Ok - we had our first IUI on Wednesday. That was interesting...
It was 7 in the morning - and the 'no nonsense' nurse takes me to the collection room. She shows me what to do with the sample and leaves. As soon as the door shuts I got this strange feeling that there was porn all around me. The room was very plain except for this odd metal cabinet with several drawers.
I've heard of this type of 'encouragement' but didn't really believe it. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that these nurses probably had the task of stocking this thing. It just didn't seem like something that would happen.
I pulled the top drawer open and about fell over - I know this probably isn't news to anyone else out there but I was shocked. There was everything from regular mainstream magazines to sex stories printed out on an ink jet printer.
So I make the deposit - and go and sit with my wife. There is another couple in the waiting room as well. A couple minutes after I sat back down the guy had his name called. He hops up and pulls a portable DVD player out of his bag in the most obvious manner I could imagine. Kisses his partner and goes in.
90 seconds later he reappears; DVD player in hand and never missed a beat.
I don't mean to make this sound juvenile - my wife and I were in awe at how nonchalant about it he was. It was pretty funny. I think it helped my wife to get her mind off of things...
Anyway, fingers are crossed. I hope this works!