The holiday season is a time for giving. And at Donor Egg Bank USA, we’d like to offer you the gift that pretty much everyone (regardless of where they are on their journey to parenthood) can appreciate. And that is, a little more knowledge and (hopefully) a lot less uncertainty.
We’ve highlighted some key areas of interest for those hoping to become parents and provided 12 great resources — or places for you to turn — to learn more, understand more, and to feel more supported. So, let’s get sharing:
- Separating Fact From Fiction:
We’ve all heard these great “insider tips” to getting pregnant, but which ones are actually legit? What to Expect serves up the straight scoop about what works and what doesn’t when you’re trying to conceive.
- Defining Infertility:
One in eight couples will struggle to conceive. Resolve: The National Infertility Association provides a clear-cut definition and comprehensive exploration for those who have been given an infertility diagnosis.
- Talking About Infertility:
So, if you are struggling with infertility, who else should know? And just how much should you share? Very Well Family offers some helpful guidelines about what to say, to whom, and when to say it … or not.
- ART and the LGBTQ Community:
When it comes to having babies, there is, of course, a wholly separate list of considerations for an LGBTQ family. Futurity highlights some important findings from a new study focusing on gay men (specifically) who are using assisted reproductive technology (ART).
- Progress in the Workplace: How Companies are Providing Financial Support for Infertility Treatments:
One of your first questions about any infertility treatment is most likely, “How am I going to pay for it?” Rescripted shares some hopeful information, plus a list of companies that offer their employees fertility coverage.
For Understanding Frozen Donor Egg
- The Benefits of Frozen Donor Egg Vs. Fresh Donor Egg:
Making the choice to use frozen donor egg offers you a number of advantages over using a fresh donor egg. Take a look at one of our recent Donor Egg Bank USA blog posts to learn more.
- Finding Peace of Mind:
If you’re looking for a more financially protected path to parenthood, you’ll want to know more about two specific Donor Egg Bank USA plans. Both the Assured Refund PlanÒ and the Multi Egg Lot Refund Plan include our live birth guarantee: bring home a baby or receive a 100% refund. Here’s your chance to learn more about these, and all the plans, we offer.
- Talking to Your Donor-Conceived Child:
Another common question from those considering frozen donor egg is how will they explain their child’s origins to them. Most experts agree, that when it comes to donor-conceived children, honesty (and transparency) is the best policy. Here are some valuable tips from Donor Conception Network on the topic.
For Finding Hope: Stories With Happy Endings
- Meet Jennifer:
Even though none of her three children were conceived quite the same way, one thing they all share is their love of being a part of this sweet family. Get to know this Donor Egg Bank USA champion.
- Follow Justin and Chris:
This couple had plenty of love but needed something more to build their family. They found it at Donor Egg Bank USA. Follow them on Instagram @TwoDapperDads to learn more about their story.
For a Laugh and a Little Self Care
- Holiday Jollies:
Regardless of how you feel about the holidays, we can all benefit from a good (Santa-like) belly laugh this month. Harper's Bazaar has shared a list of 50 Christmas movies guaranteed to deliver more snorts and snickering than sugary sweetness.
- Don’t Forget to Breathe
Make sure you put yourself on the “nice list.” This holiday season, give yourself a gift of much-deserved “me time.” Headspace has some valuable suggestions to get you started.