Making Decisions: Dealing with complexities and implications

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – 8pm (GMT)

£9.95 (Included in all memberships)

Making decisions in the early stages of donor conception can feel overwhelming, especially knowing that it isn’t just a one-time decision you’re making, it’s one that hopefully will be part of your family story for life.

Julianne Boutaleb, Consultant Perinatal Psychologist, will talk about the complexities of emotion and thought that we can experience as we embark on this journey. We’ll explore preparing for some of the moral and ethical complexities of donor conception, what emotions might we be feeling and how we can start to process these.

I’ll also be joined by Angela Pericleous-Smith, chair of BICA, who will share with us what implications counselling actually looks like. Far from simply a tick box exercise, it can be used as an opportunity to reflect and explore your options. Answering questions such as understanding the legalities and how these will impact your future, what rights will your donor have and what implications there are to consider when choosing treatment in the UK or overseas.

This is the perfect webinar for those at the start of their journey or exploring donor conception as an option, it will also be useful if you’re further along but still struggling with some of the complexities that donor conception can present.

As with all Paths to Parenthub webinars, members have the chance to shape the conversation by submitting your questions ahead of the webinar and on the night.

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Speaker Bio

Julianne Boutaleb

Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist, who has worked for over 17 years in the NHS and in private practice with individuals and couples adversely impacted by infertility issues. As a member of BICA, she lectures and writes on how individuals and couples who are trying to conceive (TTC), pregnant or parenting following ART (IVF, ICSI, donor conception, surrogacy) or adoption may be psychologically affected.

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Speaker Bio

Angela Pericleous-Smith

Angela is Chair of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and has practised as a specialist fertility counsellor for almost 20 years. Angela offers support, therapeutic and implications counselling to couples and individuals exploring their fertility and considering assisted conception or fertility preservation.

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