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Preparing for Your Visit with a Fertility Specialist

  • 3 min read

Many of us have preconceived ideas about how the baby making process should go. You might expect it to happen right away, or maybe you’re hoping to conceive in the most natural, intimate, and romantic way possible. But for lots of people, things don’t always go as planned – and our bodies might need a little help. That’s where Mosie Baby comes in. 

One of the most common first steps for people struggling with infertility, and for LGBTQ+ couples - is artificial insemination (AI). AI is a clinical term for placing sperm into a the reproductive system, without intercourse. 

There are two primary insemination techniques - intracervical insemination (ICI), and intrauterine insemination (IUI). ICI is the process of delivering sperm directly into the reproductive tract, at or near the cervical opening. IUI involves putting sperm directly into the uterus using a tube that goes through the cervix.

When considering insemination, you may or may not know, that you can actually do intracervical insemination (ICI) in the privacy and comfort of your own home. For some, using an at-home insemination kit, like Mosie, can be a cost effective, and less invasive alternative to doctor-assisted fertility treatments and procedures. Another reason many prefer to try Mosie first, is because it’s a method that offers a more personal experience. 

Whether you’re just starting to try – or you’ve been trying to conceive for a while without success – you might be ready to make an appointment with your doctor to talk about your next steps. If you’d like Mosie to be part of the conversation, we’re happy to send your doctor an informational package and answer any questions they might have about our at-home insemination kit.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for a visit to see your doctor, or fertility specialist:

  • Your initial appointment will most likely include a consultation with your provider to review your medical history, and any evaluations, or treatments you may have already done. So, you should bring all that information, and any relevant medical records with you.
  • If possible, attend the appointment with your partner – or someone else that you trust. That way there are two people hearing the same information – an extra assurance that you won’t miss important information. Also, the doctor will likely have questions for your partner during the evaluation as well. 
  • Take notes and bring a list of questions. It’s helpful if one of you takes notes during the consultation, because there’s usually a lot of information dispensed in a short amount of time. Write down all of your questions ahead of time, then check your list near the end of your appointment, to be sure everything was covered.
  • After your medical evaluation, if your doctor thinks that insemination is a viable option for you – then Mosie is also likely an option. Mosie is clinically proven to be just as effective as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and is less invasive and accessible for at-home use.
  • If you want to discuss trying at-home insemination with your doctor before moving forward with fertility procedures like IUI or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – feel free to share this informational webpage with your doctor. We can also send an informational package directly to your doctor, via mail, by filling out this form. The package explains what our at-home insemination kit offers, as well as the results of a recent clinical study on Mosie Baby’s success rates. 
  • Self-advocate - try not to let any fears that you might have of being judged, prevent you from advocating for yourself, and listening to your own intuition about the right next steps for you and your family.

When you decide you’re ready to grow your family, it can be such an exciting time. Of course, it can also bring on some anxiety – and stress.  But when you’re equipped with all of the information, and support you need – it can make your journey much easier to manage. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions, or need support. We’re here for you and we are rooting for your success!