Books support us, enrich us and invite us to travel. They also help us to understand how others feel and how things work that are unfamiliar to us. That is why at IVF-Spain we want to join the celebration of the World Book Day, sharing a selection of stories about Assisted Reproduction and different families that are formed with the help of Reproductive Medicine.
Likewise, the Spanish Society of Fertility (SEF) recommends telling the child, with the help of stories, that it has been the result of much love and science. They recommend doing so between the ages of 3 and 8, when the child is building his or her identity
Our selection of stories about Assisted Reproduction:
Sometimes mommies and daddies need a little help to form a family. In this story you will follow a couple as they experience the hopes and also some disappointments of creating a family, and how all the generosity and love they experience from others grows into the most beautiful gift.
You Were Made for Me is a book for children that takes a look into the unique and wonderful ways that some families are made, and the journey of love that brings them together.
This story is the perfect way to introduce children to the special way they were received. Letting them know that you wanted them very much but had trouble having them. Telling them that a “very good doctor” helped mommy and daddy to fulfill their dreams. The book introduces the very basic fact that it takes an egg and a sperm to make a baby.
An egg donation story for children, about a happy couple of rabbits called Pally and Comet who have everything in life except a baby bunny. During the story you accompany them in their longing for a child, the waiting and the moment the mother is told she doesn’t have any egg to have a baby. One day another lady rabbit brings her a tiny gift, which is the egg, the half, she needs to have her baby. The rabbit s tummy then begins to grow and finally her baby bunny is born and the happiness of how this family grows is shared.
This story is about Hattie Peck, who loves eggs, but has only ever laid one egg—and it never hatched. She only thinks and dreams about eggs. So, she decides if she can’t lay another egg, she will go out into the world to find one. Hattie embarks on a journey in search of abandoned eggs. She will look for them at many different places, living amazing adventures. In the end she is not finding one, but many abandoned eggs!
The cow Marjorie is very insecure and wishes she had some special talent. Other cows can ride a bicycle and do handstands, but she can’t do so. One morning (thanks to some chicken and some paint), Marjorie is very surprised to discover something extraordinary: Marjorie has laid an egg!
This is just a little selection of stories about Assisted Reproduction we want to share with you to standardize and give visibility to the different families that we help to form every day, as well as a good pretext to encourage reading.
“To travel far, there is no better ship than a book” (Emily Dickinson)