So our insurance doesn't cover "infertility" treatments - we tried telling them that we have been "trying" to get pregnant for years! And for some reason, my wife and I can't get pregnant. LOL! I'm being facetious. Anyway, since it's cheaper to not go to a doctor; we are going to attempt at-home insemination with our donor sperm. We are using 13500. After a lot of research, purchase and use of ovulation kits (two different kinds), basal thermometer, The Stork (insemination tool...aka turkey baster) and polling our friends who have recently given birth (through the use of a doctor), we purchased our vials and we will be trying this week. I'm old AF (42) but very healthy except for weight (no meds, no conditions, active, very regular periods). I was told I have the same chances as all the other women (all ages) trying to get pregnant. I'll keep you posted.
My wife and I tried in February with donor 15130, but because our doctor was out of town on the days I should have "peaked", we did the procedure on my first "high" day. There was still a chance it would work, and we didn't want to waste a vial and not do the insemination at all. But it wasn't successful.
My doctor thought we should wait until the following cycle, and track our current cycle again to get a more clear picture of my most fertile days. So we tracked March's cycle, and as I suspected I ran like clockwork!
April 24th I ordered my second vial. Since my "peak" day fell on a weekend, the office was closed, so I saw the on-call doctor. Best thing I could have asked for! Since the office was closed, the doctor met us outside by our car and walked us into the building. We were the only 3 people in the entire building, so it was a more personal and relaxed experience. There weren't other patients needing her attention, or any other distractions, which made me feel more at ease. I probably would have switched to using her as my doctor, but she is currently pregnant herself, so she wouldn't be available after August. She did tell me that she is a good luck charm, though. And I have to believe her now!
May 11th (two days before Mother's Day!) I got my BFP! I had planned a cute way to tell my wife that I was pregnant, and had a gift for her in the closet for when it happened. But when I got my positive test, I walked out of the bathroom shaking and walked right up to her in the kitchen. It wasn't the way I planned on telling her, but it was still the most perfect moment, we both just started crying. "Should we do one more, just in case?" Yep...still positive!
Now I am 5 weeks and 5 days along! Wish me luck!