IUI and how much abstinence?


#1

So today is day 15 - no LH surge so tomorrow I will go in for ultrasound and if all looks well a trigger shot I hope, then we would have the IUI the next day. But I want to hedge my bets and thoughht maybe we should BD tonight just in case the test was wrong or we miss the surge. DH and I havent BD since Sat. so if I wait for the IUI that will be our only hope, also I dont want his sperm to stale, but I know we want a good sample as well for the IUI, it would leave only 36 hours about if we did it tonight then had IUi Thursday morning. Any thoughts? I really really want a :bfp: for Christmas!!!


#2

I’d say :dance: tonight before your appt. If you let him hold it, that would be a 5 day hold. Sperm starts dying after that long of a hold. Plus it teaches his body he doesn’t need to make new sperm as often. So its important to at least have him release his “boys” every 3 days. That is the info we got from dh’s urologist who specializes in male infertility. Goodluck!


#3

Thanks for reponding, we went for it last night with the BD - , went in today and I had one follicle that was big, either 25 or 28 and another tiny at 11 - we took the trigger shot so we will see. Hope it works. Seems like one is to big and one is to small but I’m trying to stay hopeful


#4

Good luck!

My Dr. Told me it really didn’t matter when we :dance: Because with an Iui it’s honna make it there regardless!!! Have fun! Good luck! :babydust:


#5

[QUOTE=Ally45669]My Dr. Told me it really didn’t matter when we :dance: Because with an Iui it’s honna make it there regardless!!! Have fun! Good luck! :babydust:[/QUOTE]

The reason :dance: is important before IUI is to keep the sample fresh. With a hold to long, it can actually kill the sperm giving you a bad sample.