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Old Oct 1st, 2009, 15:06 PM   21
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Strawbs... we finally got our special delivery in the mail... ha! We inseminated with frozen donor sperm.... it arrived via fed ex (weird, right?) in a dry ice shipper. It was such a tiny vial... kinda like watery/creamy opaque... but really a small quantity. It wasn't disgusting or anything! I just hope it did the trick! Let me know if you have any more questions. I live in the US... it was a lesbian owned sperm bank in San Francisco, California. Baby dust to all!!



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2009, 19:06 PM   22
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Good luck mommy tammy ;-) I think the frozen sperm is better because itīs treated. Itīs less quantity as they got rid of the unnecessary stuff.

Guess you have timed and did it carefully as it was expensive. I know itīs all about cup, syringe, maybe mooncup, legs in the air....any other tricks?

And for timing ov, itīs about OPKs, CM, and temperatures....

Ahh, I have learnt so much since I started trying.

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Old Oct 2nd, 2009, 19:48 PM   23
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Well, since this was my very first time inseminating and i'm fairly new to this site... i wasn't very knowledgeable about all these different techniques! I suppose i should have researched it more since it was so expensive and so important!

I wasn't very good at charting or predicting OV, unfortunately! In July (the first month i started using OPK's) it was so easy to tell when i OV! I felt the twinges and then it was followed by CM and a positive OPK at CD20. In August though, i didn't feel anything and no CM... plus the OPK's got darker and darker but never as dark as the test line... and then went to negative!

So in September i wasn's sure when to have it shipped! But, we did inseminate at Cd17 and cd19... just using a syringe and legs in the air to keep the soup in the bowl! My OPK never got positive again... but it was getting darker and darker!

I keep telling myself that if it's meant to happen it will happen... and trying to be hopeful & optimistic....... but i know i will be heartbroken if AF arrives. I used all of my savings for this one attempt!

I agree with you though... now that i am on this site quite a bit... i am learning soooo much from all you wonderful women on here!



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2009, 22:02 PM   24
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Well, since this was my very first time inseminating and i'm fairly new to this site... i wasn't very knowledgeable about all these different techniques! I suppose i should have researched it more since it was so expensive and so important!

I wasn't very good at charting or predicting OV, unfortunately! In July (the first month i started using OPK's) it was so easy to tell when i OV! I felt the twinges and then it was followed by CM and a positive OPK at CD20. In August though, i didn't feel anything and no CM... plus the OPK's got darker and darker but never as dark as the test line... and then went to negative!

So in September i wasn's sure when to have it shipped! But, we did inseminate at Cd17 and cd19... just using a syringe and legs in the air to keep the soup in the bowl! My OPK never got positive again... but it was getting darker and darker!

I keep telling myself that if it's meant to happen it will happen... and trying to be hopeful & optimistic....... but i know i will be heartbroken if AF arrives. I used all of my savings for this one attempt!

I agree with you though... now that i am on this site quite a bit... i am learning soooo much from all you wonderful women on here!
Wishing you all the luck I can and I hope you get your BFP this month.

A gay (lesbian) couple I am friends with used a friend of theirs sperm, as same as one poster mentioned earlier they had fresh home delivery everyday over 4 nights and bingo, they fell pregnant first time. They didn't use a syringe, they used a Turkey baster (really, seriously, honestly), I laughed, you hear the jokes of a turkey baster being used, but they really used one. Doesn't matter how they did it, but it worked.

If this time doesn't take ( praying like heck and fingers crossed that it will) is their a trusted male friend that would donate his sperm to you if needed?




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Old Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM   25
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Hi Bek... glad to hear their turkey baster method worked! Yaayy! There are a few SS couples on here using fresh sperm from guys willing to be donors. After hearing from them... and your friend's story... it makes me seriously start thinking of that option. There really isn't any guys i am close friends with, or would feel comfortable asking. But it's an option i would definitely explore further! Thanks for your support... and best of luck on your TTC journey as well! Baby dust!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2009, 18:16 PM   26
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Yes, a donor friend sounds like a great option, as you can try every month for free :-) Try to make male friends, you never know, and nothing to lose. But hope you donīt need it at all!

Itīs funny about the turkey baster. When I started researching about at home insemination, I actually bought a turkey baster!! I thouught that was the way! Ha ha, I never used it and threw it away. It was only 2 pounds at John Lewis.



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Old Oct 5th, 2009, 18:17 PM   27
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The ugly got me!! Thanks for all your help girls... i'll be back in the spring to try again! Lots of baby dust to you all!



 
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Old Oct 6th, 2009, 16:04 PM   28
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Oh, so sorry. Actually, I can see from this forum itīs really hard to get preg., so itīs very difficult if you leave it for one try. Also, when that one try is so expensive!

My advice: try to find some donor, for fresh sperm. Maybe you can pay him, much cheaper than the frozen one.

What do you think?



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Old Oct 6th, 2009, 21:22 PM   29
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The ugly got me!! Thanks for all your help girls... i'll be back in the spring to try again! Lots of baby dust to you all!

Oh Honey, I am soooooooooooooooo sorry, I know how much you invested into this one try.
Maybe your partner has a brother and maybe one of his friends may be willing to help out.
My girlfriends, partners brother is gay, so they used his sperm and put it into my girlfriend, so not there is NO inbreeding but it not only makes him the dad, but also the uncle LOL, and my girlfriends partner is mummy #2 and Aunt LOL.
Look which ever way, it doesn't matter.
I hope something comes your way and you get your BFP really soon babe



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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 17:50 PM   30
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Thank you, girls... for all the advice & support! I really had hoped that one attempt would work... since i got pregnant so easily with my son. However, he was conceived with my ex-boyfriend... the "good old fashioned way!" I believed that if it was meant to happen it would.... but now that it didn't.... i desperately want to get pregnant even more! I went to the bank today and did some maneuvering to come up with the money for ONE MORE TRY this cycle! This will absolutely be my last chance since i have nowhere left to dig up some cash, lol. Bek -- I love your story about the partner's brother! However, right now we have no relatives or male friends to ask... plus i am a bit shy and can't ever imagine asking someone such a question! Although i know fresh sperm would be ideal! At any rate...... FED EX will be bringing me another special delivery on October 20th! Remaining hopeful! I hope all of you are having luck on your TTC journeys!!!!! Baby dust!



 
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