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Knowledge is Power! Fertility Tips for Same-Sex Female Couples

Fertility Tips for Same-Sex Female Couples

    By Rita Sneeringer, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Boston IVF All women deserve the opportunity to experience parenthood. For me, it’s a very special honor to support women through fertility treatment as they grow their families, and I’m continuously in awe of the strength and resilience of each patient that comes through my door. Encouraging… Read more »

How Genetic Testing Helps Ensure Healthy Sperm Donors

Sperm donors - genetic testing

At Seattle Sperm Bank, we’re always looking to improve our methods for selecting healthy sperm donors. This benefits our clients looking to conceive using donor sperm as well as the donors themselves. One major way we do this is by continually updating our approach to genetic testing as technology improves. And we’re proud to offer… Read more »

How Donor Sperm is Frozen

How Donor Sperm is Frozen

  Much goes on behind the scenes to prepare donor sperm for use. In this post, we outline the process to help you understand what happens before vials arrive at your door or your clinic for use. We’ve written previously about how we carefully screen our sperm donors. So, once sperm quality is confirmed, samples… Read more »

Using a Fertility App to Get Pregnant

Using a fertility app to get pregnant

When you’re trying to get pregnant using donor sperm, timing is everything. You need to time the shipping and arrival of your sperm samples. You need to time your insemination attempt. And most of all, you need to know the time frame when you’re most likely to conceive—meaning your all-important fertility window. It’s a lot… Read more »

Inside Seattle Sperm Bank: Talking with Client Services Coordinator Kandy Lindstrom

Kandy - Seattle Sperm Bank

  As a Client Services Coordinator at Seattle Sperm Bank, Kandy Lindstrom keeps busy. She handles multiple duties ranging from interacting with donors and potential donors to fulfilling Internet orders. But she spends the bulk of her time talking with clients and helping them start families. This includes helping with photo matching, answering questions about… Read more »

How to Inseminate at Home Using Donor Sperm

How to Inseminate at Home Using Donor Sperm

  For many women and couples, their first step toward parenthood with donor sperm is performing a home insemination. Some people find this to be a more comfortable and affordable method of conception compared to starting off in a clinical environment. This procedure, also known as intracervical insemination or “ICI,” can be an effective option… Read more »

How to Purchase Your Vials of Donor Sperm

How to Purchase Your Vials of Donor Sperm

  At Seattle Sperm Bank, we work hard to make acquiring your donor sperm as convenient and stress-free as possible. Below, we walk you through the most important steps for purchasing, ordering, and storing the vials of donor sperm you’ll need for your upcoming procedure. Before you order, of course, you must first choose your… Read more »