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Old 07-07-2011, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

I just had a couple of random thoughts and wanted to put my questions out here.  When we got pregnant the first time around (2 yrs ago), I called our sperm bank immediately to report the pregnancy.  We were very excited, particularly b/c it had taken several months, etc.  I remember having high expectations when I placed the call to the bank.....thinking they would be excited, offer congrats, etc.  Then the guy who answered the phone was so non-chalant about it - said thanks for letting them know and got off the phone.  Totally not a big deal, but I'm wondering if anyone else was surprised by the laid-back attitude of their sperm bank, or better, got a very excited "congrats" on the other end of the phone!!!  I seriously thought they'd send us a congratulatory card or something like that - maybe my expectations were way off (obviously!).  This hasn't really bugged me for 2 years - I just thought about it again recently and wondered if all banks are the same.

 

The other question - have you ever forgotten to report a pregnancy to the sperm bank?  We're almost halfway through our current pregnancy and I just realized we need to call the sperm bank to report it.  I wonder how many people forget to do this, so that makes me wonder how accurate their counts are.

 

Anyway, just random thoughts.......

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I think you have to put in perspective who your calling. They have thousands of customers a year and probably hundreds of reported pregnancies. For them there is no emotional involvement, the only reason they need to know is for record keeping. As to your second question, I'm sure plenty of women don't report. Some don't mind sharing that info while others want to be as private as possible. When DP and I do conceive idk if we will report yet or not.


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Mommy55,

 

I think we used the same sperm bank, and when I called to report our pregnancy Zac told me i needed to report it online.  However, at the time the website made you join the sibling registry and our son wasn't born yet.  He did say congrats, but there were definitely no "balloons and streamers."  So, i didn't report our pregnancy until after our son was born. 

 

On another note, would you PM me...because from your other posts, I think we not only used the same sperm bank...but the same sperm!

 

Congrats on your second pregnancy.

 

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Our sperm bank sent a card and a cute onesie :)  


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Ha! I use your same bank too. I'm pretty sure atleast. I'll PM you will my sn for the other site.

 

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Mommy55,

 

I think we used the same sperm bank, and when I called to report our pregnancy Zac told me i needed to report it online.  However, at the time the website made you join the sibling registry and our son wasn't born yet.  He did say congrats, but there were definitely no "balloons and streamers."  So, i didn't report our pregnancy until after our son was born. 

 

On another note, would you PM me...because from your other posts, I think we not only used the same sperm bank...but the same sperm!

 

Congrats on your second pregnancy.

 

H

 



 


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