Wednesday 24th January 2024 – 8pm (GMT)
In this webinar, Becky and Hayley are joined by wonderful perinatal psychologist Julianne Boutaleb to discuss one of the concerns held by many embarking on donor conception – how will I handle people talking about resemblances between me and my child?
We look at the scenarios we may be in when this sort of discussion takes place, how to navigate and respond to questions about resemblance, and how the conversation may look different each time the topic is raised. We also think about how, in recognising and understanding our own emotions around this, we can empathise with our donor conceived children’s emotions around it too, and best support them through their own resemblance questions and conversations.
Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist, who has worked for over 17 years in the NHS and in private practice with individuals and couples adversely impacted by infertility issues. As a member of BICA, she lectures and writes on how individuals and couples who are trying to conceive (TTC), pregnant or parenting following ART (IVF, ICSI, donor conception, surrogacy) or adoption may be psychologically affected.