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Pregnancy

Pregnant-belly

There are a variety of options available for women who are keen to give birth to their own children. It is possible for a lesbian mother to give birth to a child in Singapore. To find out more, click the links below.

Getting Pregnant

It is not possible to get medically assisted fertility treatment in Singapore due to the current laws - Women need their husband's consent to obtain fertility treatment. However, there are a variety of options available to get pregnant. At home insemination One of the easiest and most cost efficient ways is to find a sperm donor, get a syringe/turkey baster and start trying! Tips:  Do set the expectations with the sperm donor right from the beginning. It helps to get a contract written out and signed so that all parties involved are clear on the boundaries. Some view sperm donors as part of the famil [...]

Giving Birth

The choice of OBGYN and hospital will be very important as this will determine the entire birth experience. While the general experience in Singapore has been mostly pleasant, we do have cases whereby the hospital refused to acknowledge the biological mother's partner. Partners have also been banned from operation theatres during C-sections and are generally not recognised as next of kin of the biological mother. Couples are recommended to be open with their doctors from the beginning and seek a second or third opinion if the doctor seems to be homophobic. Giving birth in Singapore means the biological moth [...]