FAMILY: More female same-sex couples are using IVF to start families

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“New figures indicate that IVF has moved on from only being a treatment option for heterosexual couples with a fertility problem” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Heterosexual couples have used IVF for decades and still account for around 90% of all fertility patients, however a recent report from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority [….]

FAMILY: Preparing for pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know

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Here are five top tips to consider before embarking on your pregnancy journey BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Getting pregnant usually requires some extra steps for LGBTQI couples and therefore there are some extra elements to consider when preparing to have a baby. With this being said, it is also important to remember to try and relax, [….]

BLOG: The Adoption ABCs

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“This isn’t always how I imagined my parenting journey would begin – but it feels right” BY JENNY CAMPION “So how does it work for lesbians, will you use a sperm donor?” This is the wildly inappropriate question a colleague asked me during my first week at a new job (I should have known it [….]

BLOG: Maternity leave meets social isolation for #WhichOneIsMummy

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“While parents all over social media try to trump each other with the ‘best home-schooling methods’, I’ll stick with what’s within my limits – survival!” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Well… this isn’t exactly what I had in mind for my maternity leave. Rather, I’d imagined going out walking the tiniest human in her buggy in the [….]

BLOG: #WhichOneIsMummy on reaching “the turning point”

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“It’s taken eight weeks, but I finally feel like I am me again” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE Here I am, sitting with our little eight-week-old, finally feeling like things are getting easier. The sun is shining which, of course helps, but also the hormones and emotions have calmed down a lot. My friend messaged me after [….]

TWO MUM CLUB: The online brand for same-sex families

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The clothing company creating personalised pieces for families of all shapes and sizes BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Laura and Kelly Sibley met in London back in 2012 and went on to get married at their dream venue in the Cotswolds five years later. That same year, their journey to becoming parents began… Laura fell pregnant the [….]

PARENTING: New app Frolo celebrates and connects single parents

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Looking for a way to connect with and meet other single, LGBTQI+ parents? Enter Frolo… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Single mum Zoë Desmond wanted to find a way to meet other single parents – so she made an app for it. Enter, Frolo, a brand new app for single parents designed so that they can connect [….]