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  • Snow_Mamma Snow_Mamma's Avatar 12-21-05 | 09:54 PM
  • Hi ladies,

    I've been lurking around for a bit now, trying to work up the nerve to introduce myself and say hello. I thought today was a good time. My hubby and I have been ttc for about 5 years now and it turns out he has very few sperm and the ones he has are not in good shape and the urologist and fertility specialist say the only way for us to conceive is through ICSI. Anyhow, we've thought about it, but can't justify the expense so we've spent the past year talking about doing donor insemination and now feel we are ready to go that route. I went off the pill (Lo-Ovral) last month and was taking it for irregular bleeding for the prior 7 months. My gynecologist suggested I spend the next 3 months getting to know my cycle and when I ovulate, so I've started taking my temp in the morning and will start using the ovulation sticks this month. We want to start with doing this at home and then if that doesn't work will do it in the office.

    I don't know anyone personally who has gotten pregnant this way so it will be nice to have others who can give us advice and help.

  • AMomInLove AMomInLove's Avatar 12-21-05 | 10:30 PM

    Hoping success finds you quickly!!!
  • :domesticgoddess: :domesticgoddess:'s Avatar 12-23-05 | 06:51 PM
  • Welcome to the board and to TTC too!!!

    I got pg with using ICIs at home, so it really DOES happen!!!
    Pay close attention to all of the signs that your body gives you when you are close to ovulating - things like increased cm (cervical mucus), increased libido (possibly), possible twinging on one side or the other in the region of your ovaries. You'll get more and more in tune with your body and that will really help. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. This is a great group of ladies and we're happy to help you be successful!

    Happy Holidays!
  • Snow_Mamma Snow_Mamma's Avatar 12-25-05 | 09:16 PM
  • Thank you. I really appreciate the support.
  • TSLeer TSLeer's Avatar 12-26-05 | 12:25 PM
  • Welcome and hope you have quick success!

    I did mine in the office. I got pg with DD whose now 4, the first time we inseminated. TTC #2 is been a much longer road, but we are still trying.