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Artificial Insemination How to

How to Perform Artificial Insemination in Your Home

If you're looking to attempt an insemination at home, Dr. Bastuba suggests the needleless syringe method. For those who would rather have a knowledgeable male fertility specialist monitor the procedure, he can suggest a number of fertility centers that offer artificial insemination (Mayo Clinic 2019).For those looking to attempt an at-home insemination, Dr. Bastuba recommends the needleless syringe method. If couples would rather have a knowledgeable male fertility expert oversee the procedure, Dr. Bastuba can provide recommendations for various fertility centers that specialize in artificial insemination (Mayo Clinic 2019). Supplies Needed A needleless syringe, known also as an oral medicine syringe (4" long), is needed for the task. Additionally, you will need a collection cup, baggy, or condom. If desired, you can also get saline without preservatives, a catheter/tube fitting the syringe as an attachment, and a mild germicidal soap to clean your tools. Needleless Syringe Method Ideally, the insemination should take place on the day that Luteinizing Hormone (LH) surge is detected, or the day after. To ensure the best chance of success, the insemination should be completed within two to three days of the LH surge. An ovulation predictor kit, which is available at drugstores, can be used to detect the LH surge. 1: The male should deposit their semen into the receptacle of your choice, such as a collection cup, baggy, or condom. If you are utilizing sperm from a frozen sperm bank, you must abide by the instructions provided to properly thaw the sperm. 2: Collecting fresh semen into the syringe begins with expelling all air from the syringe. When the syringe tip is in the semen, draw the specimen into the syringe by pulling back the plunger. After that, with the syringe tip pointed upward, tap away any air bubbles. To finalize the process, press the plunger until drops of semen are visible at the end of the syringe. 3: The woman should be in a relaxed posture, either lying on their side or with their hips elevated. With caution and delicacy, the syringe or catheter should be inserted into the vagina, until it is close to the cervix. Then, the sperm should be very slowly and carefully injected, so that it coats the outer region of the cervix. 4: The female should attempt to reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation without engaging in penetration. Accomplishing a climax may make the cervix more responsive to the sperm and thus may enhance the possibility of conception. Afterwards, she should remain still for around thirty minutes. 5: Clean your supplies with warm water, the soap or saline for reuse. Mayo Clinic Staff. “Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 16 July 2019,

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