Baby Corner


 
Old 11-09-05, 02:52 AM
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 17,719
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1.33%
Question Ok any tips welcomed!!

I bought the instead cuts and have been practicing. I think I am becoming a pro
 
I am hoping to have my first ICI in November if the donor is home (I am probably going to ovulate right after Thanksgiving and he may be out of town) Anyhow, what else can i do to prepare? I have hear of the robitussin, and may try that out, and other pointers? And again, how long after I get an LH surge from a OPK should I inseminate (hoping for a girl, so tracey you may know the best timing!) the directions say 24 hours after suge, but should i do it sooner so the sperm is already in the fallopian tubes, then inseminate again in another 24 hours? I am heave been researching online and am not finding much! TIA!!!
Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-09-05, 10:39 AM
Community Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 248
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1.33%
Default

Hi there!

I have had two DI children using the Instead cup. I find that if I insem 8 hrs after the OPK is positive, I am pretty lucky. I think 24 hrs is way too long to wait. I left the cup in for about ten hrs, then did another and left that in for another ten. I know that is way longer than what the manufacturer says, but I wanted to make sure the goods were where it should be! The cup is a great way to get pg!!!

I took baby aspirin to help my lining...not sure if it helped or not, but what the heck.

Good luck to you!!! Let us know how it goes! It CAN work!!!
Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-09-05, 02:46 PM
:domesticgoddess:'s Avatar
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Washington, Home of Rainier Soapworks
Posts: 24,782
Thanked 0 Times
Points: 1
Level: 1
Weekly Activity 1.33%
Default

For a girl, avoid foods containing potassium (potatoes, bananas) and take Guaifenisen (the expectorant only portion of the Robitussin). You can buy the expectorant in the drugstore where the cough meds are. Just buy the PLAIN Guaifenisen syrup. You might also take 1 baby aspirin per day to ensure a good thick lining. For timing, I would recommend doing the ICI as soon as you get the good strong + opk and then not again until the next cycle. You definitely want the sperm in the tubes when the egg erupts to have a girl. This timing ensures the slower swimming, longer living female sperm the time to get there and be ready for the egg, and the boy-makers to be mostly gone!
 


GOOD LUCK - I hope the timing works out well and that the donor is in town!
 
Reply With Quote
Latest Articles
Pregnant Woman's Guide to The Zika Virus
Get the latest information about the zika virus during pregnancy including how to protect your unborn baby or infant, signs and symptoms, complications, and prevention.

Fetal Development Video
Video showing how a fetus developed during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Fetal Development Video

Adventure Vacations with Your New Family Are Possible
If you spent time as a couple exploring vast areas of the world, that doesn't have to end just because you have a new baby. Here are 6 tips to make your vacations fun for the whole family. Plus, vacation ideas to help you get started.

The "Mozart" Effect: How Music Helps Your Baby's Development
Can your baby really be smarter if your listen to Mozart, or other classical music, during pregnancy?

What to Expect Postpartum: Your Period
The postpartum period brings many changes to a woman's body. Learn what to expect with your period including when it will return and warning signs to watch out for.

December 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
December 2017 Baby Photo Contest Winner
Congratulations Zchuff!

Calculators & Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Pregnancy | Fertility | Baby | Toddler | Free Baby Stuff! | Community | Baby Names

About Baby Corner | Advertising | Editorial | Contact Baby Corner | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright © 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.