LGBT Fertility Journey
'Getting pregnant is a journey.
Trying to get pregnant as a lesbian or bisexual woman or as a trans-identified person adds another layer of complexity.
I know, I'm a lesbian and I'm in the process.
Maybe you're just starting and are looking for information.
Maybe you've been trying for a while, and are looking for support in what can be a frustrating process, particularly for LGBT people.
LGBT Fertility Journeys was born from my desire for community and support.
As I have discovered, I'm not the only one who is finding the process lonely.'
The above exert is written by Annemarie Shrouder, from her website www.lgbtfertilityjourneys.com
In her professional life, Annemarie is an author, a speaker and a facilitator on issues of diversity and inclusion. She works with diversity broadly - helping organizations to create environments that value difference - and specializes in the creation of LGBTQ positive spaces both in organizations and schools. She does this through her own business (building Equitable Environments – www.beeing.ca) and in collaboration with others.
In her personal life, Annemarie is partnered, is the owner of a great dog, and dabbles in a few passions: blogging, writing (for fun and sometimes for magazines), interviewing authors at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore (www.facingout.ca) and hosting a radio show (www.blogtalkradio.com/lgbtfertility). Annemarie has actively been on the journey to motherhood since 2006, and is expecting her first child this August! She is currently writing a book about the process.
Read a sample of Annmarie's blogs by clicking on the following links:
Sperm Donor Checklist
Trip to the Fertility Clinic