30 Day Infertility Blog Challenge- Day 12

12. Talk about how you chose yourRE.

Well sorry folks, this one is going to be a doozy.  The answer is quite simple.  When my OB/GYN was talking about referring me to a specialist, she gave me a list of providers and explained that the one we ended up choosing had the best outcomes and the lowest amount of triplet births.  

However, not all the docs there are REs.  I actually think ours is an OB/GYN.  What’s an RE, you ask?  Reproductive Endocrinologist.   It’s a sub-specialty of OB/GYN.  

Yeah, I told you, doozy.  

In other news, check out this paragraph I found from http://www.ivf.com/sproviui.html 

It’s starts out with a little IUI education, good to know for everyone, and ends with a sentence I could just…  have a lot of fun writing about.

The additional cost and risk of insemination are minor. In order to perform the intrauterine insemination (I.U.I) the man produces the sperm specimen by masturbation. The sperm are concentrated and “washed” by a centrifugation technique. The specially prepared and concentrated sperm are then placed directly into the uterus through the cervix with a small plastic tube. The specimen can be obtained at home using a special condom and sperm nutrient media. Care must be taken to insure that the specimen does not get chilled or overheat prior to processing. If the specimen is obtained in the office, about 45 minutes to one hour will be required for processing. The insemination procedure is usually no more painful than a pap smear. After this minor office procedure the patient remains lying flat for ten minutes and then can resume all normal activities. Some patients bring candles and music to make the occasion special! 

Ah yes.  Because we infertiles take whatever we can get.  I wonder if I could convince Chris to do this?

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candles and music??? haha, i think my clinic would have laughed me out the door! Actually, they probably just wouldn't have let the candles in, fire hazard you know..

Followed you here from Sprout's blog. 🙂


Oh right, fire hazard. Probably NOT a good idea to come with some long white candles and a lighter.. Thanks for stopping by! I will be stopping by your blog too.