4 episodes

Are you considering donor egg IVF and feeling overwhelmed? For soul led women on a donor egg pathway to parenthood. Honest and heart felt conversations, diving into all of the topics around donor egg ivf and what it means to parent a donor egg conceived child.

Donor Egg Mama Adele O'Connor

    • Kids & Family

Are you considering donor egg IVF and feeling overwhelmed? For soul led women on a donor egg pathway to parenthood. Honest and heart felt conversations, diving into all of the topics around donor egg ivf and what it means to parent a donor egg conceived child.

    Mikki's Story Part 1 - Miscarriage

    Mikki's Story Part 1 - Miscarriage

    In this episode I'm honoured to speak with Mikki a wonderful lady who contacted me via my Donor Egg IVF Support facebook group and said that she'd like to share her story on my podcast.

    It was so wonderful to chat with Mikki. She shared with me that she'd been feeling very lonely on her fertility journey and by sharing her story on this podcast she hopes that she will help others feel less alone and in turn help herself too.

    We talked about the start of her journey and what's lead her to be where she is now considering a donor egg pathway.

    In this chat we talk mostly about OHSS ( ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome) and miscarriage.

    Mikki will be back soon to share more of her journey.

    In the meantime if you would like to share your story please do not hesitate to contact me at adele@nurturemama.com.au

    Miscarriage Resources
    The Misunderstanding of Miscarriage - by Film Maker Tahnya Macmanus
    The Pink Elephant Support     
    Sands
    Tommy UK
    Miscarriage compassionate paid leave for employees

    If you'd like to find out about how I can support you through your fertility journey check out the coaching that I offer and most specifically my donor egg ivf support coaching program.
     
    I would love you to hit subscribe to find out when my next episode has landed ;)

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    • 23 min
    Conception Story

    Conception Story

    In episode 3, I'm talking about your future child's conception story.

    This is such a huge topic and one very close to my heart.
    How to tell?
    When to tell?
    Why it's so important to talk about your child's conception story and to normalise it.

    I also talk about the difference between your reproductive story and your child's conception story.

    If you're a parent of a donor conceived child that's trying to do their best as a mum and dad I'm sending you lots of love. This subject stays with you on the parenting journey and evolves as your child grows and their understanding develops.

    My intention as always is to help anyone out there on this journey to feel less alone and to share the nuggets of wisdom that I've picked up along the way.

    If you'd like to be a guest on my show and share your story I'd love to hear from you.

    Please reach out if you'd like to connect @donoreggmama or adele@nurturemama.com.au

    Links
    Books I spoke about are:
    Journey to you
    The Pea That Was Me
    Todd Parr The Family Book
    Resources:
    Varta
    Donor Conception Network

    Work with me

    My free facebook group


    I would love you to hit subscribe to find out when my next episode has landed ;)

    ✨Follow me on instagram for all topic Donor Egg IVF - @donoreggmama

    ✨To join my free donor egg emotions suppport group click here

    ✨Contact me via adele@nurturemama.com.au

    ✨To find out about the coaching programs I offer click here

    ✨For Sydney based fertilty and pregnancy massage click here

    • 38 min
    What's invisible grief?

    What's invisible grief?

    So you're on a donor egg pathway and you've had a long fertility journey to get to this point.

    Most women and couples have sadly experienced many losses on the way to get to the point of needing to use donor eggs.

    You could be experiencing cumulative grief.

    There are generally no public funerals for an ectopic pregnancy, an early miscarriage, a chemical pregnancy or a failed embryo transfer and yet the sense of loss is felt and very real.

    The grief seems invisible to everyone else and this can feel extremely isolating.

    I hope this episode offers some insights and helps anyone on this pathway to feel a little less alone.

    All of your feelings are valid.

    Sending heart felt wishes and support.

    Adele xox

    www.donoreggmama.com


    I would love you to hit subscribe to find out when my next episode has landed ;)

    ✨Follow me on instagram for all topic Donor Egg IVF - @donoreggmama

    ✨To join my free donor egg emotions suppport group click here

    ✨Contact me via adele@nurturemama.com.au

    ✨To find out about the coaching programs I offer click here

    ✨For Sydney based fertilty and pregnancy massage click here

    • 18 min
    My biggest regret.

    My biggest regret.

    In this very first episode I talk about the only regret that I have about being a donor egg mama.

    The one thing that held me back whilst navigating a donor egg pathway.

    It wasn't my body, it wasn't my finances it wasn't my donor it was my emotional health.

    The donor egg IVF journey is dominated by medical protocols and the IVF industry but who's there to loook after your emotional health?

    What emotions can trip you up and how can you best deal with them?

    Links
    If you'd like to get in touch with Adele O'Connor please do so via email at adele@nurturemama.com.au

    If you're interested in working with me, I offer 1:1 and group coaching programs

    If you're interested to find out more about me please follow me on insta @donoreggmama

    If you'd like to join my FREE facebook community Donor Egg IVF Emotions Support

    The Feeling Zone Dany Griffiths

    Thanks for listening and see you in episode 2 :)


    I would love you to hit subscribe to find out when my next episode has landed ;)

    ✨Follow me on instagram for all topic Donor Egg IVF - @donoreggmama

    ✨To join my free donor egg emotions suppport group click here

    ✨Contact me via adele@nurturemama.com.au

    ✨To find out about the coaching programs I offer click here

    ✨For Sydney based fertilty and pregnancy massage click here

    • 19 min

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