One of the benefits of being a lesbian couple is definitely not accidentally getting pregnant. But what about when you actually want to get pregnant? Well, unsurprisingly, it’s a bit more complicated. While there is an “underground” market for sperm, for many reasons, you should not go that route.
Yay! You were able to successfully induce lactation! You may be getting drops to ounces, but you’ve got something and that is important to celebrate. As you are counting down the days to your baby’s arrival, you are likely wondering how you and your partner can schedule feeding times with your newborn. We are going to review what an ideal schedule might look like and how you can adjust that for your own specific needs.
Embarking on the path to parenthood as a lesbian couple comes with its unique set of considerations- there’s not going to be any accidental pregnancies here for one! Plus, four boobs! Don’t worry, we’ll be talking about that in another blog. As far as deciding how to get pregnant, there’s some options to consider. We are going to go through the different types of donors and why you might want each one.
As we celebrate the diversity of family structures, it’s essential to recognize and embrace the unique experiences that individuals and couples go through during the postpartum period. If you were assigned female at birth and are having a baby, but aren’t the pregnant one, you may be interested in learning more about induced lactation. This is the process of having your body produce milk without being pregnant.
I consider myself a recovering perfectionist, and 7 years ago I was a bit less of the “recovering” part. I started my pregnancy voraciously reading everything I could get my hands on. In my voracious reading, I collected really good nuggets of parenting advice that really helped and changed me.