Anyone out there use a Sperm Donor??

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Anyone out there use a Sperm Donor??
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 12:22pm

Hi ladies, anyone out there go through a sperm donor?

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 4:42pm
I used Northwest Andrology & Cryobank, and I would use them again. Much more affordable pricing. However they do have a policy where if their sperm doesn't meet their minimum standards and you want a refund, you need to return the sperm (and not use). Most of the time the sperm met the standards, but not all. I only asked for a refund once (you can only do this is you have extra vials or you miss the cycel), though there were a few times when the numbers came in below the minimum.
- Jenna, 41, DH 38 TTC since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed unmedicated IUI's with DH sperm, 1 failed IUI with injects with DH sperm, IVF #1 BFN, FET BFP but M/c week 5, IVF#2 BFP m/c week 7, IUI with injects and donor sperm: probable chemical pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. Started BCP's 7/30 for IVF #3, ER 9/10, ET 9/15, Beta 9/24 results 9/25. BFP, Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost second twin at 16 weeks 12/17/08. Attempted IUI #4 converted to DS/DH IUI April 09 at my request, BFP and M/c. IVF #4 June 09 BFN. DS-IUI w/injects 7/6/09, BFN. Hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroid 7/29/09.Unmedicated DS-IUI 9/09, BFN. DS-IUI with injects, 10/09, BFP and M/C. DH/DS-IUI with injects and HGH, 12/6. BFP! Betas: 12dpo 12/18 58, 14 dpo 12/20 157, 16dpo 12/22 379, 22 dpo 12/28 4,002

- Jenna
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Mon, 04-12-2010 - 6:38pm


We used ds/ivf and are expecting twin boys.

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Happily Married for 8 years and Loving Mom to an amazing 5 year old little girl conceived on second IUI.


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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 8:34pm

Welcome to our board.

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Registered: 01-17-2008
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 12:08am
Hi! I've been working with International Cryogenics. They're really nice, and can get you profiles quickly. A couple potential down sides, though - they only ship to a Dr.'s office, and they don't offer pictures.

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Tracie, proud 1st time Mommy to Jake! "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
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Registered: 10-31-2008
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 3:59pm
I used California Cryobank.


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July