L G B T Q + Fertility care

At GENNET City Fertility we believe that family is for everyone and our dedicated team are on hand to support and guide you on your journey into parenthood.

We are here to provide expert and specialist advice and support on all aspects of fertility care and routes to parenthood. For more information about our LGBTQ+ Fertility programmes or to attend one of our free patient information evenings or mini consultations with a fertility specialist please contact our coordinator Karin on:

karin@city-fertility.com

Lesbian fertility care

At GENNET City Fertility we have been helping lesbian women on their journey into parenthood for many years. We have a dedicated and specialist team who will guide you and support you with every aspect of your fertility care. There are a number of treatment options for Lesbian women and our experienced team will discuss these options with you.

Lesbian fertility care

Shared motherhood

Shared Motherhood or Reciprocal IVF gives you both the chance to be clinically involved in the treatment journey.

Is shared motherhood for us?

If you both want to be physically and clinically involved in the journey from start to finish, then this route to parenthood may be right for you. Shared Motherhood will give you both a biological or gestational link to your children.

How does it work?

One partner will use her eggs to create embryos with the sperm of a known or unknown donor and the other female partner will undergo the embryo transfer and carry the pregnancy.

How does it work?

Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
1. Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
Choosing your donor sperm
2. Choosing your donor sperm
Implications Counselling
3. Implications Counselling
Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
4. Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
Screening and consents
5. Screening and consents
Stimulation and monitoring for you both
6. Stimulation and monitoring for you both
Egg collection
7. Egg collection
Fertilisation
8. Fertilisation
Embryo transfer
9. Embryo transfer
Pregnancy test
10. Pregnancy test

Donor Insemination

With donor insemination or ‘DI’ we will track your cycle and at your most fertile time, the donor sperm will be placed through the cervix and into the uterus. The sperm will be from either a known or unknown donor of your choice.  

Is DI for us?

If you feel that you want your fertility treatment journey to be as natural as possible then DI may be the option for you. DI is less invasive than other treatment options and is often the first step into parenthood or fertility treatment for Lesbian couples.

Donor Insemination

How does it work?

Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
1. Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
Choosing your donor sperm
2. Choosing your donor sperm
Implications Counselling
3. Implications Counselling
Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
4. Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
Screening and consents
5. Screening and consents
Stimulation and monitoring for you both
6. Stimulation and monitoring for you both
Insemination
7. Insemination
Pregnancy test
8. Pregnancy test

IVF with donor sperm

IVF or In vitro Fertilisation with donor sperm is another option for lesbian couples. One partner will undergo stimulation and egg collection and her eggs will be fertilised with the sperm from either a known or unknown donor, she will then undergo an embryo transfer.

IVF with donor sperm

Is IVF for us?

This option may be for you if only one of you wants to be clinically/biologically involved in the treatment process. This is sometimes the next step for Lesbian couples who have previously been through an insemination cycle with unsuccessful outcome.

Will we both be the legal parents of our child?

When using donor sperm in treatment, there are a number of forms that we may need for you to complete to ensure that you will both be the legal parents of any children born as a result of your treatment. Our team has been creating families for many years and we will guide you through any consent forms and answer any questions that you may have about legal parenthood and parental responsibility.
 
You might find this information from Stonewall helpful.

How does it work?

Consultation with  one of our fertility specialists
1. Consultation with one of our fertility specialists
Choosing your donor sperm
2. Choosing your donor sperm
Implications Counselling
3. Implications Counselling
Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
4. Treatment planning with one of fertility nurses
Screening and consents
5. Screening and consents
Stimulation and monitoring for you both
6. Stimulation and monitoring for you both
Egg collection
7. Egg collection
Fertilisation
8. Fertilisation
Embryo transfer
9. Embryo transfer
Pregnancy test
10. Pregnancy test

Co-parenting

Many Lesbian couples are choosing co-parenting as a route to parenthood. Co-parenting can take place with both donor insemination and IVF treatments and gives you the opportunity to put an agreement in place with a male friend so that you can all be involved in the upbringing of the child.

Although parental responsibility and legal parenthood may be different depending on your marital status, co-parenting arrangements can be a great way of creating your family. Co-parenting agreements need to be in place before treatment starts and we recommend that you liaise with a specialist family lawyer when writing your agreements.

Lesbian Initial Consultation Package (Fertility Assessment)

for £350

This package has been put together in order to offer the basic investigations (blood test and ultrasound scan) for Lesbian couples. This packages offers a saving of £230 compared to the pay-as-you-go service and is great for either lesbian couples looking to start a family or for couples looking to assess their fertility.

This package includes Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test as well as Antral Follicle Count (AFC) scan for both partners. The results of these are discussed during a consultation with a fertility specialist.

First step

Both partners to attend the clinic for the:

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test – this predicts ovarian reserve and is a reliable indicator of a woman’s potential fertility

Complete Fertility Scan with an Antral Follicle Count – using the latest technology to provide a complete assessment of egg reserve, blood flow to ovaries and follicles

Second step

Consultation with a Fertility Specialist - you will spend time with our Fertility Specialist who will review your medical history considering any conditions, gynaecology and fertility history and will discuss with you the results of the blood test and ultrasound scan. You will also have the opportunity of discussing potential changes to your lifestyle which may impact your fertility potential.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test
Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test

A reliable indicator of fertility potential in women.

Fertility scan with antral folicle count
Fertility scan with antral folicle count

Uses the latest technology to provide a complete assessment of rgg reserve, blood flow to the ovaries and starter follicles.

60 minutes consultation with Fertility Specialist
60 minutes consultation with Fertility Specialist

You will spend time with one of our experienced Doctors who will review your medical history and discuss the results of the blood test, ultrasound scan, semen assessment and other questions regarding treatment.

Contact our coordinator Karin on

For more information about our Lesbian fertility care or to attend one of our free patient information evenings or mini consultations with a fertility specialist please contact our coordinator Karin on karin@city-fertility.com or via phone on 020 8209 3226. Alternatively, please fill in the below contact us form and we will be in touch.

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