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Stupid paranoia? What if they IUI the wrong sperm?

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Okay, so paranoid, I know.  But I can't help thinking about it. I hope they double and triple check that jizz to make sure it is my husband's and not some random guy. lol.


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Re: Stupid paranoia? What if they IUI the wrong sperm?

  • I think that probably crosses everyone's mind! I know I would think the same thing. Double and triple check birthdates, names, labels to ease your mind :-)
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  • Haha I never thought of that.  But at our clinic, we go to the lab (one floor above where the IUI is) where he drops off his sample and we pick up his sample and at each step they verify his name and DOB and I literally bring the vial down to my IUI. So if there is one tech doing the washing and one person he's handing it to, I think the chances are pretty slim :)
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    ***sneeking in 'cause your siggy says SAIFW***

    I was terrified of this as well but our RE had me check the sample tube 3 times, sign a form, and then they checked it against my wrist band 3 more times.  Made me feel much better!


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  • If we get to that stage, I would be the same way.  ::thinks DH should accompany sample for the journey::Hmm

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  • My office has me check every container/test tube/cathader that the sperm was in and confirm that it has our name on it - including the one we brought the sample in - then sign off on it.   I'm sure they need to do this to protect themselves and us, just in case.    My first IUI was on their last appt. on a Saturday morning - and we were the only people there - so I felt really sure there was no mix-up.  :) 

     But the chances of that happening are very very slim - but I understand it is hard to not think about. 

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  • The nurse always has me double check the vial to make sure it is the right person right before they do the procedure.  I think there are enough checks in place so there should be no worries.
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  • ~I'm a lurker, but I had to drop in because this made me laugh!~

    I am always terrified of that, too!  I've done it 6 times and I'm still worried every time.  I guess we just have to trust that they are VERY organized and don't have a habit of multi-tasking!  Good Luck to you!

     
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  • haha.  Thanks everyone.

     I just imagine the nurse gets distracted talking to someone and grabs the wrong vial and voila, I have a different man's baby. haha.


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  • I think it's normal to be concerned.  My RE office handles it the same as several others with the double checking, verifying and signing off on a form. 

    My RE office even has DH show his ID when he has to give a specimen for the IUI.

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  • I totally hear you. My office also has me check the vial and sign off on it. They also color code each patient. So, DH's sample is blue, my sheet is blue and his sheet is blue, etc.

    Confession: I've also had the thought "well if they mix up the sample, at least there might be enough sperm to get me pregnant...."Embarrassed

    (And yes, I give myself the side-eye for thinking that, but DH has even joked about it, so it's all good!)

    Edit: Terrible spelling!


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  • DH and I definitely thought about that too. our office checked it every step along the way though, so I felt pretty confident. DH said they asked him to check 5 different stickers as they put it on the vial, the cup, everything in sight. Then they asked me to check the vial before they put it in AND after. Big Smile seemed like overkill but it did make me feel pretty secure....

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  • i think all of these things too everytime. I also think what if there's a crazy sperm washer who uses his sperm instead on everyone. i know i watch too much law and order, lol.
  • image Sunnyface5:
    i think all of these things too everytime. I also think what if there's a crazy sperm washer who uses his sperm instead on everyone. i know i watch too much law and order, lol.

    OMG! Ahh!  I never thought of that one.  Now that's creepy.


    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Philo
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    Baby N conceived after 1 miscarriage and more than 2 years of TTC. Diagnosis was low sperm count. We found success after 3 months of anastrozole to increase DH's testosterone and one IUI.
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  • image Sunnyface5:
    i think all of these things too everytime. I also think what if there's a crazy sperm washer who uses his sperm instead on everyone. i know i watch too much law and order, lol.

    Me too Sunny!


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  • DH joked about it at either the first or second IUI.  I told him that if I birthed a black baby then we would know that something got screwed up somewhere.  The RE laughed so hard at that.  I even brought up that story about the mix up with the couple who had another couple's embryos transferred and he said that there is no excuse for that kind of thing to happen.  That made me feel better that they are very thorough.  I also don't think they do that many IUIs on any given day at my office, so my chances of a mix up would be slim.
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