I used to work in Labor and Delivery before I became a SAHM and we had a lesbian couple who delivered. One time one partner delivered, and with the next baby, the other partner. (So each woman would get to experiance pregnancy and delivery)They too used a turkey baster but they didn't purchase the sperm. They got it from a male gay couple they knew.
They were VERRY open about their situation. They weren't just open...they LOOVED talking about it and would discuss it with any and everyone who came into contact with them.
Upon admission, they made a huge deal about giving us all these legal papers (power of attorney, etc) and made a huge deal that 2 mothers were listed on the birth certificate...and 2 fathers. (the gay male couple who had given the sperm). Upon delivery, the delivery room was full with all 4 members of this "family" present. They also insisted that armbands be made to include them all.
The other gay couple I knew of that delivered was a male couple. They had a surrogate. The mother who delivered was a young, married woman with 2 other children. She would not discuss the situation...said it was too painful. She always looked like she was about to cry. (Absolutely broke my heart).
However, the gay couple again, LOVED talking about it. They told us they had obtained a donor egg from another state, and had fresh breast milk flown in from another state. (Eww! Didn't even know you could do that until then). Upon delivery, the gay couple went into the postpartum area, while the birth mother was transferred to another part of the hospital.
ALL us nurses went home praying for the baby and birth mother.
angelka71, RR 51 Comments
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