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Hi doctor, is there any risk/danger side for self insemination at home?Will it affect the baby in physical or mental ways?Is there any chance?

Hi doctor, is there any risk/danger side for self insemination at home?Will it affect the baby in physical or mental ways?Is there any chance?

Where are: You getting the donor sperm? It's a good way to get infected with hiv/std. Better off going through conventional medical procedures with qualified professionals and safer techniques. ...Read more

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severe cramps day after ovulation I am ttc via self insemination been bloated and sore nipples and nausea for 3day after ovulation am I pregnant?

 severe cramps day after ovulation I am ttc via self insemination been bloated and sore nipples and nausea for 3day after ovulation am I
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Don't know: Do a pregnancy test if you miss your period by more than a week. Sure, test can be done earlier too, but if negative, you would have to do one anyway, when you miss your period ...Read more

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Dr.Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?

Dr.Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?

I don't see : How that would be possible if the semen being used is free from any abnormality. Women have been artificially inseminated for years and no evidence of increased birth defects has been reported. ...Read more

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L have light bleeding today n it is my 2 weeks after insemination is it normal o what?

L have light bleeding today n it is my 2 weeks after insemination is it normal o what?

Play it safe: Call your doctor. It could be nothing but it is always better to be safe than sorry particularly after all the effort of artificial insemination. ...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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How often does insemination work the first time?

How often does insemination work the first time?

Same each time: Insemination has the same pregnancy rate the first 3 cycles you do it. That rate varies based on age, meds and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is aritificial insemination a good option for a male with abnormal forms and a female with no problems?

Is aritificial insemination a good option for a male with abnormal forms and a female with no problems?

Sure: If there are fertility problems, and the problems have been identified as 'male factor', then the only way to achieve pregnancy might be through a procedure called IUI with either his sperm or an anonymous sperm donor. This should be managed with a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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What is artificial insemination?

What is artificial insemination?

Sperm into uterus: Iui is process of putting prepared sperm in the uterine cavity. Used to treat poor mucus, mild male factor, unexplained infertility-ui, single women or lesbians and sometimes when couple cannot have sex themselves. It works but less than natural intercourse in fertile couples. Often we add superovulation. Works best when ui and normal tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does artificial insemination work?

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes: Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. ...Read more

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Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Yes, but why?: It's not the fun way, but it can work. I'm curious to the motivation for the syringe versus a more natural insemination, but probably not my business. ...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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What are artificial insemination success rates?

What are artificial insemination success rates?

It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...Read more

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When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

Multiple reasons: With infertility, an insemination is useful with unexplained infertility or when there is mild male factor infertility (mild abnormalities on semen analysis). If you have irregular periods and ovulation pills don't get you pregnant, then it is reasonable to add in IUI as well. ...Read more

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Some religions: Most of the world faiths don't have a problem with this, but some religious leaders try to make a problem out of this for their own reasons. You're free to ignore them; if your religion prohibits it but it's the right thing for you, just don't tell them. I'm all for people doing what they wish if they don't hurt anybody. ...Read more

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How dose artificial insemination work and how much cost?

Simple: The sperm is washed and prepared in advance to so that any chemicals in the fluid around the sperm are removed. Then the sperm is placed in a small catheter and that catheter is placed into the cervix through a speculum. This is done in the office and usually takes about 2 minutes or less. The cost is variable to each practice but likely averages about $500. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Uncertain: If you are talking about using a sperm donor--- then in most states until you are officially divorced your husband will be considered the father of the child. Most rei clinics will not use donor sperm in this case without your soon to be ex-husband's permission or until the divorce is final. ...Read more