Reciprocal IVF for lesbian couples.

Reciprocal IVF is a new treatment for lesbian women to achieve a pregnancy. It is also known as double maternity. Together with Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm, they are the different options for women with a female partner to achieve a pregnancy.
In the reciprocal IVF, one of the women has to undergo an ovarian stimulation in order to get a sufficient number of oocytes for performing an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Once the oocytes are retrieved they get fertilized with donor sperm. 
On the other hand, the woman who will get pregnant needs to undergo an endometrial preparation treatment with estrogens in order to achieve a good endometrial thickness. This endometrial preparation takes place at the same time as the female partner is undergoing the ovarian stimulation. The embryos are transferred into the recipient’s uterus in order to achieve pregnancy. One woman will give her oocytes, being the donor and the other woman, being the recipient, will get the embryos transferred.
Thanks to this technique it becomes possible that both women participate in the pregnancy process. One of them will be the genetic mother and the other one the gestational mother. 


Pauline Kiernan

Hi, We are a same sex couple from Ireland. I’ve had numerous ivf failed cycles. My amh is very low at only 1.2. I am 35 and my partner is 42.we are now considering using her eggs. We will get her amh tested. We also have donor sperm from the European sperm bank. Could I get a list of details and prices for the above. Also any other legal requirements I need to know. Thanks,

Pauline 0851392898

Barcelona IVF

Thank you Pauline for contacting us. I am going to pass your email to our Patient Assistant team and they will get to you as soon as possible. If you want you can contact them on the email adress: [email protected]. Dr Guix


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