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Emotional support through donor conception

Becky Kearns
Founder of DefiningMum & Paths to Parenthub, Paths to Parenthub

Advanced Maternal Age, Donor Eggs, Emotions and Support

From this video you will find out:
  • What emotions are present when you realize that donor conception is your only option?
  • What are the most common doubts and fears you will need to deal with during the process?
  • How can I cope with the emotional aspects of donor conception?

What is the emotional side of using donor conception?

In this session, Becky Kearns, Founder of DefiningMum & Paths to Parenthub, mum to three girls, all thanks to egg donation, has talked about the importance of emotional support when you’re going through donor conception treatment.

Becky Kearns

Becky Kearns

Becky Kearns is a mum to three girls, all thanks to egg donation. After an early menopause diagnosis in her twenties, she went on to have five unsuccessful cycles of IVF, including a miscarriage, with her own eggs. Making the decision to move to donor conception wasn't easy, but eventually, Becky found hope in this path to parenthood as she began to redefine what it meant to her to be a mum. Becky and her husband were fortunate that with their first attempt using donated eggs they were successful and welcomed their eldest daughter Mila into the world in 2016, before having their twins in 2018. Now finally a mum, Becky remembered just how alone and lost she felt on her fertility journey as well as how little donor conception was talked about, and so she started her DefiningMum blog just over two years ago, sharing both her fertility struggles but also her parenting journey now. In 2020, she launched a virtual donor conception support platform - Paths to Parenthub, designed to offer information, support and much-needed connection for anyone needing to use a donor to build their family.
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Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka is an International Patient Coordinator who has been supporting IVF patients for over 2 years. Always eager to help and provide comprehensive information based on her thorough knowledge and experience whether you are just starting or are in the middle of your IVF journey. She’s a customer care specialist with +10 years of experience, worked also in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. When she’s not taking care of her customers and patients, you’ll find her traveling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.


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