LGBTQ+ or on a Fertility Journey? Even Planned Babies Can’t Promise Bliss.


LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult “Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though it certainly can happen.” And people on their fertility journey can only hope to become parents without intervention. So why do many of these parents experience intense negative feelings – shame, anxiety and even guilt – once they finally have the child of their dreams?

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