Pathway to Parenthood for Lesbian Couples

Tammy, Stacey and their kids

Tammy and Stacey

Read about Tammy and Stacey inspiring journey to parenthood. This is a great resource for lesbian swho are thinking of having a baby. At Olive we are dedicated to helping everyone achieve the family of their dreams.

 

 
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The main treatment options for same-sex lesbian couples and individuals are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF), including Shared IVF.

Although everyone’s path to parenthood is unique, here are some common scenarios.

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Pathways to Parenthood for Lesbian Women

Here are some common scenarios.

Jane and Lily

Follow Jane and Lily's IVF Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Decide to use known or donor sperm.
select
5
Decide to use Lily’s eggs for IVF treatment. She will carry the pregnancy. 
sperm
6
Session with third party reproductive counsellor.
conversation
7
Select sperm donor (known or sperm bank).
legal
8
IVF cycle with Lily’s eggs and donor sperm. Transfer of embryo into Lily’s uterus.
fertilization
9
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. 
fertilization
10
Lily is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.
Declan and Maddie

Follow Declan and Maddie's Egg Sharing IVF Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Decide to use known or donor sperm.
Use Declan's Eggs
5
Decide to use Declan’s eggs. 
Maddie will carry the pregnancy
6
Maddie will carry the pregnancy using Declan’s fertilized eggs. 
conversation
7
Session with third party reproductive counsellor.
legal
8
Select sperm donor (known or sperm bank).
Declan's eggs and Donor sperm
9
IVF cycle with Declan’s eggs and donor sperm.
Embryo transfer
10
Transfer of embryo into Maddie’s uterus.
Confirm pregnancy
11
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. 
Referral to pregnancy care
12
Maddie is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.
Ashlyn and Grey

Follow Ashlyn and Grey's IUI Path

Referral
1
Referral from a Family doctor.
Testing
2
Blood work and sperm testing.
Olive Fertility
3
Consultation with an Olive doctor.
sperm
4
Decide to use known or donor sperm.
Ashlyn to receive IUI
5
Decide Ashlyn will be inseminated with IUI.
sperm
6
Session with third party reproductive counsellor.
conversation
7
Select sperm donor (known or sperm bank).
IUI cycle begins
8
IUI cycle begins.
fertilization
9
Blood tests and ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. 
fertilization
10
Ashlyn is referred to family doc/midwife/ob.