gay mums in Scotland

(42 Posts)
jasper1980 Sun 06-Feb-11 18:13:05

Hello, I just wondered if there were any other gay mums in scotland? would love to hear from you if there aresmile

My partner and I have a 4 year old and a 20 month old.

Goalie Sun 06-Feb-11 19:35:38

Hi there. There are a few of us ! We're in Edinburgh and have (nearly) two year old DS. Where abouts are you ?

jasper1980 Mon 07-Feb-11 09:53:44

Hi there, we are on the east coast, only an hourish from edinburghsmile, just seems few and far between to meet other gay mumssad....and it would be great to chat/meet some more! ah I love them at this age...when my ds was 2 he was such a sweetie! now at almost 4 he is still wonderful but such a boy!!..DD is just talking and stringing words together.....are you planning any more down the line?

Goalie Tue 08-Feb-11 20:29:22

We're in the planning process as we speak ! Feel free to send me a PM if you want to chat further smile

violets1 Fri 11-Feb-11 13:56:33

Hi,

partner and I have 5 month old twins, in Edinburgh too.Were both somewhat frayed at the moment - just wish the weather was better so we could get out more!

jasper1980 Sun 13-Feb-11 20:20:37

ah hello! sorry I missed the post! oh my twins??? you must be utterly exhausted!....I don't have twins ad found one baby easy, I did not however find a demanding 2 year old and a newborn easier. It does get better though...pm me if you want to chat smile

SparkleArkle Fri 04-Mar-11 08:59:29

hiya, my partner and i are looking to start a family & we're wondering if any of you can suggest a good lesbian/gay friendly doctor in edinburgh. any advice is more than welcome

violets1 Mon 21-Mar-11 10:05:48

Hi, do you mean for post care or insem? I can't help you with the later as we didn't go down that route, but I would guess any good family doctor should offer suitable info etc while pregnant. Good luck!

scaryfairy28 Mon 28-Mar-11 16:43:54

Hi me and my partner are in Dundee would be really keen to meet other gay mums or dads for that matter. I'm 32 weeks and getting nervous now!

jasper1980 Wed 30-Mar-11 14:15:41

hi scary, I sent you a pm

Harper1000 Tue 12-Apr-11 17:40:39

Hi All, Glad to see that there are a least a few lesbian mums in scotland. My partner and I live in Glasgow. I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and getting quite excited. We would like to get to know some other gay mums or dads. Does anyone know if there are any lesbian mums groups in Glasgow/Ayrshire or Edinburgh they would recommend.

jasper1980 Sat 16-Apr-11 14:30:01

Hi Harper, I am not really sure sorry!..someone might though...or ask your local lgbt centre? I can tell you there are none on the east coast!...we are on teh west coast quite a lot though!

Harper1000 Mon 18-Apr-11 14:24:26

Hi Jasper, thanks for your response, much appreciated. I will give the LBGT centre a ring.

scaryfairy28 Tue 19-Apr-11 17:17:11

Hi I had a look a while back and all I could find was a group in edinburgh at the health and wellbeing centre but it had been taken over by someone else maybe the equality network and I couldnt find anything about it anywhere.

bla024 Mon 02-May-11 19:07:22

Hi, my partner and I are wanting to start a family and we were looking for a support group in Glasgow but so far we haven't found any. We'd be interested in talking to any gay parents, or couples thinking of becoming parents, in the Glasgow area who would be happy to share their experience and give us any advice. Thanks!

Lout5 Sun 15-May-11 22:40:45

I am a gay single mum living in Perth, Good to know i'm not the only gay parent in the area though. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter.

Mel101 Thu 02-Jun-11 02:23:27

hi just wondering if there are any other gay mums in Edinburgh orbit there are any gay based mother and toddler groups smile

jasper1980 Sat 04-Jun-11 08:53:06

Hi Mel101, not in the Edinburgh orbit, but east coast. Not sure if there are any toddler groups....its a good idea though!...maybe get in touch with your lgbt centre? they might know

kira81 Mon 16-Jan-12 19:50:33

Hi, I'm 12 weeks pregnantsmileMy partner and I(were're staying in Edinburgh) would like to get some information about pregnancy and lesbian parenting rights.We are in Civil Partnership almost 3 years now and I was wondering how does it work,will my partner become automatically a legal parent to our child?Would love to hear about your pregnancy experiencesmileTomorrow is my first visit with midwife and my partner is going with me I hope it's not going to be a problem,hope our midwife not gonna be a homophobicsmile
I was looking for lesbian pregnancy support group in Edinburgh but could not find any;/

lizziebennet Mon 16-Jan-12 22:52:25

Congratulations!

As you have a CP then your DP will be registered as a parent on the birth certificate. I know that if you aren't in a CP then you have to have conceived through a clinic for it to be automatic.

It's always a drag having that nagging wondering whether someone will have a problem in what should be a straightforward scenario, isn't it, remember, they are a professional and if they have a problem, it's theirs to deal with, not yours!

blydster Mon 23-Jan-12 17:59:28

hi! our LO is 7 weeks old and we would love to meet up with other mums in edinburgh.

JustMeAndMyBaby Mon 23-Jan-12 23:11:07

I'm in Stirling and keep thinking about going to the Edinburgh group.

kira81 Thu 02-Feb-12 19:30:24

Thank you, lizziebennetsmile

Had our first appointment with midwife today,she's in her fifties so I was not sure how will she react when I'll tell her that my partner is a girlsmile But I was so impressed with her,she was so helpful and nice,did not ask at all about ''biological father''. She said she's been a midwife for a long time and never met lesbian couple who were pregnant and right now she got 2 same sex couple in her files. Just was wondering If maybe it is one of you ladies who got her midwife at Leith Community Centre?smile The only info she gave me that the couple is pregnant -that's all.(very professional of hersmile

JustMeAndMyBaby Thu 02-Feb-12 23:41:09

Maybe you could ask her to pass your number on to the other couple. My midwife did this for me about swimming.

weeminto Fri 16-Mar-12 19:47:59

Hi my partner and I (we are lesbians) are looking for advice on having a baby in the next few years. we are looking for advice on how to actually fall pregnant and where to go,we live in west lothian. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fams12 Mon 21-May-12 15:07:31

Hi my partner and I have live in Aberdeen and have a 12 week old. Would love to meet other lesbian/gay parents as we don't know any! X

Robo79 Fri 15-Jun-12 11:35:55

Hi,

We have a 4-week old daughter and live in Edinburgh; we are keen to meet up with other gay parents. Does anyone know of or is part of a group which meets regularly and welcomes new parents? We're looking for something informal - coffee and chat.

Thanks!

zebedeeboing Tue 26-Jun-12 22:44:26

There's a group called rainbow families that meets through the LGBT centre for health and wellbeing, pm me if you want more details.

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Beverleith Sun 02-Sep-12 19:03:01

Hi all, just found this thread. Has anyone tried the group at the LGBT health centre or met up with anyone here? Our baby is due in 2 days! We'd love to have other gay parents around to meet up with both for us and for the sake of our baby. We live in the Hillside/ Leith area of Edinburgh and both work for charities. Give us a shout if anyone would like to arrange a few of us having a coffee or something, once this baby is out and we get over the initial shock!!

MoelFammau Mon 03-Sep-12 03:29:48

Hi,

I'm a gay mum to a lovely 16mo puddle-hopping DD and am really wanting to hook up with other gay parents both male and female for walks and a bit of socialising (both myself and DD). If you also have a dog, that'd be perfect!

Please PM me if interested - I live in Glasgow Southside.

Thank you!

Tromboleece Mon 03-Sep-12 06:33:00

Hi there,

I went through my GP & Glasgow Royal Infirmary Assisted Conception Unit to have my gorgeous 5 month old baby boy by IUI. The sperm donor was selected from the European Sperm Bank which was the only part of the process we had to pay for. We were told the waiting list for UK donors is about 7 years after the HFEA brought in the legislation that donors now have to give their consent for their biological children to contact them when they are 18. The GRI were amazing, very supportive and efficient and I got pregnant on the 1st attempt.

The only sad part now is that my partner and I have recently split up, she is 14 years older than me and at 50 decided that she couldn't handle the responsibility of being a parent after all. I am heartbroken to say the least but I am determined to give my son the best life possible. I would defintely be up for any meetings or get togethers as after 8 years in a relationship I'm having to start all over again. Apologies for this turning into a saga...I only intended to share my experience of assisted conception!

MoelFammau Mon 03-Sep-12 20:19:43

I'd be delighted to meet with you. PM me if this is something you'd be up for.

Thank you!

KarateChopper Sat 06-Apr-13 19:23:48

Hi, there is a lesbian & gay parent website at http://lesbiangayparents.ning.com where you can chat to others and we arrange events where you can meet up with other LGBT families. We are hosting the UK venue for International Family Equality Day too. It's free to join, no ties. :-)
Claire

Kelalifife Tue 09-Apr-13 19:27:06

Hi. We r due our baby in August. We live in fife and we r wondering if there are any events/ groups etc for lgbt parents in our area or nearby! It would b good to get to know like minded ppl , share experiences etc

KarateChopper Sun 14-Apr-13 09:49:46

Hi, I have recently started a social networking website for all us LGBT parents to make it easier for us to meet other like-minded people http://lesbiangayparents.ning.com Pop a long and have a look - it's free :-)
Claire

sole0102 Wed 15-May-13 22:46:04

I am a gay single mum from Ayrshire. I found this site today and it's good to know other gay mums.

HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:46:06

Good gracious, I nearly started this thread months ago and chickened out!

It's great to know you all exist.

I just went to the rainbow families picnic last Saturday and every one was very lovely and welcoming without even a hint of cliqueyness

My dd is 16 months and loves other children!
Maybe we could arrange a meet up at the baby room in the museum on chambers st, if anyone else fancies it.

I am also about an hour from edinburgh (by bus because I keep failing my stupid driving test!) and as a lp to dd often feel very isolated.

There are quite a few lesbian focused groups in edinburgh but as many of then clash with bedtime they are just not an option for me sad

I desperately want to go to lady birds book group, I'm on their mailing list and the books sound great!

HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:49:02

Also while we're on the subject of meeting up

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a1765661-Is-there-a-Scottish-meetup-being-planned

You might want to look at this smile

HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:52:14

The edinburgh meet is at a free fringe show by an edinburgh mnetter who is also a physio therapist (it's stand up)

She sold me when she explained part of her show involves a giant hand knitted vagina based on

www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc07/snatchel.htm

grin

hnc23 Sun 25-Aug-13 16:54:53

im a mum whos been in a lesbian relationship for nearly 2 years. my little girl is nearly 4 and doesn't understand our relationship. is she to young to understand or woult it be better to let her think were just friends until shes a bit older.

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