Category Archives: insemination

My Ten Commandments of Donor Insemination

Lately I get a lot of questions about how Eden was conceived – a lot of the time from ladies and couples who are trying to conceive in the same way. As a couple who tried for twenty four months with … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, artificial insemination, doctor, donor, donor sperm, donors, insemination, legal advice, natural insemination, opk, ovulation, Sperm donor, sperm donors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Getting That Big Fat Positive After Loss

(After our announcement, I wanted to share some posts that I wrote before we announced. So, the next few posts will be from my “drafts” folder)

Posted in 2015, 2ww, Anxiety, baby, baby Chip, bbt, bfp, charting, charts, Clomid, conceive, cramps, cycle days, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, fertility friend, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, London, Miscarriage, mother, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, opk, ovulation, positive, positive test, pregnancy, pregnant, signs, spearmint, spearmint tea, Sperm donor, Squishy, Superhero Donor, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, temperature, temping, trying, trying to conceive, two week wait, women | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Superhero Donor’s Point Of View – Should Donors Vet Their Recipients?

It’s been a while, but here is another entry by our fabulous Superhero Donor. Enjoy!  (Anything in brackets and italics are snippets of my input) —– Should a donor vet potential recipients?  As a donor, you have as much responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, bfn, bfp, child, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, mother, mothers, opk, relationship, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor, trying to conceive, ttc | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Two Week Wait Number 24 – 7dpo

Here we are again. Seven days post ovulation in the dreaded two week wait. I haven’t been posting much, so my apologies for that. We have been without internet in the new house for little under two weeks now, which … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2ww, bbt, bfn, bfp, charting, charts, Clomid, cramps, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, fertility friend, insemination, luteal phase, opk, ovulation, ovusense, PCOS | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

First Clomid Two Week Wait – 1dpo

Today is one day post ovulation. Ovulation day was yesterday, as signalled by some absolutely monster cramps that thankfully all went away by yesterday afternoon. With inseminations three days before and one day before ovulation we have done all that … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2ww, donor, donor sperm, home, infertility, Infertility, insemination, opk, ovulation, sperm, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor, trying to conceive, ttc, two week wait | Tagged | 8 Comments

6dpo

The two week wait, is seems, is the best way to slow things down! The best way to make time feel like it is dragging like a big bitch! So, here we are. Six days post my earliest ovulation ever.

Posted in 2015, 2ww, bfn, bfp, charting, charts, cramps, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, fertility friend, implantation bleeding, infertility, Infertility, insemination, Instagram, nausea, opk, spearmint, spearmint tea, sperm, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, Tea, two week wait | Tagged , , | 4 Comments