IUI for Lesbian Couples at Palm Beach Fertility Center
Offering Parenting Options to Help Grow Your Family
Are you and your partner interested in having a child? While many couples
desire to create or expand their families, same-sex couples face additional
challenges. Our team at Palm Beach Fertility Center understands what LGBT
families face and we are here to help you explore viable options for having
children. One of the most successful procedures we have used for lesbian
couples is intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Finding the Path to Parenthood
The experience of being a parent is something many women wish to experience
in their lifetime, especially if you are in a committed relationship.
Dr. Denker will work with you and your partner to explain the process
and help you achieve the goal of having a child.
In both cases, Dr. Denker would use donor sperm and combine it with the
egg, either through artificial insemination or in the laboratory as part
of an IVF cycle. We understand that the processes for becoming pregnant
through these methods can seem confusing, and we are here to explain every
step of the way.
Making Choices for Your Family Planning
As you embark on this exciting journey, part of the process involves deciding
which partner will carry your child. One element of this decision may
involve a complete fertility evaluation for both partners. Dr. Denker
will measure hormone levels, perform a physical exam, and ask questions
to evaluate any potential hindrances to pregnancy. Together, you and your
partner can discuss the results with Dr. Denker and make an informed decision
about the method of inception, who will carry the baby, and move forward
with fertility treatment.
You will also need to choose a
sperm donor before you can begin the IUI procedure. This is a very personal choice,
which you and your partner or spouse will need to make together. At Palm
Beach Fertility Center, we work with many different reputable agencies
to provide you with a variety of potential donors.
Understanding the IUI Process
Once you and your partner have decided to pursue IUI, Dr. Denker will begin
the preparation for the procedure. He will prescribe medication to either
you or your partner, whichever you have chosen to carry the baby. This
fertility medication is used to control the ovulation process. We will
then monitor you via ultrasound and a thin catheter will be inserted through
the cervix into the uterus. This is where the sperm will be placed in
close proximity to the egg, and in some cases a second insemination will
be done 24 to 48 hours later.
We truly care about your comfort and want to make you feel cared for and
understood throughout the entire process. You can trust that we are here
to answer your questions and any concerns which may arise.
Consult Palm Beach Fertility Center to Reach Your Goal
If you and your partner are ready to become parents, we can provide the
expertise and skill to facilitate a successful pregnancy. We work with
lesbian couples to ensure they have options for having the families they desire.
To set up an appointment, call our office now at (888) 819-5177.