Contemplating Egg Donation, Embryo Donation or AdoptionReflection, Support, and Next Steps
Course Begins May 30th
Feeling overwhelmed and devastated by the news that you may need to use donor eggs or adopt?
Deciding whether to use a egg donor, embryo adoption or adopt?
Are you in the midst of using donor eggs and want more support?
When your doctor first mentions the use of donor eggs or adoption, it can be devastating. Letting go of a genetic link to your child can feel catastrophic. Not only do you need to mourn the lack of a genetic connection but you need to understand and process options. It can be hard to find someone who truly understands what you are going through and even harder to face into the painful emotions in order to consider options. Many women grapple with:
- checkWill I bond with my baby if I don’t share a genetic link?
- checkWhat are the options and how much do they cost?
- checkWhat will I tell my child about their origins?
- checkWhat will family and friends think?
- checkShould I continue trying fertility treatments or move to egg donation?
GROUP SUPPORT, MIND/BODY EXERCISES, AND COMMUNITY
Looking back, if I’d had someone who had walked this path before me and understood the decisions I faced and the emotional wrangling that comes with reimagining motherhood, I would have saved myself so much time and heartache.
Today? I’d love to be that guide for you.
Realize you are not ALONE
Process with OTHERS
Join a COMMUNITY
You don’t have to do this alone.
Understand your Options
Feeling overwhelmed with options. I’ll explain many of the options so you can get your bearings and narrow down your options.
Process your disappointment
Process your disappointment and doubts rather than avoiding them. Get new insights and perspectives that can help you come to peace so you can move forward.
Develop A Powerful Support Network
Journey together with a group of women facing the same issues. Share resources as well as updates along the way. Many women report that the friendships they made during this process stick with them for years to come.
Shortcut The Decision Process
Move through your doubts and concerns with pointed reflection, discussion with others and support. Plus, tons of the research is done for you saving you time and energy.
- Explore your concerns, limiting beliefs, and assumptions.
- Understand your emotional hooks: what does giving up on a genetic connection mean to you? How can you release that to move forward?
- Explore, when to give up on using your own eggs and when to move on.
- Cover options for egg donation: fresh or frozen eggs, vs embryo adoption etc
- Discuss options for adoption and fostering
- Rewrite your narrative around motherhood and a genetic connection
- Discuss logistics of getting pregnant or adopting
What You Get
JOurnal Prompts and exercises
Each week I will provide journal prompts and exercises to help you move through the common road blocks I’ve seen women face. We journey through giving up a genetic connection to your child, dealing with the reaction of others, gathering support, weathering emotional ups and downs of trying to conceive, and more.
Support Group Calls
Group calls for emotional support and guidance as you explore your concerns and process. It’s a time to admit what you may not be able to admit to others and receive the compassion of a group of women struggling with the same concerns. All calls will be recorded so you can listen later if you are unable to attend.
Calls will be scheduled Weds starting between 1pm and 3pm PST. First call May 30th.
(No Call July 4th.)
Connect with everyone in the group anytime day or night. Continue the conversation, share resources, updates and support. Create lasting friendships.
COMMUNITY GOES LIVE MAY 22ND
The Embodied Clarity Approach
The Embodied Clarity Approach gives voice to the head, heart and gut, while cultivating presence and clarity. The result is an ability to tune out the confusion and tap into your deepest desires and tools to help you reground and center. When anxiety arises, trying to cloud your path, you’ll know how to return to clarity.
The tools and techniques you will learn will serve you not only as you navigate the choice to become a mother, but throughout all aspects of your life going forward.
I developed The Embodied Clarity Approach through my 12 years of somatic study in mind/body and meditation techniques, 10 years as a life coach, several years as a lawyer and a keen interest in patient’s rights and maternal health.
What Others Say
“Sarah stands as a woman of grace and true warriorship. She has walked the path and offers wise, kind service to other women just venturing or needing a hand on their way. Her intelligence matches her compassion, a mixture of grace and clarity that can midwife women to their true calling!”
Sarah is a fantastic resource! I’ve been considering having a child on my own, as a single mom, for some time now, and Sarah is offering a much-needed service to help guide women through this process. There are so many choices involved in this journey, from the medical options, to how to set your life up to care for a child, to the emotional issues. Sarah is a treasure trove of information.
It’s really wonderful to have a knowledgeable, kind, supportive person like Sarah, with personal experience going through this process, as a coach and guide.
MY NAME IS…Sarah Kowalski
I inspire women to redefine what it means to be a mother so they can embrace their unique path to motherhood. Much like a birth doula who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth, I am your guide, confidant, sounding board, mentor, emotional rock, and research partner as you navigate becoming and being a mother.
I recently published a memoir, Motherhood Reimagined: When Becoming A Mother Doesn’t Go As Planned, chronically my journey to motherhood.
Join the Waiting List
Join a group of women who understand and support you. Course Begins May 30th.