Getting Pregnant During a Pandemic
Hi everyone, my 'name' is sly81 and I am new to the site! My wife and I have wanted to try to get pregnant for a long time but really procrastinated about it for one reason or another. A few months ago I finally made an appointment with an OBGYN to get the process started -- but I got so lost trying to find their office I missed my appointment. They rescheduled me for April 6th -- then that got canceled due to covid-19. So yesterday I decided to just call California Cryobank and ask for advice. I was very happy to speak with a woman who told me that as of just 2 weeks ago, you can do at home inseminations and don't need a doctor's signed form to order sperm!
So I'm excited but also slightly worried, as I literally have no idea if I even have eggs inside me. I am turning 39 in a few weeks so I understand my chances of getting pregnant will be significantly lower. Without a doctor to tell me that I even CAN get pregnant, we will potentially be spending a lot of money on nothing. But I'm really really hopeful that I can get pregnant... I have fairly regular periods and my mom had three kids without even trying so she suspects I would be as fertile as her....one can hope...
I am so overwhelmed with the information I must now learn... I've ordered prenatal vitamins and some ovulation test strips. I started tracking my period on the Flo app and Femometer as well. I have no idea when it will be the right time to order sperm and I'm scared to miss that one perfect day for insemination. It's all so much... If anyone has any advice I would love to hear. I want more than anything to have a child, especially because I am adopted so it would be great to have another person around I'm related to by blood. (I did find my birth mom by the way but she lives in another country) anyway, I'm rambling. Looking forward to meeting other couples, whether they are LGTBQ or not, and learning about their experiences with at-home insemination!