Family Building for Lesbian Couples
Many same-sex couples give up their dreams of growing their families because they think adoption is their only option.
At Houston Fertility Center, lesbian couples can have children of their own thanks to our innovative, individualized treatment options.
Find out why same-sex couples throughout Houston, TX, trust us when it comes to family building...
Thinking about Kids? Here's Why You Should Work with a Fertility Clinic
Share a Special Bond with Your Child
Fertility treatments allow you and your partner to share a genetic relationship with your child. As your child grows, you will enjoy the special experience of watching them develop traits and qualities just like yours. When selecting a donor to supply the donor sperm, you can choose a friend or family member who you trust.
Choose an Option That Meets Your Needs
The Houston Fertility Center believes in providing the best fertility services to all hopeful parents. Dr. Sonja Kristiansen and her team offer every form of fertility treatment available to meet the unique needs of lesbian couples aspiring to expand their families.
Enjoy Peace of Mind
When you visit the Houston Fertility Center, you get the very best. Dr. Kristiansen is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility (REI) specialist who has helped many LGBTQ families achieve their dreams of parenthood. Additionally, our state-of-the-art lab is certified by the College of American Pathologists. By providing the highest level of care, we are able to deliver the most successful results.
What to Expect during Your First Consultation
During your first consultation, you and your partner can begin to consider important questions such as:
Will a partner or a surrogate carry the baby?
Will a partner contribute the egg or will you use donor eggs?
Will the sperm sample be provided by a known sperm donor or a sperm bank?
Should we consider embryonic genetic testing to screen for genetic abnormalities?
Patients should also plan on reviewing their medical history and reviewing fertility-related health factors such as maternal age and any past fertility issues. Based on this information, Dr. Kristiansen can recommend an individualized treatment plan and help you take the first step toward achieving your goals.
"Amazing" What Patients Are Saying
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
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!
Options for Lesbian Couples
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing donor sperm inside a woman's uterus to facilitate fertilization. This fertility treatment is also known as artificial insemination.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves extracting eggs from a woman and combining them with a sperm specimen in a laboratory. Soon after fertilization, the healthiest embryos are identified and transferred to the woman’s uterus.
Reciprocal IVF allows for lesbian couples to share in the IVF experience by using an egg from one partner, which is then fertilized and implanted into the uterus of the other partner.
This option involves using a device and procedure that relies on the woman’s reproductive tract for fertilization and embryonic development, rather than having these processes performed in a laboratory. This option can help save a considerable amount in laboratory fees. As with reciprocal in vitro fertilization, both partners are also able to actively participate in carrying the embryo.
Our fertility clinic works with couples who are interested in using a sperm donor whom they know personally, or we can coordinate with a reputable agency for sperm selection. We can arrange to collect donor sperm with Fairfax Cryobank, California Cryobank, and other highly reputable sperm banks that follow Food and Drug Administration regulations to ensure the best possible outcomes. When choosing a donor, you will receive a highly detailed profile of the individual that outlines his education, health history, and other biodata.
Egg Donation & Surrogacy
While some prospective mothers choose to use their own eggs for their fertility treatment, women who carry certain genetic disorders might choose to use donor eggs as part of their procedure. Our center can connect you with a healthy, qualified woman if you decide that egg donation or surrogacy are right for you.