per vial. I don't want to be specific about numbers because every Cryobank is different and like I've said before, I don't want to give out any information about the Cryobank I used. I'm very big on the anonymity of it. So I'm not going to be giving any specifics about numbers, but this is how you want to look at it. You're going to get the most motile sperm per vial with ICI. Let's say that's 100%. Then you drop down to IUI, which is washed sperm. Because it's washed, it loses sperm. I'll explain a little more about these in a minute, but let's go ahead and just stick with the numbers. So ICI is 100, IUI is a more like 85, ICI ART is the next notch down and that's going to be about 60% and then from there you've got IUI ART, which is maybe like 55-50 and then there's IVF vials, which are around 50. The reason I'm really wanting to talk about this, is the main reason that I'm having to do my insemination next month (instead of waiting a year like I wanted to), is because I found out that my donor has no more ICI vials available. He has one ICI ART vial available: meaning, if you go back to the numbers, about 60%. What people typically do when they buy an ICI ART vial, is they will buy 2 of them. The ART vials are the same, they're just less. So you pay half the price for them. If you want to just do one ICI ART vial you can, but you've got 60% of what the original (whole) ICI vile would be. The vials are only filled like this much out of the vial, but mine is going to be like a little tiny droplet at the bottom because it's just a teeny tiny amount. There are a couple of other vials, but they're not ICI. After I put out my last video, I just had a heavy feeling that I needed to just buy it and store it and know that it's ready for me in January because I just didn't want that precious vial to disappear on me. So I bought it and as far as home insemination goes, that is kind of my one shot. How that works, is I paid for it ahead of time and they move it into a storage frozen unit and it's labeled. It's set aside as sold and it is my property. That vial is my property and then when I call them up, I've already filled out all my stuff. The last time I purchased my vial to inseminate my son, I already filled out everything to have it shipped. I'm actually having it shipped to a pickup location (to a Walgreens) because I don't want to accidentally not be here: picking up my daughter and then they go to drop it off and I'm not here and then it gets shipped back. I don't want to risk that, so I gave them that information (that address). So that's where it's going to be shipped to for me to pick up and sign for. Now, here's the information that I wanted to provide for you guys because I know that a lot of people are still trying to do home insemination with my procedure video and all of my advice, but they're buying IUI vials and they're being unsuccessful. IUI is washed sperm. I've been clear on that, but I have not clarified why that's not good for inseminating via intracervical insemination. IUI is intrauterine insemination. It's where the doctor opens you up, opens up your cervix, inserts a little catheter up your cervix and squirts it directly into your uterus. It's not going into your vaginal canal at all. It's going directly into your uterus. An intracervical insemination (an ICI vial) is for basically sex. It's the same thing as sex: intracervical/ intravaginal insemination, that's what it is. It's just being squirt up you and then it has to go up your cervix and into your uterus. ICI vials have seminal fluid. They're the same thing as a man ejaculating. Seminal fluid is designed to protect the sperm in your vaginal canal. It has an alkaline pH level, whereas your canal is acidic and it's supposed to fight things off, like viruses and bacteria and infection and stuff to keep you protected, but the seminal fluid protects the sperm when it goes in there and it also helps it to travel up your cervix and to your uterus. If you're doing an actual home insemination, I highly recommend that you do not waste your time getting IUI vials. I'm not saying it's not possible. I am not saying that there are not women out there who have gotten pregnant with IUI vials. If you have a donor and you already have a child with them and all they have is IUI left, then you'd be taking a chance, but if you really want a same donor sibling for your child, take the jump, but if you're not invested in a donor already (if you don't have any kids with that donor already), don't even look at them if they have IUI because there are so many cryobanks out there you guys. There are so many cryobanks and they ship worldwide. You're not limited on the donors out there. Just find somebody with ICI. I beg you, don't waste your time. You don't deserve to have to go through that 2 week wait and then find out that it's negative and then have to start all over again and lose your money, lose your hope a little bit at a time. Just get yourself an ICI vial, please. And you know what? If this works... if the ICI ART works (even if it's only like 60% of what the regular ICI vial is), hopefully it works and you can see this is possible if you track your cycle right. If it doesn't, then I don't know, but I really do have a great deal of faith and I think that is one of the main keys to trying to conceive: just keeping your faith, keeping so positive and just believe it and will it into existence. I cannot preach this enough. Women will go on bed rest after they inseminate or after they do IVF or IUIs. They'll go on bed rest during that 2 week wait, so that they're so relaxed and so chill and not putting any stress on themselves. You have to be able to relax. You have to be able to do whatever it takes to make yourself do that. Thank you so much for watching though. Anakin's 14 month update will be my next video and we will see you then!