Infertility Counseling is available to families that are having difficulty coping with emotions related to infertility treatment. The counselor will support and assist you in staying strong during this difficult time. In your Infertility Counseling sessions, the counselor will be able to help you sort through your options so you can make an informed choice. They will work directly with your specialist to provide them the necessary documentation needed to begin the process.
The Licensed Counselor will meet with you and/or your family members to discuss the plan that you have decided on. After the meeting, the counselor will prepare a letter to your specialist noting if they feel that you are prepared to proceed forward with the treatments.
A counselor that is specially trained in working with couples with infertility issues can help you sort through your options. The counselor can help you make a truly informed choice and help you consider what your treatment options may involve.
In the sessions, the counselor may ask some of the following questions:
- They may ask for you to clarify what decision you have made related to future treatment.
- If you have a partner, the counselor will meet with both of you to see if you are in agreement.
- Discuss whether or not you plan on telling your family or friends about your decision to use a donor. The counselor may also make recommendations on some ways to share the information if you choose.
- Open communication about what it would mean in the future for the child if you chose a closed or open donor.
- If a donor or surrogate hasn’t been chosen, discussion of the criteria you’re looking for in a donor, and the reasons.
- Discuss when, how, and whether you plan on telling the child how they were conceived.
Infertility Assessments are available for Donor Sperm, Donor Egg, IVF, and Adoption. Please feel free to contact the office directly at 386-449-8600.