How do lesbians have kids?
Yes, lesbians can have kids, too! It might not be as easy as it is for women who have access to sperm 24/7, but it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Lesbians have children the same way as the rest of humankind, just with a little more planning! Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:
1. A lesbian couple or individual decides that they want to have kids.
2. They figure out whether they want to adopt or conceive.
3. For the former, they go through the adoption process like any other citizen. If they decide to carry, they visit a fertility clinic and talk to a doctor about the process, then take home a handful of pamphlets to read.
4. They shop at various online sperm banks and place an order, or ask a friend or family member for his sperm.
5. The woman who intends to carry the child starts eating healthier, taking pre-natal vitamins and tracking her ovulation cycle, just like any other woman planning to get pregnant.
6. She goes back to the fertility clinic where the nurses/doctors track her cycles more accurately, then do some tests to figure out the ideal time to “do the deed”.
7. She endures a series of hormone injections that make her as fertile as possible, then goes through a fertility procedure, such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
8. She takes a home pregnancy test (yes, they’re the same as the ones straight women use) and hopes for the best!
9. She repeats steps 6 through 9, if necessary.
10. She carries the baby for nine months, then gives birth!
To all you lesbians out there interested in having kids, please don’t hesitate to shoot us a message with more questions. This blog barely scratches the surface of what the baby-making process looks like, and we’re happy to answer any additional questions to the best of our knowledge!