Gay Women’s Gathering(TM) on Lesbian Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Free event aims to help lesbians become parents safely by sharing must-know legal and medical information. Presented by Path2Parenthood and California Cryobank with information from Fertility Centers of Illinois.

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To assist lesbian women who want to become parents, Path2Parenthood is hosting a free, educational event about pregnancy and family-building options. Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Thursday, August 20th, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, located at 5233 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640.

The free event will cover critical information, such as finding, choosing and working with known and unknown sperm donors and choosing at home or medical office insemination. The event will also cover how to handle the emotional and legal concerns of building a family.

Faculty for the event include Dr. Angeline Beltsos and Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois, Scott Brown of California Cryobank and Julie M. Tavoso of Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC.

Dr. Beltsos and Dr. Jacobs have helped many lesbians realize their dream of parenthood. They believe that information and knowledge can help those who want to become parents make educated decisions. "Our goal is to help you achieve your dream of parenthood safely and securely," says Dr. Beltsos.

"Knowing your options can help you make the decisions that are right for you," states Dr. Jacobs.

Path2Parenthood, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, is an inclusive, national fertility association committed to serving the LGBT community. While the event is focused on the lesbian community, all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and educational gift bags given to all participants.

Registration is preferred and seating is limited for this free educational evening. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Corey Whelan at or 718-853-1411.

Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years.  FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 11 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world.  FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Warrenville, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs. For more information visit

Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families of choice by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of our work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City.

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