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Please plan ahead for shipments and pickups during Thanksgiving week. On Wednesday, 11/25 our offices will close at 3pm, on Thursday, 11/26 we will be closed, and on Friday, 11/27 our branches will be closed, but Client Services will be available by phone from 6am -3pm (PT).

Please plan ahead for shipments and pickups during Thanksgiving week. On Wednesday, 11/25 our offices will close at 3pm, on Thursday, 11/26 we will be closed, and on Friday, 11/27 our branches will be closed, but Client Services will be available by phone from 6am -3pm (PT).

At-Home Insemination FAQs

  1. What forms do I need to complete if I am doing an at-home insemination?
  2. How long can the specimens remain frozen in the shipping tank?
  3. Can I order vials if I am not ready to use them for an at-home insemination right away?
  4. What is included in the shipment?
  5. Can I keep vials in my freezer if I am not ready for my at-home insemination?
  6. What supplies do I need for an at-home insemination?
  7. Do you provide ovulation predictor kits?
  8. When do I inseminate?
  9. How do I know when I am ovulating?
  10. My cycle is irregular, how can I predict when I’ll need the specimen?
  11. What type of vials are best for at-home insemination?
  1. What forms do I need to complete if I am doing an at-home insemination?
    You must complete the A2 (Personal Information Form) & A3 (Purchase & Storage Agreement) before purchasing vials. You can complete these forms online via My Account or during Checkout. You must also complete the H1 form (Authorization for Release of Semen for At-Home Insemination), in lieu of a physician’s approval, before we can ship the vial(s) to your home for at-home insemination. Once we receive your H1 form, it typically takes one business day for us to update your account. You will then be able to schedule a shipment to your home. (This option for at-home insemination is not available in NY or outside of the U.S.). Note: If you currently do not have the option to print and sign the forms at home, please provide us with a copy of your valid identification as verification. Any additional shipments to a home address will require a physical signature on the forms.

    Please note: If you are having an insemination performed by a healthcare professional or will be doing both an at-home insemination and insemination performed by a healthcare professional in the same cycle, you must have your healthcare professional complete an A1 form before you can schedule a shipment. You will not need to complete an H1 form.

  2. How long can the specimens remain frozen in the shipping tank?
    All of our tanks have been validated (at room temperature in an upright position) to maintain the temperature of the specimens below -150°C for 7 days.

  3. Can I order vials if I am not ready to use them for an at-home insemination right away?
    Yes, you can purchase vials now and store them with us to make sure you secure vials of your favorite donor before they sell out. We currently provide 6 months of free storage with all vial purchases through 6/1/20. Our Family Today and Family Tomorrow programs provide 1-3 years of free storage to help you plan for future inseminations and siblings.

  4. What is included in the shipment?
    We include one needle-less insemination syringe for each vial shipped, along with specimen thaw instructions, and general guidelines for the insemination process. Please consult with a physician or women’s healthcare professional on all matters related to inseminations.

  5. Can I keep vials in my freezer if I am not ready for my at-home insemination?
    No, donor specimens must be kept in special cryogenic storage tanks. If circumstances change and you need to ship back your vials, please call Client Services at 866-927-9622. We can help you with the return shipment and store your vials for free for 30 days. Please note: You have 10 days to return the tank to avoid a late return fee ($24/day). Tanks not returned within 30 days will be considered lost. Accounts with lost tanks will incur a $700 tank replacement fee. Vials that leave our facility are not eligible for our Vial Exchange or Vial Buyback programs.

  6. What supplies do I need for an at-home insemination?
    You will need eye protection (Ex: goggles or eyeglasses) and gloves (Ex: gardening, working, or dishwashing gloves) to protect you from both biohazard and the extremely cold temperature created by liquid nitrogen vapor within the tank.

  7. Do you provide ovulation predictor kits?
    We do not provide ovulation predictor kits however, they are commercially available to purchase.

  8. When do I inseminate?

    Your insemination should be properly timed with your ovulation cycle. Please contact your medical professional with any specific questions regarding the insemination process.


  9. How do I know when I am ovulating?
    Commercially available home ovulation monitors and ovulation predictor tests are great tools to determine your optimal fertility window. Please consult with a physician or women’s healthcare professional with further questions related to ovulation.

  10. My cycle is irregular, how can I predict when I’ll need the specimen?
    Using either a home ovulation monitor or ovulation predictor test will help you determine the best time for insemination. We suggest having your vials arrive 48 hours before you think you will need them in case of any shipping delays. The vials can be stored in the tank for up to 7 days. Please call our Client Service team at 866-927-9622 to discuss our different shipping options. Please consult with a physician or women’s healthcare professional with further questions related to your cycle.

  11. What type of vials are best for at-home insemination?
    Both ICI and IUI Premium Vials are suitable for an at-home vaginal insemination with no further preparation needed. You may note that there are different volumes and the number of cells associated with each vial type. This is related to the type of processing that produced the vial. Please see our Specimen Quality Standards for additional and helpful information. Please note that IVF Vials are not intended for use in at-home insemination.

 

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HOW MANY VIALS DO I NEED?

National averages range from 3-4 insemination cycles per successful pregnancy. We recommend purchasing at least 5 vials per child to guarantee your donor remains available until reaching your personal family goals. Additionally, you get 1 Year FREE storage if you purchase 4 or more vials ($475 value).

WHY SHOULD I THINK ABOUT STORING VIALS?

Our donors sell out and retire quickly! We have thousands of clients forced to choose between a new donor or not having a second child because they chose not to store vials for future use while they were available. To help you plan for your future, we offer 3 Years FREE storage if you purchase 3 Years+ vials ($1,050 value) - as well as the ability to sell back any unused vials that have not left our control.

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