The Role of the Fertility Counselors

Fertility counselors provide thoughtful guidance, education, and assist in clarifying and exploring roles, expectations, and potential outcomes for all parties involved.

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What do fertility counselors do?

Contributed by: Dr. Tara Simpson

As a facilitator with all parties involved, fertility counselors are presented with two sets of clients — the intended parents and the gestational carrier — each with their own agendas, concerns, and perspectives. While this type of arrangement has the inherent potential of being transformative for all parties, it also holds great complexities and the potential for complications. In order to minimize risks and maximize the positive outcome for both families, fertility counselors provide valuable and thoughtful guidanceeducation, and assist in clarifying and exploring rolesexpectations, and potential outcomes for all parties involved.