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Your ultimate source for LGBTQ+ fertility and family-building information, including guides to surrogacy, IVF, IUI, affording treatment, LGBTQ+ parenting and much more.

Dr. Laura Meyer

Dr. Laura Meyer is a reproductive endocrinologist at Illume Fertility who is board certified in both reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology. After graduating from the NYU School of Medicine, she completed both her residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Meyer is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Meyer works closely with many LGBTQ+ parents-to-be on their journey to parenthood.

IVF | Fertility Treatment

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
June 27th, 2023

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.

LGBTQ Parenting | Mental Health

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
May 20th, 2022

There are many paths to parenthood for LGBTQ+ parents, with some being more stressful and trying than others. Regardless of how you choose to grow your family, it can be challenging to prioritize your mental health and emotional wellness throughout the process. Whether you're adding a child to your family by adopting, going through fertility treatments like IUI or IVF, or working with a gestational carrier (surrogate) to help make your dreams come true, it's common to experience added stress and anxiety at times. Here are some ways to help you maintain balance and emotional wellbeing!