Moms Who Use Egg Donors Lack Confidence in Parenting Ability, Study Finds

October 9, 2018

(CNN) – Mothers who give birth using donor eggs may react less sensitively to their babies and have a lower confidence in their parenting ability, a study says. Scientists at the University of Cambridge found “subtle yet meaningful differences” in the ways egg donor mothers interacted with their children, compared to mothers who had children using their own eggs. The team interviewed 85 families who’d conceived using egg donation and 65 families who had children through the mother’s own eggs.

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