The Role of Counselling during IVF
Trying to conceive can be stressful. Anyone facing the fear and uncertainty associated with invasive investigations and treatment can experience a wide range of emotions including: anger, fear, frustration, envy, guilt, negativity, lack of confidence, loss of control and low self-esteem. Some people feel isolated from friends and family, and couples may find it difficult to relate to each other.
We firmly believe in the role of fertility counselling as an integral part of treatment.
“Your emotional response to your situation can have a real impact on your approach to dealing with it.” Jane Knight
Our fertility counsellor, Jane Knight, has a nursing background so understands the physical as well as the emotional aspects of fertility. Jane can provide support at any stage of your fertility journey – from contemplating whether or not you want to start a family (or have another child) through all stages of investigations and treatment to IVF and beyond.
Fertility counselling may be particularly beneficial following an unsuccessful cycle or miscarriage, or to help you to think through decisions about stopping treatment.
Anyone considering egg, sperm (or embryo) donation or planning surrogacy is strongly recommended to have fertility counselling to help them consider the implications for themselves and their future child in the short and long-term.