Numerous LGBTQ fertility options can help you achieve your dreams of parenthood
The experienced fertility specialists at Nashville Fertility Center are proud to serve the LGBT community and offer numerous highly effective LGBTQ fertility options.
LGBTQ fertility options for same sex couples
Exciting advances in third party reproduction have made it possible for gay couples to have a biological child. This fertility option consists of three primary steps:
- Semen Analysis. The partner who wishes to use his sperm will go through a semen analysis to determine the volume, motility, concentration and morphology of his sperm. If the results are favorable, the couple will select an egg donor.
- Egg Donation. The couple will choose the egg donor who will provide the eggs that will be fertilized with the biological father’s sperm. The couple’s gestational surrogate will then undergo embryo transfer.
- Gestational Surrogacy. A gestational surrogate, another crucial component in LGBTQ fertility options for gay couples, is not biologically related to the embryo that will be transferred to her uterus. Gestational surrogates only carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby. The couple’s gestational surrogate can be someone they know or a woman they have selected through a gestational surrogacy agency.
Nashville Fertility Center offers numerous lesbian fertility options
Many LGBT fertility options are available to lesbian couples as they pursue their dreams of motherhood.
- Donor sperm with IUI. Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is an option for lesbian couples who would like one partner to provide the eggs and carry the pregnancy. In this situation, one partner has donor sperm injected into her uterus, using a thin catheter, at the time of ovulation.
- Donor sperm with reciprocal IVF. In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is one popular LGBTQ fertility option. Reciprocal IVF allows one partner to provide the eggs and the other partner to carry the pregnancy. In this case, one partner undergoes ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. Our laboratory team then fertilizes her eggs with donor sperm. One of the resulting embryos is transferred to the other partner’s uterus and she carries the baby.
Lesbian couples who cannot provide their own eggs can look into egg donation, and those who cannot carry a pregnancy can inquire about gestational surrogacy.
We believe that everyone deserves to experience the joys of parenthood. Our team looks forward to supporting you as you discover the path that will work best for you.
Contact us to learn more about LGBTQ fertility options at Nashville Fertility Center.
Exploring LGBT Fertility Options with Nashville Fertility
with Dr. Meggie Smith