Home insemination is for couples or single women who want to inseminate themselves at home. It requires planning and a considerable amount of knowledge to be able to do it at home, and we need to plan the procedure together. You have a consultation at the fertility clinic in which we give you advice and instruction .
Facts about home insemination
Some women would prefer home insemination to being inseminated at the clinic. It is important to understand that with home insemination you must use unwashed donor sperm, i.e. raw semen, which has not been processed.
With home insemination, the donor sperm can only be injected into the vagina, from which the sperm cells must find their own way up to the uterus. When we inseminate at the clinic, we can inject donor sperm into the uterus, because it has been washed and processed in the laboratory before we use it. You cannot process the sperm yourself at home, so it must only be injected into the vagina.
Since in home insemination the donor sperm must be injected into the vagina, the chances of pregnancy are somewhat lower than with insemination at the clinic, so you must take that into account when considering home insemination.
Help with home insemination?
If you would like home insemination, you can book a consultation with the mid-wife, who will give you advice on the best time in your cycle for insemination and all the practical aspects of the process.