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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

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

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Artificial Insemination (Definition)

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


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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Do you mean ICSI?: Icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) injects a single sperm into each egg; with conventional in vitro fertilization (ivf) we just mix eggs and sperm in the lab and let natural fertilization occur. 3 reasons for icsi 1. Abnormal sperm tests pre-treatment/ on day of egg retrieval 2. Surgically retrieved sperm 3. Reduce errors in pgd testing for single gene conditions. Otherwise icsi doesn't help. ...Read more

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40, single, and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination be the solution?

40, single, and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination be the solution?

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 more

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Never married and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or in vitro be the solution?

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 more

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Older, single and I want to have a baby, would artificial insemination or donor egg be the solution?

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

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What is artificial insemination?

What is artificial insemination?

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 more

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Does artificial insemination work?

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes: Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. ...Read more

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What are artificial insemination success rates?

What are artificial insemination success rates?

It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...Read more

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When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

Multiple reasons: With infertility, an insemination is useful with unexplained infertility or when there is mild male factor infertility (mild abnormalities on semen analysis). If you have irregular periods and ovulation pills don't get you pregnant, then it is reasonable to add in IUI as well. ...Read more

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

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 more

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How dose artificial insemination work and how much cost?

Simple: The sperm is washed and prepared in advance to so that any chemicals in the fluid around the sperm are removed. Then the sperm is placed in a small catheter and that catheter is placed into the cervix through a speculum. This is done in the office and usually takes about 2 minutes or less. The cost is variable to each practice but likely averages about $500. ...Read more

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Can you get artificial insemination when you are a virgin?

Yes: You can undergo intrauterine insemination (iui) without having had intercourse. Iui is a simple procedure that is not much more than a pap smear, so as long as you can have a speculum inserted into your vagina, you can have an IUI done. ...Read more

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How should a person go about getting an artificial insemination?

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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What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

AKA IUI: 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 intrauterine insemination or iui. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination -- will all the parties have second thoughts later?

Partner vs. donor: For simplicity, may i assume here you mean anonymous donor insemination? If so, 'no!' - so long as the woman and her partner (if she has one) are fully informed and reach a comfort level beforehand. I'm certain couples will have occasional questions and mixed emotions during a lifetime, but significant regret is really uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the procedure of artificial insemination and where do I go to do it?

What is the procedure of artificial insemination and where do I go to do it?

Doctor: Donated sperm is inserted into a woman's uterus in a simple, safe office procedure so that she may become pregnant. To be succesful the timing must eb quite precise. You do it in a doctor's office, usually a fertility office but some general obgs do it too. ...Read more

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If we wanted to diy artificial insemination what do I need, and how do I do it?

One answer: Do not. It is more than possible to cause harm or damage if you haven't been trained. Depending on sperm donor the risk of getting an sti may be extremely high. I realize people do it "all the time" but no physician should be giving you instructions on how, esp. Online. ...Read more

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What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

Variable: That varies. Most patients do not undergo 12 attempts anymore, the price could range from 300-800 per attempt. It really depends on the situation and whether you are having monitoring with ultrasound as well. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination for a single women--what do studies show about outcome of kids later?

Artificial insemination for a single women--what do studies show about outcome of kids later?

Generally similar: 1. Multiple pregnancy is the main risk if ovarian stimulation is used leading to preterm labor and its complications. 2. No evidence that birth defects is increased over those women of similar age. 3. Psychological: limited research indicates that they are generally not different that children conceived naturally. ...Read more

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My wife has health issues and artificial insemination is our only option. Is there a less expensive way?

Probably not: The only fertility treatment less expensive than artificial insemination is using fertility drugs without IUI or using Clomid (clomiphene) instead of injectable drugs for the insemination. You would have to check with with your fertility doctor to see if these are even appropriate in your case. ...Read more