Egg donation is a highly successful form of medical treatment used in modern family building, yet hopeful parents often experience unexpected stress and anxiety. This article discusses how to support one another throughout the egg donation journey.
Provide physical comfort and emotional support through the egg donation process
Countless studies show a positive correlation between medical outcomes and the physical and emotional support. Hold your loved one’s hand. Be a shoulder to cry on. Provide a hug when there are no words. Be the calm, reassuring voice of reason when the egg donation process causes anxiety. Listen without offering suggestions or trying to fix something. Create time to express what you’re experiencing and feeling.
Become your partner’s biggest fan through the egg donation process
During this strenuous time in your path together, become your partner’s biggest cheerleader. Share the burden your experience. Express admiration for your partner. Attend medical appointments together. Plan in advance for updates from your medical provider regarding your egg donor’s progress. Overall, be equal partners throughout the process.
Provide tangible support through the egg donation process
Egg donation can create unexpected emotions. To overcome these feelings, help each other in the various other areas of life. Share day-to-day responsibilities. Lighten your partner’s load by doing household chores. Help with grocery shopping or meal prep. Share the weekly “to do” list. Surprise your loved one with quiet time for self-care.
Get involved and provide informational support through the egg donation process
Some of the stress associated with the egg donation journey is the uncertainty of the process itself. Take time to research the various aspects of the egg donation journey, from finances to the egg donor selection process, from egg donor screening to the legal agreement process, and all the way through to the egg retrieval procedure and afterward. Education is power.
While an egg donation cycle can be more challenging than you ever expected, Creating New Generations, together with your fertility center, can help you create a strong support system…..before, during, and after your egg donation cycle.
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