So IUI #3 for us was definitely a different experience than the previous two I have had and although things didn’t go perfectly (what does when it comes to infertility, right?) I actually really preferred it.
The main difference was that this time I was having the procedure done at the clinic as opposed to in my Dr’s rooms. It was waaaaaaaay nicer in the clinic. They had nice meditation music playing in the background and it just felt like such a nice space. Incidentally it is the same room I had my one and only transfer in but the whole thing felt so much different that time.
Anyway, THIS time. So this time one of the lovely nurses did it which was also soooo lovely. Girls get what if feels like to have things shoved up your hoo haa so I find that they are just so much more considerate of the whole process.
Also because the room was so much more spacious it was easier for Eric to fit in there beside me so we were able to hold hand throughout the procedure. I closed my eyes and did some deep breathing while Eric put his other hand on my chest and breathed deeply with me. It was a really magical moment and at least a nice way to have what is a rather invasive procedure take place.
We did have one small glitch – the nurse wasn’t able to get the probe through exit from the cervix into the uterus. Sometimes it clamps itself shut too tight and they can’t do it without causing too much trauma. Instead she deposited the sample right near the exit and then tilted me backwards on the bed for 20 mins to give the spermies a chance to swim through the barrier. She said I had loads of fertile CM hanging about so I feel ok with this. The CM is what helps the spermies get where they need to go so at least they had the ride they needed and weren’t going to be stuck trying to hail a taxi or even worse, WALK.
We then ended up having a chat with the nurse for the 20 mins. It was so pleasant and nice. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed an IUI so much! ha Weird.
You know if I have a great egg in there then it seems like it would have been the perfect conditions for a baby to get started. And even though we had the glitch it just didn’t feel like that big of a deal.
I feel like I have been consistently healthy for the longest continuous period prior to this IUI so if the whole 90 day egg cycle before the time of ovulation is true then hopefully that has all had an impact and made a beautiful healthy egg for me.
It has been a lovely day. Thanks for your support peeps.
Whoops…almost forgot a song. Here you go!