Is it Possible to do an At-Home Insemination?

Submitted by Angie Mon 05/11/2009

Besides sex, I mean. If you want to save money, you can order sperm directly from a sperm bank and have it shipped to your home and do the procedure with a friend’s assistance. Intracervical insemination (ICI) is one of the oldest and most common artificial insemination procedures, dating back as far as the 1880s. Similar to intrauterine insemination (IUI), it involves placing sperm directly into the woman’s reproductive tract to improve the chances of pregnancy. The main difference is that the ICI procedure places the sperm sample near the cervix, rather than the uterus as in IUI./ The ICI procedure takes about ten minutes. A thin and flexible catheter is inserted through the woman’s vagina until it reaches the cervix. A syringe filled with the sperm sample is attached to the end of the catheter and used to deposit the sperm around the cervix. A sponge cap may be placed over the cervix to prevent the sperm from Not all states allow sperm to be shipped to individuals, but many midwives are willing to do this procedure. MyFertilityPlan.com

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