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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 00:54 AM   31
brutus09
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I've done alot more reading and have descided to use the instead cup and egg whites. I'm gonna leave them in 12 hours and take out 12 hours for the days I'm fertile. for us all.



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 03:47 AM   32
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we will bot find out together then cotton lilly sending lots of babydust to you xxx



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2011, 10:37 AM   33
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I hear alot of girls talking about using the instead/diva cups. I think I would lose all my donation trying to put that in! We're planning on using the syringe - still undecided about the catheter tho. I think I can get the syringe close enough to the cervix without it and probably wouldn't waste as much semen left in the catheter.



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2011, 20:22 PM   34
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I worried about spilling, too, but if you keep a good grip on the Instead, it will not spill and it doesn't need to be tilted or anything - you just have to refrain from dropping it, haha. Also, you might consider using it after the syringe just to hold everything in place.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 10:07 AM   35
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I know this hasn't had any activity on it for a while, but since this was what originally brought me to the forum, I thought I'd put my info up.

1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your donor?
My donor is a very dear friend of mine. I haven't known him long - just since this October - but he's a very sweet, kind, and honest man. He's still too young to consider having kids himself but is both excited and willing to help my partner and I achieve this dream.

2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation?
OPK - the cheap dollar store kind. I never really got a very sure positive, but I've had wonky cycles my whole life, which makes predicting the actual ovulation date really hard.


3. What method(s) of insemination did you use?
Donor makes a deposit into a sterile cup, partner inserts sperm into my vagina using a syringe. 30+ minutes of staying in a propped up position.

4. How many times per cycle did you inseminate and what was the timing relative to ovulation (e.g. 2 days before and day of)?
We inseminated two days, one day, the day of, and the day after what I thought was my date of ovulation.

5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
The donor lives with partner & I in a roommate type situation, so he's always "on call" to make deposits (lol). When I got the indication that I might be ovulating, he went into the bathroom, made a deposit into a sterile glass container, and handed it off to my partner who was waiting in our bedroom. Less than five minutes from ejaculation to insemination. I orgasmed and stayed propped up for 30+ minutes every time.

6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?Not yet, unfortunately. I've only tried once.


7. If you used a donor, what is the relationship you have (or intend to have) with your donor?
He will always remain in our lives but we have very clear expectations on what his role will be. This baby will be my partners and mine, not mine and his. He's very comfortable with that. I imagine we'll be close for the rest of our lives, though. He signed a donor release form and I signed a form as well, relieving him of all financial and parental responsibility to any resulting offspring.

8. Anything else you think people should know?
I'm still new to this, but I'm learning to keep an open mind and try to gather as much info as you can.



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Old Mar 9th, 2011, 20:14 PM   36
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1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your donor
already knew him

2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation
counting days, watching for cm, and opks

3. What method(s) of insemination did you use
cup to syringe

4. How many times per cycle did you inseminate and what was the timing relative to
ovulation (e.g. 2 days before and day of)?
inseminated once on CD 17, 3 days before O (used trigger night before I Od), was planning on round #2 the day of O/night after trigger but donor was unavailable. so DH made his own "specimens" the old fashioned way b/w the donor and day of O

5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
already knew donor. picked up donation at his house and took home to use. i inserted it with syringe myself.

6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?
we just found out today we're pregnant. it worked our first cycle.

7. If you used a donor, what is the relationship you have (or intend to have) with your donor?
he's totally anonymous and uninvolved.

8. Anything else you think people should know?
the best of donors can let you down. if you're investing lots in fertility drugs, travel, etc, have a plan B. also, we're in a sorta awkward position that we're ecstatic we're pregnant and pretty much know the donor is the bio father, but there's a minute chance it's actually DH. we anticipated this but weren't fully prepared for the what ifs of it!



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2011, 19:43 PM   37
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Congratulations cottonlilly! x



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 03:17 AM   38
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My wife and I have been TTC since Janruary of last year. We started off with IUI and frozen donor sperm at our doctor. After a few unsuccessful attempts and thousands of dollars later, we decided to look for other options. A friend suggested he be our donor. We discussed the details in detal and he agreed!! We then began TTC from home with steral cup to syrange method. We have been doing this since October 2010. Still no luck. I track ovulation by CM, BBT, and O testing. We inseminate two days before, the day of and two days after (just to cover all our bases). My doctors tell me that I am plenty fertal but am on Clomid to ensure I ovulate. We also know our donor is fertal because he has a child aready and one on the way. We just again tried two weeks ago and are waiting out that terrible two week wait or the appearence (or lack of) Aunt Flo. Wish us luck



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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 11:28 AM   39
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Hi guys I would recommend a fertility monitor to track high and peak days.
Our son was born on 15th march so now looking for lgbt families in north west.
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Old Apr 8th, 2011, 20:59 PM   40
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Great news, ladies! Today, after over a year of trying, we finally got the I can't believe it! It has been a long journey to get to this point, but I am exstatic we are finally here. baby dust to all!!



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