Sperm Donors

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How to Help Your Husband Deal With the Shock of Male Infertility 

A diagnosis of azoospermia – no sperm, a type of male factor infertility – isn’t just shocking for a man, it’s a blow to his masculinity and ego. Some men pride themselves on their virility and ability to father children. “Thank you for your She Blossoms blog; specifically, the articles on male infertility,” writes Nan on What to Do When […]

Things to Consider When You’re Single and Want a Baby

Are you ready to be a single mother? These suggestions are inspired by one of my Blossom readers. “I want a baby so badly,” Lisa says. “But I’m single. What do I do?” In Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide, Mikki Morrissette addresses the most common questions and concerns of women who want to have a baby but are […]

How Sperm Donation for Artificial Insemination Works

If you’re thinking about sperm donation and artificial information, you should learn what a sperm donor does! This info is from a terrific book called A Baby at Last! The Couple’s Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant – From Cutting-Edge Treatments to Commonsense Wisdom. “The frequency of artificial insemination of donor sperm has changed dramatically, thanks to the introduction of ICSI (intrauterine […]

Not Getting Pregnant? Understand the Emotional Issues of Infertility

Not getting pregnant brings up different emotional issues of infertility for men and women. Here, a fertility specialist discusses how men and women process infertility issues differently, and offers tips for dealing with the “trying to conceive” process. First, here are a few emotions that not getting pregnant often triggers: “When you can’t get pregnant, you swim in a mix of […]

What is Assisted Reproductive Technology? Definitions of 8 Infertility Treatments

I learned how to do in vitro fertilization (IVF) before I realized it was a type of “assisted reproductive technology” (ART)! If you can’t get pregnant, these definitions of eight different types of infertility treatments: ZIFT, ICSI, SUZI, MESA, TESE, MIST, GIFT, and IVF will give you something new to think about… “Assisted reproductive technology has helped many childless couples […]

How Fertility Treatments and Drugs Contribute to Multiple Births

Fertility drugs and treatments are connected to multiple births and premature births, says the March of Dimes (a charity that promotes the health of babies). Here’s a summary of their information on how assisted reproductive technologies, such as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, affect pregnancy and birth rates. “Many people have focused on the role of assisted reproductive technologies in multiples and […]