What is Reproductive Health Counselling?

Reproductive health counselling addresses the emotional concerns and daily challenges related to hormones, the reproductive/menstrual cycle, sexual health, and pregnancy. 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 recurrent miscarriage, or making the difficult decision to end a pregnancy.

Reproductive health events are often perceived as major transitions in women's lives, 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.

Counselling Can Help You to Cope More Effectively With:

  • Infertility and fertility concerns
  • Coping with the stress of trying to conceive
  • Assisted reproductive technologies and fertility treatments (ARTs, IVF, IUI)
  • Third-party reproduction (donor eggs, sperm, embryos; gestational 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
  • Chronic pelvic pain, including vulvar/vaginal/bladder/sexual pain **
  • Coping with the symptoms of PMS/PMDD, menopause, PCOS
  • Coping with diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure
  • Making the decision to have a hysterectomy **
  • Traumatic 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.