LGBT Conception: IUI With Donor Sperm for Lesbians
Raising a child with the woman you love can be one of the most rewarding parts of a lesbian relationship. If you’re looking for an experienced fertility specialist who wholeheartedly embraces LGBT fertility in NY, you’ll find the perfect reproductive endocrinologist for you and your partner at our New York fertility center.
When we first meet with the many lesbian couples we serve, it’s clear that they already have all the love and commitment it takes to be wonderful parents. For the majority of these couples, all that’s needed to make their families complete is donor sperm, intrauterine insemination (IUI) and a caring team of fertility specialists.
How IUI With Donor Sperm for Lesbians Works
Our experienced team of professionals can guide you and your partner through the entire process of conception, from choosing which partner will carry the baby through finding a sperm donor and taking care of any relevant legal matters. Our goal is to make the entire process of IUI with donor sperm for lesbians as close to natural conception as possible, focusing on the joy of creating life with the one you love.
Your fertility specialist will work with you and your partner to perform all necessary pre-cycle testing and examination, ensuring that the partner who will carry is fertile, free of infectious disease, and physically ready for pregnancy.
Once you and your partner have selected your donor sperm, your IUI cycle will be carefully planned. The process includes:
- Medication for the carrying partner to stimulate the production of multiple eggs
- Blood testing for hormone levels and ultrasounds to monitor egg development
- A “trigger shot” of the hormone hCG to prompt the ovulation of mature eggs
- Washing of donor sperm in our affiliated IVF lab to ensure that only the best-quality sperm are transferred
- Transfer of donor sperm through a catheter passed through the cervix
- Pregnancy testing after enough time has passed for an embryo to implant inside the uterus
For women diagnosed with infertility, the pregnancy success rate with IUI averages about 20% per insemination cycle. Because only about 6% of women of reproductive age are infertile, in many cases, IUI with donor sperm for lesbians may result in even better per-cycle odds of achieving pregnancy. However, please keep in mind that just as with heterosexual conception, you may need a few IUI cycles to achieve your goal.
Inclusive Family-Building Services
If you’re looking for a skilled fertility specialist who supports LGBT fertility in NY, we welcome you at our midtown Manhattan fertility center. We honor your devotion to each other and to building your future family, and we look forward to supporting you at every step along the way.
To learn more about IUI with donor sperm for lesbians, contact our New York fertility center.