Donor Insemination (DI)

Donor insemination involves placing donor sperm into a woman’s uterus at the time of ovulation to achieve a pregnancy.

Who are the sperm donors?

Sperm donors have volunteered to give their sperm specifically to help women achieve a pregnancy. They are from all walks of life but have one thing in common – they have the desire to help single women and couples achieve their dreams of having a baby. At RMW sperm donors undertake a thorough screening process. Only those who appear to have the most fertile semen samples are taken on as donors. Donors must complete a lifestyle statement and must have a clean bill of health in their medical and family history in terms of inheritable conditions. Women who are receiving donor sperm will have access to information about the donor which includes:

  • Blood Group
  • Height and build
  • Ethnicity
  • Eye Colour
  • Hair Colour
  • Complexion

How successful is Donor Insemination?

A normally fertile woman will have 15%-20% chance of a live baby following a donor insemination cycle. Due to a decrease in the number of sperm donors Australia wide, the number of donor insemination cycles we offer each patient has therefore been limited.

How is the treatment performed?

The semen is drawn up into a fine catheter and inseminated into the woman’s uterus at the time of ovulation. Following insemination you are able to continue your normal daily routine.

Will I be able to use the same donor for a subsequent baby?

We will always endeavor to make this possible but unfortunately we cannot guarantee this.