Everything You Need To Know - Unfortunately, at any given time, there are thousands of couples and individuals who have difficulty conceiving. They may not have a medical reason, but they are unable to get pregnant through penetration. For these people at-home insemination is an option. It has worked for many people, and if you’re having trouble, then it could work for you.
As the name would suggest, an at-home insemination is done at home. It is done by injecting the sperm into the vagina using a syringe. The semen tends to come from a donor, and is either chosen from friends by the recipients, or is chosen from a donor provider. When chosen from a donor provider, the donors are pre-screened and do not have rights of paternity. You can choose from a wide range or characteristics, such as intelligence, physical stature, and personality. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about at-home insemination.
When doing a home insemination, everything you need is shipped to you. Once you’ve chosen the donor, the sample is shipped directly to your home. It is kept in a container and is kept frozen using liquid nitrogen. You must keep this in the contrainter until ready for use. Most likely you will have to return the container to the sperm bank, so do not discard it. You will also get syringes to insert into the vagina when the time comes, or you can buy them at your local pharmacy.
Timing of Insemination
To have the best chance of conceiving, you must time your insemination with when you are most fertile. This is when you are ovulating and most accepting of sperm. Track your menstrual cycle closely. Tracking can be by monitoring your cervical mucus, basal body temperature, or cervical position. You can also time it with your cycle.
It often takes people three months of monitoring to be sure of their cycle. It can be a very stressful time, and your cycle can change due to stress. Take the time and make sure. You only get one chance, so you want to be sure that you’re as fertile as possible.
Thaw Your Sample
It’s very important that you thaw out the sample before using it. The sperm will not be mobile if it is too cold. Simply take it out, and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. After that, prepare the applicator as per the directions that come with your artificial home insemination kit.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to get as comfortable as possible to perform your insemination. Dim the lights, get cushions, and ensure that you are in the right frame of mind. When you are ready, lie down and elevate your hips. Once there, place the syringe as far into your vagina as you are comfortable. Make sure you do not get so deep that you touch your cervix. Once the syringe is in, you can depress it until all of the sample has been injected into the vagina. Afterwards, stay in the position for at least 15 minutes. This will aid the sperm in heading down into the cervix. You can use a cervical cap to prevent and semen from escaping, if you wish.
At that point, it’s just a matter of waiting. If the sperm implants, it will be within 6-12 days. You can take a pregnancy test after two weeks. You can take one sooner than this, but it won’t be reliable, and it can be very stressful. It is usually best to wait 14 days.
Are You A Candidate For At-Home Insemination?
While at home insemination is a good choice for a lot of people, it’s not for everyone. There are some things to consider. For instance, do you have any underlying health conditions that might affect insemination? Another issue is whether you have the budget for it. Home insemination is not very expensive, however there is a cost to it. Finally, if you’ve tried it a few times, and it has not worked, it might be best to speak with your doctor about other options.
If you are in good health, then you are a good candidate for home insemination. All you have to do is handle your sample with care and you are good to go. The odds of insemination are the same whether you do it at home or at a clinic.
It’s hard when you are trying to start a family and having difficulty doing so. Infertility or having trouble conceiving can happen to anyone, whether you are a young couple or potentially a single mom. In the end, you do have choices. An at-home insemination is a great option if conceiving in a clinic is not for you. It can be sterile and cold, and not for everyone. With a home insemination, you can make the experience your own, whether you are with a loved one or on your own.