Recommeded Readings

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Recommeded Readings
Mon, 08-24-2009 - 8:44am

The therapist at my Donor Egg Support Group gave us a list of recommended reading and resources so I wanted to share with you guys. I haven't checked them all out yet, and many of these are specific to DE, but some of them can be personalized and many have a version for DS and surrogate as well when you go to the website listed:

"My Beginnings: A Very Special Story" Tim Appleton

"Sometimes It Takes Three To Make A Baby" Kate Bourne

"Hope and Will Have A Baby" Irene Celcer

"Mommy, Did I Grow In Your Tummy? Where Babies Come From" Elaine Gordon

"Before You Were Born: Our Wish For a Child"

"An Itsy Bitsy Gift of Life; An Egg Donor Story" Carmen Martinez Javier

"Making Miracles"

"Butterflies and Magical Wings"

"Mommy Was Your Tummy Big?"

"How Babies and Families are Made: There is More Than One Way"

"My Story" and "Our Story"


"Flight of the Stork: What Children Think (and When) About Sex and Family Building"

"Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional, and Ethical Considerations"

"Building A Family With The Assistance of Donor Insemination" Ken Daniels

"Telling And Talking" Donor Conception Network

"Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates: Answering Tough Questions and Building Strong Families" Diane Ehrensaft

"Building Your Family Through Egg Donation- What You Will Want to Know About The Emotional Aspects, Bonding, and Disclosure Issues" Available through author J. S. Friedman

"Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation" Ellen Glazer

"The Long Awaited Stork: A Guide To Parenting After Infertility" Ellen Glazer

"Experiences of Donor Conception; Parents, Offspring, and Donors Through The Years"

"Choosing To be Open: The Experiences of Parents" Donor Conception Network



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 12:47pm
Thanks for the list, that's great!


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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 1:13pm
Thanks Amber!


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 1:14pm

Hey there.

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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 10:53pm

Great list.