Are you thinking to be a mother and you want to know more about the artificial insemination treatment with a donor? Is this an option that you are interested in? We will inform you of the exact details of the reproduction process and treatment most suited for you to dispel any doubts you may have.
What is artificial insemination with a donor Sperm
Basically, the process of artificial insemination with a donor is the same as conjugal artificial insemination , just that in this case and on the basis of previously determined grounds, the semen of the donor is used to obtain pregnancy.
This technique involves inserting sperm unnaturally into the reproductive system of a woman with the aim of getting her pregnant. In order to consider this option of assisted reproduction regardless of whether the semen comes from the partner or a donor , a woman must have at least one functioning fallopian tube and the ability for it to ovulate by itself or with the help of a treatment as explained below.
Why resort to a donor for insemination
In heterosexual couples, using a donor is also the most viable alternative to get pregnant for various reasons. Previous diagnostics are carried out to check possible infertility problems such as:
- Azoospermia or complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate and the inability to obtain healthy sperm from the testicle.
- Severe male causes unresolved by IVF/ICSI.
- Certain male genetic disorders , whose transmission to the offspring is probable and not avoidable.
- Serious Rh sensitization of the woman, which was caused by earlier miscarriages and that can not be treated by other procedures.
In all of these cases, among others, artificial insemination with a donor will be the most suited treatment as a general rule. From there on, it will always depend on each particular case.
The process of artificial insemination with donor
As in the case of Conjugal artificial insemination, the most used means in the insemination with a donor is intrauterine, a technique that often tends to be combined with a treatment type of drug used to promote the development of ovarian follicles and therefore, make up for possible ovulation problems, or to increase the number of eggs.
The response to the stimulation treatment will be monitored through ultrasound scans and regular blood tests will help determine which is the best time to perform the treatment.
The insemination will be done in the following days, in this case by directly depositing the sperm of the donor into the reproductive system. With regard to the donation, you can have absolute peace of mind at all levels, since the semen used always comes from a sperm bank, duly accredited, preserved by freezing, meets the requirements established by the law, and the selection is made on the basis of very precise criteria.
The treatment you will be in the same clinic, because the process is quick, painless and needs no hospitalization. On the same day you can go home and lead a normal life, though we recommend that you take it easy and avoid tasks that require a lot of effort.
What happens if we do not get pregnant
We would like to give you all the guarantees of success, but we want to be very honest with you. It is important to bear in mind that, when we talk about any technique of assisted reproduction, no one can guarantee that you will get pregnant.
First of all, you’ll need to be sure of the path you have undertaken to be a mother and be very patient, since stress is precisely not your best ally. However, we will be at your side to support you both physically and emotionally, and assess your decisions in every moment of the process.
If there is no pregnancy after the first attempt with artificial insemination with a donor, there will be a rest period of two months before you get a second cycle. Why is this break necessary? Because it is the recommended time needed for ovarian recovery. Furthermore it enables us to perform the entire process all over again with the highest chances of success.
We recommend a maximum of three cycles. If in the case of these three cycles, the pregnancy has not been attained, it will be time to evaluate other treatments, such as in vitro fertilization. The fundamental thing to know is that we will be by your side to help and guide you at every step, always thinking of your wellbeing and your desire to be a mother.
IVF – In vitro fertilization
It is the union of the ovum with the sperm in the laboratory, in order to obtain embryos already fertilized to transfer to the maternal uterus and achieve a pregnancy.
Fertility treatment that consists of performing an In Vitro Fertilization with anonymous donor eggs. If necessary, this egg is fertilized with semen from the partner or another donor.
It refers specifically to the technique used in the event that one or both parents have a genetic abnormality. The embryo is analyzed to determine if it carries the same genetic abnormality.
It consists of an In Vitro Fertilization treatment shared between both women, that is, one woman is the donor of the egg, while the other woman is the pregnant woman of the embryo.