Baby making has never involved so few people.
Dani Morin is a “single mommy by choice,” her TikTok bio reads — and other women can be too thanks to intrauterine insemination. The Newport Beach, California, resident shared a now-viral TikTok video last month detailing the steps to “get pregnant, DIY edition, without the help of a partner or a doctor.”
In the video, which has racked up more than 8 million views, Morin walks viewers through the fertility treatment process, in which sperm is placed inside a woman’s uterus without sex.
To start, she recommends wannabe moms stock up on fertility supplements and make sure they’re financially prepared to have a child. “You need to account for rent or mortgage ($2,500-$3,200 per month), daycare ($2,000), food and clothing ($1,000), and an extra savings account ($500). I live in California and expenses may differ,” she says.
“Then you’re gonna research a sperm bank and find a donor. One sample vile is $800 and about $200 to ship,” she went on. The vile should arrive within two days, in a cryogenic tank.
Then, once ready to inseminate themselves, Morin says, women should begin tracking their ovulation every three hours until a test signals that their ovulation is positive.
“Twelve hours later, it’s go time,” Morin says, recommending using a glove when reaching into the tank to pull out the sample.
“Transfer your sample into your syringe and wait 15 minutes. While you’re waiting you’re going to use a little bit of Pre-Seed,” she continues, referring to the “fertility-friendly” pH-balanced personal lubricant.
The syringe, she says, should be treated like a tampon. After insertion, women can “chill for 30 minutes,” but should be sure to keep their legs elevated.
After the half-hour, ladies should insert a menstrual disc — Morin touts one made by Flex — and then “you’re good to go.”
After 14 days, women should take a pregnancy test to confirm their results.
“And there you have it. DIY: makin’ a baby,” Morin, who is visibly pregnant, concludes.
While the medical community is not entirely in agreement about at-home insemination — risks range from mild cramping to the rare, but potentially fatal, possibility of infection and uterine puncture — the main issue with it in the US is a legal one, as it exists in a gray area of government regulations regarding the sperm donor’s rights and obligations, Slate previously reported.
Share this article:
Source: Read Full Article