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What are my chances of pregnancy using home artificial insemination during fertil/ovulation period?

What are my chances of pregnancy using home artificial insemination during fertil/ovulation period?

20-22%: Assuming that you have 1. Normal ovarian reserve 2. No tubal or uterine problems 3. No male factor then this should mirror normal monthly fertility (fecundity). I would ask why you are doing home inseminations? Assure that other issues aren't playing into you fertility. ...Read more

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Any advice for home insemenation ? I'm trying to get pregnant using a donor .

Any advice for home insemenation ? I'm trying to get pregnant using a donor .

Don't think about it: Artificial insemination is a tricky procedure and is not for an amateur. Have it done by an ob-gyn. ...Read more

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Is intravaginal insemination possible at home?

Is intravaginal insemination possible at home?

Yes but cumbersome: If the person knows how to do it semen has to be put deep in vagina close to cervix. ...Read more

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Can home insemination affect the baby?

IUI: Not really, if sperms are good quality. ...Read more

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Is at home artificial vaginal insemination equally effective as intercourse for leading to pregnancy?

Is at home artificial vaginal insemination equally effective as intercourse for leading to pregnancy?

Theoreticallyyes: in practice,, no. The efficiency of delivery generally results in signficant loss of volume and viability. http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/conception/586037-anyone-ever-used-the-turkey-baster-method-and-got-pregnant/AllOnOnePage gives TMI but does show many successes. Mainly, it allows a LOT of flexibility on timing which with an ovulation kit/good timing can give a reasonable chance w. many opportun ...Read more

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How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

It varies: But it’s often around 3 cycles. It can be more or fewer depending on how the IUI cycles have gone, patient age, doctor or patient agenda. ...Read more

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Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Yes : If you follow the directions properly they do wrok! ...Read more

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Tested well over window period with four BioSure Home Self test rapid kits, Only ones available in UK and CE marked. All negative. Am I negative?

Tested well over window period with four BioSure Home Self test rapid kits, Only ones available in UK and CE marked. All negative. Am I negative?

Depends on symptoms: If you don't have any symptoms of early pregnancy like pink, brown bloody discharge, abdominal pain etc. you can feel confident that you are not. In any case, if you would not wait a few weeks to see if you get your period, a blood test would be confirmatory. Best of luck ...Read more

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With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

Different problems: Insemination is used to treat low or poor quality sperm counts in a male partner, or to provide sperm for women without partners. Ovulation kits predict timing of ovulation: they do not treat the same problems. ...Read more

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HIV. Used Biosure in-home Self rapid testing kits at well over 12 months post exposure. Can I conclude myself negative? Used four, all negative. In UK

HIV. Used Biosure in-home Self rapid testing kits at well over 12 months post exposure. Can I conclude myself negative? Used four, all negative. In UK

Likely negative: The sensitivity of Biosure is 99.7%. It tests for antibodies to HIV, and I would conclude you are most likely negative, assuming your immune system is normal. ...Read more

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Are self tanners safe to use when pregnant?

Are self tanners safe to use when pregnant?

Nope.: Avoid tanning in unnatural ways in general and during pregnancy in particular. Exposure to sun in pregnancy should be moderate and always with protection! ...Read more

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms... What, are the earliest & easiest ways to tell if you're pregnant...without, using a home pregnancy test?

Early Pregnancy Symptoms... What, are the earliest & easiest ways to tell if you're pregnant...without, using a home pregnancy test?

HPT is only real way: to know. Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia & gagging. ...Read more

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How accurate is a home pregnancy test after clomid (clomiphene)?

How accurate is a home pregnancy test after clomid (clomiphene)?

Accurate: They are just as accurate in medicated cycles as in natural cycles, the sensitivity always depends on the same thing: not taking the test too early. ...Read more

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Does self fertility massage work?

Does self fertility massage work?

Reduces Stress...: There's no scientific evidence that massage improves fertility and increases pregnancy rates. But at least one study showed that the hands-on bodywork can dial down your anxiety level. Since stress has been shown to interfere with getting pregnant, it makes sense that reducing stress through massage could — theoretically — improve your odds of conceiving. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

Is an at home pregnancy test accurate 21 days after sex?

If positive: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more