This package is for any couple, including same sex or single parent, who would like support as you walk the path of conceiving via assisted fertility. I can be part of your support team who provides you with a listening ear, non-judgemental care, gentle guidance and reassurance.
I have walked this lonely path of trying to conceive by both IUI and IVF. I have also completed further training on how to support those on this journey. With my support you get both personal experience and professional guidance and support.
I really liked the postpartum planning session as it helped settle my mind by having a few things in place for when bub arrived and opened up conversations with my husband about how we would parent, and what our needs were.Julie
Rachael is an absolute gem. The effort she went to in supporting me was above and beyond. She crammed a lot of assistance into her 3-hour visits and was so easy to have around, making me feel very comfortable during what is a very vulnerable time in a woman’s life. Her background as a social worker showed, with follow-up emails filled with valuable info and resources relevant to what we discussed. She would always respond rapidly to me contacting her and would check-in with me regularly between sessions. I would highly recommend Rach to any other first time mother transitioning to motherhood.Michelle
It was an absolute lifesaver having you visit and look after me. As, as usually happens, the focus is so much on the baby, everyone forgets to look after the mother.Lydia
I really loved the home visits and was amazed at how much we crammed in each time. With lockdown it was nice to have access to a professional but also a mum who could share their own experiences and advice. The book library, Voxer and the breastfeeding drop-ins were such useful resources as well.Julie
While it was logistically helpful to have the visits, the biggest positive outcome was that I was reminded that I'm worth being looked after and looking after myself. That it's totally OK and a good thing to ask for help rather than try to do it all on your own. As it's easy to forget all that when the immediate environment (and our wacky Western culture) is mostly telling you otherwise.Lydia
I’m here to answer any questions you may have about my assisted conception support package. If you can’t see an answer to your question here, please contact me.
Of course you can! The impact of going through assisted conception is huge no matter your reason to be going through it is. I would be honoured to support you +/- your partner as you navigate this huge time in your life.
Yes, absolutely. You will usually have a general idea of which month you are aiming to start, so that is enough for me to know and to check my availability. As this is virtual support, most months I have capacity to support those wanting this package.
Yes, I would be honoured to do that. I have a range of supports from counselling, mentoring, group supports and packages. I would love to be able to continue on this journey with you.
If your cycle gets cut short, or doesn’t progress to a transfer, that can be really devastating. So, I will continue to support you through that upset and loss. If your cycle looks like it may go on a bit longer (say and extra 1-2 weeks), I am happy to keep supporting you on the current package.
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