Source The Times
Women who use donor eggs to conceive are less responsive to their babies, according to research.
Scientists from Cambridge University reported “subtle yet meaningful” differences between mothers whose children came from donor eggs and mothers whose IVF babies came from their own eggs. The mothers made slightly less eye contact with their babies and responded less to their games, researchers said, although all the parents in the study had a strong and loving bond with the children. Susan Imrie from the Centre for Family Research at Cambridge, who co-authored the research, said: “We do know from other research that genetic relationships hold different significance to different people.”
In 2016 about 1,400 babies born in Britain were from donor eggs. The number has tripled since 1996.