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

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, live chats and support groups 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? Part two – exploring our concerns

How might my child feel? Part two – exploring our concerns

Wednesday 21st July 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

Following on from our hugely successful webinar last year on this same topic I’ll be chatting again to Gerry McCluskey, a Fertility Counsellor with vast experience and 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.

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Choosing a donor – considerations and emotions

Choosing a donor – considerations and emotions

Tuesday 31st August 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

Choosing a donor can feel like the biggest decision you’ve made in your entire life. In this webinar Angela Pericleous-Smith, Chair of BICA, will talk with experience from a counselling perspective about what different emotions can be triggered when starting to make these decisions, whether you’re going solo or in a same sex or heterosexual couple. We’ll also be joined by Jane Holman of Altrui Egg Donation, to share insights from her vast experience of matching women with altruistic egg donors.

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Our Parenting Identity

Our Parenting Identity

Tuesday 21st September 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

This webinar will focus on how, as parents through donor conception, we can redefine our parenting identity, as well as the reasons why donor conception can make us question our legitimacy in the first place.

I’ll be joined again by the wonderful Julianne, Consultant Perinatal Psychologist at Parenthood in Mind, to really focus on this topic and our common fears. She’ll be talking about what fathering and mothering actually is and can be, especially in the face of the grief and loss of a genetic link to our child.

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Upcoming Live Chats

Members Only Content

Join the membership to gain access to members only live chats and exclusive webinars.

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