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Fertility Support Circle

The December 16 Fertility Support Circle FULL

Fertility Support Circle - Nurturing Wholeness

When: December 16, 2023, 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Where: Online

Theme: Breaking Down Fertility Stress During the Holiday Season


Every fertility journey presents emotional challenges that can be isolating. We know that the holiday season can exacerbate these difficulties.

“Nurturing Wholeness” is a safe space where people navigating the complexities of fertility challenges can come together, and be guided by the compassionate expertise of seasoned fertility counselor, Caroline Andersen and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator, Alda Ngo. 

This support circle is intentionally designed to offer comfort, understanding, and practical tools for managing the unique stresses associated with fertility stressors during the holiday season.

This offering is for patients who are dealing with primary infertility and/or do not yet have children. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

What to Expect:

Compassionate Guidance:

Our experienced counselor provides a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment, offering customized support to address the emotional complexities of the fertility journey. Through her skillful listening, inquiry and supportive guidance, she creates a space for participants to learn new ways to express and work with their stressful thoughts and emotions.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction:

The MBSR facilitator introduces mindfulness practices tailored to increase resilience to the stress and anxiety commonly associated with fertility challenges. Participants will have an opportunity to learn accessible mindfulness practices that they can practice every day, enabling them to navigate their every day challenging emotions, with increased awareness, resilience and self-compassion.

Community Connection:

Fertility struggles can be so isolating. Sharing experiences within a supportive community of people facing similar struggles fosters a sense of belonging and understanding. Through safely guided conversations and shared narratives, participants can draw strength from one another’s stories and know that they are not alone.


  • Facilitators: Caroline Andersen, Registered Psychologist, and Alda Ngo, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration: Free

“Nurturing Wholeness” is not just a support circle; it’s a journey towards more wholeness, resilience, self-discovery, and renewed hope. Together, we navigate the path to parenthood with compassion, understanding, and mindfulness.

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Current Wait Time to See a Fertility Doctor

4 Weeks

Current Wait Time to See a Fertility Doctor

4 Weeks