Considering at-home insemination with donor sperm...?

Discussion in 'Assisted Conception' started by RubyRainbows, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. DaisyDoodles

    DaisyDoodles Well-Known Member

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    Hi all! :flower:

    I was lucky enough to conceive using the info and support from this thread and now have a beautiful 3 year - who would now like a baby brother or sister :winkwink:
    So I'm back here ... and so sorry to see you still here and trying RubyRainbows xx

    We're pretty much back to square one as although we're still in contact with our donor, his circumstances have changed and he can't help us.... Soooo, we're back to searching and hoping to find someone genuine!
     
  2. Ommahbuba

    Ommahbuba Member

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    I tried and succeeded from the 1st time. The result mostly depend on quality of sperm donator. Also for me were important his IQ, health and many other important factors. If you are interested in details, PM me.
     
  3. mirandala

    mirandala Well-Known Member

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    Hi all!

    I just switched donors and did a double insemination- one vaginal, one IUI.

    I spoke to someone the other day that used 3 vials the month they finally succeeded- an IUI, ICI, and Vaginal. I've only ever done max of 2 vials per month- though I'm tempted to do a 3 vial next time. Thoughts? It's just so expensive.
     
  4. laurac1988

    laurac1988 Mummy to Eden

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    Sometimes it does just take a little time. We tried for 24 months in total. Caught second month with this donor (our third donor) but lost the baby. Then caught again 9 months later with the baby I'm currently carrying. I don't think there's a magic formula really... As long as your timing is good you have about a 20% chance maximum per cycle
     
  5. BrandiCanucks

    BrandiCanucks Mommy of 4, WTT

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    I've used the same donor for two of my children, and we caught on the first try with only one donation with both of them. However, we're on our third cycle trying this time around.
     
  6. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Hi Daisy! :wave: Welcome back (and thank you :flower:).
     
  7. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    So we had (happily) found someone we thought would be a great donor. After only 3 cycles he and his GF have decided to "take a break" from helping us. I'm so frustrated!! GRRRR! It's probably for the best bc each attempt has been super annoying. There has been so many issues in attempting to coordinate with them to get the timing right - every month it's always something! I appreciate them helping us (it was the GFs idea initially) but just not a good match, unfortunately. I'm so sick of one disappointment after another on this LONG journey!! When I first started trying to conceive baby #2, my son was only 2 yrs old. Now he will soon be turning 8!! I never intended for there to be such a huge age difference between them! Ugh. I'm feeling sad today - feel like it's never going to happen. And then part of me thinks maybe it's "not meant to happen" and that makes me even more sad. At this point I just have to stay hopeful that maybe this cycle is THE ONE!! We inseminated 1x, 1 - 2 days before ovulation. So the timing was good!
     
  8. RubyRainbows

    RubyRainbows TTC Baby#2 Since Oct/2009

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    Thank you! :hugs:

    Congrats on your newest addition!! :happydance:
     
  9. 2moms2be

    2moms2be Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody :) Just poking my head back in to say hello. Happy to see some success since I last was here! Needed to take a break, as this has all become very stressful.

    We're now with a new donor and on our fifth Clomid cycle (13th cycle all together). I have an HSG tomorrow to check out my tubes. If this isn't successful, we have one more Clomid cycle before moving on to an RE, and probably a medicated IUI. My diagnosis is still "unexplained infertility."

    Crossing my fingers for this cycle and hoping for happy news for the rest of you too :)
     
  10. CWB86

    CWB86 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck :)

    My husband and I are trying again this month, we've inseminated 3 times over the last 3 days using the same (brilliant) donor. Crossing fingers as its really starting to stress us out
     
  11. BrandiCanucks

    BrandiCanucks Mommy of 4, WTT

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    Expecting my third baby via sperm donation in February!!
     
  12. MariposaTam

    MariposaTam Well-Known Member

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    Exciting Brandi, congratulations! So glad all is looking good thus far :) We are still working on it over here-trying out new things like freezing it and bringing it back since we can't seem to get the timing right with shipping :confused:
     
  13. MissSaturn

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    I'm brand new, first post! This is our 5th month I think doing at home insemination, been TTC for almost 2 years. Due to medication it's easier for my husband to ejacuate into a cup. This month we are really trying we've done 6 inseminations this month so far and I haven't ovulated yet... I've been testing but haven't seen anything yet. I'm on day 15 of my cycle, (usually my avg cycles are 30-32 days), really hoping this month works. Just looking for any suggestions, etc. He gives me his sample in a cup and I use a 10ml syringe, I am always laying down and always O after and either stay in bed for the night or for atleast half hour to an hour, sometimes with hips up and sometimes on my side. Anyways hello and so glad to hear about success stories! Hope this is the month for all of us!
     
  14. lisap2008

    lisap2008 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome misssaturn!. I hope it happens quickly for you.
     
  15. blakesmummy09

    blakesmummy09 Mum to Blake and Eevie

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    I'm new here we've been ttc for 7 months now and hubby is having problems during ov the stress gets to us too much as such so it's a first month. Any tips and advice would be much appreciated x
     
  16. madzia

    madzia Well-Known Member

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    I'm 26 single queer woman and hopefully soon I'll try AI at home. I'm looking for donor but it's very hard to find someone in my country cause most of donors charge a large fee for this or they do it just for sex. I'm ovulating around 20th April so probably won't try this month but hopefully next.
     
  17. Oxygen7880

    Oxygen7880 Me and my baby girl :)

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    Good luck Madzia:thumbup:
     
  18. iBeach

    iBeach Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone... it has been so long. I just popped in to see if anyone is still around...
     
  19. jefnerf

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    Hi I'm new to the forums but we're using a donor at home (we're a same sex couple).
     
  20. KPeakey

    KPeakey Well-Known Member

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    I've been a follower of these threads for a while, but never posted as fell into the 'not quite ready to try yet' category.

    Wifey and I are dying to have a family - but I am currently doing my masters degree so wifey is sole earner in our house. This means we have to wait as I am not comfortable with her going on maternity whilst I'm not earning. This was agreed upon and put out time frame at starting to try winter 2018.

    I am a planner, and the wait is killing me - but its a necessary evil my practical mind tells me. As wifey and I are both women we can't have an accidental pregnancy, we have to have a plan and a little assistance. As such I've been scouring the web the last 12 months ish learning all I can and reading all different accounts of people who have done what we have. I research all day long and virtual baby shop and plan constantly. I think it's my way of making it easier on myself that we are having to wait.

    Anyway, we have a plan. Wifey will carry (I am super maternal, but have no desire to be pregnant particularly as I'm very squeamish), I don't think you need biology to love and care for a child. I truly believe that with every ounce of my being let me get that out there. We will (hopefully) be using a known donor. This is a conversation for a another day and a lot of people have a lot of questions about this. But it hasn't been a decision we have made lightly and we have a very thorough and reasoned thought process behind it. We'll be trying at home insemination. We have names picked etc etc. Basically we have a plan. We just have to wait....

    Anyway, recently our sperm donor who lives 1 hour away has moved and now lives 5 hours away. This changes things. We don't know how yet, but we worry it does. Anyway we we're planning on visiting him over summer just for a couple of nights and me and wifey suddenly had a thought. What if, without charting, plotting, testing, monitoring etc we just whilst we're there try that one time. As a practice run, to try logistics, get the awkwardness out of the way and all that stuff. It would be so so unlikely to work, but then if it did it would be the closest thing to an accidental pregnancy we would get! If it didn't work, we carry on as normal with the plan to start seriously tracking and trying late next year...

    Anywhooo, wanted to get that off my chest with like minded people. I thought about starting a journal but didn't know if I had enough to talk about. I might still.

    Nice to meet you all if there are any people still out there!
     

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