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Egg Donor Interview & Counselling

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All of CentraLIVF donors undergo in-depth interviews to gain full understanding of the following:

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Extended family medical

history (parents, siblings, grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles,

aunts, first cousins)

Own medical history
(including allergies, 


Alcohol consumption, 

use of illegal substances 

and smoking (donor and

 family members)

Gynecological history

(including previous 

donations and 


Children’s health and development

Psychological profile and practical issues linked with donation

Education, grades, 


profession, special talents 

and interests

Phenotype of donor, 

her parents and siblings 

(eye colour, hair colour and 

texture, skin colour, 

height, weight)

Donor’s family origins 

and genealogy, race, body 

type, religion, vocational dispositions

The Benefits of Counselling For Egg Donation​

Benefits For The Egg Donor

Our egg donors benefit from counseling in many ways. The decision to donate genetic material is not one that should be made lightly or in a hurry. Our counsellors ensure that our donors know exactly what they are getting into and can make the decision with fully informed consent.

Benefits For
The Recipient

Having counselling in place means that our recipients will never have to worry about whether their donor had to donate quickly or in a way that they will later come to regret. This vital step is necessary to ensure a positive journey for everyone involved.

Benefits For Donor- Conceived Children

Counselling assists recipients to prepare for becoming a parent to a donor conceived children. The Counsellor will provide a safe compassionate environment for recipients to express and process their feelings of grief related to their infertility, and prepare for the possible challenges of parenting of a non-genetic child. The counselling sessions will also touch on the question of telling the child about their origins and identity when they’ve reached a certain age. In this way, prospective parents are provided the best possible start to family life that CentraLIVF can offer.

Welcoming Identity

CentraLIVF confidently supports the practice of releasing the stored identity of the donor and making it available to the donor offspring at an appropriate time, normally once they are adults. We regard expert counselling as vital to the implementation and success, as thoroughly investigating the issues involved during counselling may convince a donor to not be fearful of identity disclosure and come to the realization that this progressive practice is in the best interests of all parties, particularly the child.

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What are their qualifications and experience?

Legal regulations mandate that Australian donor counsellors have formal tertiary qualifications in psychology or social work from recognised universities (normally Australian universities).

Australian donor counsellors are also required to have a minimum of two years of supervised post-graduate counselling experience and to be currently employed by an accredited fertility clinic. Furthermore, donor counsellors must be full professional members of the Fertility Society of Australia.

Additionally, all donor counsellors must be eligible for membership in their professional associations, either the Australian Psychological Society or the Australian Association of Social Workers.

What is their continuing education?

In Australia, donor counsellors are required to regularly refresh their professional skills through professional development and training. In addition, donor counsellors take part in ongoing in-service training at their clinics, ensuring that they remain up-to-date with all developments in the ART field.

What are their personal qualities?

CentraLIVF’s donor counsellors are warm, compassionate, and empathic with well-rounded practical skills. Our counsellors have vast experience working with couples and individuals undergoing donor treatments.

A CentraLIVF donor counsellor will be thoroughly trained and experienced in counselling with an interpreter and be comfortable working not only face-to-face but also over Skype, phone, and email.

Want to know more about our innovative counselling model?

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Our Partner Clinics

Compass Fertility, based in Canberra, Australia, is lead by Dr. Nicci Sides and offers a boutique style of care, tailoring to the individual FERTILITY needs rather than standard protocols, something that is not offered elsewhere.

Fertility First is based in Hurstville, half an hour’s drive from Sydney CBD. Lead by Dr. Anne Clark, the first specialist in Australia to receive CREI qualification, Anne and the team provide a holistic approach to treatment, with continuity of care throughout your journey.

No1 Fertility is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and is lead by Dr. Lynn Burmeister. The clinic’s focus is to provide the best patient care and fertility treatment at an affordable cost. The clinics have the best and latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading scientists.

Repromed Clinic is one of the country’s leading fertility clinics, delivering excellence in their standard of care, innovation, and pregnancy success rates. It is the only IVF clinic in South Australia to offer a complete range of care tailored to your needs, support, and fertility treatment options, onsite at their Dulwich purpose-built facilities.

Coastal IVF is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland in Maroochydore. Lead by Dr. Paul Stokes, Coastal IVF’s friendly team provides a wide range of fertility treatments, pregnancy, and general gynaecological services, creating the best experience by offering individualised care tailored to your needs and diagnoses.

The Sydney CBD clinic is Monash IVF’s flagship clinic. With a premium day hospital on site, Monash IVF provide a holistic patient experience where everything is conveniently located under the one roof. The Monash IVF team comprises of a multi-disciplinary team of leaders in reproductive health, including fertility specialists, gynaecologists, fertility nurses, embryologists, counsellors and patient coordinators.

Located within Westfield Shopping Centre, Monash IVF Bondi Junction offers a full service clinic for those living or working in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Our full service clinic provides numerous options and services to women and couples. Monash IVF Bondi Junction comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your door step.

Located in western Sydney, Monash IVF Parramatta offers a full service clinic for those living or working in the western suburbs of Sydney.Our full service clinic provides numerous options and services to women and couples. Monash IVF Parramatta comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your door step.

Our clinic in Penrith is a full service clinic offering Fertility expertise to anyone in and around Greater Western Sydney, including: Springwood, Glenbrook, Mount Druitt, Erskine Park or Luddenham. Monash IVF Penrith comprises a multi-disciplinary team of Fertility Specialists, Fertility Nurses, Scientists, Counsellors and Patient Coordinators, meaning everything is right on your doorstep.

Monash IVF Albury offers a consulting location to anyone located in or around Southern New South Wales or Northern Victoria. Monash IVF Albury provides a convenient location to those living or working around Glenroy, East Albury, South Albury and North Albury.

At Monash – Brisbane, our diverse team of experts brings together unparalleled fertility care within your reach. United under one roof, our Fertility Specialists and Patient Coordinators are devoted to providing personalized guidance on your journey towards parenthood.

Our Monash IVF Rockhampton clinic has been a beacon of hope for the Central Queensland community since 2003, catering to those in Port Curtis, Fairy Bower, Gracemere, Alton Downs, and Norman Gardens.

Established in 1998, Monash IVF Gold Coast has been the beacon of hope for single women, couples, families, and LGBTQI couples, eliminating extensive travel to metropolitan Brisbane.