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Have a baby with Donor Sperm – Real Family Story

a baby with Donor Sperm – Real Family Story

Have a baby with Donor Sperm

We’re eager to share our journey with you all! Despite the unexpected halt placed on all Fertility Treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic; we are choosing to continue trying to conceive, even while we can’t leave. Thanks to @fairfaxcryobank, we can safely continue on our path to pregnancy during # quarantine, through Home Insemination using donor sperm!


Home Insemination with Donor Sperm Videos

Donor Sperm: In-Office IUI & Home Insemination Webinar

Please note the webinar is pre-recorded and the promotional code is no longer valid.

Home Insemination with Donor Sperm Unboxing & Preparation

How to Use Donor Sperm for Home Insemination

What is at home artificial insemination with donor sperm?

Home insemination offers individuals the chance to attempt to become pregnant in the safety of their own residence through an intracervical insemination (ICI). Collecting the sperm sample into a needleless syringe, the syringe is then inserted into the vagina and the sperm is released onto the cervix. Both ICI and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) prepped samples are suitable for home ICI. Is home insemination right for you?

Using donor sperm purchased from Fairfax Cryobank, artificial home insemination is an excellent choice for individuals with no fertility issues who wish to begin the process of parenthood from the comfort of their own house. This procedure offers a viable and convenient way for individuals to take the first step on the path to parenthood. Couples who are eager to become pregnant are usually encouraged to "attempt conception" at home for a period of time prior to consulting with a healthcare provider. At-home insemination with sperm is an option for individuals who do not have a sperm-donor partner. This allows them to "give it a try" before turning to an in-office medical procedure. It is strongly advised that you consult with a medical professional to discuss the specifics of at-home insemination. In certain cases, the provider may need to sign an authorization form that confirms that in-home insemination is a viable option for you. Home inseminations can be a cost-effective solution as you can purchase the cheaper Intracervical Insemination (ICI) prep type, negating additional expenses incurred by visiting a clinic. Home insemination may not be suitable for all individuals. If, however, this is a route you are interested in exploring, it is essential to first discuss it with your health practitioner. After this, you can reach out to Fairfax Cryobank to acquire donor sperm. We have included some FAQs about Home Insemination with Donor Sperm here. It is recommended that you speak with your doctor in order to create a plan for at-home insemination that is tailored to your needs. However, the customer service team at Fairfax Cryobank is more than happy to provide you with the answers you may have regarding this process. Home Insemination with Donor Sperm FAQs

Do I need to work with a doctor to do home insemination with donor sperm?

It is highly recommended that you seek advice from a medical provider prior to embarking on your journey to parenthood. A physician, gynecologist, or midwife are all excellent choices to consider. Before investing in the home insemination process, it is essential to make sure your body is in a healthy condition and is ready for pregnancy. Your medical provider can evaluate your overall health and wellbeing, offer suggestions to prepare your body for conception and, depending upon your age and medical history, may request some initial fertility tests. Initiating a course of action with the counsel of a medical expert is the most effective way to guarantee that you are making informed and healthy decisions. By consulting a medical provider, you can be sure that you are making the best decisions for your wellbeing. What are the success rates?

For those without fertility issues, the success rate of home insemination is approximately 10-15% per cycle, which is comparable to the rate of fertilization through intercourse. It may take multiple attempts of insemination to achieve pregnancy. If you are not expecting after several at-home attempts, it is advisable to consult your medical specialist regarding a fertility evaluation. On the day of your ovulation, you should prepare for the thawing process of the frozen sperm sample. Follow the instructions that come with the donor sperm vial closely in order to ensure that you thaw it properly. During this time, it is important to get everything ready for the thawing process. Ensure that you are in an area that gives you a sense of contentment and protection. Set yourself up in a positive and tranquil atmosphere, and have a towel or cloth and a needleless syringe close by just in case. Once the sperm has been defrosted, the individual performing the insemination will lie on their back and lift their hips. To make it more comfortable, you can place a cushion below your hips. You or a partner should carefully open the sperm vial and use the syringe to draw the sample up. Insert the syringe into the vagina, positioning the tip near the cervix without making contact (as bumping or scratching the cervix may cause discomfort). Gently push the plunger of the syringe to slowly expel the sperm sample. Afterwards, take out the syringe and relax. To give the sperm the opportunity to journey through the cervix, we advise that you remain in a relaxed position, changing from your back to your stomach every 20 minutes, for one to two hours. Should I inseminate more than once?

You can decide if you want to undergo multiple inseminations in a single cycle during your “fertile window.” It's entirely up to you. When can I do a home insemination?

Timing is important. The person to be inseminated will track their menstrual cycle and ovulation.

Using an ovulation kit is a great way to identify your most fertile window. Generally, this window is anywhere between 12 to 24 hours and is usually located between days 10 to 15 of your menstrual cycle. Although this is the case for many, there is still a chance of variation. Therefore, it is best to use a kit to be sure. If you are unsure of your fertility window, you may want to consult your medical provider for assistance. Additionally, they may advise tracking your cycle for a few months prior to beginning home insemination. What do I need for home insemination?

Before attempting at-home insemination, it is essential to consult with a medical provider to ensure it is a suitable choice for you. When you have settled on a donor and are ready to proceed, it is best to create a relaxing environment. This can be done by reducing stress and making sure the person being inseminated is comfortable. All that is necessary is the individual, sperm and a syringe. We at Fairfax Cryobank will provide instructions on how to thaw and inseminate when you purchase and ship the donor sperm. Additionally, a syringe can be included if needed. Selecting a donor is a significant move in the process. To learn more regarding how to pick the perfect donor for your insemination at home, click here. In addition, Fairfax cryobank skillful customer service team can provide more guidance in choosing the right donor. If you have the means, it is suggested that you purchase multiple vials to guarantee you have enough donor sperm for the amount of inseminations you will require to conceive. Purchasing a few vials will give you and your family the best chance to start a family. Learn more about Fairfax cryobank storage options here. What is needed to order sperm for home insemination?

Once you have selected your sperm donor, you can arrange to use 1 ICI or IUI preparation vial/insemination, at-home consent, and so on. Please get in touch with one of Fairfax cryobank Client Service Specialist for extra information, so that we can provide you with a residential delivery. Home Insemination (Artificial insemination) versus IUI

Home insemination is the act of placing ejaculate into the vagina, close to the cervix, using a needleless syringe. This procedure is called intracervical insemination (ICI). On the other hand, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a process that requires a speculum and the sperm to be placed directly into the uterus instead of the vaginal area. How to Order Donor Sperm for Home Insemination

What does artificial insemination cost? The cost will include the cost of the sperm and the shipping/handling fees. Fairfax Cryobank will provide you with a syringe at no cost.

Home Delivery: What’s Needed?

Please call or chat to speak with a Client Service Specialist and we will work with you to ship your donor semen to your residence for your procedure.


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