Today G and I completed another step in our TTC baby #2 journey. We had our transfer consultation and it went pretty good! When we were going through the TTC process with Georgia, I wasn’t present for the consultation she had with our sperm bank. The way it happened to work out, she was on vacation with her brother in the state where our sperm bank is located, so she just did her consultation in person. They tried to Skype me in but had technical difficulties. Because of this, I wasn’t really sure what to expect this time around.
It turns out, the consultation is really just a series of Q&A’s and not the psychological evaluation I thought it was going to be. For those of you just starting your journey to conception and you’re curious about this step in the process – here are a few of the questions I was asked:
* Questions from the NP:
- Describe the relationship you have with your RE?
- What is your plan for conception?
- How are you getting your purchased vials to NM?
- Are you aware of the process you will follow when/if you are successful?
- Are you aware of the infectious disease tests that are conducted on all vials?
- Are you aware of the options you have in deciding what to do with any remaining vials you may have when your family is complete?
* Below are the questions we had for the NP. She actually answered all of them… I was shocked! For some of the questions she gave us ranges but they were very close ranges. We received more info about our donor’s offspring today than ever before, so that was nice.
These were our questions:
- How many live births have there been so far from our donor?
- How many vials does our donor have left for purchase?
- What is the ratio of baby boys to baby girls from our donor?
- What is the age range for children born from our donor?
- What is the total family count for our donor so far?
- Is our donor still available for purchase with new families?
The thing I found most interesting was when the NP told us that a little over 70% of the births that have come from our donor have been boys! For as badly as Georgia and I wanted a little girl, I feel even more blessed knowing that we got one even with the odds stacked against us! GIRLS ROCK!
I’m not crazy so I wasn’t very concerned when I originally thought this was a psychological evaluation. It is funny though to see just how off the mark I was in understanding what this step in the process would entail, ha!
Speaking of crazy, check this out…
Apparently you now get a vibrator with the purchase of ovulation tests… I can only speak for myself, but when I’m peeing on a stick, the last thing I’m thinking are sexy thoughts.