Originally Posted by Wrkingwoman07
My wife and I are looking into getting pregnant within the next 6 months to a year. I have tried to find sperm banks, but nothing I am impressed with. We want to be able to it at home. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am afraid that because we live in a rural area, access is going to be limited and the cost to ship will be outrageous. Any advice, suggestions, words of wisdom, whatever will be appreciated.
I think the cost thing, while off-putting, is unavoidable if you're buying from a bank. There's some difference in price depending on the number of units you buy, if its washed or unwashed, and if it's an open ID donor or anonymous...but from the research we did, one fact remained constant: sperm are NOT cheap!!!
Most banks won't release sperm for at-home unless you've got a doctor on board with the plan (he/she doesn't have to actually be involved in the insemination, but needs to provide a release form)...I'd talk to your family doc, and then find out what the shipping prices are. Our sperm is traveling about 600km, and it's costing about 75$...not too terrible.