Insemination and assisted reproduction through processes like in vitro fertilization are two common ways for LGBTQ+ people to become pregnant. Whether you’re ready to start the process of trying to conceive or just gathering information, Family Equality is here to help you on this journey!
The ABCs of Trying to Conceive
Trying to conceive as an LGBTQ+ person
First, congratulations on taking this first step to expand your family! This journey might come with unexpected challenges — but there are also so many joys and surprises along the way. As you embark on this path, remember to lean on your support system, develop a plan for the ups and the downs, work to find providers you can trust, and continue to cater to the activities that bring you joy.
And don’t forget: The whole process will be well worth the work in the end.
As you consider where to begin, it might be helpful to start with a fertility checkup, an exam typically covered by insurance that could reveal conception blockers you might not be aware of. For more information on finding an affirming fertility specialist, check out our directory!
Types of Insemination and Assisted Reproduction
For LGBTQ+ folks, there are many paths to pregnancy depending on your financial, emotional, and biological resources.
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
Additional resources related to LGBTQ+ pregnancy
Securing legal parentage after achieving pregnancy
Looking for support on your LGBTQ+ pregnancy journey?
Family Equality hosts a virtual peer group every other Wednesday for any and all LGBTQ+ folks trying to conceive! Register today to receive log-in information.