Women with MRKH Syndrome & Family Building

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Women affected by MRKH syndrome can have their dream of a future family wiped out of the picture.   Fortunately, fertility treatments are giving women options that can make motherhood a reality.

Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH) is a rare congenital disorder characterised by an absence of or malformation in the uterus and/or vagina. MRKH makes natural childbirth nearly impossible for those affected. Surrogacy and egg donation can help women with MRKH achieve their dream of motherhood.

Women with MRKH have ovaries and can produce eggs, but sadly cannot carry a child for gestation. Some women need an egg donor and surrogate, while others only a surrogate. This diagnosis can be devastating, however with the advancements in fertility treatments, they can still become mothers.  These treatment options give women with MRKH a chance to experience the joys of motherhood.

MRKH syndrome is emotionally challenging, many women feel isolated and alone. Luckily, several organisations provide support to women and their families.  The MRKH Connect group is an excellent resource for women with MRKH. As are the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation and MRKH Canada. These organisations help women find support groups, counselling, and information.

Growing Families in collaboration with MRKH Connect, the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation, and MRKH Canada are holding a webinar, ‘MRKH Family Building,’ on Sunday 30 April.  This webinar provides women and their families with the necessary knowledge and resources to explore their family-building options.  Speakers include women who have gone through or are going through the surrogacy family building journey. Along with surrogacy and egg donation experts. The webinar is an amazing opportunity for women and families to come together in a supported, familiar environment to learn and share stories.

If you know someone with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome, or are you living with it yourself, join us for an interactive ‘Ask Me Anything’ MRKH Syndrome webinar on Sunday 30 April.

For more information, read about the expert speakers and book tickets visit www.growingfamilies.org/mrkh-webinar

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