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May 18th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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My DH just found out today he is unable to impregnate me and was told we should go the sperm donor route. Just wondering what everyone else has gone thru with this and how it works, etc. it's all so new and strange to me. Not sure what to do or what to expect.
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Hi! This board is a bit slow, but there are/have been several ladies who pop in from time to time that have used donor sperm. We went that route. I'm Becky (38), DH is Tony (38), we have our 2 year old DS who was conceived via IUI using donor sperm. We found out after over a year of TTC that DH was born with chromosome thing that resulted in zero spermies. It was an absolute shock to us, and after taking a few months off to deal with it, we decided to proceed using donor sperm. Because of our older age, and that I was also dealing with issues (PCOS mainly), we continued to use our RE and did a medicated IUI (with u/s, Clomid, estrogen, HCG trigger injection, followed by progesterone after the IUI). We were successful our 2nd IUI and delivered our healthy baby boy. As far as in between all of that, the RE had us see a counselor (mandatory) to discuss using donor sperm, and then we had to choose the bank to use & specific donor. Choosing the donor can take a long time, and it's easy to get overwhelmed there, so please ask any questions if you need to. I don't mind answering all that I can. You can also feel free to PM me.

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May 30th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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Hi Beach Mama:

I agree with Becky, this board can get a little sleepy. My apologies because I always appreciate responses from the ladies.

My DH and I are in the same boat. He has a medical issue that prevents his body from producing sperm. We tried Hormone Replacement Therapy but it didn't work and we are currently going through IUI procedures using a sperm donor. Like Becky we also had to see a therapist before we proceeded which is law in the state I live in. We picked out a sperm bank using recommendations from our clinic and chose a sperm donor pretty quickly. Neither of us wanted to be bogged down with too many choices so when we came across one we both liked, we took it. We bought 4 samples based again on our clinic's advise. We've had 3 attempts however and have had BFNs every time. Our doctor has agreed to introduce Clomid with our last sample in an effort to get that BFP. While this is an extremely frustrating experience I am thankful something like this exists. I've had so many emotions about the whole getting pregnant thing but I remain optimistic. I hope you and your DH have a positive experience and get that BFP that you undoubtedly deserve! Please continue to post anything you may be feeling and also you are more than welcome to PM me. BEST TO YOU !!!
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