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Old 10-14-04, 08:19 PM
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It was just agonizing broaching the idea of donor sperm with my dh. I just gave him as much info as I could and let him take the lead...it took a long time for him to decide what he wanted.
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Old 10-14-04, 08:48 PM
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Susanne, being single, this is one problem that I have not had to address. I do know that "Helping the Stork" has helped couples overcome the emotional aspects to DI. Here is a link to the book on Amazon. Go down the page and read the reviews. It may be a book that you and your husband would want to read together.


 


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Old 10-14-04, 10:54 PM
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After our IVF didn't work we realized we were ready for a baby. We went in to DIUI pretty quickly. I don't talk about the donor EVER and always say "he's just like you"---because he IS!!! I don't think DH could love our son any more...biology or not. Sharing a pg together makes you so close...and will give him time to bond. I think one of the hardest things for DH was seeing me so sad every month. The one thing I wanted more than anything in life and he couldn't give it to me. And he hated seeing all my body had to go through. But his love and support has gotten me through this hell and we are happier and stronger as a couple due to it.
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Old 10-15-04, 02:08 PM
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Susanne. My dh worried about this exact same thing, and I did to a lesser degree. I knew how much he would love the baby, and believed in him more than he did I think. After our dd was born, it was so cute. She was about 2 months old (or less) and he looked at her with so much adoration. He teared up and said, "How could I ever have doubted that I would love this little person less???" It was beautiful and SO true. Your dh needs to work through his feelings, but I have great faith that he would be perfectly fine. Once in their arms, that baby is THEIRS.
 
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Old 10-15-04, 05:07 PM
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thank you ladies! oh and glinda.. bought that book.
 
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