An important component of the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery is its dedication to patient education – helping to ensure that each patient is an integral part of the care team, providing input and making decisions based on the latest information. We offer numerous resources to help guide you through the process of infertility treatment.
Watch the In Vitro Fertilization Class video on what you need to know about IVF and other fertility treatment, including length of treatment, medications, laboratory tests, and procedures.
Most infertility medications are given by injection, we understand that this aspect of fertility treatment causes many couples anxiety. You may want to make an appointment to meet with your nurse for hands-on injection training. Your nurse will instruct and demonstrate the proper technique for you and your partner. He or she will then guide you through a return demonstration of the technique where you will have the opportunity to do an actual injection. We are committed to providing you with the skills and confidence you need to complete this part of the treatment.
At the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, we understand that fertility treatment may be a stressful time. For this reason, we have two licensed social workers on staff, specializing in infertility issues, to help couples and individuals to manage the emotional issues they may face during the fertility treatment process. You can meet with the social workers individually or attend a support group.
Anne Geoghegan, LICSW, has been practicing for over 25 years. For the past 15 years, she has been working at the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery helping people deal with the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine and endocrinology.
Laura Lubetsky, LICSW, has been practicing for over 25 years. Prior to joining the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, she worked for Harvard Vanguard and Dana Group Associates where she did extensive work with couples and families.
Both Anne and Laura are professional members of RESOLVE, Inc., the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and The Boston Fertility Society.
Our social workers are available to meet one-on-one or as a couple. To make an individual appointment with Anne or Laura, please call: 617-732-6462.
In addition to meeting with individuals and couples, our social workers also lead support groups, and relaxation and stress management classes. To register for a support group or class, please call: 617-732-6462.
Donor Egg Recipient Support Group:
For dates, times, and location, please contact Laura Lubetsky: 617-732-5500 or ext: 32214.
These links will provide you with PowerPoint slides for our In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Ovulation Induction (OI) classes. The Power Point slides are not intended as a substitute for class. We have them available here for your review so that you may become more familiar with the material we will cover in class. You may want to print a copy of the slides in note format and bring them with you to the class, so that you may take notes during the class and use them as a guide for your questions.
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