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#1 of 4 Old 03-05-2009, 08:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my partner and I are using a gay friendly doula to help us get pregnant. She connects us with possible donors and we choose one. She then becomes the intermediary and brings us the sperm for doing a home insemination. Has anyone ever done anything like this?
In the upcoming months we will try this for the first time. I am just looking to connect with people who understand this choice. I have many straight friends and several gay friends who seem to think a sperm bank is the only option. I want something a little more personal.
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Wow! I've never heard of anyone doing that but I think it is a great service. (Tucking the idea away for when I finish my doula certification.) My former midwife helped us set up our procedures for screening KDs but we had to do the foot work. We had to go out and find the guys willing and able to donate. It would have been great to have some one who had already screened the guys and maybe worked with them before. It would have saved us constantly posting and getting booted off craigslist!

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Queer poly family trying since October 2006. Currently using a known donor and no medical interventions.
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thanks for the luck!
I am sure I can pass on her contact info for you later if you want it. It was her idea to start and she hasn't been doing it that long.

Good luck with your doula certification!
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I would love to hear more about your doula and if she knows of anyone else who provides this service!

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