Toronto mom Sara Lanthier tells the personal story of conceiving her son via sperm donor. My mom passed away when I was 30 and I got engaged shortly after. I actually think I got engaged because she passed away. So I called off my engagement and partied for five or six years. I was dating people and had a few relationships, but nothing serious. I had written off having kids. You could totally do this yourself and we would help you. I just sat there. You usually have to wait awhile, but I lucked out with a cancellation and went in with my stepmother. The doctor was very honest with me.
'He's her dad, not her daddy'
Why it's done
Intrauterine insemination IUI — a type of artificial insemination — is a procedure for treating infertility. Sperm that have been washed and concentrated are placed directly in your uterus around the time your ovary releases one or more eggs to be fertilized. The hoped-for outcome of intrauterine insemination is for the sperm to swim into the fallopian tube and fertilize a waiting egg, resulting in a normal pregnancy. Depending on the reasons for infertility, IUI can be coordinated with your normal cycle or with fertility medications.
Implantation of the Fertilized Egg
Artificial insemination is a method of treating infertility by inserting semen directly into a womb. Medical scientists developed the procedure to breed livestock. Since then, they have adapted the technique for use in humans. In the United States, 6 percent of women aged 15 to 44 years are unable to conceive or maintain a pregnancy after one year of unprotected sex. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC suggest that a woman should consider seeing a fertility doctor to discuss treatment if she is:.
Pregnancy starts with insemination and ends with childbirth. Find out about the stages of fetal development from start to finish. Having a baby is an amazing journey filled with fascinating developments and important milestones, starting from the moment that the egg is fertilized and ending with a brand new bundle of joy. But what, exactly, is going on in there? Join us as we take a closer look at what to expect from insemination to implantation to fetal development to childbirth.