Sperm & Egg Donor Support GroupJoin an upcoming support group to explore the emotional aspects of egg and sperm donation.

On January 28th, we have a very special support group that is meeting in Danbury, led by one of RMACT’s gifted fertility counselors, Melissa Kelleher, LCSW.

This group is dedicated to men and women who are considering or have decided on using donor sperm or donor eggs. We know that these are not decisions that are made lightly or easily. Melissa will be there to help answer questions, ease transitions and offer support.

Sperm or Egg Donation Recipients Support Group

All of us hope that becoming pregnant is going to be simple. None of us want to hear the news that getting pregnant won’t be easy, even after we have taken the steps to come to a fertility practice. Hoping for a quick or quicker fix is a natural response and finding out that it won’t be can be really challenging. It’s not always easy to let go of long held dreams and hopes for how having a child will come about. Most of us do not think it will be this complicated. And we are here to help with some of the complicated questions that arise. Read what Melissa has to say below:

“You may have just received news from your doctor that your best chances of starting a family are to use an egg donor or a sperm donor. How do you come to terms with this information and whether or not it is right for you?

Or you may have already made the decision to use a donor and have questions about how to choose the “perfect” egg donor or a sperm donor.”

Questions for Using a Sperm or Egg Donor

Melissa goes on to discuss how these decisions may lead to even more questions, like:

  1. How do I talk to family and friends about my choice?
  2. How do I tell my child/when is the right time?

Wherever you are on your family building journey, if donor egg or donor sperm is a possibility, please join Melissa to hear more about these choices. Let us know you're coming!

Sperm & Egg Donor Support Group

 

Topics: Third Party Reproduction, Fertility Treatment

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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