Paths To Parenthub

Support and Connection for Donor Conception

Whether you are at the very beginning of your journey, or now parenting via donor conception, come and join our private space to find support, information, friendship, and a sense of community within the Paths to Parenthub.

Brought to you by DefiningMum.com

Embarking on a path to parenthood using a donor takes time and requires deep, emotional consideration. Making this decision isn’t just a one-off, but the start of your parenting journey, forming the very beginning of your child’s story.

Becoming a Paths To Parenthub member offers you the opportunity to find support, connection and resources so that you no longer feel alone on this journey. We want to help you feel more positive and prepared about this path to parenthood, offering hope for what the future may hold.

Embarking on a path to parenthood using a donor takes time and requires deep, emotional consideration. Making this decision isn’t just a one-off, but the start of your parenting journey, forming the very beginning of your child’s story.

Becoming a Paths To Parent hub member offers you the opportunity to find support, connection and resources so that you no longer feel alone on this journey. We want to help you feel more positive and prepared about this path to parenthood, and to offer hope for what the future may hold.

Membership

Whatever stage of your journey, Paths To Parenthub offers the opportunity to connect, share experiences, ask questions and hear from experts in the field, whilst exploring supportive resources to help you and your family understand the many facets of donor conception. The beauty of this – you can do all of these things from the comfort of your own home, within the safety of our private membership platform.

SuPPORT

Access to regular interactive webinars and live chats, including a range of experts, experiences and perspectives

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CONNECTION

Make connections, share experiences, find support and chat openly within our private, members-only networking group

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RESOURCES

 24/7 access to webinar recordings, personal stories, reflections, tips and guidance, as well as recommended resources

“Paths To Parenthub is a vision I’ve held for a while now, which feels like a natural evolution from DefiningMum. I’ve always wanted to help fill the emotional support vacuum, something I believe is an essential step when embarking on fertility treatment using a donor.

This hub is everything I would have needed and wanted back when making the decision. Even now, as a mum of children conceived with the help of an egg donor I’m continually learning, accepting and growing as a parent, as I understand how best to support my children in the future.”

Becky Kearns, DefiningMum – Founder

Upcoming Webinars

How might my child feel about their conception?

How might my child feel about their conception?

Monday 14th December 2020 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

I’ll be chatting to Gerry McCluskey, Fertility Counsellor with a special interest in the broad range of ways families are formed, about what can be one of the biggest worries we as parents face after donor conception.

Whilst no-one can truly know how each individual will feel, we will explore what research can tell us, how donor conception has evolved over time and what the spectrum of responses might be. This will include talking about the importance of sharing information with our children, how identity formation works over the different developmental stages and how we as parents can build our own resilience to best support our children as they grow.

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Finding your way with your donor conceived child: Attachment and Bonding

Finding your way with your donor conceived child: Attachment and Bonding

Wednesday 20th January – 8pm (BST)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

I’ll be chatting with the wonderful Julianne, perinatal psychologist from Parenthood in Mind, all about what can be one of our biggest worries when embarking on a path to parenthood with donor conception – Will I bond with my child? In the context of donor conception, Julianne will explore what attachment actually looks like, including how it can be different and yet also the same.

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Talking to your child about donor conception: Adapting as they grow

Talking to your child about donor conception: Adapting as they grow

Monday 22nd February 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

I’ll be chatting to three incredible speakers (Caroline Spencer, Danny Charles and Vince Londini) all about talking to our children about their conception and how this can adapt as they grow. Following on from our session exploring these conversations in the younger years, we’ll be exploring how these might develop as our children grow older. We’ll explore how the language we use may change, what is age appropriate, what might the common questions be and how we as parents can be open to support them during these important transition stages.

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Courses

We will be offering access to a growing number of courses intended to complement and provide enhanced support at different stages of the donor conception journey, each with special discounts exclusively available for Paths to Parenthub members.