Sperm bank to inseminate yourself
If you are eligible for insemination treatment but do not have a male partner, you can buy open or anonymous donor semen at our clinic. Natural cycle If the woman is young, we will often try to perform the first insemination during a natural cycle where we use ultrasound to monitor the development of the single egg usually released by a woman during her regular ovulation period. When the egg is about to be released from the ovary, you will have to give yourself an ovulation-inducing hormone injection to allow us to control the timing of your ovulation. Insemination When the sperm cells are inseminated they are passed through the cervical canal into the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes around the time of ovulation, when the chance of fertilisation is greatest. This way up to times more sperm cells reach the fallopian tubes, compared to normal sexual intercourse. Hormone stimulation If you do not get pregnant by insemination during your natural cycle, we will often use a mild hormonal stimulation given as injections into the abdominal skin for a few days, which will cause two or three eggs to mature instead of the single egg normally released by a woman during her regular ovulation period.