IVF Support – Fertility Difficulties and Assisted Conception
My Psychologist understands the issues surrounding fertility difficulties and the variety of different medical procedures that are commonly used in the assisted conception process. With this knowledge we are able to offer quality IVF support counselling to individuals and couples.
Infertility is the inability to conceive after a year of unprotected sexual intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to a live birth. About 20% of couples will have a fertility difficulty so you are not alone.
Managing your journey through assisted conception can be like steering a boat on rough waters. Stress levels are high, emotions are labile and relationship insecurities can be highlighted. Falling pregnant may not come easy and doubts may creep in. Will I be lucky? Am I too old? What is wrong with me? What else can I do?
My Psychologist is knowledgeable about the types of treatment provided for assisted conception. These include intercourse timing, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), donor services and surrogacy. We know that assisted conception services are provided by a number of private clinics in Adelaide such as Repromed, Fertility SA, Flinders Fertility, and City Fertility Centre.
My Psychologist understands the positive role of lifestyle changes such as weight loss, caffeine reduction, nicotine and alcohol avoidance and stress reduction on improving pregnancy success. There are other complimentary allied health services, in additional to IVF support counselling, that can be beneficial to people undertaking IVF procedures. It has been said that people participating in acupuncture have also found this type of service helpful in lowering stress levels.
My Psychologist is very experienced in helping and treating people will fertility difficulties. To discuss your concerns and book an appointment for IVF support counselling, go to the My Psychologist’s Contact Us page.