Purchasing Donor Sperm
This is one question we get quite frequently. Where do I start?
This may seem like a confusing time but ultimately you are wanting to start or grow your family so it will be a exciting milestone in your life!
Essentially to get starting we recommend contacting a fertility clinic to begin your journey. We have lots of recommendations and will be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Additionally, you have the option to do at-home insemination and although we do not recommend this path it is still an option and we have seen success with a vaginal insemination.
Prior to releasing any vials either for clinic insemination you will need to have our Clinic Release Form complete by your physician. You can find that form HERE.
Once this form is completed and returned back to us we can release the vials for both clinic and at-home insemination.
A Clinic Release form is only required for home insemination if you are shipping to the state of New York. In New York, a Clinic Release will need to be completed by a physician, nurse or midwife.
Which vial should I use?
Currently the majority of our donors have washed vials only. Washed vials are IUI-ready sperm samples. These samples have been processed for intrauterine insemination (IUI), but it is safe and effective to use them for IVF and vaginal insemination as well. Many of our recipients have reported pregnancies from IVF and vaginal insemination using IUI-ready samples.
You will want to purchase your vial(s) at least one week prior to your scheduled insemination. By planning ahead you will ensure your vials are ready to use when you are ready to use them.
How much does it cost?
Here are some estimated costs of getting a sperm donor:
Donor Sperm: $649.00 IUI/ICI
Shipping: $200 for 1 vial 2+ vials: FREE (check to find current promo code)* | In-state shipping (outside of DFW): $75.00 | Dallas-Fort Worth area clinics: FREE
At-home insemination will have a $50 flat rate tank rental (7-days) or Free with 2+ vial purchase
Total Cost: $649-$849 per cycle using 1-IUI vial
$1298-$1498 for 2-IUI (washed) vials.
If you have any questions on how to purchase donor sperm feel free to give us a call at 817-945-8708. You can live chat with one of our friendly representatives and they will also be able to assist you.
Tips and Tricks to Ovulation:
Did you know it’s only possible to become pregnant a few days out of the month? There are about 4 -6 days when a woman can get pregnant, which correlates to the days leading up to ovulation and the day after. Sperm can around five days in a women’s body, but the oocyte (egg) only lasts between 12 and 24 hours! Since, females are wired to rely on so many different hormones, determining when you will be ovulating can be very tricky! I have put together a list of helpful tips and tricks to help you identify the day of ovulation, and subsequently the best day for your insemination.
- Purchase an ovulation predictor kit (OPK). These kits are designed to help predict the likelihood of ovulation and are available over-the-counter at your local Walgreens or CVS.
- Download an App on your smartphone to help track your menstrual cycle. Typically, cycles are between 28 - 32 days.
- Ovulation usually occurs near day 14 (right in the middle of your cycle). This will depend on your personal cycle, so ovulation can occur anywhere from day 11-16.
- During ovulation, you will notice a change in your vaginal discharge. A clear and stringy discharge (similar in texture to egg whites) indicates you are ovulating or about to begin to ovulate, this will last for about a day.
- (OPTIONAL) Another method women use is to purchase a basal thermometer to track the vaginal temperature. This should be done BEFORE you get out of bed or it will be inaccurate. This method is not totally necessary if you do all the above mentioned and may sometimes not be accurate, especially if you are sick during any time of your cycle.
For additional information, I recommend visiting the American Pregnancy Association website: http://americanpregnancy.org/getting-pregnant/understanding-ovulation/
I hope this helps!