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Maybe you have been focusing on your career and haven’t found the “right time” to have a baby? Maybe you just haven’t found the right partner to have a baby with? But now you are ready...
The physicians at Conceive Fertility Center are here to help you begin that journey now. Because when people are ready to have a baby, they’re ready. Whatever your social situation, CFC recognizes that the most important quality for a parent is the desire to love, raise, and support a child.
Donor choice can be based on racial or ethnic background, physical or social characteristics, or previous history of fathering pregnancies. The frozen donor sperm is purchased from the sperm bank and shipped to our fertility center in a special container. We follow the patient through her cycle (with or without ovulation induction medications) using sonograms to determine when she will be ovulating. On the day of ovulation, the semen specimen is thawed and washed and then placed into the uterine cavity (via the cervix) using a soft plastic catheter. Most women experience only mild cramping during the IUI process.
The success rate for donor IUI cycle is significantly related to the patient’s age. It can be as high as 25% per cycle for age < 35 and as high as 18% for age >35. It also depends on the number of mature follicles that have been released. The use of ovulation induction medications (both oral and injectable) can increase that number. They also contribute to the increased risk for twins and multi-fetal pregnancies. At the time of your midcycle sonogram, your CFC physician will provide you an estimate for that risk.
Most women will try donor sperm for 3-5 cycles before they move on to IVF. Please see our main webpage for a full description of the IVF process.
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