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Sperm Order #2

It was such a process to choose a donor the first time around, I never even considered that we would have to complete that process all over again. We had used all six vials of Donor #1 we originally purchased … Continue reading

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Try #4 – Insemination

The fourth cycle of inseminating was similar to the others so far. Since we only had one vial of Donor #1 left, we did only one insemination this cycle. The one natural intrauterine insemination was done at our local LGBT-friendly … Continue reading

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Choosing Donor #2

Because we only have one more vial of Donor #1, we knew we needed to look into buying more vials if this next Try #4 doesn’t work. We looked on The Sperm Bank of California‘s website to see if we … Continue reading

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Try #3 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

Another home pregnancy test (HPT), another negative. I certainly haven’t given up hope (it’s only been three tries!), but it is difficult to maintain trust that it will eventually happen. It’s been over a year since we began this process, … Continue reading

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Try #3 – Inseminations

Our third cycle of inseminating was very similar to the second cycle. We again chose to do two natural intrauterine inseminations this cycle, again hoping that it will increase our chances of helping sperm meet egg. Both inseminations were done, … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Inseminations

Thankfully, last month’s cycle was of normal length and Molly got her period just few days after getting the negative home pregnancy test (HPT). So, we were able to do an insemination this month, our first insemination after a normal-length … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Insemination

Even though the cycle before this one was abnormally long (56 days), all of her bloodwork on her 3-day labs was normal. So, we decided to do our first insemination this cycle! Only three months behind our initial goal of … Continue reading

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Choosing Donor #1 / Sperm Order #1

We went through the process of choosing a sperm donor and ordered 6 vials of IUI-ready sperm from The Sperm Bank of California. Choosing a donor is a very personal process, and I had never talked to anyone who had … Continue reading