What are our Fertility Options as a Lesbian Couple?
Having a baby together is an exciting experience. Thanks to advances in medicine, you have many options today that weren’t available in the past.
Lesbian Couple Treatment Options
- Intrauterine artificial insemination (using donor sperm)
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) (where the partner carrying the pregnancy will be the genetic mother)
- Reciprocal IVF (using the partner’s egg and donor sperm, which enables one woman to give the egg and gives the other woman the opportunity of carrying her partner’s pregnancy)
- Donor sperm can be sperm from sperm bank, a friend, or family member
Some couples choose to have a relative (a brother or sister) of one person donate an egg or sperm; then they have this genetic material combined with the sperm or egg of the other partner. This way, the resulting child is genetically related to each partner.