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Having a donor child is one of the safest ways to have a child. Even so, we must always embrace the fact that we are dealing with nature – and therefore our own imperfect genes.
Nordic Cryobank, who handles European Sperm Bank’s sperm donor related matters, was yesterday fully acquitted in a pivotal court case held before the Danish Eastern High Court.
By Nanna Stigel, nutritionist and fertility expert.
In these times and most recently the last weeks, the Danish media has reported on the fact that infertility has become somewhat of a "national disease”, and again age was to blame as the great fertility killer. Not without reason.
But there is are a lot you can do to strengthen your fertility.
Age is the major factor, but it is not the only one
It is worrying to give all women over the age of 35 the impression that it is no longer possible for them to become pregnant without infertility treatment. Not only does it put a great amount of stress on them, which in itself may have a negative affect the fertility, it also ignores the fact that there are many things that you can do to boost your fertility!
Many women have babies on their own. Rikke Mønster from Copenhagen is one of them, and she shares her journey from getting the idea to giving birth with us right here.
"My name is Rikke. I am 42 and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It all started at a friend’s birthday party 6 years ago, when one of the other guests, whom I had known since the 5th grade suddenly said that she’d chosen to be a single mother and have a baby with the help of a sperm donor.
Without thinking, I heard myself say: “Me too!” This was in August of 2010 and by September 2011, I gave birth to my wonderful boy.
If you are already in fertility treatment you most certainly have heard about MOT.
MOT is short for “Motile Total”, which is the way to express how many sperm cells are healthy and moving in a forward direction.
MOT is counted in millions per milliliter. This means that MOT20 equals 20 million healthy sperm cells per milliliter.