Psychological Counselling

Newlife Fertility Centre offers counselling services on site in the main Mississauga facility as well as in our Burlington location.  Our counsellors are experienced in supporting couples dealing with the various stresses that can arise as a result of fertility problems or as a result of fertility treatment.

Fertility problems have a tremendous impact on emotions, on social interactions with family and friends and can affect relationships. Undergoing treatment using reproductive technologies raises many questions and concerns.   Procedures that involve the use of donated sperm or eggs from a third party present unique challenges for the participants. Consequently, the goals of counselling depend upon the individual needs of the patients involved.

Specific goals include determining your readiness to proceed with various treatments, understanding the implications of the proposed treatment for yourselves as well as the potential child.  It also provides support to with deal with potential treatment problems and disappointments.

Counselling services assist patients to make informed decisions with regard to their treatment. Coping with treatment demands and managing the stress of an unsuccessful treatment cycle are also issues that are addressed.

All patients at Newlife Fertility Centre are offered specialized counselling in preparation for In Vitro Fertilization to review concerns and identify strategies and solutions to minimize the stress of treatment.   Counselling in preparation for treatment through the use of sperm donation, egg donation or through surrogacy with a gestational carrier is especially necessary due to the unique challenges these treatments will present.