There are a lot of things that science can do; in almost every aspect of our life, it can do something. From our health to pregnancy, science has a say to those. If you have a problem getting pregnant, you can try an artificial insemination procedure which is a product of science, that will help you achieve the pregnancy you dreamed of. But are there ways of doing this aside from going to the hospital? Yes, there is a procedure we call artificial insemination at home. How to do this? I will tell you how in this article.
Artificial insemination is a deliberate procedure where you introduce sperm into the cervix or vagina to achieve pregnancy other than sexual intercourse. One of the main beneficiaries of this procedure is the heterosexual couple who would like to have a baby. Those who suffer male infertility will also benefit from this.
In this article, I will show you how to do this procedure on your home following the rules and other things you have to do.
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Steps on Doing Artificial Insemination at Home
In this tutorial, you will need the following:
- Accurate knowledge of your fertility and menstrual cycle.
- A small and with lid glass jar and a medicine syringe (for infant, with plunger).
- A freshly delivered sperm after ejaculation.
- Romantic accessories to set up the mood like candles and music.
- Baby wipes (really needed).
- Medical gloves.
Ready yourself. I will now tell you the procedure.
Before the Insemination
1. Do a Tracking
Remember that you have to have an accurate knowledge of your fertility cycle. This means that you have to do a tracking that will last for several months, preferably three months. Learn when should be the right time to do the insemination. The insemination will not work if it’s not on the right timing. Remember, timing is everything.
2. Find a Donor
You can try to find a donor while you track and learn your fertility cycle. Start by interviewing and screening donors. You should know what you want and be specific about it. Create a contract where both parties agreed to and let an attorney review it. It is also advised not to use a known donor. Once the donor is found, get his STD tests results. Sign the papers before you arrange things for the donation of sperm.
3. A Week Before the Predicted Ovulation
It is important to notify the donor of your expected fertility schedule and make sure that the time works for him. Arrange the things you need, like location and accommodation. From your period’s last day, test twice with opk (ovulation) strips. Inseminate as close to the 1st positive.
Within 12-36 hours of 1st positive, most women usually ovulate in that time frame. Fresh sperm will live for several days, if possible you should inseminate twice 8-10 hours in between. If you want the best sperm count, inseminate after 48 hours.
However, testing with it is not accurate for many women especially those who are in their 30’s. Si it’s really important to track your fertility cycle and find a tracking system that will work best for you.
Step 1: Setting Up
Set up the area to be used by the sperm donor. If he will use an Instead Cup, open it and make sure it’s right side out. Place it on a paper towel, make sure it’s clean. If you use a jar, prepare a clean jar with a lid. Prepare a towel for him if there’s nothing to wash his hands over.
Step 2: Setting Up for Insemination.
Prepare the area where you’re going to do the insemination. Check if your equipment is complete and is in good order. Make sure that everything is also clean. Set up a night stand or a tray with the syringe, towel and everything you need. If you want to or need to, you can do a meditation or breathe exercise for relaxation.
Upon the arrival of the donor, make sure that he gets the comfort he deserves. Normally, the donor will leave, according to your agreement, after he successfully delivered the sperm. Make sure that the both of you understand the things that are happening. Inform him and show him the area where he is going to perform the donation and the receptacle to be used.
What I recommend and the others too is Instead Cup because the donation will be deposited directly into the cup. This way, the need to transfer it through a syringe will be eliminated because transferring it that way will lose a deal of quantity.
However, if you insist on using a jar, wait for about 10 minutes for the semen to liquefy. Keep the sperm in a dark and warm place. The sperms thrive best at body temperature, so it’s better to keep the jar under the covers against your skin.
If you can try, you can have an orgasm because it will help the cervix to dip into the seminal fluid and it will increase your body’s happy hormones. Once the sperm is already liquefied, draw it up into the syringe. Avoid pushing it out or drawing it in too quickly because it can damage the sperm.
In this stage, you will lay down with your hips elevated or raised up in a pillow. Relax your body. You can listen to music to make you even more relaxed. You can also get yourself sexually stimulated.
What to do with the Instead Cup: Fold it in half, the semen should be at the bottom. It should be pinching the top together. Insert the folded cup into your vagina slowly, keep the top pinched close. If it’s already half way in or even more, use the plastic rim to push it the rest of the way in.
What to do with the syringe: Insert the syringe and depress it slowly. Avoid squirting the semen on the cervix because it will only damage the sperm and will decrease the rate of sperm. Leave the syringe for 10-15 minutes. It will serve as a plug to keep the semen close to the cervix. After you remove it, place it on the prepared paper towel.
Lay back with the same position in stage 5, hips still raise for at least 15 minutes. You can imagine the formation of your baby at this point. There are other tutorials that suggest you can rotate your body every 10 minutes. That process will swirl the semen in your cervix.
Clean everything. Pack it all in case you have to inseminate again. But, keep the things you used in a safe and very clean place.
If you ate using an Instead Cup and you inseminate at night, leave it overnight. Or if you are inseminating at daytime, make sure to remove it after 12 hours. Watch the procedure in video:
I hope that you found what you are looking for in this article. It’s important to do a lot of research and fertility tracking to successfully conduct an artificial insemination at home. This procedure might sound easy to do but the process of getting things done from preparing yourself to preparing your donor will surely test your patience.
This article is one of the numerous others which offer you step and list to follow to conduct this procedure. My aim is to help those who have problems with fertility to finally get the pregnancy they dream and so well deserve.
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