Reporting donor sperm pregnancies


#1

Just curious when I called fairfax about a donor they tried to assure me that having no reported pregnancies is no big deal and that my donor had sold lots of sperm and that often people don’t report. I asked the lab manager at my drs and she said she never reports them because it’s a huge PITA amount of paper work if the doctors office does the reporting. Which kinda irks me because um…I think that is some pretty important info!

Anyway, I was wondering if you got pg with donor sperm did you or would you report it?

If I am so blessed I plan on notifying! I definitely want them to have accurate counts on how many siblings might be running around! I was talking to a friend and she said she would not report because she doesn’t want records to exist…which I get what she’s saying… Which I don’t know what to make of that…


#2

After my son was born last year I notified the sperm bank. They thanked me and were so excited for me about my new arrival. I think it’s the right thing to do. Personally I won’t be signing up on the sibling registry, but I wanted to report our pregnancy and birth.


#3

I plan on reporting it after my baby is born.


#4

I reported after my little one was born and I was ordering more ds for sibling…but I never filled out the paperwork they wanted…I don’t want a paper trail either


#5

For our IUIs there were reported pregnancies, but after 11 failed cycles we moved to IVF with a different bank where they do not report. We were successful on the first IVF, so I know where you are coming from; however, it isn’t the end of the world. The sperm has to meet certain criteria anyway.


#6

We did report with my dd. what if something were to happen geneticaly with a half donor sibling? Wouldn’t you want to be notified? I know I would.


#7

I think reporting is the right thing to do. I understand the privacy issue, but most banks also limit the amount of offspring from one donor.


#8

I don’t think I’d join a sibling group either… but I think it’s important to report so there aren’t too many related babies out there in any one area.

Sadly we didn’t get to try this cycle. I failed to ovulate. I hope for a better response next month.


#9

[QUOTE=pixelpie]Just curious when I called fairfax about a donor they tried to assure me that having no reported pregnancies is no big deal and that my donor had sold lots of sperm and that often people don’t report. I asked the lab manager at my drs and she said she never reports them because it’s a huge PITA amount of paper work if the doctors office does the reporting. Which kinda irks me because um…I think that is some pretty important info!

Anyway, I was wondering if you got pg with donor sperm did you or would you report it?

If I am so blessed I plan on notifying! I definitely want them to have accurate counts on how many siblings might be running around! I was talking to a friend and she said she would not report because she doesn’t want records to exist…which I get what she’s saying… Which I don’t know what to make of that…[/QUOTE]

When we became pregnant this year m y husband notified our bank. There was not a single piece of paper that was required to be filled out. My DH called and told them we were pregnant and they recorded it and that was it. I feel that it is a necessity to tell the bank because they only allow a certain number of pregnancies per donor.


#10

We are working with the Xytex sperm bank. Our first 4 IUI’s we used a donor with out any reported pregnancies. We did not become pregnant. Once we started seeing a fertility specialist he asked that we select a donor with at least one reported pregnancy (“proven donor”) from the bank/sperm donation. He said that while the banks do a lot of testing, things can be missed and it is best to do everything you can to increase your odds.
I’ve only done one IUI insemination with a “proven donor” it did result in pregnancy. We are trying again this cycle with Clomid, hCG, Ultrasounds & a different “proven donor.” I figure if you are going to spending $400-$700 per vial then you might as well get the best sperm possible.
We do plan to report any pregnancies/live births that we have to the bank. We also would report any medical issues to the bank. As, I would hope if they were told of issues a sibling might have they would tell the other families.
I’m not worried about the paper trail. We plan to be totally open and honest with our child about how s/he comes into the world & joins our family.
We are not sure how we will feel about the sibling registries. I think that is something we will think more about once we actually have a baby. For now we have enough to worry about!


#11

I reported my pregnancy back in 2009 but only reported his birth when I went to order more sperm from the same donor this year. It just never occurred to me to report his birth, only the pregnancy since I figured they’re more concerned about the pregnancy stats. I didn’t have any paperwork to fill out…just they added it to my file and donor’s file, I presume.