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How Stress Can Affect Fertility – And What You Can Do About It

How Stress Can Affect Fertility

  Many factors can affect your fertility including genetics, your age, your weight, various lifestyle choices, and others. But there’s another, often hidden factor you may not have considered: stress. Stress is unique because it’s so hard to control and it affects everyone differently. Yet avoiding stress is virtually impossible for anyone, particularly women actively… Read more »

How We Screen Sperm Donors

How We Screen Sperm Donors

  At Seattle Sperm Bank, we only use sperm samples from carefully screened donors. This helps ensure the health and safety of you and your child should you successfully conceive. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has existing regulations for sperm donation, our internal vetting process is even more rigorous. This has been the… Read more »

How to Increase Fertility

How to Increase Fertility

  When you’re trying to get pregnant, even minor lifestyle adjustments can have positive effects. Plus, unlike genetics, these are things largely within your control. Following the tips below may increase your fertility and your chances of conception. Be sure to discuss these ideas with your doctor or midwife to create a plan specific to… Read more »

Having Trouble Choosing a Sperm Donor? We Can Help!

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Choosing the right sperm donor is an important decision. But it can be overwhelming, especially since we have hundreds of quality donors to choose from. So a good first question to ask is: What is most important to you? Consider both the physical and psychological characteristics you’d like to see in your child including personality,… Read more »

The Benefits of Reserving Enough Donor Sperm

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Using a sperm donor to conceive your child is a safe and effective way to start a family. But choosing the right sperm donor takes time. For those just starting the process, learn more about how to choose the right sperm donor. Once you do decide, you want to be sure there are enough donor… Read more »

Where Seattle Sperm Bank Ships Donor Sperm

Where Seattle Sperm Bank ships

It may not be the first thing you think of in the process, but shipping donor sperm is a critical part of a successful insemination. Using our industry leading cryologistics processes and equipment allows us to get high quality donor samples to you in a safe and timely manner. Shipping sperm requires expertise and special… Read more »

Choosing the Right Insemination Method for You

Choosing the Right Insemination Method for You

    There are several safe and effective methods of artificial insemination, but choosing the best one for you can be confusing. This article explains and compares some common methods to help you make the best choice. The two most common and successful methods of artificial insemination are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and intracervical insemination (ICI… Read more »

SSB Connects Brings Donor Siblings and Families Together

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Seattle Sperm Bank has created SSB Connects, its own proprietary Donor Sibling Registry, to help facilitate contact between parents of donor conceived children. This is only for those who officially declare their wish to connect with other families who used the same sperm donor. The goal of SSB Connects is to safely and comfortably facilitate… Read more »