Tag Archives: mums

Co-parenting how-to: part 1

Co-parenting Part 1: finding your perfect partners Many lesbians and gay men are attracted to the idea of co-parenting where, for example, a gay couple has a child with a single lesbian and they share the parenting between them. There are several benefits to this arrangement. Aside from solving the problem of the missing sperm…
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Choosing a fertility clinic

Lesbians & fertility treatment: how to choose a clinic Many lesbians wanting to start a family choose to go to a clinic for treatment and use donor sperm, but with many clinics competing for your business how do you decide where to go and what treatment to have? Helen Priddle, Embryology Lab Manager at the…
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Inter-partner egg donation

Making Tayt: inter-partner egg donation Purdey and Maddie both always wanted children, and combining inheritance with money from a house sale they could afford IVF treatment. They decided Purdey would carry Maddie’s fertilised egg – called inter-partner donation. Here they share their journey. Maddie: “We always had the idea of carrying each other’s child.” Purdey:…
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Shared breast-feeding: induced lactation

Shared breast-feeding: one couple's story of building the bond One lesbian couple explains why having both mothers breast-feed was a positive way to start their parenting journey. Jane*, 30 and Sarah*, 34, have just finished weaning their daughter Lily*, now 8 months old. As a lesbian couple who wanted to be equal parents from the…
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