Category Archives: Sperm donor

Why Your Deadbeat Dad Isn’t a Sperm Donor

It’s that time of year again! Father’s Day! Unlike Mother’s Day, this day seems to bring out all kinds of passive aggressive snark on Facebook. “Happy Father’s Day to my sperm donor” etc etc. A lot of people call their … Continue reading

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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

The Best Things Are Worth Waiting For…

   Baby is finally coming! Twelve weeks on Monday and we already saw them twice on scan. Baby is doing great! Due December 28th 2015! 

Posted in 2015, baby Chip, bfp, buckingham palace, lesbian, lesbians, positive, positive test, pregnancy, pregnant, Scan, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor | Tagged , , , | 19 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

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