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Old 10-04-04, 02:41 AM
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How did you know donor sperm was the right answer?
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Old 10-04-04, 02:59 AM
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Well, for us it was simple. We had lost 2 newborns to a really nasty fatal genetic disorder and our hearts just couldn't take that risk again, but we wanted to give it one more try. DI was our only safe option for another child.
 
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My DH has azoospermia, meaning he has ZERO sperm. We could try naturally forever and would never conceive...so, for us, if I want to be pregnant we must use donor sperm. I really struggled with whether or not this was the answer. I wondered if this meant that I'm not supposed to carry a baby and should pursue adoption instead. In fact, I thought about it for years before we decided to go ahead with it. My husband was much more accepting of using donor sperm from the get go. I imagine that's related to guilt that he likely feels.

It's a tough road.
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My DH had a vasectomy in his previous marriage, so it was pretty clear cut for us as well.
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thanks ladies. I guess I'm asking not why for medical reasons you used donor sperm, but how you decided it was something you were comfortable with.
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