IVF treatment can be challenging emotionally, and sometimes places strains on our relationships. At IVFAustralia our team of fertility counsellors are here to support you working closely with the nursing team throughout your journey. We encourage you to come and talk with us during your treatment.
It’s helpful to have someone really listen to you without giving ‘advice’, and be able to talk to someone you can be completely honest with.
- Educational leaflets
- Reading and DVD Resource list
- Referral service additional assistance.
IVFAustralia's Educational Leaflets
|Managing the two week pregnancy test 'Waiting Period'|
The unpredictable outcome of an IVF cycle can induce stress and may also trigger feelings of depression, particularly throughout the two-week wait leading up to a pregnancy test.
This leaflet incorporates tips on how to manage stress and anxiety throughout the two-week wait for the outcome of your IVF cycle.
For couples who are have difficulties conceiving, and who are embarking on fertility treatment, they may lose focus of the reason they are in this situation in the first place – their relationship with the person they love.
This leaflet looks at the experience from both a woman and a man's perspective, and discusses some positive strategies that can be employed to help stay focussed on what is important throughout this period.
This leaflet focusses on the experience of pregnancy loss:
For people struggling to conceive, it can be difficult to learn that friends around you are pregnant.
This leaflet provides tips on coping stategies to help.
The voices and thoughts of men are often missed, silent and forgotten when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. This leaflet summarises some of the experiences that men who have been through the IVF journey have now started to write about.
You have waited so long and worked so hard to fall pregnant so why are feelings like anxiety and fear clouding the joy and excitement you expected to be feeling.
ACCESS – infertility
Australian Psychological Society – Find A Psychologist Service.
Donor Conception Support Group
|Medical / Health Services|
Alcohol & Drug Information Service Alcohol & Drug Information
|Mental Health Services||NSW Department of Health |
Has referral information for mental health services and health services for NSW. Areas of mental health for referral include:
Northern Sydney/Central Coast
Sydney South West
|Additional Support Services|