From the early days of meeting over three years ago, we were always on the same page about wanting to have children, though we knew that our path would not be as straight forward as a same-sex couple. We got engaged two years into our relationship and started looking into fertility options more seriously, as we both were in our 30’s and knew we wanted more than one child. We discovered Main Line Fertility and were excited to find an office that seemed really in tune with our specific family needs. From our initial consultation with Dr. Bloom, we felt like we had a much more concrete plan and despite some surprises and setbacks along the way, we are now happily expecting our first baby together!
How was your experience at Main Line Fertility?
We were thrilled to have found Dr. Bloom, as she has a family that looks similar to ours. After talking with Dr. Bloom via Zoom for the first time we knew she understood where we were coming from and what our goals were, and we couldn’t have been more excited to be working with her to start our family. We have consistently been blown away by the support, love and care shown by every member of MLF, from the front desk to the techs, nurses and doctors throughout this entire process. Every member of the MLF team has been accommodating, supportive and communicative, we could not have asked for a better experience and will happily be returning as we continue to grow our family!
What advice would you give to other members of the LGBTQ community who are thinking about starting a family?
I’m not sure we can offer much advice as every family and journey is so different, but we certainly benefited from both the team at MLF and through various social media accounts that we now follow who have gone through similar journeys. It has been so nice to see how many different types of families are out there and the nearly countless ways that these families are formed! We have consistently tried to keep in mind the “one day at a time” approach as the process can be overwhelming, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.