What is Reproductive Health & Fertility Counselling?

Reproductive health counselling addresses the emotional concerns and daily challenges related to fertility, hormones, the menstrual cycle, sexual health, pregnancy, and the postpartum period. From puberty to menopause, women can spend approximately 30 years of their lives coping with issues related to reproductive health, whether it's trying to conceive, managing PMS symptoms, coping with miscarriage, or making the difficult decision to end a pregnancy.

Reproductive health events are often major transitions in women's lives. Infertility, for example, can be perceived as just as distressing as diagnosis of a terminal illness and can contribute to significant challenges in day-to-day functioning, relationships, and in mental health and well-being. And for those using IVF, donors, surrogacy or adoption to build their families, it can be helpful to have extra support and information from someone who understands the process.

Counselling Can Help You to Cope More Effectively With:

  • Infertility and fertility concerns
  • Coping with the challenges of trying to conceive
  • Assisted reproductive technologies and fertility treatments (IVF, IUI)
  • Third-party reproduction (donor eggs/sperm/embryos, surrogacy) **
  • Making the decision to keep trying to conceive, to adopt, or to live child-free
  • Postpartum/perinatal depression and anxiety
  • Pregnancy decision-making (pro-choice)
  • Pregnancy loss (miscarriage, recurrent loss, neonatal loss, stillbirth, late-term/genetics terminations, abortion)
  • Preparation for pregnancy, labour & childbirth, and parenting
  • Relationship changes when trying to conceive and when becoming a parent
  • Coping with the symptoms of PMS/PMDD or menopuase
  • Managing pelvic pain (e.g., PCOS, endometriosis, vulvodynia, etc.) **
  • Coping with diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure
  • Making relationships work when dealing with sexual pain
  • Making the decision to have a hysterectomy **
  • Traumatic childbirth, preparing for childbirth

Which Counsellors Offer Reproductive Health Counselling?

** Services provided exclusively by Holly Yager


Make an appointment with Holly, Royce, or Alexandra:

  • Book online, by email, or by calling 604-568-6765.
  • Please note that Holly is not available for online booking. Please email or call her to set up an appointment.