A step-by-step guide and helpful tips to maximise your chances
Take the time to prepare your space and get comfortable. Ensure that you empty your bladder.
Wash your hands and dry them well.
Open your InSEM Kit and locate the vial of prepared sperm, the 1ml syringe and the catheter.
Open the packets containing the syringe and catheter.
Take the syringe and draw up 0.2ml of air by pulling back on the plunger until the black rubber stopper inside the syringe reaches 0.2.
Carefully unscrew the lid of the sperm vial and, using the syringe, draw up the contents of the vial into the syringe by pulling back on the plunger.
Attach the syringe to the end of the catheter.
Get into a position on your back with your hips slightly raised on a pillow. Make sure you are comfortable as you will stay in this position for a while.
Gently part your labia and insert the catheter deeply into the vagina.
Slowly push down on the plunger to release the sperm.
Leave the catheter in place for about 15-20 seconds and then slowly withdraw.
Remain lying down for about 20 minutes – it is reported that having an orgasm at this time may increase success!
Dispose of your used equipment and packaging in the general waste bin.
The InSEM Kit includes:
A vial of sperm.
1 IUI catheter.
Detailed and supportive instructions along with helpful tips to maximise your chances.
Disclaimers and precautions:
To prevent infection, the InSEM Kit is single use only.
Do not use the InSEM Kit if the syringe or catheter packaging is open or any of the contents are damaged.
The InSEM Kit is to be used strictly as directed and not be used for any other purpose.
Using the InSEM Kit does not guarantee pregnancy.
The InSEM Kit does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
The InSEM Kit is only to be used in a treatment cycle with the InSEM clinic, using either partner or donor sperm prepared by the InSEM laboratory, in the person intended to become pregnant.
Do not use the InSEM Kit if it is medically unsafe for the sperm recipient to become pregnant.
InSEM is an initiative of City Fertility. City Fertility provides seamless care across the full fertility spectrum while ensuring the best possible chances of conception for their patients through our rigorous protocols and actively taking part in research projects and science-based treatments.
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We are here to empower you during your fertility journey and we will make sure that your feel prepared and confident every step of the way. Get in touch via the contact form below or call us on 1300 446 736.