Fertility and Infertility Support Hub (FISH)
We are delighted to present a pioneering platform dedicated to the exploration and advancement of fertility and infertility counseling. At our core, we embrace the profound impact that fertility-related challenges can have on individuals and couples, and we are committed to providing comprehensive support, evidence-based research, and professional guidance to help navigate this sensitive journey. Our hub brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts, including social work and medical practitioners and researchers, all united by the common goal of empowering individuals and couples to make informed decisions and foster emotional well-being while navigating the complexities of fertility and infertility. We invite you to join our thriving community and embark on a transformative path towards understanding, healing, and building resilience during this significant chapter of life. Together, we can build a brighter future and a deeper understanding of fertility-related matters for everyone involved.
PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELING SERVICES
Since 2001, as collaborated with The Centre of Assisted Reproduction and Embryology, The University of Hong Kong-Queen Mary Hospital (HKU-QMH CARE), we jointly established the first fertility counselling and psychosocial assessment service in Hong Kong, assisting couples who are either facing pregnancy difficulties, undergoing ARTs or coping with miscarriage grief through counseling service, psychosocial support and educational workshops.
Unlikely other countries where counseling for people undergoing ARTs are mandatory by legislation, infertility counseling services in Hong Kong are mostly provided on needs basis. To date, our service is currently reaching out to individuals and couples and empower them to build up a positive attitude and acquire knowledge and skills to manage challenges and issues arise from fertility issues.
(A) Fertility health and educational talk
- Enhance holistic wellness through learning Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit technique
- Improve couple communication skills during IVF treatment
- Address myths and questions about IVF treatment through dialogue with doctors
(B) Group psychotherapy
- IVF treatment can be a stressful process. Through group therapy, those with emotional distress arising from the treatment can process their emotions with the support from registered social worker and gain mutual understanding from the peer sharing.
(C) Individual or couple counselling*
- Stress and anxiety associated with infertility
- Emotional needs arising from treatment
- Distress due to failed treatment
- Grief as a result of pregnancy loss
- Marital and family relationship issues
(D) Psychosocial evaluation for third-party reproduction*
Third-party reproduction in terms of the use of donor eggs and sperm is an alternative ways of family formation. Psychosocial evaluation for potential recipient couples and donors will be provided by our registered social worker. An evaluation report will be provided afterwards.
*Psychosocial counselling and psychosocial evaluation for third-party reproduction are fee-charging services. All information during the interviews will be kept strictly confidential.
1. Individuals or couples who are
- Facing fertility‐related issues
- Undergoing infertility treatment
- Planning, seeking or making decision on RT procedure
- Terminating RT procedure
- Experiencing failure in RT procedure
- Experiencing perinatal loss such as miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage and stillbirth
- Facing stress or psychological distress
- Having sexual issues
- Seeking other family formation alternatives such as adoption
2. Potential donors of gametes and embryos and their spouses
Services will be provided by Registered Social Workers.
Please consult your healthcare professionals for further information or referral, or contact us at 3917 4082 at 9:30pm to 3:30pm on Tue, Thu and Fri.
Please look out for updates from The Centre of Assisted Reproduction and Embryology, The University of Hong Kong-Queen Mary Hospital (HKU-QMH CARE):