My partner and I, both female, are planning on starting our journey TTC around the end of this year/beginning of next year - and we have NO IDEA where to start!
We know we each want to TTC, with my partner carrying first (she is 35 next month, I am 29). We don’t know if either of us will be able to conceive. She has very abnormal (heavy and months long) cycles that she will be seeing someone about within the next few months to have checked out prior to TTC. 1 1/2 years ago I had a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst that caused an ovarian torsion, which resulted in emergency surgery to remove one ovary and Fallopian tube. [name_m]Prior[/name_m] to that I had almost no cycle for several years, but after the surgery I’ve since mostly regulated.
I have so many questions for TTC. We would very likely go the unknown donor route - has anyone used a donor bank and if so, which one did you use (we’re in southern US) and what was your experience? Did you TTC at home or at a clinic? In general, and especially from other WLW/LGBT that have gone through this journey: where do you recommend starting? What are things to consider? Any tips or words of advice?