Lesbian couples routinely look to fertility care as a way to start their families. There are a number of treatment options available to lesbian couples to help them achieve their dreams of parenthood. Individualized artificial insemination plans for lesbian couples provide a couple with the best chance of conceiving.
Artificial Insemination for Lesbian Couples Explained
In order to become pregnant, a woman’s egg must be joined with sperm. The window of opportunity for this to happen is just 8 hours. If fertilization does not occur within 8 hours of ovulation, the egg is reabsorbed and the woman must wait until her next cycle to try again. Artificial insemination is the process of placing prepared sperm directly into a woman’s uterus in order to intercede with ovulation. For lesbian couples, this can be done with donor sperm from an anonymous donor or a known donor, depending on the couple’s desires.
Artificial Insemination Plans
Artificial insemination may be done with or without the use of fertility medication. The recommendation to use medication will be based upon each couple’s medical needs. Medication levels should be uniquely tailored so that they provide only the level of support necessary to stimulate ovulation. Personalized plans both increase success rates and decrease the amount of side effects experienced when fertility medication is used.
Options for Fertility Treatment
Lesbian couples have a number of options for fertility treatment at Kofinas Fertility Group. A woman may be inseminated using her egg and donor sperm. Or, IVF may be done using an embryo created with one partner’s egg which is then implanted in the other partner’s uterus. For couples who wish to use an anonymous donor, Kofinas Fertility Group offers a full service donor sperm program.
Receive additional information on artificial insemination for lesbian couples from the experts at Kofinas Fertility Group. We offer a number of treatment options that provide affordable, expert fertility care to lesbian couples in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island. We are here to help you start a family.