How much sperm do I need to order for home insemination?
A frequently asked question when deciding to do home insemination is how much sperm you need to purchase in order to go through this procedure. Cryos recommends purchasing two straws MOT10 or higher, below we explain why we recommend this amount.
The recommended amount of sperm for home insemination is a ml containing at least 10million to 19million motile sperm cells. Since Cryos straws are 0.5ml each, purchasing two straws MOT10 would accumulate to the recommended amount and motility.
Although we strongly recommend purchasing two straws MOT10 or higher, the final decision is always yours, and you are welcome o buy a single straw or ask your doctor for what they would recommend based on your specific case.
When purchasing two straws, Cryos advice is that you inseminate with the first straw around twelve hours after you get a positive test for ovulation. The second straw would be used twelve hours after the first insemination. If you are going to use home insemination, then we can recommend you to read our blog post on how to make home insemination successful.
For home insemination, either ICI or IUI straws are fine to purchase. Usually, ICI straws are used for home insemination and IUI is used for other fertility treatments such as IVF; however, using IUI straws is completely fine and would not have any influence on the procedure. If you want to learn more about the cost of home insemination compared to other fertility treatments, we recommend you to follow the link to our blog post on the subject.
For more factors that play into our advised amount of sperm for home insemination you can read our blog Home Insemination: Why Does Cryos Recommend Two MOT10 Sperm Straws which goes into deeper detail regarding this topic.
Have Questions? Contact Cryos
Call Cryos at 407-203-1175 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Care Coordinators. They will answer any questions you have about choosing the right donor sperm for your home insemination. A live online chat system is also available during regular operating hours through our website.
We look forward to making your family dreams come true!