Dr. Sonja Kristiansen helps lesbian couples avoid having to choose just one partner to have a biological connection to the baby.
Reciprocal IVF allows both women to contribute to the pregnancy, with one partner donating the egg, and the other carrying the baby.
Is reciprocal IVF the right solution for your family?
Making the Dreams of Parenthood a Reality
Build Your Family Your Way with Reciprocal IVF
Achieve Your Goal of Parenthood
For lesbian couples, building a family is slightly more complex. However, reciprocal IVF offers the opportunity for hopeful same-sex couples to achieve their goal of having children.
Create a Biological Bond
Using IVF, we can fertilize the egg of one partner and place it into the other's uterus. This process allows each partner to be physically involved in the conception process.
Benefit from Advanced Technology
At Houston Fertility Center, we offer both IVF and INVOcell™ for lesbian couples. With a range of options for LGBTQ family building, Dr. Kristiansen can find the right approach for you.
Take a look at the reciprocal IVF process...
One partner's egg is removed and fertilized before it is transferred to the other partner's uterus.
Turning Infertility into Opportunity
Dr. Kristiansen and the staff of at Houston Fertility Center believe that all couples deserve the opportunity to reach their goals of becoming parents. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the joy on our patient's faces when they find out they are pregnant. We are proud to offer several LGBTQ family building services at our Houston, TX, clinic, including reciprocal IVF or INVOcell for lesbian partners. To schedule a consultation and determine which fertility treatment is right for you, send us a message online or call us at:
"My Baby Boy Is Now 1 Month Old!"
Dr Kristiansen and her staff are amazing! I did invocell and had a great experience. I liked that I always got a staff person on the phone when I called. They are great at returning emails quickly too. You won’t be disappointed. They will take good care of you!View On Google
Personally i had a good experience with my invocell process started meds for 2 weeks in September by october 8 had the transfer and couple days later the positive pregnancy test! My baby boy is now 1 month old and im in love ❤ Thank you so much Dr. K and staff you were all amazing!!View On Google
The Reciprocal IVF Process
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By having treatments such as egg retrieval and embryo transfer available on-site, we are able to cut down on overall treatment costs and focus on patient care.
A More Affordable Alternative
Understanding the Reciprocal INVOcell Process
After five days, the INVOcell device is removed and the healthy embryos are frozen.
"Dr. Kristiansen Changed Our Lives"
Dr Kristiansen changed our lives and everything is as it should be. Other doctors told us that it wouldn't happen, but we found success on our first round. We are truly blessed.View On Google
The Dr. is great, compassionate and personable. The staff has been on point and always answers questions in a timely and professional manor.View On Google
A key decision in your reciprocal IVF/INVOcell experience is whether a sperm specimen from a national bank will be used, or if it will be provided by a known donor, such as a friend or family member. If you choose to use sperm from an anonymous donor, we partner with several exceptional labs, including Fairfax Cryobank and California Cryobank. These labs conduct detailed screenings and follow strict FDA guidelines in order to help patients achieve the best outcomes possible. Once donor sperm is selected, we can begin IVF.
We Offer a Variety of Options
If neither partner is determined to be a good candidate to carry the child due to reproductive health, we can help you find an alternative fertility solution, such as surrogacy. We work with the best surrogate agencies in the country, including Prime Genetics, which conduct intensive screenings to connect hopeful parents with outstanding surrogates. Our team is committed to helping you realize your dreams of parenthood.