Choosing A Sperm Bank

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Choosing A Sperm Bank
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Mon, 05-10-2010 - 5:59pm
Hello - I'm new here. My DH and I are looking for a donor and we have a list of sperm banks that we got from our Fertility Center. I'm wondering what banks all of you used and what your experience has been? Do you think there is a difference in quality between some of these banks? I notice a big difference in price. Of course the most important thing to me is lots of testing and clear health history. Thanks for sharing your experiences to help someone brand new to this game. We are looking to do first IUI in June. Really nervous!
Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!
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Registered: 10-07-2007
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:05am
I recomend Fairfax.

Jess (35)


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


Our

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:59am

Oh wow - Congratulations!! So happy to hear about your success. I know that the minute you hold your beautiful twin boys you will know that all the struggles were worth it! What miracles!

Thanks for the input on Fairfax - we seem to be leaning a bit toward them as well - although they are a little more expensive. Just hoping we don't have to do too many cycles before success!

Best wishes for health & comfort for the 3 of you throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!
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Registered: 10-31-2008
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 3:26pm
I used CCB and had no issues.

~Christine~


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

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 3:30pm
Thanks for the input Christine. They are certainly on our list still. Glad to hear they worked well for you. Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!
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Registered: 10-31-2008
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 3:34pm
Thanks :)

~Christine~


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

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Registered: 04-11-2003
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 12:45pm

Hi,


We were doing home IVI in 2001 and decided

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 1:53pm
Thanks Elisia. Looks like that bank isn't licensed in CA where I am. But so glad to hear that you found success through the donor insemination process. I can't wait to pick a donor and get going!
Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!