Category Archives: donors

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

It’s Not Just A Sperm

I’ve been spending some time on various Facebook groups at the moment, many of which are for ladies who are trying to conceive with a sperm donor. I’m also a member of a few groups that are for both donors … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, artificial insemination, couple, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, lesbian, lesbians, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 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

Two Week Wait Number 24 – 7dpo

Here we are again. Seven days post ovulation in the dreaded two week wait. I haven’t been posting much, so my apologies for that. We have been without internet in the new house for little under two weeks now, which … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2ww, bbt, bfn, bfp, charting, charts, Clomid, cramps, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, fertility friend, insemination, luteal phase, opk, ovulation, ovusense, PCOS | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Two Week Wait Number 22

This is our twenty second two week wait since we started trying to conceive back in 2012. I am three days post ovulation currently, as shown by a lovely temp rise over the past three days. I’m hoping it stays up nice … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2ww, arcuate uterus, artificial insemination, charting, Clomid, cycle days, donor, donor sperm, donors, fertility, lesbian, lesbians, London, ovaries, ovulation, septate uterus | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments