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Married Gay Couple Pregnant at Same Time

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By    |   Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 10:17 AM

A married gay couple is pregnant at the same time with due dates just three weeks apart.

Celebrity makeup artist Toby Fleischman took to Instagram to announce that she and her wife Lindsay Lanciault are expecting at the same time, with them both due to give birth this summer, according to Redbook.

They’re both expecting baby boys.

“Everyone always says they want to get pregnant with their best friend and I just happened to be lucky enough to be married to mine,” Fleischman wrote on Instagram.

According to Dr. Kristin Bendikson, a fertility specialist at USC Fertility, “parallel pregnancies” among lesbian couples are not common.

“The only time I’ve seen it happen is when I was a resident – and that was, like, 20 years ago,” Bendikson told Pop Sugar. “The overwhelming majority of lesbian couples that I see are usually focused on one person getting pregnant at a time.”

The couple – residing in Los Angeles – has been married for three years, and according to Fleischman, her wife Lindsay is someone she always knew she wanted to raise kids with.

“There was definitely a time in my life where I didn’t think kids really fit into my plan,” Fleischman said, according to Pop Sugar. “Then, when I met Lindsay, it was absolutely clear that she was someone that I wanted to raise children with.”

When the two were originally planning for children, it was Fleischman who got pregnant first. However, that sadly ended in a miscarriage for the 41-year-old.

After that, the couple sought out a new sperm donor, but that only added to the stress.

The couple then decided to shift gears and focus on Lanciault getting pregnant first.

According to Fleischman and Lanciault, it was those issues that inspired them to share their story.

“I wish more women had spoken openly to me about it before and during our process,” Fleischman told Babble. “It wasn’t until I started sharing the details with some friends that I learned I wasn’t alone.”

Lanciault, 34, is a speech-language pathologist at UCLA.

As for Fleischman, she’s worked with the likes of Evan Rachel Wood, Ellen Page, and Gabourey Sidibe.

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