What is mutual or reciprocal IVF?

Mutual or reciprocal in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is becoming increasingly popular for same sex couples as it allows both partners to participate in the creation of their baby.

So what does reciprocal IVF involve?

In the process of reciprocal IVF, one partner donates her eggs to the other, who will carry the pregnancy. Donor sperm is also required to fertilise the eggs.

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Support for egg and embryo recipients

If you’re thinking about having fertility treatment and using an egg or embryo donor to help create your family it’s important to talk through your emotions and the implications of using a donor.

Depending on your circumstances and personal preferences, you might want to do this individually, as a couple, or in a group.

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IUI or IVF for same sex couples?

Becoming a parent is an exciting journey and for most first-timers there’s a lot to learn about your fertility options as a same sex couple.

For same-sex couples wishing to become parents there are a number of fertility treatment options that can be chosen based on your fertility status and personal preferences.

To simplify things there are two main options for same-sex couples seeking fertility treatment. These are intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

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We’re supporting LGBT’s History Month

It’s LGBT’s history month and to show our support we will be posting a series of blogs on fertility treatment for same sex ladies. We have also arranged an open evening especially for same sex women to come and find out more about their fertility options and to meet our friendly and expert team.

The history of the gay rights movement has greatly impacted on the building of families for same sex couples, together with technological advances in fertility treatments.

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