Egg Donation in Kansas City: What is the first step for intended parents?
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | April 26, 2014
When a woman or couples first hear the recommendation from their physician that using an egg donor to build and grow their family is an option they should consider, knowing where to start is the first thought many people have. Although there are many important steps in the process, the first important step is allowing time to understand all of the emotions that come along with hearing those words.
It is normal to feel a variety of difficult emotions, and one of those feelings is grief. Most women and couples don’t understand that grieving the loss of having a genetic child is something that all people feel when they learn that using their own eggs (or sperm) is not a viable option. It is a loss to the individual, but also to the couple, as a husband and wife must grieve together that their combined genetics to have a child is not the path to parenthood for them.
The time that it takes for an individual or couple to grieve so they can move forward is extremely variable. It can take a few weeks, a few months, and sometimes even longer. Counseling can be very helpful while going through this stage of the process. You will know when you are ready to move forward. Maybe you will decide using an egg donor is not the right option for you. There are other ways to build and grow your family so take the time you need to figure out which option is best for you.
For more information about using egg donation to build and grow your family, contact us today at www.pathwaystoparenthood.com.