Talking About Infertility: Who, What and
When to Tell
February 3, 2010 Creating a Family radio
Should you tell others that you are struggling with
trying to conceive? Should you disclose that you
are using donor egg or sperm? How much information
should you share with your child about his conception? Join our
guest Carol Fulwiler Jones, infertility therapist and author of
Hopeful Heart Peaceful Mind: Managing Infertility.
- Why is it hard for some people to talk about
their struggles trying to conceive?
- What to do if one spouse/partner wants to
tell others and the other spouse does not?
- How to handle questions about why you
don’t have children or when you are going to have
- How much detail should you share about your
- Should you tell people the cause of your
infertility? Should you tell that you have male factor
- Should you tell people that you are using or
have conceived with donor gametes (donor egg or donor sperm)?
- Should you tell your obstetrician that you
conceived with donor egg?
- Should you tell your child’s
pediatrician that she was conceived with donor egg or donor
- How do you handle your child’s medical
history if you don’t tell?
- What if the known donor is a family
- Should you share the identity of the known
- Should you tell your child that he was
conceived with donor egg or sperm?