A Two-Part Program with Dr. Frederick Licciardi and Mothers of Children Conceived through Egg Donation, Facilitated by Author Julia Indichova
Part One: In this segment Dr. Frederick Licciardi, director of NYU Fertility Center’s Donor Program, one of country’s largest centers gives a thorough overview of the egg donation process and generously answers of the moms-to-be on the call. Dr. Licciardi is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Licciardi is experienced in all aspects of infertility treatment and surgery. Widely recognized as a thought leader in his field, he is an associate professor at the New York University School of Medicine and a recipient of numerous industry awards.
Part Two: In the part two of the program, we hear five Fertile Heart Moms sharing their experience with the egg donation process. Listening to their stories, it’s clear that the egg donation journey can become a journey of self-discovery and healing for the parents who choose this path as well as the young woman who decides to be part of their story. The case histories of the moms in the Fertile Heart community are a testament to the potential to use this ART option as a life-affirming pilgrimage for everyone involved.
“When I went there (to the workshop) I had been struggling with the possibility of egg donation for 6 years…At the workshop and afterward I found I was reaching a space that finally allowed me see that I had options to create our family. And that I wasn’t less of a mother, woman, person, catholic, or wife for seeking generosity from and egg donor. Along with diet and imagery I really delved deep into the “issues in my tissues” as Julia says. Through imagery, blogs, reading her books, the retreat and conference calls I did that. It was very powerful. I also used the vitamins she recommended which I loved and felt really good using. We are now 4 1/2 months pregnant with two gorgeous beings. I am proud to carry these spirits into this world and look forward to staying true to myself through the process… Thanks Julia for your continued work. I’m so grateful to you I think the work that you do is amazing. It’s so needed in this world and I really, just really appreciate it. I wouldn’t be where I am if people like you didn’t come into my life”
Jenna, a Fertile Heart Mom of 3 Donor Conceived Children