Counseling for Intended Parents: Gestational Carrier Recipients
After a couple has exhausted other fertility options, a physician may suggest the use of a gestational carrier. For most couples this can be a confusing and difficult time. Couples are dealing with the loss of carrying a pregnancy and wondering how to navigate a relationship with a gestational carrier.
Counseling is recommended by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine prior to participation in a third party procedure. Counseling will address issues like grief management, dealing with the risks of a gestational carrier
relationship, discussion of medical decisions, management of expectations, future contact and relationship between families, compensation agreement, and dealing with the unknown including health complications. Learn more about the psychological preparation required.
If you are considering egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation or using a gestational carrier, request an appointment. Jana M. Rupnow is licensed professional therapist and follows the ASRM guidelines for counseling and consultation. You may also email [email protected].
Gestational Carrier Screening and Intended Parent Counseling Process
- Mental Health Status Exam Interview in office/Skype
- Psychological Narrative (Full Report)
- Intended Parents Counseling Session
- Objective Personality Testing
- Joint (IP and GC) Counseling Session(s)
- Follow-up interviews or sessions if needed hourly (fee prorated)