In our next vlog with "Broadway Husbands" Stephen and Bret, the dads-to-be talk about the process of choosing an egg donor and creating embryos.
After learning they'd have to wait for their donor to "cycle twice" before beginning, the guys offered a word of wisdom to future gay men who are interested in surrogacy:
"Just so you know they call it 'bleeds,'" Bret said.
"Yeah they said they're waiting for her 'second bleed,'" Stephen added.
"So if they tell you that, don't be shocked," Bret cautioned. "I guess that's just a phrase that they use medically?"
Bret, a New York actor, and Stephen, a Broadway dancer, make up the dynamic duo behind @BroadwayHusbands. Gays With Kids is extremely excited to have front row seats, as this theater duo vlog about the highs, lows, complications and revelations of their surrogacy journey.
Watch this latest installment of their journey and follow along as we learn about their hopes and their worries, gain insight on their mindset about starting a family, and the factors that helped them choose surrogacy and, ultimately, their fertility clinic, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).
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In this video you'll hear Bret and Stephen discuss:
The process of choosing their egg donor (0:15)
Filling out the egg donor questionnaire (0:29)
Exploring RMACT's egg donor profile database (0:47)
Bret and Stephen discuss the egg donor they selected and what they learned and loved about her (1:00)
The next steps for their egg donor; she has to cycle twice before they can do an egg retrieval (2:10)
Overall thoughts and excitement on the egg donor process (2:45)
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