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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?

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.

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 an International Patient Coordinator who has been supporting IVF patients for over 2 years. Always eager to help and provide comprehensive information based on her thorough knowledge and experience whether you are just starting or are in the middle of your IVF journey. She’s a customer care specialist with +10 years of experience, worked also in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. When she’s not taking care of her customers and patients, you’ll find her traveling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.


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