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CHA fertility center Los Angeles

CHA fertility center Los Angeles

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">Liliane</span>

    Hi everyone!

    I’ve recently scheduled a first visit in CHA fertility. Does anyone have experience with this fertility clinic? I’m in a same-sex relationship and therefore looking for shared egg donation IVF. I would also be glad to hear how this procedure will look like and what to expect.

    I heard you need to undergo some kind of surgery in order to get your eggs retrieved? I’m a little bit scared of surgical procedures and don’t know if it will be performed with sedation or not.

    06/03/2020 at 8:45 am
  2. Hi Lilian,

    first of all, you don’t need to worry at all. The egg retrieval procedure is a simple, short intervention that lasts only 30 minutes and which is done under anesthesia. In order to get an idea about egg retrieval, I recommend you this post: Egg Retrieval- How Are Eggs Harvested in IVF?

    Concerning your question about reciprocal IVF, this is a type of in vitro fertilization aimed at lesbian couples who do not have fertility issues. The eggs from one partner are inseminated with donor sperm, and the resulting embryo(s) transferred to the other partner, who will carry the pregnancy to term and give birth. Read here about the procedure in detail: What Is Reciprocal IVF? Everything Lesbian Couples Need to know.

    Hope this helps,

    all the best.

    06/04/2020 at 12:00 pm
    • Hello Romina!

      could you please guide me on which fertility treatment is adequate in our case? I’m in a lesbian relationship, we both are young and healthy. I’ve read your articles here in order to get an idea of how to conceive in our case, but I’m confused. I don’t know if we need IVF or just artificial insemination with a sperm donor. How will we know which treatment is best for us?

      06/18/2020 at 7:01 pm
    • Hi Carina,

      There exist three main fertility options for women in a lesbian relationship to have a child, all of them obviously with donor sperm. The first is artificial insemination, in which case they have to decide which one is going to undergo the treatment. There is the possibility that both of them do so, too. Should artificial insemination be unsuccessful, couples may be advised to move on to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

      On the other hand, there exists a method called partner-to-partner egg donation, lesbian IVF, reciprocal IVF, co-IVF, or two-mom IVF, a technique that is increasingly becoming popular, as it allows for both partners to participate actively in the journey toward conception. Here you’ll have a short summary of Baby options for female same-sex couples: Options for Lesbian Couples.

      In case you still can’t decide on which treatment is most adequate, I recommend you access our fertility report. This tool is completely free of charge and helps you determine which fertility treatment is best in your case. You also get an overview of the cost of your fertility treatment, fertility clinics in your preferred area, and useful tips for your first clinic visit. Just click here: Your Personalized Fertility Report.

      Hope I was able to help you,

      all the best.

      07/01/2020 at 9:10 am
    • Thanks a lot, Romina! This report was really useful. I think we try with artificial insemination first and we’ll see what happens then.

      Have a great day!

      07/03/2020 at 9:12 am