Epigenetics and Donor Egg Conception in Kansas City
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | October 4, 2013
The theory of epigenetics, which has been supported by research findings, gives mothers who conceive utilizing an egg donor assurance they are uniquely influencing the development of their baby. This fascinating field offers much needed reassurance to intended mothers who utilize an egg donor to conceive, that they are the biological mother to their child.
The field of epigenetics states that the “activation” of genes is greatly influenced by many different factors that are outside of the gene itself. These factors are termed epigenetic factors. What we know about epigenetic factors inform us that the expression of genes begins in the womb. The woman carrying the child, and her internal environment, greatly influence how a baby’s genes are expressed.
Those considering utilizing an egg donor to have a baby can now know that the birth mother influences what her child will be like at a genetic level. Your child will be biologically and uniquely influenced by you before he/she is even born! To learn more about using an egg donor in to have a baby, contact us today.