IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is the first clinical step for lesbians who are trying to conceive a baby. It involves directly injecting washed semen into the uterus so that it is really close to the egg being released.
Many things can be tested for during a pregnancy. Many things can be tested before, when you start with IUI. How much do you want to know? How much do you think you should know?
Becoming gay parents isn’t easy or cheap. And it’s sad that it’s such a financial struggle to just get to the point of having a child, when so many couples out there are so willing to do so if only they could afford it.
Pure and simple disbelief is, in my experience, a pretty common response to the news that under current legislation the non-biological or non-adoptive parent in a same-sex partnership has no legal relationship to their own children.
Lesbians can parent! I know many people find it hard to believe, but apparently two dedicated adults are likely bring up reasonably adjusted kids. The gender and sexuality of those adults doesn’t appear to be a big factor so long as the quality of their parenting is good.
The Irish state believes that same-sex couples can, on a short term basis, provide stable, loving family environments, where a child can be nurtured and educated, with the best interests of the child at heart, just as well as any straight couple.
Last night, Darren Kennedy presented “Gay Daddy” on RTÉ, a look at the options gay men have in Ireland today if they want to start a family. If you’ve been paying attention, you know this had the potential to be a very short program. It isn’t though, and you can catch it on RTÉ [...]
We decided to ask family for money instead of gifts and try and save up for a round of IUI. We got the pricelist, checked the clinic website, and saved up. We made an appointment. We left a lot poorer than we expected.
It’s been about two years now that we’ve been trying with a known donor and all the best Internet chatrooms recommended methods for getting pregnant. Nothing has worked. It’s time to get serious as I’m approaching a serious age. Our families have chipped in, in lieu of birthday and Christmas presents, and we have an appointment at a fertility clinic.
Myself and my partner were together a few years when we made the decision to try for a small person. That biological clock business, it’s not an old wife’s tail. One minute you’re happy out, next minute you’re brooding over every single baby you see. One of the first things that strike you is that, despite what we hear, it’s not that easy to get pregnant.
I get asked this a lot. The age ranges are startling to me. Given that I didn’t figure it out until I was 20, I’m flabbergasted these kids have figured things out, in some cases, before they’ve learned to read. Nobody has asked me this who isn’t 100% committed to making sure that the child [...]
Do I care if my son wears Dora pyjamas? Not a hoot. Dora rocks. But I care if some nasty little brat in the store makes fun of him. I care if someone introduces their crazy ass gender rules by publically humiliating him.
The folks over at gay family web have been kind enough to give us an update on their sperm donor clinic and their upcoming family pride events. Well done to them on their wonderful success
An Australian couple have decided that an egg-for-sperm swap is a good way for them to meet a suitable donor and ultimately lead them to having the family they really want. They call the swap an “altruistic, reciprocal gift of life” and hats off to them for having such a well thought out and novel way of empowering themselves.
Natalie Drew and Ashling Phillips are parents to two lovely children and they have decided to use their experiences with sperm donation to open up a new sperm donor clinic in Birmingham England. The clinic is for gay women only and Ms Drew was kind enough to chat with me about the company that started on line in 2007.
Because you will discover that you are completely and utterly bonkers.Try this on for size. Every month we try and time it correctly, I have “symptoms”. From the first day.
Glenn Cunningham and his Brazilian husband, Adriano Vilar, have lived with uncertainty for over two years.
Vilar was on a student visa and had to have it renewed often. Each time they applied to have it renewed, they risked it being declined, and Vilar would have been required to leave the country.