Having a bun in the oven calls for a family celebration. The thought of welcoming a brand new person in your life is a blissful thing. Traditionally though, it was expected that a couple would get married and then have babies. Family structures and fertility have changed.
Whether you’re in a same-sex relationship or just a strong independent women, there are options available for you to bring a bundle of joy in your life.
Here are ways to have a baby using some unconventional methods.
Ways To Have A Baby In Unconventional Ways
This might not be the most medically advised way to get yourself pregnant, some health professionals even frown on the thought of it, but it is known to be pretty effective. Consider this method as a DIY type of artificial insemination. All you need is a disposable hygienic syringe, some semen and the right time.
It is up to you where you are going to get your sperm donor, but make sure they are healthy and safe, for the sake of you and your future baby’s well-being. Also, you need to take into consideration your menstrual cycle to increase the chance of conception.
Tip: after sperm is released tilt your pelvis upward to aid in the flow of sperm towards the egg.
One of the most common methods used for unconventional pregnancy is artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination. This is a fast, quick, minimally invasive and less uncomfortable process of conceiving a baby. The pain level of this procedure is comparable to having a pap smear. This type of process has a great success rate and is a viable option for those who want to get pregnant.
The medical professional who will administer this procedure will help place or position healthy sperm cells right inside your uterus. This will increase the chance of having healthy strong sperm to reach the egg cell faster, compare to when they need to take a treacherous journey that eliminates most of them. This procedure can cost you from $300 to $800 per cycle or attempt.
In vitro fertilization or IVF is the most notable and common procedure to make someone pregnant. This assisted reproductive technology is usually done by private clinics and specialists. The procedure starts by meeting with the doctor and a counselor. When all seems to be mentally prepared for the procedure, the doctor will collect healthy eggs from you and fertilize it with sperm cells in a lab. Once it becomes fertilized and turned into an embryo, it will be put back into your uterus via a catheter.
For many, IVF tends to be there last and ultimate option for pregnancy like:
- Single women
- Couples with fertility issue
- Older couples
- PCOS sufferers
The procedure is considered painless but with occasional cramps after the process. The medical practitioner may also ask you to take in some fertility drug to increase your ovulation and make the extraction of egg cells more successful and efficient. The IVF can cost you from $12,000 to $17,000 and most insurance companies don’t cover it.
Surrogacy is the processes of having another woman with a healthy body and uterus carry your baby. This process does not literally make you pregnant but it does give you the option of having a child. The usual procedure to have the surrogate get pregnant is by IVF method. This process does not make the surrogate share genes with the child, you are technically still the parent.
This is quite an expensive process to have a child because of many layers of the process. From looking for a sperm donor to selecting the best surrogate, the procedure or method you are going to use, travel fees, their medical care and sometimes legal fees. It could amount to as much as $40,000.
Hopefully one of the tips above will help you fulfill your dream of becoming a parent.