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At-Home Insemination
The conception of a child is a special event. We understand that many women and families prefer vaginal inseminations in the privacy and convenience of their own homes. We’re proud to be able to help provide that experience for you.
At-Home Insemination
The conception of a child is a special event. We understand that many women and families prefer vaginal inseminations in the privacy and convenience of their own homes. We’re proud to be able to help provide that experience for you.
At-Home Insemination Benefits
Direct shipments
to your home*
Easy-to-read instructions for
handling and thawing samples
Affordable ICI, IUI,
and IVF options
*At-home insemination available where allowed by state law. NY State Residents: Physician Authorization (A1 Form) is required for at-home insemination.
First Steps When Inseminating At Home
First Steps When Inseminating At Home
Our insemination kit is included in the shipment of your vial(s) and consists of an insemination syringe, suitable for vaginal insemination. We recommend consulting with your physician on all matters related to inseminations. (International shipments can only be sent to physicians’ offices.)
Receiving Your Tank & Vials
1. Open the box and set aside the inner foam inserts
1.Open the box and set aside the inner foam inserts
  • Verify that there is an orange, sealed strap.
  • Safely, cut the orange strap with a pair of scissors. If the orange strap seal is broken or missing upon receipt of the tank or if the tank doesn’t have the presence of cold vapor, please call us at 800-786-5251.
  • Verify that there is an orange, sealed strap.
  • Safely, cut the orange strap with a pair of scissors. If the orange strap seal is broken or missing upon receipt of the tank or if the tank doesn’t have the presence of cold vapor, please call us at 800-786-5251.
2. Verify the item number and quantity
2.Verify the item number and quantity
  • While wearing protective gloves and eyewear remove the metal cane from the sleeve of the tank.
  • Compare the shipping document to the actual vial label. Be sure to verify that the item number, item description, and quantity received are correct. If you are not using the vials immediately, place the vial back onto the cane and return the cane into the tank.
  • While wearing protective gloves and eyewear remove the metal cane from the sleeve of the tank.
  • Compare the shipping document to the actual vial label. Be sure to verify that the item number, item description, and quantity received are correct. If you are not using the vials immediately, place the vial back onto the cane and return the cane into the tank.
3. Thaw your vial(s) for insemination
3.Thaw your vial(s) for insemination
  • When you’re ready for the insemination process remove the vial or vials to be immediately used from the metal cane inside the tank.
  • At room temperature place the vial in an upright position on a flat surface for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the initial frost is gone. Hold the vial upright in your hands to bring the vial to body temperature. It is very important not to invert the vial during the thawing process.
  • When you’re ready for the insemination process remove the vial or vials to be immediately used from the metal cane inside the tank.
  • At room temperature place the vial in an upright position on a flat surface for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the initial frost is gone. Hold the vial upright in your hands to bring the vial to body temperature. It is very important not to invert the vial during the thawing process.
4. Draw out the vial contents into your syringe
4.Draw out the vial contents into your syringe
  • Peel back the tabs on the syringe package and remove the syringe from the packaging. Set it aside on a clean surface.
  • With one hand holding the vial in an upright position and the other hand on the vial cap, slowly unscrew the vial cap by turning counterclockwise. Set the vial cap down and pick up the syringe.
  • Before inserting the syringe into the vial, pull back on the syringe plunger to draw in a small amount of air, then push on the plunger to expel the air out.
  • Slowly insert the syringe into the vial and draw out the entire content into the syringe. If the solution is too thick to draw into the syringe allow it to sit at room temperature no more than 30 additional minutes to liquefy.
  • Peel back the tabs on the syringe package and remove the syringe from the packaging. Set it aside on a clean surface.
  • With one hand holding the vial in an upright position and the other hand on the vial cap, slowly unscrew the vial cap by turning counterclockwise. Set the vial cap down and pick up the syringe.
  • Before inserting the syringe into the vial, pull back on the syringe plunger to draw in a small amount of air, then push on the plunger to expel the air out.
  • Slowly insert the syringe into the vial and draw out the entire content into the syringe. If the solution is too thick to draw into the syringe allow it to sit at room temperature no more than 30 additional minutes to liquefy.
5. Follow insemination guides to proceed
5.Follow insemination guides to proceed
  • Once the specimen is in the syringe, you can proceed with the insemination process. Please see our instruction for basic insemination guides.
  • Once the specimen is in the syringe, you can proceed with the insemination process. Please see our instruction for basic insemination guides.
6. Pack your tank for return
6.Pack your tank for return
  • Place the metal cane back inside the tank, and slowly close the tank lid. It’s normal to see some cold vapor or smoke spill out of the tank as you close the lid.
  • Place the foam insert on top of the tank. Please note that some smaller tanks may not have a foam insert. Close the shipping box and seal it with clear packaging tape. Add the return label to the outside of the box.
  • Once the tank is properly sealed inside the shipping box you can return it via a local FedEx office.
  • Place the metal cane back inside the tank, and slowly close the tank lid. It’s normal to see some cold vapor or smoke spill out of the tank as you close the lid.
  • Place the foam insert on top of the tank. Please note that some smaller tanks may not have a foam insert. Close the shipping box and seal it with clear packaging tape. Add the return label to the outside of the box.
  • Once the tank is properly sealed inside the shipping box you can return it via a local FedEx office.
Still Have Questions?
Still Have Questions?

All of our vial types are suitable for at-home vaginal insemination. If you are considering an IUI procedure, please consult your physician and do not attempt an intrauterine insemination at home.

View At-Home Insemination FAQs

Still Have Questions?

All of our vial types are suitable for at-home vaginal insemination. If you are considering an IUI procedure, please consult your physician and do not attempt an intrauterine insemination at home.

View At-Home Insemination FAQs

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