For the LGBTQ+ community, finding good healthcare providers who are both inclusive and accessible can be a challenge. This trans PCOS patient's story shows just how crucial it is to find a knowledgeable doctor and an inclusive practice to get the support and resources you deserve.
When the ultrasound showed two, healthy, strong heartbeats, the look on my wife’s face was priceless. She turned to our fertility doctor, wondering if he was certain that we were having twins. “Are you sure?” she asked, quickly followed by: “There aren’t any more, are there?”
Many people don’t know what polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is or how much it can affect a person's everyday life. However, for the up to 15% of people assigned female at birth diagnosed with the condition, "life-changing" only begins to describe what they experience.
The language of LGBTQ+ family planning can be dense and daunting. There are a lot of medical terms and acronyms, and if you don’t know all the jargon, it’s possible that you aren't even aware of all of your options for growing a family!
Director Greta Gerwig's 2023 Barbie may have good intentions when it comes to inclusivity, but it fails to push the boundaries when it comes to gender binary and LGBTQ+ characters. We explore why it falls short in this discussion of the popular movie - from a queer perspective.
The financial aspect of family building can be confusing and overwhelming, and even after you understand your benefits and fertility treatment costs, affording the care you need can feel like an insurmountable hurdle. In this guide, you'll learn how much it really costs for two hopeful moms to have a baby, how to navigate insurance coverage (if you have it), and much more.
There's no denying it - the financial aspect of LGBTQ+ family building can be confusing and downright overwhelming. After working with patients and insurance companies for decades, we’ve combined our knowledge and experience to provide an in-depth guide to your options, the best questions to ask HR, and how to make the most of your coverage.
Congratulations on making the exciting decision to grow your family! If you've decided to proceed with biological family building, this guide will help you explore the various fertility treatment pathways that can help make your dreams of parenthood a reality.
One of the first questions intended parents ask when considering working with a gestational carrier to grow their family is, "How much is this all going to cost?" In this guide, we will answer that question with a focus on how surrogate compensation works and how much surrogates typically make to carry a pregnancy.
When embarking on your own family-building journey, it can be both inspiring and helpful to hear from other LGBTQ+ families who have gone before you. Here at Gay Parents To Be, we're proud to feature new family stories each month, introducing you to parents who have grown their families through IUI, IVF, surrogacy and other pathways. Meet a few of them below!
Reciprocal IVF is an amazing family-building option for same-sex female (or cis female/trans male) couples who both want to play a biological role in the development of their baby. Here's everything you should know about the process, straight from an LGBTQ+ fertility specialist.
If you're in a same-sex relationship but have no known fertility issues, it may seem counterintuitive to seek the help of an infertility specialist. Let's talk about why working with a family-building expert can be so beneficial for LGBTQ+ couples looking to have a baby.