Donor insemination is a simple procedure that uses a syringe to place semen into a woman’s vagina to assist her in getting pregnant. The semen is normally obtained from someone other than the woman’s husband or partner.
A couple pursuing donor insemination will go through a comprehensive orientation that includes discussions of potential semen donors, methods of insemination, legal issues, fertility awareness, and self-exam.
Fertility awareness is discussed to educate the couple on identifying the best time for insemination.
Most fertility specialists will conduct a health exam to insure that there are no problems prior to conception and that the woman is healthy enough to carry a child full-term.