Paths to Parenthub Membership

Embarking on donor conception as a path to parenthood can feel incredibly overwhelming, it can be difficult to know where to start and find emotional support. Even later down the line, it can be hard to find other parents who have similar shared experiences and are navigating the same fears, emotions and challenges that parenting after donor conception can bring.

Paths To Parenthub offers community, experts, support and resources to help make your journey less lonely and easier to navigate. As a member, you can have exclusive access to our comprehensive support package. One click whisks you through to a range of resources, regular supportive webinars and continual connection through our private networking group. In addition, you benefit from access to member-only discounts and priority event tickets.

What’s included in the membership?

Support

Access to regular interactive webinars, live chats and support groups including a range of professionals, experiences and perspectives

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Connection

Make connections, share experiences, find support and chat openly within our private, members-only networking group app

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Resources

24/7 access to webinar recordings, personal stories, reflections, tips and guidance, as well as recommended resources

LGBTQ+ Paths to Parenthub

In partnership with Hayley King we’re hosting webinars/live chats and creating resources that are more tailored to the LGBTQ+ community and the specific questions and challenges that can be faced, plus we are growing our community to host specific spaces to build connections with others on a similar path, all within this safe, private platform.

Support

Upcoming Webinars & Live Chats

Monthly themes for 2024

January – Genetic Loss

February – Communicating with Partners

March – Talking to Your Child

April – Choosing a Donor

May – Choosing a Donor

June – Attachment and Bonding

July – Donor Conceived Voices

August – Talking to Others

September – Finding Genetic Origins

October – Donor Siblings

November – Mixed Families

December – Parent Voices

Donor conception within the Jewish Community, with Kenzi Locks

26th February 2024

Speaker: Kenzi Locks

In this webinar with Hayley, Kenzi shares how part of the Torah, the religious text within Judaism, suggests that in life one should “be fruitful and multiply” – to go and have children. She explains the three branches of Judaism, and how people within each of these branches of the religion may view donor conception differently. She discusses the potential hurdles that Jewish people may come up against on their path to parenthood via donor conception, included having very limited choices when looking for egg donors who are also Jewish, seeking approval from their Rabi, or feeling pressure to keep their children’s conception story a secret.

Find out more

Virtual Member Support & Connection Groups

Our virtual support & connection groups offer opportunities for members to come together virtually to chat and find support with others who are at a similar stage to them. Hosted by someone who has walked this path, they are designed to be a safe space to share your experiences, any feelings you are having and to make friendships with those who truly ‘get it’. 

We host a variety of sessions each month, with options for different timezones and also for the specific stage of the journey you are at. 

All of these support groups, as well as our webinars and live chats, can be accessed from within our community app.

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Courses

Navigating Common Fears

With donor conception it may seem that you are raising more questions than you are answering, that there is a sense of overwhelming emotions, a barrage of information, or that all of your fears need to be confronted at once. Our new resource is designed to hold your hand along the way, by breaking down these fears and pointing you towards our resources that aim to help you understand them better. It won’t give you all the answers, unfortunately you have to do that bit yourselves, but it will help you look for them in the right places, and ultimately will remind you that you are not alone.

Supporting Your Loved One

This resource shares relevant information about how family and friends can understand more about this pathway, including how they can support their loved ones who are embarking on a path to parenthood through donor conception.

With information from professionals, as well as personal stories to bring this to life, our hope is that this will support those who are sharing this news, enabling open conversations to take place and ultimately leading to a better understanding of the beginnings of a family story.

“When I saw that Becky had created the Paths to Parenthub, I decided to join one of the webinars. I think it was the one on epigenetics. I left the session feeling hopeful, the first time I’d been given hope in a very long time. I signed up to the platform not long after and have since watched various webinars, connected with women who are going through a similar experience and sought advice from people I’ve never met. Just before Christmas, there was a virtual meet up. I can’t describe what this did for my attitude towards infertility and egg donation. Finally, I was in a room (albeit a virtual one) with like-minded people, people who understood how it felt when everyone around you is experiencing something you want so badly. It felt like the tightest hug that I’d been craving ever since we started on our TTC journey. I’m so grateful to Becky for creating this community who I know will be holding each other’s hands for now and years to come.”

Lauren, UK

“Paths to Parenthub has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. Becky has created a fantastic, safe online space, which is complemented by brilliantly informative events. I have already made some powerful connections with others in the same donor conception boat as us, and the comfort that comes from losing that sense of isolation is priceless. This journey to parenthood has been tough, but I now feel I have found my tribe via this platform. I cannot thank Becky enough for all her work to normalise and celebrate donor-conception.”

Sarah, UK

“Coming to terms with the suggestion of donor conception takes time and requires deep consideration. Being able to share information, hear stories from parents that have already made that choice and connecting with others at the same stage has been a valuable experience that has added to the small amount of counselling on offer from our clinic.”

Katie, UK

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Thank you so much for a great webinar! Easier to follow as I live in Norway, and easier to convince my husband to also listen in! I feel crazy when trying to explain how I feel to him, thinks it is easier for him to understand when other also speak about the same feelings. More of this!  I also have POI, hence I relate very much to your story!”

Anon, Norway (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

Connection

Members’ Community

With greater structure than Instagram and more privacy than Facebook, the Paths to Parenthub ‘Mighty Network’ is a safe, members-only space to allow you to regularly chat, make friends, ask questions and connect with others.

It’s also possible to download our community within an app, so that you can have continual connection with others, right at your fingertips!

Within the network you’ll hear about our webinars, live chats and be able to take part in discussions as we all get to know each other, with monthly virtual support groups added to the events programme.

The power of sharing through connection with those who truly ‘get it’ can be one of the most transformational pillars of support you can find. Donor conception is an intimate, personal and private subject, often one we don’t wish to discuss on a wide scale. This is why it’s important for us to find this level of support, but within a private and safe setting to allow us to truly express ourselves.

“When I saw that Becky had created the Paths to Parenthub, I decided to join one of the webinars. I think it was the one on epigenetics. I left the session feeling hopeful, the first time I’d been given hope in a very long time. I signed up to the platform not long after and have since watched various webinars, connected with women who are going through a similar experience and sought advice from people I’ve never met. Just before Christmas, there was a virtual meet up. I can’t describe what this did for my attitude towards infertility and egg donation. Finally, I was in a room (albeit a virtual one) with like-minded people, people who understood how it felt when everyone around you is experiencing something you want so badly. It felt like the tightest hug that I’d been craving ever since we started on our TTC journey. I’m so grateful to Becky for creating this community who I know will be holding each other’s hands for now and years to come.”

Lauren, UK

“Paths to Parenthub has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. Becky has created a fantastic, safe online space, which is complemented by brilliantly informative events. I have already made some powerful connections with others in the same donor conception boat as us, and the comfort that comes from losing that sense of isolation is priceless. This journey to parenthood has been tough, but I now feel I have found my tribe via this platform. I cannot thank Becky enough for all her work to normalise and celebrate donor-conception.”

Sarah, UK

“Coming to terms with the suggestion of donor conception takes time and requires deep consideration. Being able to share information, hear stories from parents that have already made that choice and connecting with others at the same stage has been a valuable experience that has added to the small amount of counselling on offer from our clinic.”

Katie, UK

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Thank you so much for a great webinar! Easier to follow as I live in Norway, and easier to convince my husband to also listen in! I feel crazy when trying to explain how I feel to him, thinks it is easier for him to understand when other also speak about the same feelings. More of this!  I also have POI, hence I relate very much to your story!”

Anon, Norway (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

Other Resources

Inside the members area, you can also find a Resources section with lots of resources from Paths to Parenthub and recommended businesses, professionals and others on the donor conception journey.

Listen

Podcasts

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Read

Useful books for adults

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Talk

Books for telling our children

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Watch

Webinar & Live Chat recordings

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Reflections

Q&A’s from those who have walked this path

Real-Life Stories

Blogs to follow

Lifestyle

Tools to support & look after you

Organisations

Organisations that can provide support

“When I saw that Becky had created the Paths to Parenthub, I decided to join one of the webinars. I think it was the one on epigenetics. I left the session feeling hopeful, the first time I’d been given hope in a very long time. I signed up to the platform not long after and have since watched various webinars, connected with women who are going through a similar experience and sought advice from people I’ve never met. Just before Christmas, there was a virtual meet up. I can’t describe what this did for my attitude towards infertility and egg donation. Finally, I was in a room (albeit a virtual one) with like-minded people, people who understood how it felt when everyone around you is experiencing something you want so badly. It felt like the tightest hug that I’d been craving ever since we started on our TTC journey. I’m so grateful to Becky for creating this community who I know will be holding each other’s hands for now and years to come.”

Lauren, UK

“Paths to Parenthub has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. Becky has created a fantastic, safe online space, which is complemented by brilliantly informative events. I have already made some powerful connections with others in the same donor conception boat as us, and the comfort that comes from losing that sense of isolation is priceless. This journey to parenthood has been tough, but I now feel I have found my tribe via this platform. I cannot thank Becky enough for all her work to normalise and celebrate donor-conception.”

Sarah, UK

“Coming to terms with the suggestion of donor conception takes time and requires deep consideration. Being able to share information, hear stories from parents that have already made that choice and connecting with others at the same stage has been a valuable experience that has added to the small amount of counselling on offer from our clinic.”

Katie, UK

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Hi Becky, my husband and I listened to you on the webinar last night and found your honesty and insight so helpful. We are in a very similar situation to what you have been through and are awaiting a donor egg match with Altrui after my diagnosis of reduced ovarian reserve. I have read and listened to many stories of infertility but for some reason you connected with me (through Zoom!) We just wanted to say Thank you.”

Anon, UK (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

“Thank you so much for a great webinar! Easier to follow as I live in Norway, and easier to convince my husband to also listen in! I feel crazy when trying to explain how I feel to him, thinks it is easier for him to understand when other also speak about the same feelings. More of this!  I also have POI, hence I relate very much to your story!”

Anon, Norway (Feedback following my online live webinar with Altrui Egg Donation)

Become a Paths to Parenthub member

Access to the entire Paths to Parenthub members area

Interactive Webinars with the chance to ask questions to expert speakers

Live chats and varied perspectives from those with experience of donor conception

24/7 access to private networking community, including those beginning this path to parenthood to those who are finally parents

Access to all webinars, live-chats & recordings

Access to our monthly virtual support group

Access to a varied member-only resource area

‘Navigating Common Fears’ course access

Audio downloads to support your journey

First access and discounts on future event tickets

Exclusive course discounts and private members-only offers

Want to buy a membership as a gift for a loved one? Find out more here.

Hi, I’m Becky

I’m a proud and grateful mum to three daughters all thanks to egg donation. This followed a difficult few years starting with a diagnosis of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency at the age of 28. Then followed five failed IVF cycles with my own eggs, including a miscarriage. It was only once I had our girls that I looked back and realised the enormity of the journey we had been on, with very little emotional support or guidance.

I started to share my story through my blog DefiningMum and social media channels in late 2018. It was then I realised the true power of sharing, connecting with others and finding support as part of a community of people with shared experiences.

More about me

Even now, I’m still learning about how to best talk to my children about their conception and prepare to support them with questions in the future, which has also made me realise just how much there is to learn on this journey.

My vision for this hub has been to create everything that I would have needed back when making the decision, alongside the support and everything I wish to know now as a parent.

Knowing that donor conception is often a personal topic, I‘ve created this private space for parents and parents-to-be to come together and support each other, with experts on hand to inform and answer questions. My hope is for it to feel more structured than the Instagram community and more private than Facebook, but still with that personal, warm touch to make you feel welcome. The hub is constantly growing and evolving – something I always look to members for feedback on as I shape this community to support anyone who embarks on this journey to use a donor to build their family. 

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Want to meet Becky and find out more about Paths to Parenthub? Click here to watch the video

FAQs

Got a question?

Check to see if we’ve already answered your question in our frequently asked questions below. If not, you can contact us via the contact form or directly at info@pathstoparenthub.com.

Is the content relevant if I don't live in the UK?

Although much of the content is created here in the UK, many of the emotional support topics covered are universal. Members outside of the UK are very much welcomed within the Paths to Parenthub community!

What software do I need to access all of the features?

Paths to Parenthub is a web based members portal. You’ll just need a web browser and internet connection to access it and you can use any device – desktop, tablet or mobile. All of our webinars and live chats will be held via a private zoom link.

How do I pay for my membership?

Membership is paid for via credit/debit card. If signing up for a monthly or annual membership this will renew automatically using the card you signed up with. You’ll have the opportunity to update your card details if you need to via your account on the website. 

How will you ensure the 'connection' networking group is private, safe and secure?

The Paths to Parenthub ‘connection’ networking site is hosted through Mighty Networks as a private group. This means that only those who are members can request to join. All members will need to be approved by Paths to Parenthub, and within the site there are guidelines for all members to adhere to. 

What if I can't make a webinar or live chat due to commitments or timezone difference?
All webinars and live chats will be uploaded the very next day into the ‘Watch’ section of our resources for you to view at your own leisure. You are still able to submit any questions you may have for the speakers beforehand.
How do I cancel my membership?

The monthly and annual membership is an automatic renewal, if you would like to cancel your membership all you need to do is click here and complete the short cancellation form with one week notice ahead of your next payment due date. Currently there is no minimum membership term on the monthly subscription.

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Special thanks to Apricity and Altrui for making this platform possible through the collaborative work we have done together to raise awareness of the emotional side of donor conception.