“We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
Accepting that a child may not be genetically related to one or both parents opens up new options such as creating a family with donated eggs or sperm, or adoption.
When Emily got together with Debbie five years ago they soon realised that they wanted a family together, and as a same-sex couple they were keen to explore the option of having their own children using donor sperm.
It was a difficult 10-year road, but Ria and Lee are now proud parents to Jacob.
It can be daunting to be a single woman undertaking IVF treatment. Bourn Hall Clinic put Abigail’s worries at ease; she is now mum to daughter Molly.