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After months or even years of research, you and your partner have decided to grow your family through egg donation. It’s an exciting time and one that’s full of expectation — you’ll finally have a beautiful baby of your own to love and raise together. As you reach the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) stage of the process, knowing how to be a supportive partner can make it an extremely positive experience. Here are some of our top tips for partners, gleaned from 15 years of egg donor experience.

Be Well-Informed About the Process

Being a supportive partner begins when you find out you’re dealing with infertility and start to research your options. If you decide that egg donation or surrogacy might be the right path for you, Family Creations can provide comprehensive information about both of these options to help you make a confident choice.

Once you and your partner commit to egg donation, you will already have an in-depth knowledge of the process. From that point on, your total commitment to each stage of the journey will assure your partner that you’re in this together.

How to Support Someone through IVF

The donor-matching stage is probably the most exciting part of the egg donor process — hopes are high, and you’re one step closer to achieving your dream. Now, it’s time to attempt pregnancy and start on the path to becoming parents! When your partner is preparing for IVF, she will usually need to take hormones to prepare her body to carry a child. You can help her take her medications and accompany her to medical appointments. 

Throughout each attempt at IVF, your partner will value your care and understanding as she adjusts to the effects of the hormones. You can also help by affirming how precious you both are to each other, affirming the decision you’ve taken together, and reassuring each other that your relationship is your greatest treasure, no matter what happens. Many couples also find this a good time to pick up a new hobby together as a fun distraction that strengthens your bond.

Help for Supportive Partners
At Family Creations, we have years of experience helping families grow through both surrogacy and IVF. We greatly admire all of the supportive partners that make each experience a success! As you explore information about egg donation and how to support someone through IVF, be assured that we are here for you every single step of the way. Have any questions about egg donation and whether this option might be right for your family? We invite you to read our recipient testimonies and reach out to our caring team.

by Julia McConnell | Last updated on : October 25, 2023