Whether you are just beginning to build your family, or already have children with the assistance of donor conception, it can be difficult to know how to prepare to help your child understand their origins. We provide groups and workshops to help parents and parents-to-be find answers to their questions. We also help donor conceived…

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The anxieties you have likely experienced over this past year may have felt like stressors, but it may be more helpful to think of them as traumas. Family building during a pandemic can wallop a double dose of upset and feeling out of control. Perhaps your experiences don’t feel like “real” traumas because they may…

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After all of the stress of the past year, everyone feels that the start of this new year would be the light at the end of the tunnel. We have had enough stress, heard enough horror stories, and felt enough sadness for a lifetime. If you are trying to build your family, these stressors may…

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Have you ever had the experience of getting off a carousel or amusement park ride and feeling like you’re still spinning? The natural inclination is to hold onto something or sit down. Your body is trying to ground itself. When you are anxious or when your world is out of control, your body wants to…

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It is important to decrease stress, but it may be equally important to change the way you see it. In a large study, researchers discovered that people who have high amounts of stress and a belief that stress will affect their health had an increased risk of premature death. How do you get around this…

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This is not about family building – but in a way, it is. It is important to keep your relationships in a good place. Whether you are parenting, or waiting to parent, this can be a very stressful time. Schools are starting and stopping, and who knows what will happen in the coming weeks. States…

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I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I’m not sure if I should continue… Maybe it’s not meant to be.” Rubbish, I say. If you want to continue pursuing your goal, the process may not look like at all like you had originally imagined it. It may, as one patient said to me,…

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Before you start reading, you should know that what I’m about to write may sound calculated, but it is not; it is self-regarding. Having goals may sound selfish or ambitious, or may carry some other feeling that many can find unappealing. But the truth is, if you set goals about the life you want to…

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