191907 tn?1200622479
Donor Sperm
Just wondering if anyone has any information regarding the use of donor sperm
I am thinking that this might be our next step
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Yes just had my first iui with it on Tuesday.  We went through fairfax cryobank.  If you have any questions please feel free.  It is a hard step but so worth it.
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191907 tn?1200622479
Hi
You mentioned it is a hard step??? DO you mean emotionally?
Hubby and I just decided tonight that this might be our best bet, mainly because our issue is his low sperm motility
I am not sure how the whole process works.
I am in Canada where are you at??
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191907 tn?1200622479
Good luck by the way, please keep me posted
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Yes meaning emotionally.  I am in PA and 35 years old.  The process is pretty easy,   We got the the info from our Fertility Clinic, then you actually go on line to the cryobank you choose /pick a donor. We went with the hair and eyes, and decided not to see pic's of the donor just becuz we figured our whole lives we would be picking out what was the donor's physical appearances -- Then we Called and find out the routine of the cryobank - order your sperm it was shipped to our clinic and that's it.  When you "o" you go in and have your iui.  Just as you did with dh.  It just feels weird knowing that someone elses sperm is inside you at least that is how I felt.  I have been with dh for 18 years.  So yes it is a bit emotional.  I do not have any high hopes becuz I found out yesterday that I may have endometerosis at least that is what I have been researching.  I cannot believe that this year has been just horrible from finding out dh husband sperm count was low to him ending up with diabetes type 1 to his grandfather dying to now this....
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195145 tn?1255640047
I would suggest this... it may cost a bit more, but I think it will help - emotionally... If you use donor sperm, use your husband's also - mix them together... The baby would be the luck of the draw... and you would still have that flicker of hope that the baby may be your husband's...
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191907 tn?1200622479
Hi zevasmom
Thanks for the great suggestion
My understanding is that the donor sperm procedure is less expensive then IVF with ICSI and that there is most of a chance it will work for me
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I assume that you are talking about doing an IUI with donor sperm instead of the IVF with DH?... I think that it is a good idea - must less costly... I think that if there is anyway possible, it is a great idea to "mix" it up ;o)

Keep us updated!  
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191907 tn?1200622479
I will keep you posted
I had an appt at the clinic yesterday to draw blood to check my progestrone levels
I asked them about donor sperm BUT they want me to stay positive and will not discuss it until after a negative preganancy test on the 7th of october, I hope they are right and it is positive but I am just trying to be realisitc
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195145 tn?1255640047
Oh, well, this is an easy one... See, my anniversary is October 7th (married 12 years)... It is such a blessed day that I am sure you will get a BFP!  No worries!
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191907 tn?1200622479
I so hope you are right
My hubby's b-day is on the 6th and I think if it was positive it would be the best birthday gift I could ever give him

Happy Anniversary by the way ... 12 years that is amazing

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195145 tn?1255640047
Yeah, that is what my husband says... 12 YEARS?!?! That's amazing (meaning he "put" up with me for 12 years, lol - joking with me of course!)
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