Making Babies

“Dad” in 100 languages

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For two mum or two dad families, deciding to have kids is often easier than trying to decide what each of you will be called. If you’re struggling to find a name for yourself, it might be worth looking abroad. Check out the list below for how to say ‘Dad’ in 100 different languages.   Afrikaans : vader Albanian : ... Read More »

Lesbian access to IVF and IUI in Canada

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It may come as no surprise, that one of the countries which has enjoyed marriage equality for over 10 years, also provides equal access to IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) and IUI (interuterine insemination) for lesbian/same-sex attracted female couples. Cost of accessing IUI or IVF in Canada In Canada, a cycle of in-vitro fertilisation costs approximately $10,000 to $15,000. While Canada also ... Read More »

What is interuterine insemination (IUI)?

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What is IUI? Interuterine Insemination (IUI), also called artificial insemination, is when the donor’s sperm is inserted into your uterus around the time of ovulation. If you have a regular period and no known health issues, IUI will likely be done on a natural cycle. If your doctor decides you may need a little help, you may be given artificial ... Read More »

Reciprocal IVF – making a baby with your partner’s embryo

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It is becoming increasingly common for women to carry an embryo developed from their partner’s egg and donor sperm. The reasons to choose this path are varied. One partner may have a medical condition they don’t want to pass on. They may be unable to carry themselves. Or they simply want the experience of carrying their partner’s biological child. Whatever ... Read More »

What is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

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What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the process of taking an egg and introducing it to sperm, outside a woman’s body. “In vitro” means ‘in glass’ as the egg and sperm meet in a petri dish in a laboratory. If the sperm and egg join, an embryo is formed. Healthy embryos are placed back into the uterus to ... Read More »

Baby names with pride

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You’ve swept through the family tree in search of a meaningful baby name and the Beryl’s and Gordon’s just aren’t going to cut it for the kid you’re baking. One way to give them a name that is filled with meaning is to dip in the rich pool of queer history and give them a name they can wear with ... Read More »