12. Talk about how you chose your
Well sorry folks, this one is going to be a doozy. The answer is quite simple.
When my OB/GYN was talking about referring me to a specialist, she gave me a
list of providers and explained that the one we ended up choosing had the best
outcomes and the lowest amount of triplet births.
However, not all the docs there are REs.
I actually think ours is an OB/GYN. What's an RE, you ask? Reproductive Endocrinologist. It's a sub-specialty of
Yeah, I told you, doozy.
In other news, check out this paragraph I found from http://www.ivf.com/sproviui.html
It's starts out with a little IUI education, good to know for
everyone, and ends with a sentence I could just... have a lot of fun
The additional cost
and risk of insemination are minor. In order to perform the intrauterine
insemination (I.U.I) the man produces the sperm specimen by masturbation. The
sperm are concentrated and "washed" by a centrifugation technique.
The specially prepared and concentrated sperm are then placed directly into the
uterus through the cervix with a small plastic tube. The specimen can be
obtained at home using a special condom and sperm nutrient media. Care must be
taken to insure that the specimen does not get chilled or overheat prior to
processing. If the specimen is obtained in the office, about 45 minutes to one
hour will be required for processing. The insemination procedure is usually no
more painful than a pap smear. After this minor office procedure the patient
remains lying flat for ten minutes and then can resume all normal activities.
Some patients bring candles and music to make the occasion special!
Ah yes. Because we infertiles take whatever we can get. I wonder if
I could convince Chris to do this?
Labels: Doctor Appointment, Infertility education, IUI