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First Baby Born By Artificial Insemination
Could be: Donor sperm insemination use for women over 38 with no partner happens commonly. I recommend that you see an infertility specialist and make sure your ovarian reserve testing is normal, tubes are open and proceed before its too late due to your age. Fertility rapidly declines after age 38. Psych counseling may help you work thru your decision. Asrm has a list of recommended counselors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as ...Read more
Partner vs. donor: Can i assume you mean anonymous donor insemination? This is a very important quetsion, but one that's impossible to generalize. The 'social price' depends most on the beliefs and values you share (or do not) with your family and close friends. Where you live also impacts what you call 'social cost, ' which is very different if you live in, say los angeles vs. A small conservative community. ...Read more
Never married and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or in vitro be the solution?
Depends: The method of assisted reproduction you should consider depends on age, fertility history and a host of other factors- hormone status, tubal function and lets not forget- the size of your wallet- that is just the truth, folks! if you are considering a single parenthood pregnancy- consult with a reputable fertility doc and they can go over your options. You may also want to consider egg freezing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Older, single and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or donor egg be the solution?
It depends.: It depends on what you mean by "older". If you're over 40, and especially over 42, a donor egg may be a best solution. Be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can individualize your care to you, according to your particular age and situation. At our center, we have amazing ivf success rates in women around age 40 using their own eggs! ...Read more
Artificial insemination for a single women? What happened with the first kids? They must be around 20 now.
Depends on Dr.: I have never had a problem doing this, but some physicians may have ethical concerns. I have done this for several lesbian couples over the years. ...Read more
Some religions: Most of the world faiths don't have a problem with this, but some religious leaders try to make a problem out of this for their own reasons. You're free to ignore them; if your religion prohibits it but it's the right thing for you, just don't tell them. I'm all for people doing what they wish if they don't hurt anybody. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sperm into uterus: Iui is process of putting prepared sperm in the uterine cavity. Used to treat poor mucus, mild male factor, unexplained infertility-ui, single women or lesbians and sometimes when couple cannot have sex themselves. It works but less than natural intercourse in fertile couples. Often we add superovulation. Works best when ui and normal tests. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: If you are talking about using a sperm donor--- then in most states until you are officially divorced your husband will be considered the father of the child. Most rei clinics will not use donor sperm in this case without your soon to be ex-husband's permission or until the divorce is final. ...Read more
Insemination: That is easy - just look for a reproductive endocrinologist in your area, use google. Also you can ask your regular gyn doctor to recommend one. Set up an appointment and they will walk you through it. Good luck! ...Read more
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