Your Counsellor Iolanda Rodino
Is an infertility counsellor and Clinical Psychologist in private practice who has worked in the field of Reproductive Medicine for many years. She consults to several Fertility clinics in Perth. Her practice is specialized in helping with the emotional, relationship and stressful challenges that occur when trying to achieve a pregnancy through assisted reproductive technology. As Iolanda has daily contact with clinic doctors, embryologists and nurses, she can also help you decide which clinic will best suit your medical, emotional and financial needs and has specific guidelines and a checklist on how to best be prepared for your first clinic appointment.
Attitudes to Disclosure of Donor Conception Study
The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of donors and recipients to issues surrounding the release of information about a child's conception. Currently little is known about whether recipients of donated sperm, eggs or embryos inform their family and friends about their treatment; similarly whether donors disclose to their family.
We seek to understand the reasons why people choose to tell or not to tell others in their family and social network of their involvement in donor conception, and the factors that influence these decisions. This information will provide a greater understanding of the broader family context in which donor conception takes place.
We hope the information gathered from this study will be used to guide clinical and counselling practice in donor conception programs across Australia. See http://www.thinkfertility.com/donor/ for details or to participate
Announcement from Concept Fertility Centre - Reduced cost standard IVF package has been launched in PerthA reduced cost Standard IVF package has been launched by Concept Fertility Centre in Subiaco, providing all couples with access to a Standard IVF or ICSI treatment procedure from $1200 out of pocket.
In the Standard program ART cycle management is streamlined in order to reduce the costs associated with the cycle without compromising the standard of care that is provided. Concept has carefully evaluated and streamlined stimulation, monitoring and laboratory protocols to reduce associated costs whilst ensuring that outcomes are not compromised.
To take advantage of the Standard ART program couples need to be eligible for Medicare rebates. The Standard program does not include blastocyst culture, assisted hatching, PGS/PGD or sperm retrieval procedures.
The first step is to get a referral from a GP to one of the Concept Fertility Specialists. The next step is to have the following tests done:
- A blood test for AMH, TSH, Blood group, Vitamin D, karyotype, HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Rubella, varicella
- The male partner needs to have a semen analysis done at Concept and HIV and Hepatitis B and C screening
For further information please contact Liz at Concept on 93822388”
New Recommeneded Book
Be Fertile with Your Infertility by Christine Bannan and Winnie Duggan is a resource for those walking the infertility journey, for their family and friends, for counsellors, celebrants, spiritual companions, clergy and health professionals working in the field of fertility. This book aims to help anyone facing infertility, in all its stages and forms, to access options for ceremony and ritual and hence to find their own creative way to a peaceful, accepting place for themselves.
Included are personal stories and examples of ceremony because they are not easily accessible in our current society. You can download the flyer and ordering information from the PerthIVF Forum or here