Infertility affects both the sexes and if one of the partners has fertility issues, it becomes a problem. Many couples seek advanced infertility treatments as they are desperate to become parents. You must have heard of fertility solutions such as artificial insemination which involves introduction of semen into the oviduct or uterus by some means other than sexual intercourse.
Artificial insemination is usually followed when the man suffers from sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction which makes him unable to indulge in sexual intercourse. In such cases the semen is transported to the woman’s genital tract using an artificial device. The good news is that home artificial insemination is now a possibility. It is much more affordable and may bring positive results as well. Let’s see how infertility treatment works.
First of all, you have to invest in a home insemination kit. The price of such kits may vary from $30 for advanced models to $15 for basic models. You may have to educate yourself on how to use the kit. Your fertility doctor is the best person to offer you tips on using the kit. If you can use your partner’s sperm, it’s well and good. If he has problems with the quality of his sperms, then you have to find a donor sperm. For lesbian couples, they have to find a donor in any case. The sperm is then transported to the neck of the womb. As such home insemination is a form of intravaginal insemination.
You may require home insemination more than once to get conceived. To better your chances of getting conceived, you can try home insemination at the time you ovulate. A woman is most fertile period when she ovulates, which is when the eggs are released. And ovulation takes place 14 days before menstrual period. As such you can do a rough calculation if you have a regular period. Nonetheless, investing in an ovulation predictor kit is worthwhile. It can tell you when you are ovulating by tracking your body temperature which tends to rise when you ovulate.
Now that you have all the information, you can actually try out home insemination after due consultation with your fertility doctor.