What is the process for shared motherhood?

Initial consultation: begin with a consultation to discuss your goals, medical history, and the specifics of the shared motherhood process.

Medical and fertility assessment: both partners will undergo a series of medical tests to assess fertility and overall health. Implications counselling will be offered.

Egg retrieval: the partner providing the eggs will undergo ovarian stimulation followed by an egg-retrieval procedure.

Fertilisation: the retrieved eggs are fertilised in the lab with donor sperm to create embryos.

Embryo transfer: the best-quality embryo is selected and transferred to the uterus of the partner who will carry the pregnancy. Suitable good-quality embryos will be frozen for future use.

Pregnancy and monitoring: we will monitor the pregnancy for 12 weeks. The following antenatal care will be managed by the NHS as normal.