Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nursing the revolution
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've done at home insems and have had two successful pregnancies out of four ovulations (several attempts during some ovulations), but those are pretty good odds! LOL!
Just get a large syringe for dispensing medication and you are good to go. Insert it as close to the cervix as possible, depress the plunger SLOWLY, and I chose to lay there for about 20 minutes afterward.
Legality varies from state to state, country to country. Some states are better to insem in than others. I have heard New York for example is surprisingly not good, but I am fuzzy on the details of why and where is good. My impression is that there is little precedent set for recognizing these types of contracts so it is definitely kind of a risky area. Personally though I feel that if the man either has done this before, or has children and is clear on not wanting 'daddy' status with yours, it can be quite safe. We are protected always by Family Law, and a man who wants rights will also get responsibility. Personally I feel that can be a sufficient deterrant especially if you live a distance away, and if he is not surprised by his feelings for the child once s/he is born.
eta - Crossposted and I forgot to say it but yes I definitely agree that a contract is very important.