In this lesbian IUI testimonial, two of our patients explain that in spite of lingering social stigmas, they were welcomed at the Center for Fertility and Gynecology. They felt informed every step of the way, and their numerous questions were answered patiently. They are now expecting a healthy baby girl.
Olivia: From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease. The way the doctors approached my wife and I with their questions, the way we were . . . I mean honestly, and if I may throw this in, being a gay couple, you're not always welcomed so beautifully and with open arms. There is still a stigma, very much so, to what we're doing. It was amazing to just be absolutely welcomed to just be like, "Well, come on in, kids." It was a welcoming environment, it was a sweet environment and it was a very knowledgeable environment. They answered all of our questions. There were no, "Let me get back to you on that." It was just . . .
Rebecca: And we knew what our options were.
Rebecca: The level of care was phenomenal.
Olivia: Really, from our first meeting with them.
Olivia: It was just we had this laundry list of questions and, God, prices and what are we doing. We were just really hand-held and it was a wonderful experience. I thought it was going to be kind of scary and clinical.
Rebecca: But it wasn't.
Olivia: It just wasn't.
Rebecca: Now we're five months along on our first pregnancy. We know it's a girl.
Rebecca: We know she's healthy. We've had many of our tests done and so far so good. Everything's looking really wonderful.
Olivia: And it was awesome. Here, they did a pre-screen DNA test for us so by nine or 10 weeks, we could rule out Down syndrome. We even got to find out the sex of the baby. It wasn't months and months into it.
Rebecca: We didn't have to wait for the amnio.
Olivia: Don't have to wait for amnios to find out what was going on. It was just so many unanswered questions that didn't have to go unanswered. We were able to just know some stuff after everything else that we'd been through, all the ultrasounds and all of the drug shots. We were able to just have some peace of mind moving forward. That was really kind of priceless.
Olivia： 从我走进来的那一刻起，我就感到安心。医生向我和我妻子询问问题的方式，我们……我的意思是，作为一对同性恋伴侣，您不会总是受到如此热情和开放的对待。对于我们正在做的事而言，同性恋无疑仍是一个污名。可是在这里，我们真的很受欢迎，就像是说：“你们好，请进，孩子们。” 这里的环境如此温馨，如此甜蜜，而且非常专业。他们回答我们提出的所有问题。他们从来不会说，“嗯，让我考虑一下再回答你们。” 这里真的是……
Olivia： 这真的好极了。在这里，他们为我们实施了筛选前 DNA 检测，所以到第 9 或第 10 周，我们可以排除唐氏综合征。我们甚至已经知道宝宝的性别。这不需要等待几个月。