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Home Insemination

What is Home Insemination?

Home insemination is the method of inseminating sperm at home using a sterile syringe and specimen cup in order to become pregnant.

Home insemination is one of the most popular methods for modern day women, using donor sperm, to become pregnant. It is highly successful, relatively cost free ad can be done in the comfort of your own home.

This successful method often suites people entering into a co-parenting or known donor arrangment for a number of reasons and is increasingly used by single women and lesbian couples to conceive using donor sperm. For full detailed information on how to perform home insemination visit our guide page.

What are the advantages of using home insemination?

Many women feel that insemination at home has advantages over undertaking insemination within a clinic environment as there is very little cost involved, the environment is much more relaxed, the sperm is fresh, your partner can be more involved and the success rates are higher.

Artificial insemination means a method to conceive through a fertility clinic such as IUI or IVF.

Home insemination refers to the use of simple sterilised equipment to help you get pregnant at home using donor sperm.

How do I Get Pregnant with a Sperm Donor through Home Insemination?

When you are ovulating and your donor sperm has been tested to ensure it is disease free and fertile enough to get you pregnant you are ready to perform home insemination.

Home Insemination Instructions:

1) Place your specimen cup in the room where your sperm donor will produce his sample.

2) Have your syringe and any other equipment ready in the room where you will be performing the home insemination.

3) Both donor and recipient need to be relaxed so take your time to make sure both parties are ready before you begin.

4) Your donor needs to produce his sample into the specimen cup and replace the lid.

5) Wait up to 10 minutes for the sperm to liquefy so that it is easier to insert into the syringe.

6) Lie down with your hips slightly raised and insert the syringe into your vagina.

7) Try to remain in this position for at least 15 minutes after insemination. Use pillows to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed.

8) Some women prefer to stay lying down for a while afterwards however there is no evidence to show that you need to remain still for a long period of time. However, after your donor’s job is complete you may want to agree that he leaves so that you can relax.

Full detailed instructions are available on our home insemination guide page.

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Specimen cup for home insemination

What is the Home Insemination Advice for Sperm Donors?

1) If you need visual encouragement to produce your sample such as magazines or downloaded content on your phone ensure you have it to hand.

2) Ensure you have unwrapped the specimen cup and removed the lid before you begin.

3) Ensure the specimen cup is within easy reach before you climax.

4) Relax and take your time.

5) Ejaculate into the specimen cup and replace the lid.

6) It is not a competition to see how much sperm you ejaculate, it is all about the quality of your sperm.

Sterile syringe for home insemination

How do I become pregnant using home insemination?

5 Simple Ways to Help you Become Pregnant Using Donor Sperm:

  1. Ask your donor to produce up-to-date health tests to ensure he is disease free.
  2. Ensure your donor has had his sperm tested for volume and motility
  3. Ask your doctor for a fertiltiy check to ensure you can conceive
  4. Closely monitor your ovulation to pin point the correct day for insemination
  5. Follow our step-by-step guide for home insemination

What is self-insemination?

Self-insemination is the process of injecting fresh sperm into the vagina using a syringe. It is also known as home insemination.

How effective is inseminating at home?

Home insemination using fresh sperm is a highly successful method to achieve pregnancy. It has a slightly reduced effectiveness compared to sexual intercourse due to the speed at which the sperm is ejaculated and the closeness to the open cervix however these factors can be mimicked using a syringe and speculum.

How much does a sperm donor cost?

Sperm donors are free if you are meeting them via a matching website. If you are using donor sperm from a sperm bank you will need to purchase the sperm at a cost per vial. The cost is usually in the region of $700 per vial.


Where can I buy home insemination kits?

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