My DP and I never tried at home.
We were (and still are) more comfortable with using a clinic.
Good luck on your journey.
I'm currently in my TWW it was our first attempt last Tuesday. Bit exciting!
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Dp and I tried once at home, before deciding (after it didn't work) that we weren't all that comfortable with a known donor after all. He also moved interstate which made it difficult.
I don't regret going to a clinic and using an unknown donor at all. We are planning on being completely upfront and honest with our boy about how he came to be, and if he does decide to contact his donor (or meet donor siblings) when he's older, we will be completely supportive of that decision.
As someone who doesn't know her biological father (due to him not wanting anything to do with me) I hope I can use my experiences to relate to any questions my boy has about his parentage.
Lets see if this works...
I have this vision of poas while everyone's waiting at the breakfast table on Christmas Day, then coming out and putting it in the middle of the table for everyone to see lol then on the other hand I want to keep quiet until a few weeks have passed to be sure it sticks, will have to wait and see I guess.
I would love to do at home insem as I feel it's more personal, like me and DF are creating the baby ourselves but after researching we thought it was a gamble on ensuring the donor was clean and would not turn around later for custody etc. We have quite shy, reserved personalities and thought it would be our luck to get unlucky.
For those soon to be giving birth/already given birth, how have you found the process with organising OB's/midwives etc and following your intended path to giving birth, whether that be hospital or at home? Have you felt they treat you and your partner differently than expected?
2mummiestobe- that would be very exciting.
I will probably use DD to announce next April pregnancy to parents and think of another way to tell DP
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