A SAME-sex couple from Studley are offering advice to women who are considering using a fertility clinic for the first time.
Experienced parents Natasha Brown and Vicky Worrall decided to help others after welcoming their second child, Leo, into the world a few weeks ago.
Leo, along with his four-year-old sister Poppy, were born through using the same sperm donor at clinic CARE Fertility.
“When we first approached the clinic we had no idea what to expect or how to go about things,” said Vicky.
“So we understand what first-time parents are going through and that’s why we think it’s important to offer any advice we can.”
The pair have since been contacted by dozens of women on Facebook and email who want to know what using a clinic is like.
When a couple decides to have a baby, the clinic organises a meeting to assess whether or not they would be suitable parents.
“They also offer extremely useful tips, including how to tell your child that they were born in a fertility clinic and how to avoid certain situations when the child has grown up,” said Vicky.
“For example, one sperm donor may be used by lots of couples which would lead to all those children having lots of siblings without knowing it.
“If they were to meet in a club when they were eighteen, they might be automatically drawn to eachother because of pheromones and may get confused sexually.”
CARE Fertility’s medical director, Dr Gillian Lockwood, said it was a pleasure to help Vicky and Natasha.
“It is fantastic to see more and more single women and same-sex couples coming for help to have a family.”
If you are seeking advice you can contact Vicky by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.