She looked for a donor and bought an artifical inseminating kit for about $25.
A woman had a baby after artificially inseminating herself at home using donated sperm and a kit that cost about $25.
Bailey Ennis, 24, of South London, decided to have a kid through a sperm donor because she wanted to be a mother but didn't want to be in a relationship with a man. She wanted to raise a child alone so she found a donor nearby and bought an artificial insemination kit. The at-home procedure was successful and she got pregnant with her son, Lorenzo in October 2021 and gave birth on July 1, this year, reports Daily Mail.
Woman, 24, welcomes a baby boy after artificially inseminating herself at home with an online kit costing £25 https://t.co/yF3sV1IFag— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) August 16, 2022
She is now adjusting to being a single mother and says that it is the best decision she has ever made in her life. She told The Sun, "Having a baby by myself is the best thing I have ever done. Being a mum is wonderful and I am so happy I decided to go it alone. I came to the realisation that I didn’t want to be in a relationship to have a baby. I knew I could just do it by myself."
She also said that being a lesbian, she always knew that artificial insemination would be required in order for her to be a mother. Bailey started to consider becoming a mother last year, and she began looking through profiles on sperm donation websites to find her donor. She was seeking someone who had a lot of expertise and was in good health.
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She said, "I wasn't looking for particular features, I just wanted someone trustworthy and as healthy as possible. I found someone who had a healthy medical record and had been a donor for two others before for two LGBTQ couples. So we WhatsApped and met up for a coffee before both agreeing he would be my donor."
She added, "He also agreed to be my donor for more children if I'd like. I want to have blood-related siblings." Bailey then paid $25 for an artificial insemination kit online and invited her donor to her house when her menstrual cycle indicated.
Bailey explained that the whole procedure wasn't awkward at all. She added, "He brought over his donation and then helped me use the kit. It has sterile cups, syringes, ovulation tests and that's it."
Bailey's pregnancy was smooth, and she went into early labor at 38 weeks and five days. She said, "I was having a few contractions for a few days before I went into hospital. Then he came very quickly. I did all alone and didn't have a birthing partner."
She described her son, "He was gorgeous as soon as I saw him. He has my nose, he has big eyes like mine and my brown hair. He smiles when he passes wind it's really cute." She also noted that she provides the donor with updates on the child. Her son would be able to meet the donor whenever he wants and Bailey even wants to have more children in future.
"I'm so comfortable and happy being a single mum," she said.
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