In the Natural Conception using Fertility Awareness one-on-one consults I offer, there are often individuals and couples using donor sperm for a variety of reasons. If there are no reproductive or fertility issues with her, then there's really no reason that she can't go through unmedicated IVIs, ICIs, and/or IUIs (...those fancy letters stand for intravaginal insemination, intracervical insemination, and intrauterine insemination respectively).
Individuals and couples meet with me because charting her cycle using the Sympto-Thermal Method of Fertility Awareness, along with some other tools (like OPKs - Ovulation Predictor Kits), will allow her to know the best window that insemination (or inseminations) will lead to a pregnancy.
A great tool for talking about the process with kids was introduced to me by Teresa Robertson of Living Intuitive Counseling. It's a series of children's books for kids conceived using Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) written by Kimberly Kluger-Bell, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Reproductive Mental Health. The 7 books in the series cover most of the scenarios when using ART. They're all here at Books for Donor Kids.
Do you know of other places in the Denver Metro area that welcome women wanting unmedicated IUIs? What other local resources have you used or would you like to know about?
Let me know in the comments below or contact me.
Colleen Flowers is a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who loves teaching individuals & couples about their bodies from a natural and holistic perspective using the Fertility Awareness Method... to avoid pregnancy naturally, to increase their chances of conceiving, and to better understand their bodies! She teaches see clients locally and online through one-on-one consults. (See what others have to say!) Feel free to contact her or subscribe to her newsletter.