The Donor Downlow is your one-stop-shop for all things when you are considering and/or building your family using donor eggs, donor sperm, or donor embryos. This self-paced course offers you steps for reducing your stress, processes for making informed and confident decisions as well as the nuts and bolts of finding a donor and going through your donor cycle.
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The best way to know if you are making progress is to document where you started. This questionnaire is meant to give you a baseline for where you are today, at the beginning of this program. There are no right or wrong answers. No one will see the answers except me and you. Be honest. Be open. This is for you and for tracking your successes and progress.
In this lesson we start by talking about our stress and anxiety and why this is happening to us.
In this lesson you will learn how to reframe your thoughts to help you move forward.
Breathing and meditation are two ways to help reduce your stress and manage your thoughts and feelings throughout the day.
Welcome to Module 2. This module is all about building your confidence in deciding to use a donor.
In this lesson we talk about values and why they are important to our lives and our donor journey.
A quick, five-minute video with a high level overview of Epigenetics
Melissa Lindsey is the founder and community director of Donor Conceived Community. DCC is a support community for people conceived with donor sperm, donor egg, or donor embryo. They are also a resource for parents and professionals to connect on donor conception. Melissa was conceived via donor sperm but did not learn about her conception until later in her life. In this conversation, Melissa shares her perspective on multiple topics regarding donor conception.
About the Teacher
Meta Getman (pronounced "May-da") is a donor conception coach and mom to donor conceived twin girls who went through 4 IUIs, 3 fresh IVF cycles with her own eggs, and one donor egg cycle before seeing her big fat positive. Now she helps family focused, responsible, and thoughtful women and couples who have found themselves facing a path to parenthood they never imagined: using donor eggs, donor sperm, or donor embryo. She has been featured on multiple podcasts, spoken at the RESOLVE Midwest Family Building Summit and co-founded a community of families who used donor to have their children.