If you are considering at-home insemination using an insemination kit, you will need to purchase a syringe separately. The size of the syringe needed depends on the amount of semen being used. A rule of thumb is that each mL of semen is equal to one IUI dose, so a 50mL syringe will be needed for a standard IUI dose.
You can purchase a syringe online or at your local pharmacy. Be sure to get one with a Luer Lock tip, as this will ensure that the syringe stays attached to adapter during insemination.
Once you have your syringe and adapter, you are ready to start the insemination process! (If you need help, there are many resources available online or through fertility clinics.) Insemination is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes to complete.
First, wash your hands and gather all of your supplies. Next, fill the syringe with the appropriate amount of semen (remembering that each mL is equal to one IUI dose).
Then, attach the adapter to the syringe and insert it into the vagina. Gently push the plunger down until all of the semen has been injected. Finally, remove the adapter and syringe from the vagina and dispose of them properly.
You have now successfully completed an at-home insemination! Congratulations! Remember, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a fertility specialist for guidance.
Insemination is a simple process, but there are still a few things to keep in mind. First, it is important to use fresh semen. Semen can be stored for up to five days in a cool, dark place, but it is best to use it within 24 hours of collection. Second, the timing of insemination is crucial. In order to increase your chances of success, you will need to coordinate your insemination with your ovulation cycle. There are many resources available online or through fertility clinics that can help you with this.
Finally, it is important to remember that at-home insemination is not 100% effective. However, if you are committed to becoming pregnant and are willing to try multiple cycles, you have a good chance of success. With each cycle, your chances of becoming pregnant will increase. So don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work the first time around – keep trying! And reach out for help if you need it. There are many people who are willing and able to support you on your journey to parenthood. Best of luck!