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#1 Tinawantstobeamum

Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:50 PM

Hi. I'm new to this forum so I hope this is the right place to get help.

I have been doing alot of research in my search for a donor and am finding it hard to tell which web sites are safe and reliable to find donor sperm from. The more I look the harder it gets. Has any one done this the same way and which site were good?

I found out I have bad endo and have been advised by my doc to do what I can since I had my lap surgery in Nov. Unfortunatly I am single which complecates things!
I have been thinking of this option for some time so no time like the present. I'm not ready to do Ivf yet and will try AI first while I save up!!.

#2 GeraniumQueen

Posted 19 February 2011 - 11:51 PM

I have moved this to the donor conception area for you original.gif

#3 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:51 AM

Try www.coparents.com.au. There are some genuine people on there that are only too willing to help. There also people on their who only want sex, but I guess you will get that everywhere.

Goodluck and I hope you find someone soon!

#4 Assistance_Needed

Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:00 AM

My DH and I got ours through the IVF company we will be using. The forms we had to sign clearly stated that the woman recipient who will be using the services (in case of same sex couples) signed and then the partner if applicable. We will also be trying AI first before IVF.

Please note that it is not cheap this way, cost us $175 per 'straw' but we figures it's worth it.

#5 Tinawantstobeamum

Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:19 AM

Thanks guys!! It looks like I'm on the right track then. Are there any web sites I should avoid? I'm a bit scared I'm gonna be scamed for my money. This is expencive enough with out being taken for a ride.

I found most sites are not Australian based so I'm not sure where the Aussie donors will go and I need to maxmise my dollars!! I will have a look at the web site you suggested.
Ta.

#6 Fennel Salad

Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

I'll ask one of the mums from my mums group and let you know.

Good luck.

#7 Starrydawn

Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

You can just go through a clinic anduse their donors.I f you are single come join the smc site as you will get all info you need.

#8 LittleMissPink

Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:45 AM

As others have said, IVF clinics around Asutralia have sperm donors on their books, or import from the USA saving you the worry.

If you are single, please come and join us at http://www.smcaustralia.org.au and you can get all the information you need original.gif

#9 Tinawantstobeamum

Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

But isn't it expencive going through the IVF clinic?
I did try the smc web site but I found it hard to navigate. I'm not great with computers.

#10 Starrydawn

Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:47 PM

It depends..were you wanting to just turkey baste with donor you find? The clinic does iui as well as ivf.Costs vary depends on clinic. You can also take the donor you find to a clinic.
The smc forums will have all the answers.

#11 Tinawantstobeamum

Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:02 PM

Thanks I'm learning more about them now.

#12 LittleMissPink

Posted 20 February 2011 - 06:18 PM

It is more expensive going through a clinic, as they do lots of testing, they monitor your cycles, you pay for the sperm and then they do the IUI/IVF at the exact time with the hopes to make you pregnant. They do all the hard work, thats what you are paying them for.

My only issue with finding your own donor and doing it at home is the risk of catching a disease. ALL the clinic donors have been rigourously tested for EVERYTHING!!! They are quality donors, thats why they cost.

Apply to join the SMC site, you will get answers theree for every question you have original.gif

#13 amylacy

Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:24 PM

Hi,

I am a one parent mum to two girls conceived through IVF.  I did 10 inseminations through the clinic before moving onto IVF.  From my personal view, I would have never done it any other way than via a clinic as it was the only way to guarentee the top 3 things on my list.  1.  Safe screened sperm  2.  continued access to the same donor for an attempt for a second child and 3. complete donor information being available for my children in later life.

Yes it is probably more expensive, but no more expensive than actually raising children.  I was probably very lucky in that I could readily afford it, but to me it's one of those things where cost comes way second to quality and support.

Good luck...

Kerrie

#14 meggs1

Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE (amylacy @ 04/03/2011, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I am a one parent mum to two girls conceived through IVF.  I did 10 inseminations through the clinic before moving onto IVF.  From my personal view, I would have never done it any other way than via a clinic as it was the only way to guarentee the top 3 things on my list.  1.  Safe screened sperm  2.  continued access to the same donor for an attempt for a second child and 3. complete donor information being available for my children in later life.

Yes it is probably more expensive, but no more expensive than actually raising children.  I was probably very lucky in that I could readily afford it, but to me it's one of those things where cost comes way second to quality and support.

Good luck...

Kerrie


This.   I also went through a clinic.   Every about the donor process was very simple, safe and non-judgmental.  The getting pregnant bit was a bit more complicated.

Best of luck.



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