I’ve never heard this before!
When presenting for an IUI procedure, come to the office with a moderately full bladder; do not empty your bladder prior to the procedure. This helps ‘straighten’ the cervical-uterine canal and makes the insemination easier in most cases.
Would have been nice to know 11 freaking months ago! Maybe this has contributed to my discomfort during several IUIs. I know that another part of it has to be that my gyno was using a larger-than-necessary catheter. The RE’s office uses a tiny one. The IUI is over in seconds, and they never have to dilate. Nice. If I ever become pregnant, I am going to ask my gyno if I can give her staff a presentation on the proper way to perform an insemination. I will include in said presentation a list of the injustices my girly bits have suffered at their hands.
I feel dangerous today– like I want to limit my exposure to others because I’m not sure what will come out of my mouth. I blew up at a co-worker for something I normally would have just bitten my tongue about because trying to have the argument is so pointless anyway. I hate progesterone. Pray for Vanessa and the animals.