Becoming a Parent with RSMC
Family building options are limitless. Whether it’s with her or on your own, achieving a childhood dream or now beginning to envision your next chapter, we are here to help make it a reality. The combination of your goals, cutting edge technology, and our compassionate care will bring you aspirations to life. Your dream is our dream.
RSMC’s mission is to help you actualize your dreams of parenthood. With success rates that are well above the national average we are passionate about supporting you throughout your journey. Our doctors have over 150 years of experience in creating new families, allowing you to focus on your vision of growing your family tree.
Understanding Your Options
Before embarking on this path, it is important to find a physician you resonate with. Your journey will begin with a complimentary initial consultation, allowing you to move forward with confidence by discussing your options and developing an individualized plan.
At RSMC you are not just a number, your treatment should be as unique as you are.
Lesbian Family Building Options
Whatever family building option you choose, RSMC will make sure that you get the expert care you deserve. Many of our patients choose to use third-party reproductive services (using sperm, eggs, and/or embryos from a donor) to help them achieve their family building goals.
Women have a several options when building their family. However, before choosing which option is best, it is important to decide who will carry the pregnancy (you, your partner or a gestational carrier). You will also want to consider how many children you want as well.
Once you have decided who will carry the pregnancy, this person will have the initial fertility evaluation, which can help determine if there are any medical conditions or risk factors to address that might affect fertility.
During your initial fertility evaluation diagnostic testing will be performed. This gives us a clear picture and determines if there are obstacles that may affect you or your partner’s ability to achieve or carry a pregnancy. Several tests and diagnostic exams include:
- Ovarian reserve testing: A series of blood and imaging tests that help determine the quality and quantity of viable eggs. This also helps determine if an egg donor is needed.
- Hormone testing: There are a variety of hormones associated with reproduction. We typically test for levels of FHS, LH and AMH to determine your remaining egg supply. FHS levels are a good indicator of egg production. LH levels trigger ovulation and development of the corpus luteum. AMH indicates the presence of growing follicles. Hormone testing will also determine which partner has the highest quality eggs.
- Transvaginal ultrasound: An ultrasound is standard with any fertility evaluation. We will check for scarring uterine fibroids and polyps.