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

We are Family – What Really Matters for Parents and Children

We are Family – What Really Matters for Parents and Children

Wednesday 21st April 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

I’m delighted to welcome Susan Golombok as a webinar speaker after reading her recent book “We are Family”. She’ll be sharing with us her long-term research into families conceived through ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies). Her pioneering research on lesbian mother families, gay father families, single mothers by choice and families created by ART (including IVF, donor conception and surrogacy) has been instrumental to our understanding of both child development and social and ethical issues related to family life.

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The Experiences and Motivations of Egg Donors

The Experiences and Motivations of Egg Donors

Wednesday 19th May 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

Joining me this evening will be Nicky Hudson, a medical sociologist focusing on people’s experiences of reproductive health. Her current work is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the social, political and economic aspects of reproductive health and especially, how individual experiences are shaped by this wider context – in this case that of those who donate their eggs.

In this session, Nicky will talk about research she is currently undertaking which explores the experiences of egg donors within Europe.

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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.