Pathways To Parenthood: An Egg Donor and Surrogacy Agency in Kansas City Offers Tips To Cope With The Holidays
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | March 14, 2019
Hippity Hop Hop here comes Easter. For many, Easter is a joyous holiday celebrated with family and friends. For those that have struggled with infertility, the joy of celebrating is overshadowed with the sadness and dread of spending another family-focused/kid-focused holiday feeling sad and hopeless (maybe even a little angry).
There is always the option of just not participating in any celebration or family get together. And frankly, sometimes that is the best option. But for those of you that would like other suggestions on how to cope, here are a few:
- Quit shoulding all over yourself! If you are telling yourself that you should or should not do something, feel something, or expect something, you are going to feel worse than you already do. It is reasonable to expect to feel rotten to some degree during any holiday season while you are going through such a difficult life experience.
- Be selective about the family events you will attend, or limit how long you will be in attendance. Again, don’t tell yourself you should or should not consider this option. Doing so may lessen the pain you will experience from the holiday.
- Create new traditions with your partner/spouse. It is perfectly acceptable to do something new and/or different to celebrate a holiday season. Any disappointment that your family, or your spouse’s family may express may be more bearable than a roomful of children at the family gathering.
For information about family building using an egg donor or gestational surrogate, visit www.pathwaystoparenthood.com.
Egg Donor Program Disclaimer
Pathways to Parenthood Surrogacy Agency’s egg donor program is no longer in operation. After many wonderful years of helping families grow through egg donation, the difficult but necessary decision was made to close the program. The Covid pandemic’s economic impact and change in market conditions greatly influenced our decision.
The good news is that we are still building families through surrogacy. Plus, given our years of experience, we can provide education and guidance regarding the egg donation process for family building, and also recommendations and referrals for finding an egg donor. Please contact us for more information.