Lauren and Kelsey


From day one, we knew without a doubt that we wanted to be parents. We were both so passionate about the idea of raising children, and the love we had found in one another just deepened so dramatically once we began discussing our options for starting a family. We ran the genetic tests, found a wonderful sperm donor compatible with both of us, and made arrangements to have Kelsey undergo an IUI procedure. 

The lack of success during Kelsey’s first three IUIs left us both feeling discouraged; but rather than lose focus or back down, we committed to our goal even harder. We came back with more love, more communication, and more understanding than ever. Now, several months later, we are undergoing reciprocal IVF - and are preparing for Kelsey’s biological embryo to be transferred into me (Lauren)! During this pregnancy, I will get to exchange DNA with the fetus, and a genetic imprint will be left behind in my body from our baby - but, amazingly, also from Kelsey. And shortly after our first is born, we hope to reverse roles and have Kelsey carry our second child - from my egg. We feel so privileged to be on this journey, and grateful to Olive Fertility clinic for providing what we need to start our family.

Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.

Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).

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