Testimonial by Laura and Maria Jose

It makes us extremely happy when couples come to Lesmaternity and their dreams of becoming pregnant come true.

Congratulations Laura and Maria Jose and thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

We wish you all the happiness in the world!

This is their story:

 

We are Laura and Maria Jose.

Like many other couples who have been together for 6 and a half years, we made one of the most important decisions of our lives: STARTING OUR OWN FAMILY!

During our research, we had a lot of doubts, which made us feel like we had even more questions.

Finally, we found this website by accident.  We thought it was very interesting how other couples, like us, could make their wish of BECOMING MUMS come true, so we reached out to Bea.

They got back to us very quickly.  We had a meeting where she explained the steps and shared her own experience. She told us that we should get in touch with the clinic.

We called and everything from then on went very quickly.  The staff was friendly and attentive all the time.

We started this journey on October 3rd, 2016 with some setbacks, all mostly related to the timing of menstruation, but eventually, we were on track.

After some routine visits to the clinic, M. Jose started the hormone treatments on the third day of her period.

Sometime later after several more routine checks, Dr. Luis finally set the date (everything moved really fast, but the process itself was very slow and daunting).

The artificial insemination was performed on October 17, 2016, and we had to wait 15 days for the result.

 

We tried to be realistic about it all since the statistics show that the odds are low in our situation, but we also were optimistic that maybe our hopes and dreams would help us beat those odds.

Finally, the day to take the pregnancy test came. With some nerves and a lot of excitement, we waited 3 minutes for the result: POSITIVE!

 

In that moment of surprise, joy, and excitement you forget all the waiting, nerves and treatments that got you here. You can only think about how your dreams just came true.

We are now 11 weeks into the pregnancy and during our 6 week ultrasound we could hear our baby’s heartbeat.

 

We would like to thank Lesmaternity, especially Bea, for all the help and attentiveness during the process and pregnancy, and most of all, for her honesty. 

I also want to thank Dr. Luis and his staff for showing us such great professionalism and kindness.

To all those other couples out there we would like to say that they should never give up on their dreams.  Sooner or later they will come true.

 

If you have any doubts or questions you should contact Lesmaternity.

 

 

Christmas goal: telling people we want to be mums

Christmas is here and we are wondering: how can we tell our families that we want to be mums? How will they react? Will they be accepting?

We meet for Christmas Eve and the whole family is around a big table.

Everyone knows we’re lesbians and sometimes they whisper about us. That’s why we try to be discreet, even though we act normally.

The usual chitchat is going on around the table; we’re catching up since we haven’t seen them in a while. Eventually, the conversation focuses on us two and they ask us what we have been up to. How do we tell them we want to be mothers? Have a baby, be lesbian? Is it too much at a dinner like this? With people who are much older? Should we tell everyone at the same time?

Slowly, but determined we spit it out: “We want to be mothers.” Uncomfortable silence. “Yes,” I said to them, “we know that it will take some time and that a process of fertilisation is necessary, but we want to feel like you. We know it will be one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives.”

The room is still quiet. I looked at my partner in the eye and felt her support. She squeezed my hand. Then I looked into my mother’s eyes and noticed a gleam.

My mother congratulated us wholeheartedly and immediately broke the tension in the room with laughter and cheer. Little by little, they remembered anecdotes of their own pregnancies and cravings.

“Being a mother is wonderful,” they said, “but how are you going to do it, in your situation?”

We explained to them that, nowadays, one can be the genetic mother and the other can be the pregnant mother, so that both of us will put a part of ourselves in the future child. We were talking about the ROPA Method.

Amazed by what we told them, they told us about their pregnancies, their anecdotes, how they found out and even the first years of inexperienced parenting. I knew the men were a little uncomfortable. As dinner progressed, the situation normalized and memories of the past years filled the night with unforgettable moments.

It was one of the best Christmas Eves I can remember. We had the courage to tell them we were going to be lesbian mums and grow our family.

At the end of the night we were more confident of our decision and at the same time we felt closer to our family who can’t wait to meet out little one as soon as he is born.

We have started the process with LesMaternity. We listened to each and every piece of advice we were given that night. All we can do now is wait and try to squeeze as much as we can out of this experience.

We are sure that next Christmas Eve there will be at least one more baby at our dinner table!

As they say in the movies, this is based on a true story. How was yours?

How did you tell the family? How did they react? What did they tell you? We would love to read about your experience in the comments.

Merry Christmas!

 

Testimonial by Laura and Gemma

We just received this testimonial from a happy couple.
They have become mothers using the ROPA method and they are truly grateful.

This is their story:

“Nine months ago at BCN IVF we had two embryos transferred.
Ines and Dario were born healthy and strong on 6/9/2016.
We would like to thank Lesmaternity for pointing us in the direction of the clinic and for giving us the courage to once again go through with this process after a failed attempt.
We would like to know if you belong or know of any LGBT parenting associations? We believe it’s important for our children to experience and be around a great variety of families.  We would love more information about it.
Cheers!!

Laura, Gemma, Ines and Dario.”

We are extremely happy that your dreams of becoming parents have come true.
You could be next!