By SpermCenter - Posted on November 22nd, 2010
Mon, 2010-11-22 00:00 | SpermCenter
Artificial insemination , or AI, describes a procedure where sperm is inserted into a woman's reproductive tract to help her get pregnant by means other than natural insemination (sex). In a nutshell, sperm is placed into the cervix (intracervical insemination, or ICI) or washed, then inserted into a woman's uterus (intrauterine insemination, or IUI), usually with a catheter.
By SpermCenter - Posted on November 17th, 2010
Wed, 2010-11-17 00:00 | SpermCenter
We recently received a visitor who told us she browsed the sperm donor listings and found the ones she was most interested in. However, she asked: "how do I go about actually receiving the sperm."
If you're on SpermCenter, after you've chosen the sperm donors you like best, you need to click on their sperm donor profile URL, which will take you to the sperm bank, then call the sperm bank's customer service people to find out more about your options. If you've chosen donors from several banks, you should call each one.
By SpermCenter - Posted on September 10th, 2010
Fri, 2010-09-10 15:32 | SpermCenter
This is a question we received recently from a visitor who was wondering if his insurance would pay the cost of storing his sperm, since he has to undergo chemo and other cancer treatments that may adversely affect his fertility.
The answer is that it depends on the insurance company. Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of part or all of the initial services. Check with your insurance provider and doctor's office staff prior to beginning the banking process.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 31st, 2010
Tue, 2010-08-31 23:00 | SpermCenter
We understand; we've been there, done that. When you're trying to get pregnant, it feels like all you can do is think, plan and try to conceive. We tend to forget to have fun and take time to breathe, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
If you feel yourself holding your breath, there are some ways you can deal with it. First, understand that no matter what you do, you will be thinking about getting pregnant when you're TTC. That's just the way it is.