Cryos Answers Your Home Insemination Questions
At Cryos, we strive to provide easy-to-understand answers to your questions, as we know how important it is for you to fully understand our procedures and services.
Home insemination is a procedure that many of clients have questions about and that’s understandable. Since you’re the one doing it, there are surely things you want to ask and talk about. Let’s go over some of the most frequently asked questions about home insemination now.
How do I perform home insemination, and can I do it myself at home?
Cryos includes an insemination kit with detailed picture instructions with every shipment. Watch this video showing step-by-step how to use the kit. Yes, home insemination is done at home by yourself or with your partner.
Which sperm donors can be ordered for home insemination?
Any of the sperm donors on our donor list, including IUI and ICI sperm. IUI sperm is prepared and washed, and ICI sperm is unwashed in its natural state, however, ICI is less expensive. Choosing either one makes no difference in the pregnancy results. The choice is up to you and based on your preference.
What does MOT mean when it comes to sperm?
MOT is short for motility and means the ability of the sperm to move or swim. Remember, we sell sperm per .5 ml, not 1 ml. For example, a MOT20 means that there is a minimum of 10 million motile sperm per .5 ml. For more explanation, check out our blog post What does MOT mean?
Am I legally allowed to buy donor sperm and use it for home insemination?
Yes. You are legally allowed to buy donor sperm and use it for home insemination. You are responsible to use it in accordance with national legislation. Check with your local authorities if you are located outside of the U.S.
Do sperm donors have any legal rights after the child is born?
No. Sperm donors sign away all legal rights to the child’s future parents. Paternity/maternity is normally determined in accordance with existing legislation in the country where the child is born. Cryos’ sperm donors have waived all paternal and financial rights over children conceived using their donor sperm.
How much does donor sperm cost?
Cost depends on which sperm donor you purchase, plus shipping. For example, if you choose to purchase the recommended amount of 2 straws of ICI MOT 10, the cost should be under $1,000, shipping included. Read further for the answer on how much shipping costs will be for various shipment options.
How much sperm do I buy for home insemination?
We recommend purchasing 2 x ICI MOT10.
Do I need to be home to receive the delivery of specimen?
Yes. You must be at home to receive the shipment. A signature is required by you and no one else, and the delivery service will not leave the package at your door. Missing a shipment will delay and possibly interfere with the survival of the sperm.
How much is shipping?
Shipping prices vary depending on where your product is being shipped. If shipping to either Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or internationally, you will need to contact Cryos for exact shipping rates. If shipping to other states within the U.S., shipping prices will vary depending on your preference of how you want your specimen to be shipped and when you want to receive it.
You can choose to have your product shipped with dry ice or a nitrogen tank. Find more information on shipping methods here.
Keep in mind, there are important factors to consider when choosing your shipping, such as when you are ovulating and what day you are wanting to receive the shipment.
Again, Cryos International Sperm and Egg Bank is located in Orlando, FL and pick-up is always an option for those who prefer to come in person.