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IVF options for lesbian couples

At abc ivf, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to start a family. If you’re looking to start or grow your family as a lesbian couple then we can help, offering the UK's most affordable IVF options.

Over the years we’ve supported many lesbian couples trying for a baby and have different IVF treatment options available to suit your needs.

We can offer 3 types of fertility treatment; IVF, IVF with Donor Sperm and also Reciprocal IVF/Shared motherhood.

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What are your treatment options?

IVF - During IVF, a woman’s eggs are collected from her ovaries and fertilised with sperm in the laboratory. Any embryos created in this process, will later be placed back into the womb to grow and develop. You can use this package if you have sourced donor sperm from elsewhere.

IVF + Donor Sperm - If you need donor sperm to complete your family, we can help you by offering an affordable IVF Package which includes everything you'll need during your treatment cycle. We can help you find a sperm donor and guide you through each step of your journey to ensure creating your dream family is as straightforward as possible.

Reciprocal IVF/Shared Motherhood - This type of IVF allows both women to play a vital part in the conception, gestation and birth of their child. One female is the egg donor and the other female partner will receive the embryo and carry the pregnancy. Donor sperm is also required to fertilise the eggs.

IUI - IUI is the process whereby donor sperm is inserted directly into the uterus at the most fertile point of a woman's natural cycle. We don’t offer this treatment at abc ivf, but if you are interested in IUI, you can have it at our sister clinic, CREATE Fertility.

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Who is our IVF suitable for?

We believe that our treatments are suitable for the majority of patients. However, we want to keep your journey simple, safe and effective so we have some criteria which our patients need to meet:

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The female partner undergoing treatment needs to be aged 37 or younger.

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The female partner undergoing treatment needs to have a BMI of 30 or lower.
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A normal or good ovarian reserve. Individual decisions will be made after a full review at your baseline scan

If you meet the three entry criteria we are able to book you in for your initial consultation and assessment. There are a number of complex medical conditions that could mean you are not eligible for treatment at abc ivf due to our simplified process and protocols. Eligibility for actual treatment will be decided by your clinician after the scan and consultation has taken place.

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What our patients say

Our all-inclusive packages

IVF Package
£2,750

Our Complete IVF Package includes everything you'll need for your treatment:

  • Treatment consultation
  • Medication
  • HFEA fee
  • Screening tests
  • Monitoring scans & bloods
  • Clinical advice
  • Sedation fees
  • Egg collection
  • Embryo transfer
  • Early pregnancy scan

In specific cases there may be the need for additional tests or treatments which are not included within our cycle package and will be charged separately. Exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. Please read our Cost FAQs for more information on potential additional costs.

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IVF + Donor sperm
£3,850

Our Complete IVF + Donor Sperm Package, includes everything you'll need for treatment:

  • Treatment consultation
  • Medication
  • HFEA fee
  • Screening tests
  • Monitoring scans & bloods
  • Clinical advice
  • Sedation fees
  • Egg collection
  • Donor sperm
  • Embryo transfer
  • Early pregnancy scan

In specific cases there may be the need for additional tests or treatments which are not included within our cycle package and will be charged separately. Exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. Please read our Cost FAQs for more information on potential additional costs.

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Reciprocal IVF
£6,795

Our Reciprocal IVF Package, includes everything you'll need for treatment:

  • Treatment consultation
  • IVF cycle
  • HFEA fee
  • Screening tests for both partners
  • Medication for egg collection
  • Medication for frozen emybro transfer
  • Monitoring scans & bloods
  • Clinical advice
  • Counselling
  • Sedation fees
  • Egg collection
  • Embryo freezing and 2 years storage
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Pregnancy test
  • Early pregnancy scan

In specific cases there may be the need for additional tests or treatments which are not included within our cycle package and will be charged separately. Exact costs will be discussed at consultation based on patients’ individual needs. Please read our Cost FAQs for more information on potential additional costs.

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Frequently asked questions

The first step to starting treatment at our clinic is to book an Initial Consultation and Scan. This is a 45 minute appointment with a specialist Nurse Consultant.

The first part of the appointment includes an advanced Pelvic Assessment Scan which will help us assess your egg reserve, the health of your uterus, endometrium (lining of the womb), ovaries and follicles.

You will then have a consultation with your Consultant who will explain your results, discuss your medical history, answer any questions you may have and talk you through your individualised treatment plan.

If you are ready to go ahead, you can start treatment as soon as your next menstrual cycle.

We work with only recognised and licensed donor banks to provide the best quality sperm. All sperm donors have to be in good health and are screened for sexually transmitted diseases and some genetic disorders. The sperm is assessed as high quality before being approved for donation.

CREATE Fertility Sperm Bank offer international sperm and provide FREE shipping between our clinics.

We also work in partnership with the Cryos International Sperm Bank and European Sperm Bank where you can access their donor bank and order sperm direct with them.

Generally, there isn’t a waiting list, but it depends on your situation because there is currently a shortage of sperm from BAME communities.