Becoming parents through IVF and egg donation

About this Infertility Blog

A blog by Tone Bråten family counsellor

Tone Bråten

I am a writer, a family counselor, speaker and author who specializes in infertility. I want to give you a gift, weekly texts on my IVF blog.

Why reading an infertility blog?

Because I want you to feel less lonely, normalize your feelings and thoughts, and make the IVF / egg donation treatment easier to go through

Stay strong, don’t give up, your dream will come true!

  • I will tell you stories about others in the same situation
  • I will give you advice and tools to make your treatment easier
  • I will help you to keep your hopes up

Children books

Tone is the author of two children books. In a child’s own language, these unique books tell the story of conception through sperm and egg donation.

'Lily from the other side of rainbow' book by Tone Bråten

This is the story of how Lily’s mom and dad traveled far, far away to that special land to find the magical egg that would give them the baby they wanted more than anything in the world.
This book is written in English.

Price 20 EUR including shipping
Buy book online


'Lily from the other side of rainbow' book by Tone Bråten This is a book about Ole. He is a result of sperm donation; he loves to hear the story about how he was made. Do you like to hear?
The book is written in Norwegian

Price 200 NOK including shipping
Buy book online


Infertility Blog Feedback 

"I just had my phone session with Tone. Thank you so much for organizing it, she is a beautiful person & it was lovely to talk. Just what I needed this morning. I feel we are surrounded by amazing women from Ava Peter on this Journey...."


Catharina, Norway

"Dear Tone,
We are free to inform you, that you will be the aunt of two babies.
It looks like, Clooney and Amal, will get TWINS! We must say “hope”, because it was only 12 weeks when we had a positive pregnancy test, and for now, everything looking good. The double surprise is something that we didn’t expect, but now we could not imagine a different scenario."


"Dear Tone, thank you very much, on everything you did, because you did a lot for us! We can say, after summarizing all you did, that we wouldn’t make it without you! We wish you all the best, and hope that we will back soon with more happy news! A lot of kisses from Belgrade"

"In Tones blog and sessions I am happy to find an important source of support, power, and greater understanding!
I experience that the treatment is colored by heartfelt hopefulness but also great uncertainty.
The texts help me to put words on all emotions and thoughts. To read them gives me more peace and they help me to cherish my hope along the way! From all my heart, thank you Tone!"

Jenny, Sweden

"I think the blog is very helpful (and touching). Reading about other women and their experiences, feelings and thoughts is very reassuring (and again: touching :-)). Also, your tips are nice to read and enlightening, and give guidance, like in the Skype meetings.

Of course, the Skype meetings are more personal, but this is I think, a very nice addition to that. Giving you the possibility to find input when you are feeling low or when your hope is gone, when a Skype meeting is not available at that moment. This is always available. So yes, I think this is very useful! Thank you!"


Why come to St. Petersburg?
'Lily from the other side of rainbow' book by Tone Bråten

Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment…
Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes

To watch the full version of the documentary free of charge, please fill in form and we will be happy to provide you with a link and a password

Certificate ISO9001:2008

Certificate ISO9001:2008

We are the first Russian IVF clinic who developed and introduced quality management system (QMS) for IVF scopes in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. We have been ISO 9001:2008 certified by LGA InterCert GmbH since 2008