Artificial insemination is the process where sperm is introduced into the cervix of a woman through means other than intercourse. It is usually attempted by couples who are having a hard time conceiving. But, it is also done by those who would like to have a child by a third party who they don’t necessarily want to have intercourse with. And, lastly, artificial insemination is popular with single women who do not desire a relationship but just want to have kids.
Typically, the insemination is performed by a fertility specialist or a doctor who specializes in artificial insemination. The costs for this, however, can be extremely expensive. So, for those wanting to save money, as well as having completed control over the process, home insemination kits have come onto the market to fill that need.
The good thing about these home kits is that you have privacy. Even though most fertility clinics do their best to mitigate it, with many patients there is still a level of embarrassment about going to an office to have a stranger impregnate you. By using one of these do it yourself kits, you can perform the entire procedure in the privacy of your home. Home kits are also much cheaper than going to see a professional, especially when you consider that most women do not get pregnant on the first try. Most women require multiple cycles to become pregnant, and the expenses can really add up. Home kits can keep the cost down significantly.
The negative thing about these kits, however, is that most people who use them are not experts. As a result, you could end up wasting time and money by using the kits incorrectly before you finally get the hang of it. In addition, if the reason you are using artificial insemination is because you are having trouble becoming pregnant, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Many times a fertility doctor can spot physical or medical problems, unrelated to the procedure itself, which may be primary causes of your or your husbands infertility. And, these types of problems are the type that will probably be missed by most consumers of these kits.
At any rate, the popularity of these home insemination kits can’t be denied. Before purchasing one, however, remember that the quality of these kits vary greatly among manufacturers. So, do your due diligence and find consumer reviews to guide you before investing in one.