Dr. Kim Bergman has created a psychological screening and support process for both surrogates and egg donors. She’s founder of Fertility Counseling Services.
Why do surrogates need psychological monitoring services? Dr. Bergman says, “Surrogacy is like a marathon, in that it will test her physical and emotional endurance. Your surrogate’s experience may still incite many emotions even when the process goes perfectly. Thus, during the surrogacy, FCS provides someone who has active listening of the surrogate.”
With an extensive background in fertility and parenting, Dr. Bergman is an expert on the topic of parenting by choice – particularly within the gay and lesbian community. She has provided services to hundreds of intended parents from around the world.
Her service of surrogate monitoring is a proven and structured system of contact between mental health professionals and surrogates. It’s designed to guide and support surrogates throughout the third party reproductive process.