Topic: Miscarriage change Donor?

I am about to miscarry from my first ICI attempt. It was a BFP, but at my 6wk6day appt the baby was measuring behind and the heart rate was too low (in the 80s). My hcg is dropping and my progesterone is low.
There have been no known pregnancies with Donor 410z, the one I used. I wonder when I recover months down the road if I should move on to another donor. Is it better to choose a donor with reported pregnancies? I probably will get some genetic testing for myself but I feel like maybe it just wasn't strong enough sperm to make the ICI journey. I'd like to try one more ICI before saving for IUI or IVF.

I am 32, regular cycles, no known fertility issues.

Re: Miscarriage change Donor?

I'm sorry for your loss.

We conceived on the first try 6 years ago, but had an early miscarriage. That donor did have pregnancy reported, but to this day, I dont know of any actual live births. I do know several who had miscarriages though. It could have been coincidence, but who knows.

We chose to switch donors, just for peace of mind. When my cycle returned, we decided to jump right back in. I got pregnant on the first try again and our son is now 6. Our son's donor had no pregnancy reported, but after getting pregnant, several others also got pregnant on the first try using him.

Good luck with whatever decision you make!

Mom to P (12), J (11), E (6), and awaiting the arrival of our last baby in late December 2017.

Re: Miscarriage change Donor?

Thank you for your kind words.  I probably will switch donors as well.


How many vials did you use with your son? or any other tips if you did a home insemination. I did use the softcups and and elevated hips. One vial about 12, 24, and 36 hours post LH surge.

Re: Miscarriage change Donor?

We used 2 ICI vials...1 around 12 hours after positive and 1 around 24 hours after positive. We didn't do anything special. We just used a syringe to insert and then I kept my butt elevates for about an hour after. I did roll to a different side about every 15 minutes...started on my back, then left side, then stomach, then right side, then back. I read somewhere that it helps to coat the cervix and allow as many swimmers as possible to get through. Seems to be pretty effective for me at least.

Mom to P (12), J (11), E (6), and awaiting the arrival of our last baby in late December 2017.

Re: Miscarriage change Donor?

I am sorry. There can be many reasons for miscarriages. I had several. If you really like your donor I'd go ahead and try again..but sometimes it is psychologically cleansing to just start everything over new.