Infertility is a stressful experience for many couples. You may feel alone, or have difficulty trying to cope with problems associated with childlessness. There are times when a couple or individuals need help to work through these emotions and it is at these times that you can turn to us for support. The idea of counselling is to give individuals the strength and resources needed to cope with the stress infertility and its treatment can cause.
Counselling may be appropriate at any time before, during or after embarking on fertility treatment. The number of sessions needed with a counsellor varies.
FSH @ St Jude's
FSH (Friends, Support & Help) @ St Jude's is a support group created by patients at St Jude's. In addition to discussing issues with a counsellor, FSH @ St Jude's allows patients to interact with others who have been through the process before, or are currently undergoing treatment. By sharing experiences, and providing each other with advice, we hope to minimise the stress caused by treatment.
For details of support group meetings, please contact us.
In addition to the existing forms of support we offer our patients, St Jude's has introduced a 'prayer line' where patients can email their requests to a prayer team. If you would like to avail yourself of this form of support please e-mail requests to our prayer team leader, Ada Adeghe at email@example.com. We periodically hold prayer sessions at St Jude's hospital. If you would like to attend, please e-mail for details of the next meeting.