Sunday, June 3, 2007

Anxiety Attack

My IUI is still about a month away but I was just thinking...
How will I know they won't mix up my husband's sperm sample with anyone else's??
Seiously! Can you follow the lab guy to the lab and "guard" your potential babies till the sperm wash/centrifuge thingy is over??
Or do you just leave this is in the hands of the good people in the clinic/hospital who "never" make mistakes??
I'd love to hear from those of you who've done this before...

PS I promise to post the pics requested for my Picture Page next week.

7 comments:

Bea said...

It's a matter of trust, and checking all the labelling at every possible opportunity.

Bea

The Town Criers said...

I've had these same thoughts, but it is just a matter of trust. And they have systems in place to make sure it doesn't happen.

Baby Blues said...

Oh that has crossed everyone's mind! We even joke about it now. In the clinic that we go to, we seldom go in with other couples, so I doubt they could mix it up. Unless they have some stored somewhere. I'd get paranoid if there's other specimens being processed at the same time. But just trust them. If it helps, ask if you could watch.

That's only the start of the anxiety attacks... I get all anxious after the actual IUI. The two week wait is excruciating!

Reproductive Jeans said...

We had to initial and verbally agree about 5 times--which I didnt mind--as they showed us the boys--they were labeled and we had to sign an agreement form. They want to be as careful as you do! It will be fine=)

SaraS-P said...

My clinic makes me label the specimen myself upon dropping it off, and then right before the IUI they show me the vial and ask me to verify that it is my name and my handwriting. I suppose they could have a mix up while transferring it to the vile after washing (or whatever your clinic does), but I just trust that they are extra careful.

Artblog said...

Me too, i worry about that sort of thing but I'm sure they know what their doing, well at least I hope they do!

they label samples and then make you check them before you head off.

I'm sure it'll be ok :)

Joyce said...

OMG thank GOD someone has the same problem I do!!! OMG I am SO afraid that I am going to be inseminated with someone else's sperm and I am also afraid that someone else is goign to get my husband's sperm!!! I just saw that article on yahoo about twins that were born via IVF that got married and then found out they were twins
I am sooo nervous- but my doctor said the lab is restricted and I can't go in during the washing. I wonder if lab workers will take bribes? I have seen way too many movies :( where people's eggs are stolen, implanted with wrong baby etc. Sigh- I don't know how I can feel safe or stress free if I do get pregnant with IUI. I'm looking to do it within the next 2 months at UCSF. Checking the label is only a minor safe check- some lab worker's cell phone could ring, they could get distracted, etc, I am sooo panicking over this!