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By Nichole |

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I love that smile on my ovulation predictor kit!

The past forty-eight hours have been a whirlwind.

I wrote on Monday about my negative ovulation predictor kit and about how the waiting was just torturous.

Then, at 6 pm, on a whim, I took another test and it came back positive.

After barely sleeping Monday night from anticipation, I called my RE yesterday morning and was told to come in for my IUI in three hours.

After some schedule juggling, my husband went in first to provide his part, which was prepared and placed in a catheter.

Then, at 11:40, it was my turn.

I was escorted to the room, instructed to undress from the waist down, and the nurse casually placed the sperm-filled catheter beside me on a tray.

It was so strange to sit there and wait…to think that that catheter held our hopes.

The doctor came in and in the blink of an eye, he inserted the speculum and threaded the catheter into my uterus, where the sperm will hopefully do their work.

After he was done, he said he had one piece of advice for me…that I go home and drink wine every night until my period is due to arrive.

I knew I liked him.

I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t get through these next two weeks of waiting without wine!

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Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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0 thoughts on “Post IUI Advice: Have Some Wine

  1. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation says:

    Your doctor is DAMN smart!!! Drink up girl! Sending you lots of positive vibes!!!

  2. Tonya says:

    Perfect! That’s easy enough. Cheers!

  3. Natalie says:

    Best doctor instructions ever!! Cheers my friend!

  4. Sherri says:

    Love, LOVE your doctor!!

  5. Nadia says:

    Sending lots of positive thoughts your way! I hope that everything works out for you. Enjoy your wine and relax! :)

  6. Jackie says:

    I’m thinking of doing iui with clomid for the next cycle. I’m curious about your husband. Did he have to bring his sample with him or does he have to give it at the clinic? Any feedback you have would help. I’m completely in the dark of how iui works. I think my husband would be traumatized about having to give a sample at the clinic.

  7. Cam says:

    Cheers! I’m so excited and sending all good thoughts your way!

  8. Mandi says:

    I can’t wait to hear the results! Good luck!

  9. Rosstwinmom says:

    Your doctor rocks! That’s a good vibe for me. Good luck sweetie.

  10. Devan McGuinness says:

    Thinking of you Nichole!!

  11. Kick me says:

    @Jackie, the first clinic i ever went to, my husband just brought it in and kept it warm but that was because we lived less then 5 min away. per policy, he was the one that had to drop it off.

    the second clinic was further away, so he had to do it there.

    in conclusion, it depends on how quickly you can get the sample over to the clinic.

  12. Nichole says:

    Yes, providing the sample at the clinic is tough, but our doctor wanted us to do it that way to give us the best chance…we’re about 25 minutes away from the clinic.
    My poor husband. He’s such a great sport.

  13. Jackie says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’m not sure why I’m so concerned about my husband feeling uncomfortable considering all of the invasive procedures I’ve been through :)

    Good luck Nichole, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!!!

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