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Midwest donors 009, 197, or 126 (did you get pregnant at home?)

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Hi! We are facing CD1 (almost) and are trying to narrow it down to a top choice. We are looking for folks who have gotten pregnant at home (not in re's office) with Midwest sperm bank swimmers, especially donors 9, 126, or 197. We've seen the long profiles, and what donor sib registry says, and we know Joanne's opinion of the "super donors". We'd just love to hear some real stories about these donors. Postive or negative. Feel free to PM if you'd rather. Any info would be lovely, thanks.
post #2 of 38
used donor #9. worked on the second try. at home iui.

dp is using #9. this is cycle 4 for her. at home iui tonight. fingers crossed!
post #3 of 38
We did two non-medicated IUIs at a clinic, 24 hours apart which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The next cycle we did one non-medicated IUI at a clinic and one at home, ourselves, and I am 25.5 weeks pregnant from that - expecting a boy. We used 197.

What did the sib registry have to say about 197?
post #4 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
The sibling registry has one baby listed under 197. (girl, Jan 07).
I hope try #4 goes well for you guys, giggleblue.

CD1 is finally here, so its time for us to choose. #9 sounds so good, but we like 197's long profile answers better - so do we choose based on fertility or personality? Ugh.
post #5 of 38
serepartera,
I am considering using midwest sperm bank donor 126. I was just wondering if you have found anyone who has used him in the past or is currently using him? This will be my first time to use a cryobank. How is your TTC journy with this bank?
Thanks!
post #6 of 38
I used 126 at home only 1 cycle with no luck.
post #7 of 38
i would like to say that every donor doesn't work for everyone on the first try.

#9 worked on the second try with me, but it's the 4th try for my partner. that doesn't mean that donor #9 "doesn't work", it just means that our timing may be off, or the egg wasn't ready that month.

i say go with whatever donor you want to use, use them, at least initially. if they aren't working for you after several tries, and you know you don't have any issues, and everything is pointing towards the donor, then switch it up.

heterosexual couples often times try for several months without getting pregnant, even when there are not other factors. and they have fresh sperm on tap.

go with the donor you like, and don't worry about everyone else's success until it becomes a problem for you!

best of luck!
post #8 of 38
I have used 126 1 cycle with no luck at at home insem. I haven't hard of anyone getting pregnant using him with home insemination, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been or that you couldn't. I have spoken with a couple of the parents who have a child from this donor and they used a doctor.
post #9 of 38
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the donor, or else he wouldnt be qualified as a sperm donor. We will be having IUI with my doctor so maybe we will have better luck.
TTC1, did you run into the parents with the offspring of this donor on a message board?
post #10 of 38
message board - don't know why i didn't think of this sooner ---

http://boards.babycenter.com/n/pfx/f...379801&tid=265

it's an online community of people using midwest, with all different types of donors. on the first page it outlays who is using who and how long they have tried and how.

hope that helps.
post #11 of 38
oh, and there is a lady there that got pregnant on try #2 with 126 at home.
post #12 of 38
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oh, and there is a lady there that got pregnant on try #2 with 126 at home.
Actually giggleblue, I dont think there has been anyone on the board that has conceived with donor 126 at home.
post #13 of 38
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Thanks for the replies. I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the donor, or else he wouldnt be qualified as a sperm donor. We will be having IUI with my doctor so maybe we will have better luck.
TTC1, did you run into the parents with the offspring of this donor on a message board?
No, I had contacted them through the Donor Sibling Registry when I was using this donor. I have seen 2 little boys from that donor and they are very cute!! I know of 2 woman who have gotten a BFP on their first IUI with him. So hopefully you'll have the same luck!!
post #14 of 38
TTC1, where did you see the pictures of the boys? I would love to see what they look like.
post #15 of 38
Thread Starter 
If you join the Donor Sibling Registry you can message others who use the same donor and ask for pictures. (although, in that baby center board there is a pic of a baby conceived with #9) I think the DSR is about $40 to join.
Our experience with mwsb has been good so far. (we've used NW and PAcific reproductive Services in the past ) this will be our first cycle after 2 m/c last year, so I can't speak to delivery or actual mwsb spermies - but I'll let you know in about 2 weeks! We've (finally) decided to go with #9. I am going to order 2 vials tomorrow!
post #16 of 38
RAragon- If you register at the Donor Sibling Registry, you can ask some of the mothers if they can email you a picture of their child from this donor.

Serepartera- Good Luck with donor 009 this cycle!! The first cycle I used MWSB I got my first BFP(ended in an early miscarriage though) I just ordered last week for a next Tuesday delivery.
post #17 of 38
found a group on yahoo for anyone is is using midwest or has used them in the past.
post #18 of 38
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found a group on yahoo for anyone is is using midwest or has used them in the past.
Awesome! what's the link? thanks!!
post #19 of 38
oh dugh. guess I could have posted it. lol http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/mwusers/
post #20 of 38
Thank you!!
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