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02/05/2006, 11:25 PM
Would love to speak to other wonderful woman who are currenly on the donor sperm path, or who have used doner sperm to have a family. My DH is infertile and we are using annonymous donor sperm. Feeling very lonely and isolated going through this whole journey as not many people know of our situation apart from my mother, mother in law and my best friend. Athough their support has been great they just dont completely understand what we are going through.
Would love to hear from you.
03/05/2006, 09:22 AM
Hi Mary Anne
There are a few people around using donor sperm, I asked this question
not long ago.
My DH has Klinefelters Syndrome, which makes him infertile.
We are on the sperm donor program, I have had 3 unsuccessful IUI's so far. I am going to be investigated to check what is going on with me now. But we haven't given up.
We too are using annonymous donor but he is willing to be contacted in the future.
Which state are you in ?
If you have any questions please ask away or pm me.
All the best !
03/05/2006, 10:58 PM
Thank you for your reply and thankyou for the link to your same question recently. It was wonderful reading all the posts. It made me feel that I wasnt the only one in this lonely infertile world.
I have also sent you PM.
08/05/2006, 04:14 PM
Hi Mary Ann,
We are starting IVF again for bub no.2 next month using the same anon donor (from Denmark) so hopefully we have success again. As you would have read from the other thread that Vee posted my DH is unable to have kids due to undescended testes as a child. All our family and friends know that we need to use a donor.
Wishing you and your DH the best of luck and PM me any time if you want to chat
01/06/2006, 01:32 PM
how many sperm donors are their now in brisbane or qld?
what happens if their is say 6 or 7 sperm donors, and 20 women in search what happens do they share the same sperm donor or do they have to go on a waiting list until their is more donor?
it seems in nsw they use same donor over and over again in the same areas suburbs according to the programme that was on last year..
if i was to donate to a clinic can i request that only one woman can use the sperm as many times as she wants but only one person?
also if i do not agree with donating to same sex partners only to a single woman or couple?
or could i request that one couple where husband is infertile and one single lady to use sperm only ?
01/06/2006, 02:11 PM
Hi, firstly Maryanne just want to say you're not alone. We are currently doing IVF and have had 4 iui's with anomous donor sperm. Unfortunately we've still had no luck at this stage but I empathise you feeling alone and issolated. It's hard to deal with & I too have been diagnosed with infertility problems also. It's hard to share with family & friends, we have been open & honest to make it 'more natural' when we have a child.
With questions relating to donor's in Brisbane, last year they had 7 at Monash Qld available & per donor you can have 10 donor live births. I would check with the clinic regarding your questions on selecting the Parents. We considered our options and ended up selecting a donor from VIC Monash as there was limited selection in Qld Monash.
01/06/2006, 04:44 PM
In Canberra you are now not allowed to use anon donors anymore so that makes life a bit difficult... But if you don't have your own donor my clinic imports from the US (contactable donors) $750 per straw.. where as we were lucky we still have two straws from our anon donor for Denmark which cost us $200 per straw. We are going in to sign the paperwork to start IVF for bub no.2 tomorrow
01/06/2006, 08:17 PM
Deb, how did you get the sperm from Denmark? I don't mean transportation, more how you arranged it.
Is it screened and quarantined?
My clinic in NSW has run out but should have more recruits completing the six month quarantine period later this year. However, I'm in my 40's and starting to panic!
I'll only use sperm which has been cleared by a/my IVF clinic.
03/06/2006, 05:30 AM
My husband and I have a dd almost 3 concieved with donor sperm.
My husband has zero sperm count and we were successful on our 1st ivf/icsi attempt in 2002.
We hope to go back at the end of the year for a frozen embryo transfer. We would love a sibling for our dd.
We are in Victoria which has a quite strict donor gamete legislation. Our dd will be able to contact the donor when she turns 18.
There are not many of us out here useing donor sperm for infertility. Many male infertility problems are bypassed with icsi now days.
Just wanted to let you know you are not alone and that we couldn't imagine another child than our own beautiful, funny, charming dd. It is possible to have success.
04/06/2006, 07:06 PM
hi there, im 15 wks pregnant with a baby conceived via donor insemination. Im in the different circumstance where i dont have a partner, love to talk if you have any questions or comments
05/06/2006, 09:18 PM
orangem... DH and I got our sperm through our fertilty clinic, they just happened to to import from Denmark
We originally chose an anon donor from Qld, and when we had used the three straws put aside by our clinic (2x IUIs and 1x IVF-M/C) they asked if we wanted to choose another local (ie: aussie donor) and we said "no maybe something more exotic" as a joke and they said "how about Denmark" so we said yeah why not.
They have tanks and tanks of sperm they can not use due to the new laws about now having to use an known donor (what a waste) so they are hoping the laws change back someday so they can be used. They now can only import from the USA as they are known donors.
We have 2 straws left from the Danish donor so since they were already allocated to us, thats ok. We have started our first IVf since Coopers birth so have everything crossed it works out.
07/06/2006, 11:18 AM
Hi, I am 15 weeks pregnant using donor sperm as well. I am single and chose to take this option as I was getting older and desperately wanted a child. Started the process 2 1/2 years ago using anon sperm donor from Denmark. Fell pregnant the first time on IVF but unfortunately my son was stillborn at 22 weeks due to a chromosone abnormality. While I was pregnant the ACT changed its rules and anon donors were no longer allowed. Luckily, because I was already in the program they allowed me to continue. Had another unsuccessful attempt and then the CFC offered me a new Australian known donor. Fell pregnant again but miscarriaged at 12 weeks. I am not expecting identical twins in late November
Obviously there will be issues for my children understanding whey they don't have a daddy but I will do my best to ensure they are happy, healthy kids.
08/06/2006, 09:09 AM
JanineC... i go through CFC too
wishing you all the best with the rest of your Pg.
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