Reciprocal IVF is also called Shared Maternity, Shared Parenthood, or Co-Maternity. It is an option for couples in which both partners have eggs/uteruses. One partner undergoes an IVF cycle in order to retrieve eggs. The eggs are then fertilized using donor sperm to create embryos. An embryo is then transferred into the other partner’s uterus. It is a wonderful way for each parent to share a role in the creation of their child.