Fertility Preservation may include the cryopreservation (freezing) of eggs or fertilized embryos so that they can be stored for future use. Fertility preservation is often an option consider by those who want to have the option of having a biological child in the future or who are anticipating adverse reproductive challenges that may impact their chances of a healthy pregnancy. This may include women who wish to delay childbearing so that they can focus on their career, education, or other life goals, such as finding a partner. It may also include women who aren’t sure whether or not motherhood is right for them, but want the option of having a biological child in the future.
Considerations about fertility preservation are impacted by the vision you have of yourself and your future family. Therapy can help to provide clarity about whether or not fertility preservation is right for you. Together we will explore the personal, social, cultural, and environmental contexts that are influencing your decision to consider fertility preservation. My goal is to provide you with a supportive space where you are able to make empowered, informed choices about how, if, and when you want to become a parent.
Topics we might address during therapy:
Supporting the needs of your relationships during the process of egg retrieval
Managing changes in your mood and body during the process of egg retrieval
Exploring the importance of the option to have a biological child in the future
Understanding options for planning your future family
Clarifying values, goals, and beliefs that impact your reproductive decisions
Promoting relationships that support your future reproductive goals
Developing confidence and clarity in your reproductive choices