Preparation for Parenthood In-Person Workshop - Heterosexual Couples

Angel Station, Islington High Street, London, N1 8XX
10 spaces available
Preparation for Parenthood In-Person Workshop - Heterosexual Couples

Course dates

  • Sat, 18 Sep '21   11am – 6:10pm BST
  • Sun, 19 Sep '21   9:30am – 2:30pm BST

This 2 day DCN workshop is for you if you are:
• A heterosexual couple who are thinking about whether donor conception is the right way forward for you to create or expand your family
• Contemplating sperm, double or embryo donation with or without surrogacy
• Unsure about donor conception and would like to know more about it
• Wondering if you need time out to evaluate where you have got to on your fertility journey and what your options may be for the future
• Thinking about having fertility treatment in the UK or abroad, or currently having treatment in the UK or abroad
• Using, or contemplating using an anonymous, known or identifiable donor

Why should we attend?
• A comfortable and confidential space to think about what it means to you to create or add to your family using a donor
• Run by two facilitators who are also parents of donor conceived children
• A specialist speaker on social and emotional aspects of donor conception will be available to discuss issues and answer your questions
• An embryologist from a clinic will explain the medical aspects of treatment and answer questions
• A donor conceived young person will attend the Saturday night session to chat to you about their experiences
• Two DVDs of parents and children talking about their thoughts, feelings and experiences will be shown with the opportunity for discussion afterwards
• Talking with others in small and large groups throughout the two days
• An optional but highly recommended evening meal together in a local restaurant helps to break the sense of isolation felt by so many people contemplating donor conception and friendships are often formed. For the online workshop, there is an evening session to replace the evening meal, come with a glass of something cold and some snacks!
• Access to on-going peer support group with your fellow delegates
• Comprehensive sets of handouts about all aspects of donor conception will be sent to you before and after the workshop


The workshop will be delivered in Central London (Angel). You will receive full details a month before the workshop. There is an optional but recommended social session on the Saturday night in a restaurant to allow everyone to get to know each other better. Lunch & refreshments for the two days (but not the Saturday evening meal) are included in the cost of the workshop.
Please contact Jo at if you wish to discuss this further.


Prep HC In-person - Couple Place
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
5 available
Ticket per couple
Group ticket for 2 people
Prep HC In-person - Single Place
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
2 available

Angel Station
Islington High Street
N1 8XX