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Grief and the Donor Egg Decision: For Kansas and Missouri Families

Some women that are experiencing infertility will hear the words from their doctor that they may want to consider donor egg if they wish to become pregnant.  The initial reaction most women have when hearing those words is shock, denial, anger, or some combination of these emotions.

These feelings are normal, and unfortunately, necessary to allow the grief process to occur. There are losses associated with using donor egg (or donor sperm) to build your family.  It is essential to recognize and acknowledge those losses before knowing if using an egg donor to build your family is the right decision for you. Acceptance of this family building option can only be reached by working through the grief that is inevitably part of the journey.

To learn more about the egg donor process, contact Kerry Christifano M.A., LCPC today at