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Old Apr 9th, 2011, 14:26 PM   41
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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!!
Awesome news! Congrats!



 
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:58 AM   42
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Hi there, how are you all?? We are a highly successful lesbian couple (I am a nurse and my partner is a doctor) and we have been dreaming of starting a family for the past 2 years.

After a long search my partner and I have found our perfect donor (Caucasian, 100% healthy, excellent facial bone structure and physique, blue eyes, intelligent, extraverted, works in film and television) who will be providing us with a parernity obligations-free sperm donation for IUI.

I will be taking 100 mg clomid CD3 - CD7 as advised by our obstetrician as I am prone to anovulatory cycles (but not PCOS) and took my first dose today! I am hoping for a safe and healthy pregnancy , but I do have my fingers and toes crossed for twins as they run in my family. I will post progress reports on side effects such as headaches or ovulation pains.

It would be such a wonderful experience to bring a child into the world and we definitely feel prepared for this next life stage. The only thing lacking from our life is our own family.

We wish you all the best of luck! We would love some to hear success stories and any tips.

Take care. xx



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Old May 10th, 2011, 22:17 PM   43
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Welcome & congrats on finding a good donor !
lots of luck to you and yours !


I think this thread is meant only for how to and success stories though ?
try this thread: http://www.babyandbump.com/assisted-...nor-sperm.html



 
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Old May 12th, 2011, 23:07 PM   44
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That's right, Dodge. While I'm thrilled to hear you are all doing so well - if you can keep posts to the format (where, when, how, success!) on the first post, that would be most helpful to people who are coming here for a concise idea of how to do this. Thanks!!!



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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:57 AM   45
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1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your doner
my donor was a friend who i msgd on fb, as i was so desperate after my other friend had no sperm lol

2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation
didnt track ovulation

3. What method(s) of insemination did you use
wel used sterilised unopened syringes, and these wee white cups with lids bought both from ebay

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)?
roughly 5 days after period finished donor would come once every 3 days til a few days before i was due on

5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
he came to our house, did his business either in bathroom or bedroom brought it down to us and left as soon as, we would sit and chat have coffee and stuff before he went up

6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?
YES i fell pregnant on the third cycle, it was also the first month of using the 3day method as before we used the 2 day method and were adviced to do 3 and hey ho

7. If you used a donor, what is the relationship you have (or intend to have) with your donor?
the donor has signed a contract abolishing all paternal rights, but as hes a good friend he will still see any children we produce, and after their 18 they can find out who he is, i have a very good relationship with him hes been my friend for over 10 years
8. Anything else you think people should know?
dont let it get too clinical it may feel like ur in your own house, but the first month me and my partner were avoiding sex round sperming times, and then the two week wait!! argh u drive urself crazy and i had no symptoms third cycle and i was pregnant but by that point me and my partner just never spoke bout symptoms or anything lol was just easier not to and time went by faster too lol



 
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Old May 29th, 2011, 18:45 PM   46
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thanks for sharing your story ! congrats !



 
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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 15:24 PM   47
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Ok here is my story ...

1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your donor
Doing it using DH sperm (At-home insemination due to hernia, have to ttc while waiting for surgery)
2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation
Used OPKs before, charting this cycle as well as OPKs, observing CM etc
3. What method(s) of insemination did you use
Got a small plastic cup for sperm, 10ml syringe. DH gives a sample, I leave it for 10 mins or so to "thin out" and then use syringe to suck it up. I'd then put syringe as close to cervix as possible and bring myself to an orgasm then slowly inject sperm inside right after big O, would stay with syringe for a moment ... all that while my bum is up in the air, propped on cushions ... would stay 20-30 mins and then go to sleep. This cycle I am going to use softcups as well.
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)?
It's hard to say in my case because I haven't had an AF since Juny 2010 so I'd just do insemination 2-3 times a week.
5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
DH does "donation" usually in the evening, right before we'd go to bed, then I inject.
6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?
Haven't worked yet but I am hopeful! Only tried for 3-4 cycles.
7. Anything else you think people should know?
I guess charting helps to predict Ov (and see a pattern if any), I say use anything you can get your hands on (i.e. softcups, OPKs, fertility monitors etc) to maximize chances.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 20:24 PM   48
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1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your donor?
We are using a friend that we've known for a few years from work. This cycle is our first try!

2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation?
I use OPK, checking CM and I am fortunate enough to have cramps and spotting when I ovulate so it's easy to tell

3. What method(s) of insemination did you use?
Our donor uses a sterile specimen cup and we use a 10mL oral syringe. I orgasm after insemination and lay with my hips elevated for 30+ minutes

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)?
This is our first cycle and so far we've tried twice. I am ovulating today and we tried 5 days ago, yesterday and are trying again today

5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
I set a tentative time with the donor and go to his house for pick-up (he lives really close to work). He lets me know when it's ready and we do a hand off. I go home, which takes about 30 minutes and then we are inseminating about 40 minutes from pick-up

6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?
We should know in about 2 weeks!

7. If you used a donor, what is the relationship you have (or intend to have) with your donor?
He is a friend of ours and will have a godfather/uncle role in the child's life. My wife and I will be the child's parents



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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 13:09 PM   49
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1. If you used a donor (rather than your spouse), how did you find your donor?
We used donor sperm (you can have sent to your house for fee and doctor note) but our bean is from DIY.
2. What method(s) did you use to track ovulation?
We used sticks and themometer.

3. What method(s) of insemination did you use?
We have used a sterile cup that the donor "donated" in. However, this time (and last 2) we used the "donation" by placing into the Instead Cup! Elevate the hips each time for at least 30 mins, get the "O" through stimulation, then remove cup between 6-12 hours later.

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 have inseminated no more than 2 times a cycle. Day of and day after the highest surge. This particular time, only one "donation."

5. Logistics. Where did you meet your donor and how did the donation occur?
We picked a donor online from a cryo-bank, we have also used a known donor. (Mentioned in 1st question)

6. Did it work? If so, how many cycles did it take?
We have been trying for over a year, so not all cycles worked. BUT... we have a confirmed pregnancy now (READ MY JOURNAL) so this one did. It is probably cycle 14-16. (If I took a guess)

7. If you used a donor, what is the relationship you have (or intend to have) with your donor?
We have an anonymous donor and a known donor specimen, it is not revealed which is the lucky one due to my cycle. We have all agreed to stay anonymous as just as our daughter believes we are Mom and Mommy, we want Little D to know the same until they are older. We have all medical history so we will continue as is.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2011, 23:30 PM   50
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Well, I got AF this past Monday We try again in a couple of weeks. I am hopeful.



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