In compliance with its philosophy, which is that couples who are trying for a baby receive the most complex care, FertiMedica provides psychological counseling at a wider scope than one offered in other outpatient clinics. This means that all patients of the clinic can count on a variety of solutions, which will constitute assistance at every stage of the attempts to conceive a baby.
- On-call duty
- Contact via e-mail
- First psychological consultation for free
- Support, information or therapeutic meetings (individual or in pairs)
- Crisis intervention
- Consultations with donors/recipients
- “Nie jesteś sama” (You are not alone) permanent support group for women trying for a baby
- “ProkreAkcja” (ProcreAction) workshops
- Free regular thematic meetings
- “More gently through in-vitro”
Every week, for an hour, our psychologist is available on call. If you want to ask about something or consult something, if you have any doubts, or something bothers you – call us and talk. The on-call duty is on Wednesdays, between 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. Telephone: 223797987.
Contact via e-mail
You can always e-mail our psychologist. You will receive a response within 48 hours. Remember, however, that it is not a substitute form of psychological consultation or a substitute for meetings, but rather a supplement to such consultations and meetings or initial contact. You can contact the psychologist using the following address: email@example.com.
First consultation for free
The first meeting with a psychologist at FertiMedica is free of charge. Its aim is to become acquainted and to make an initial assessment of the mental condition of people trying for a baby, which includes the identification of their needs, adjustment of treatment methods and further psychological work. Sometimes the first consultation, or the so-called “psychoeducation” involves the supplementation of knowledge of patients and clarification of their doubts. Such a meeting does not carry any further obligations – it does not mean that a therapy has been commenced and does not require the patients to make further appointments if they are not interested in them.
Support, information and therapeutical meetings (individual or in pairs).
Meetings with a psychologist may be held individually or in pairs. Depending on the problems and needs reported, a proper form of further work will be selected.
Individual help is the most frequently used form of psychological work. It serves as a detailed examination of the difficulties that people face in order to find the best ways to improve their well-being. For some people the attempts to conceive a baby may be a long and difficult process in which there are difficulties and problems delaying the treatment. Therefore, help should be found as soon as possible. Sometimes one meeting is enough to feel better and start the recovery process.
Psychotherapy is work on a deeper level, requiring at least a dozen or so meetings focused on discussion and attempts to solve a wider range of problems. It helps to cope with limiting beliefs, understand the mechanisms governing the behaviors and reactions of the patient as well as plan and make further changes.
Work with a couple
Work with a couple. If a couple reports a problem, the first meeting is devoted to the examination of the mutual relations in a situation of infertility treatment. The scope for possible further help will be recognized, or we will discuss ad-hoc difficulties and will try to find answers to bothersome questions. If a couple is willing to engage in longer work, they may take therapy consisting of a series of meetings involving an introduction of modifications to their mutual relations. We will probably take care of such matters as an improvement of communication, an attempt to look at the world through the eyes of the other person as well as development of specific skills to deal with problems of their own and their partner.
This is ad-hoc help which aims at action immediately after treatment or even in a difficult or traumatic time during treatment (unexpected news, sudden loss, conflict, etc.). It helps to deal with the worst emotions and prepares one for further coping with the situation and the faster obtainment of emotional balance.
Consultations with donors/recipients
Donation and reception is a situation burdened with many difficulties that patients are not always aware of. Their desire to have a child is so strong that some aspects of the process simply disappear in the rush of activities and emotions. In our Center, consultation with a psychologist of donors and recipients is mandatory. It is a meeting where the key issues in such cases are discussed. The motivation and mental state of the participants are examined and the psychologist is in this case a defender and a “lawyer” of a child which is to be born.
ProkreAkcja (ProcreAction) workshops
This is a series of group meetings (usually a group of six) for women under infertility treatment. They help to look at their own situation from a different perspective as well as change the way of thinking and acting, introduce more peace and balance in hitherto life dominated by attempts to conceive a baby. It is also an irreplaceable opportunity to meet other women who are in a similar emotional situation.
A FertiMedica psychologist works mainly in accordance with the cognitive-behavioral strategy, which is the most widely, methodologically studied approach and it has the best effectiveness indicators.