What about the psychological impact of egg donation?
Hi! My brother and his spouse are going to begin an egg donation cycle. They’ve been trying to become parents for a long time and are currently super frightened. Is there anything I could do to cheer them up and encourage them not to throw in the towel?February 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm
Hello Lady Lauren,
Before carrying out any egg donation procedure, all patients are recommended to seek psychological counseling. When a couple is given the announcement that they are infertile,the first stage through which the go though is emotional blockage, including denial, anger, and depression. These are the most common steps they go through before they even como to terms with the fact that infertility is there and there are ways to struggle with it.
For them to deal with this emotional burden, most fertility clinics have a comprehensive psychological program to help patients undergoing egg donation or any other fertility treatment. Don’t forget that feeling supported throughout the journey toward pregnancy is crucial and necessary for everyone. Thus, experts at your clinic should be side by side with you from beginning to end and clear any doubt that may arise in relation to your treatment. Psychological advice may become a turning point in the egg donation process.
Thoughts concerning the baby-to-be usually arise as well: if you should tell him or her what his/her actual biological origin is, and when should they do it. You should keep in mind that these aspects can also be treated with the psychologist to help the couple make this decision and avoid further regret.
The fact that close relatives are aware of it may become helpful as well, as their role can turn out to be essential. Bear in mind that people needs to feel supported by their close relatives apart from a team of experts when it comes to take decisions in life, let alone if it is a case of infertility.
I hope I have been able to help,
RegardsFebruary 11, 2016 at 5:16 pm
I think it’s really very important to seek psychological counseling at such situations.September 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm