trying donor sperm

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trying donor sperm
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 11:47am
Hi my name is AUdrey. I lost my daughter in december 09. She was stillborn. I loved her so much, and miss her. Im going to try next month donor insemination. Has anyone here got pregnant on a first try , if not how long did it taketo conceive. I am about 50 pounds overweight will that hurt me, but i was also 30 pounds overweight when i got pregnant with my daughter. and info anyone has would be great.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 5:42pm

Hi Audrey,

I am so sorry for your loss.

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Registered: 02-03-2010
Wed, 07-28-2010 - 1:33pm

Hello Audrey. First, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you have been dealing with. My thoughts are with you.

I think it's wonderful that you are ready to try to conceive again. I used donor insemination to conceive and was thrilled that it worked on the first cycle! We were very lucky but I think it is proof that it can happen! We were prepared to try at least 3 cycles before looking at other options.

Any questions you have at all about the process - I'd be more than happy to answer.

As far as your weight is concerned, I am also overweight and it did not cause any issues for me. I am healthy and fit in every other measure, so my doctors are not concerned about the number on the scale. Of course, any weight that you can drop in a HEALTHY way before getting pregnant is a good thing. But I was always told to focus on being healthy - not on losing weight specifically. I've actually lost 15 pounds in the first 9 weeks of my pregnancy (which the doctor is fine with right now) - we expect that I will start putting that back on during my 2nd Trimester. I hear this is quite normal for women who start out overweight.

Best of luck to you - and please let me know if I can be of any support.


Me (34) DH (32) TTC #1 since 2007

TTC naturally/ timed BD 2007-2009 July 2009 SA #1 zero count

July 2009-March 2010 more tests for DH

June 9 & 10, 2010- First & Second IUIs with Donor Sperm (Clomid, Estrogen, HCG) BFP!!!

June 26th, 2010 - Beta #1 : 531

July 12th, 2010 - U/S : HB 127

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Leslie Finally welcomed baby Stella on 2/25/2011 after 3+ years of TTC!
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 07-27-2010 - 4:09pm

Hi Audrey!


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