Lesbian Couple TTC Journey (UK on the NHS)
We’re Shosh and Mer, a lesbian married couple living in England, UK and we’re TTC! (Trying to conceive.) The UK has its pros and cons, but the NHS is definitely a good thing, providing free healthcare to UK residents. Now, 3 IUI cycles are offered to same sex lesbian couples on the NHS. We’re not sure if IVF is offered to lesbian couples yet, but we may just get lucky TTC with IUI treatment and not need to find out. That’s what we’re hoping, but please cross your fingers for us on our IUI TTC journey. If you’re also in the UK and a lesbian couple we made this video, particularly for you in mind. When we first realised we could get fertility treatment on the NHS we were so excited, but a little daunted. We’d watched American lesbian Youtuber couples like Olivia has two moms; Living Rosa; Two moms and twins and The next family… but we’d struggled to find any lesbian couples in England or Britain who were sharing their TTC journey through the NHS in the UK on YouTube. We knew there were some differences, as the UK has HFEA that regulates fertility treatment for lesbian couples, single women and hetero couples… but what we didn’t know was what was going to happen on our first fertility appointment at the hospital or what would be offered in terms of tests. We would have loved to see another lesbian couple going through the NHS for fertility treatment trying to get pregant to help us get some answers. So, if you’re also a lesbian couple TTC using NHS services in the UK, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you. We’d also love to hear from any lesbian couple TTC using donor sperm, anywhere in the world, as we know it’s a complicated process and we’re here for support!
If you have any resources about TTC or IUI treatments or LGBT parenting information that you’d like to share, leave us a comment.
If you’re looking for other lesbian couples who have children, these are a few of our faves:
Olivia has two moms: https://www.youtube.com/user/OliviaHas2Moms
Living Rosa: https://www.youtube.com/user/livingrosa
Two moms and twins: https://www.youtube.com/user/twomomsandtwins
The next family: https://www.youtube.com/user/thenextfamily
Let us know if you have any lesbian parent channels or lesbian TTC youtuber favourites to share with us!