Hello! This is my first time posting - ever! I've read through many threads and having seen so many wonderful, supportive comments, decided to try my luck. My wife and I have decided to take the plunge into parenthood! I am already a parent to a wonderful little girl from a previous relationship, but we're ready to extend our family.
The problem? We cannot, for the lives of us, seem to find a doctor, OB/GYN, Midwife or anyone willing to sign off on an at home insemination. Everyone (I'm talking my regular GP and OB/GYN as well as at least 10 other practices) demand that the insemination happen in office. This is simply not what we want. I am reaching out here, in somewhat frustration and desperation, to see if anyone in the VA or DC area has recommendations. We have found a donor via a cryobank and have a kit all ready to go. The only thing we need at this point in for a doctor to sign off on us to pick up the vials from the bank and go make a baby!
So please, if you have any recommendations for us, I would really appreciate it. We're so excited to have come to this decision and cannot wait to grow our family!
A, partner to J, mama to O, now with a new username!
Building queer family since 2008!
(and oh, did i mention we're having twins?!?)
Thank you both for the replies! I've done a little more searching today and unfortunately received more "no"s. Unfortunately, I do no know anyone that could legally sign off on these forms. I did read some where that NW Cryobank does not require a medical provider to sign off on vial releases. Have you heard of that bank or know anyone that's had experience with them?
I think I have heard that about NW too. I have not heard anything bad about them except maybe that the customer service is a little slow. Their prices are lower than some other places.
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NW is a small bank, but it is true, they do not require a doc signature. They ship vials directly to your home in a dewar, you use the samples and send the tank back. Easy as can be. When we were ttc our daughter we used NW and had no doc involvement at all, I got my wife pregnant at home!
Kidding aside, I would say that they are probably your best bet, and they definitely will ship to you with no dr signoff. Good luck TTC! And feel free to join us over in Queer Conceptions!
And so are the boys!
We have been using NW and have had them ship to home, but I think my midwife had to sign something. have you talked to any midwives, sometimes they are more relaxed
Two semi-crunchy mommas in Indy taking every day as it comes! Baby #1 born 1/14/12 at home!
Update: First off, I really appreciate all the replies! My wife and I have decided to move forward with finding a donor through NW. We are extremely excited!
I will be sure to stick around these forums, as it seems like there is a really great support group here!
Thanks again everyone!
Mandarie (and family)