Monday 27th March 2023 – 8pm (BST)
We so often focus on the challenges and the fears when it comes to donor conception, which is important, but what about all of the incredible things that have been born out of this path to parenthood.
The wonderful Julianne Boutaleb, perinatal psychologist and founder of Parenthood in Mind, joins me in this webinar as we talk about the “gifts of imperfection”, how it may not be the path we had always imagined we would take, but there is still so much beauty to be celebrated.
We focus on what can be gained, as opposed to focusing on what is lost and we invited members to contribute in sharing what ‘gifts’ this path has brought to them. We wanted to create an uplifting session that can help to ground us when we’re feeling overwhelmed, allowing us to gain perspective and truly be grateful for the ‘gifts of imperfection’ within donor conception.
Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist, who has worked for over 17 years in the NHS and in private practice with individuals and couples adversely impacted by infertility issues. As a member of BICA, she lectures and writes on how individuals and couples who are trying to conceive (TTC), pregnant or parenting following ART (IVF, ICSI, donor conception, surrogacy) or adoption may be psychologically affected.