Understanding LGBTQ Family Building


10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Ray Rachlin, LM, CPM, CLC from Refuge Midwifery

Come to this introductory class to learn the ins and outs of how LGBTQ people can create their families. We will be covering:

  • Options for creating families – DIY, ICI, IUI, IVF, Surrogacy, Fostering, Adoption

  • Cycle tracking for insemination

  • Donor options for sperm, eggs, and uteruses

  • Types of care providers and healthcare choices for fertility

  • Impact of gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgeries on fertility, and options for preserving fertility prior to or during gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgery

  • Emotional and legal considerations and preparing for parenthood

  • Infant feeding options

"...the best decision I've ever made for myself and my doula practice... Birthwork is impossible without community and just as we encourage our clients to cultivate their village to support them during their birth and postpartum experiences, we need to do that for ourselves too!"
Ariel De Roche
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