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#1 of 265 Old 10-05-2007, 01:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Ladies! Newbie here
Has anyone here used Midwest?
I'll be using Midwest sperm bank sometime next week. I was wondering what your counts were and how you timed your insemination?

Thanks so much!!
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Hi Ladies! Newbie here
Has anyone here used Midwest?
I'll be using Midwest sperm bank sometime next week. I was wondering what your counts were and how you timed your insemination?

Thanks so much!!
I did - we did vaginal insemination at home, so we didn't have a post-thaw count. We had no problems with Midwest though, they were very good to us! We bought 4 samples, planning to do 2 at a time at 12 and 24hrs after OPK+. We only thawed one for the first insem though, and it felt like so much fluid that we ended up doing 4 insems. I got my OPK+ at about 2pm, and we did one late that night (~10pm), and three the next day (8am, noon, 10pm). I was concerned about using IUI sperm for a vaginal insemination, and I worried that I insemmed too early (my temp didn't rise right away). However, 10 days later I got a BFP. It worked on the first try!

If it hadn't, we were going to go down to 2 samples for the next month.

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Thanks so much!
I just ordered 2 vials from Midwest...I hope I get beginners luck too.
Congrats on your pregnancy!!
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We love MSB. We got pregnant at home on the third try (but our timing was way off on the second try) using two vials 24 hours apart.

Good luck!!
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We love MSB. We got pregnant at home on the third try (but our timing was way off on the second try) using two vials 24 hours apart.

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Thanks!!
I did my inseminations 4 and 5 days ago, not sure of what day I O'd though. I was sick and had a fever around O-day so I couldn't temp.
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My 16-month-old son came to us courtesy of Midwest, so I'm a BIG fan!

We did it at the doctors, and though I don't remember the count, they always showed it to us on the microscope and said it looked really good...

We got pregnant on the fourth try, one vial a month, basically just getting the timing right...

Say, anyone using donor #198?????? The "very good-looking" Puerto Rican? If so, congratulations, cuz he makes some pretty babies!
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My 16-month-old son came to us courtesy of Midwest, so I'm a BIG fan!

We did it at the doctors, and though I don't remember the count, they always showed it to us on the microscope and said it looked really good...

We got pregnant on the fourth try, one vial a month, basically just getting the timing right...

Say, anyone using donor #198?????? The "very good-looking" Puerto Rican? If so, congratulations, cuz he makes some pretty babies!
I looked for that donor, but it looks like he's no longer there.
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My 16-month-old son came to us courtesy of Midwest, so I'm a BIG fan!

We did it at the doctors, and though I don't remember the count, they always showed it to us on the microscope and said it looked really good...

We got pregnant on the fourth try, one vial a month, basically just getting the timing right...

Say, anyone using donor #198?????? The "very good-looking" Puerto Rican? If so, congratulations, cuz he makes some pretty babies!
Nope, ours was #038, the blue eyed, brown-haired really tall guy. Don't know what his kids'll look like yet though.

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Nope, ours was #038, the blue eyed, brown-haired really tall guy. Don't know what his kids'll look like yet though.
lol, That's the same donor I'm using right now.
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wow - that's a lot of babies for one donor! Go him!

I have to admit, we were a bit sad when we realized our donor wasn't available any more... But we likely weren't making more babies anyway... ::::sniff:::::
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lol, That's the same donor I'm using right now, also there are 3 other woman who are pregnant with this donor and they are all due around the same time you are.
Oh that's funny. Dude has GOOD SWIMMERS though!

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Oh that's funny. Dude has GOOD SWIMMERS though!
I agree, especially since they all got pregnant using him on their first try like you did.
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Well I just got my BFP with donor 038.
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Woohooo!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Thank You!!
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Anyone use donor 110 or 172 from this bank?

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well I miscarried, On to the next cycle and now I have to use a different donor as donor 038 isn't available until the end on Nov.
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Sorry to hear about your loss. Midwest Sperm Bank is really supportive though. We really liked using them.
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Are there any mamas here using/planning to use MSB donor #186? I might be able to help. Please PM me.
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Sorry to hear about your loss. Midwest Sperm Bank is really supportive though. We really liked using them.
Thanks!! What donor are you using. I was in luck...I got to use donor 038 again for this cycle. I hope I concieve again this cycle and that this time it sticks. I should O between Sunday or Monday.
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I too am pregnant by 038 from Midwest and am due July 3rd. Is anyone on here from the Babycenter board? There are several over there as well. He's one lucky guy! Someone mentioned in a previous post that 038 wasn't available at that time. Is his supply running low? My partner and I are thinking about storing some for possible future use. Good luck everyone!
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Not 038 but we used MSB with great results (Due July 15), and just wanted to give you a big old Mothering Welcome!!!

There's and awesome group of Mamas here- and if you are in the Chi area, we actually have a little Queer Mamas get together once a month.
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Well thank you. I'm actually located in GR Michigan, a couple hours outside of Chicago. I'm due July 3rd, seems as though Joanne has been very busy over there at MSB!
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Hi everyone. I just ordered my first batch of swimmers from Midwest and they should be here an the 26th. I believe i'll probably O around the 28th. I'm so nervous, excited, anxious, you name it i'm feeling it LOL. I am using 038. I've heard some amazing things about that donor. I really hope I get that nice BFP to really give me a happy newyear I'm so very ready. I chat at the babycenter group too and heard there were a few midwest and 038 folks over here too so I thought I would sneak on over. Looking forward to chatting with all of you.

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Can you get ICI semen from this bank or only IUI? And what's the ICI cost?

Thanks!
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I'm pretty sure just IUI but i'm using it the same way I would ICI. According to everything i've read you can use it either way. I sure hope that's right LOL.

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Very curious about this whole sperm bank thing. Can I ask, since some of you have used donor 038, does that mean your kids are like half sisters/half brothers because they have the same sperm donor "bio father"?

(sorry if thats a stupid question..it probably is..hm)
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Yes, they would be biological half siblings. My baby to be will have bio half siblings from the same donor.
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You can use IUI for ICI but not ICI for IUI. I believe MW only sells IUI but I can't say for sure. A list of their prices is available on their website. -- Amber
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One of my chat friends said that there were some Midwest gals over here so I wanted to say hello! I am currently 18 weeks pregnant using donor 038! I get to find out what the gender is on Jan 3rd! We are very excited about that!! It is great to see other 038 mama's out there and other happy Midwest users! They are a great place and super supportive!! I am looking forward to getting to you know you ladies more

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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Together 11 wonderful years!!
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