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How and where can single women pursuing infertility treatment find support emotionally, socially and medically?

Margarida Fonseca
Psychologist at Ferticentro, Ferticentro

Emotions and Support

From this video you will find out:
  • What does Single Motherhood in ART (SMART) mean?
  • What are the steps that a single woman needs to take before starting her treatment?
  • How and where can I find a sperm donor?
  • What is the role of the Psychologist when it comes to donors?
  • Where can single mother find social support?
  • How can they build emotional support?

How and where can single women pursuing infertility treatment find support emotionally, socially and medically?

Supporting single women with their fertility journey

In this session, Margarida Fonseca, Psychologist at Ferticentro, Portugal, has talked about the emotional-psychological consequences of infertility among single women, what treatment options are available and where you can find support.
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Margarida Fonseca

Margarida Fonseca

Dr Margarida Fonseca completed the Integrated Masters in Psychology with specialization in Clinical and Health Psychology, from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra in 2011. She has advanced specialization in Pregnancy and Parenting. She has been an Effective Member of the Portuguese Psychologists Association since 2012 (Ct. 14242) and of the Danish Psychological Association (Danish Supervisory Board of Psychological Practice). European Certificate of Psychology (Europsy). Author and co-author of several communications in scientific meetings and journals. Researcher in international clinical trials. At Ferticentro, its main functions are the psychological follow-up of donors and patients.
Event Moderator
Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka is managing MyIVFAnswers.com and has been hosting IVFWEBINARS dedicated to patients struggling with infertility since 2020. She's highly motivated and believes that educating patients so that they can make informed decisions is essential in their IVF journey. In the past, she has been working as an International Patient Coordinator, where she was helping and directing patients on their right path. She also worked in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. In her free time, you’ll find her travelling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.
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