Educational Consultations

You're on a journey.
Let us share the
field guide.

Like it or not, infertility thrusts you onto a journey of learning new medical jargon. connecting with new doctors/clinics, and trying to navigate a lot of uncertainty. It can be overwhelming just to familiarize yourself with all the available options, which is why we offer no-cost consultations.

Yes, it's totally free, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Meet your Consultant
Sara Lambert

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Sara Lambert is honored to be a member of the UIRC family. She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Utah and is also a certified Health and Wellness Coach. Sara has a special place in her heart for the infertility community as she struggled to build her own family. 

She now has two beautiful children through the miracle of adoption and is excited to give back to this incredible community. Infertility can feel daunting and Sara's goal is to provide valuable education, resources and support to
those who are on this difficult journey.

"I was resigned to infertility and thought adoption was the only way to build my family. Meeting with a consultant helped me get the information I needed to explore other options that might be available to me. I am very excited to explore my options now."

What will I learn in a consultation?

Our goal is for you to know the applicable language, feel empowered and prepared to make informed decisions, have an awareness of the resources available, and be able to articulate your needs to your providers.

 

Is it really free? No strings?

Yes. Thanks to our generous sponsors and partners, our Educational Consultations are free of charge.

Can I bring my partner?

Yes, of course! Both you and your partner are invited to come in.
 

"I'm so glad that we had this consultation early in our infertility journey. It was super helpful learning everything from the costs of medications to the emotional side of infertility. It also helped us understand the terminology and lingo of infertility."

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Why schedule a consultation?

Many people feel overwhelmed by the world of infertility, adoption, or third-party reproduction. Or, they may not even know what all of their options are. By sitting down with a knowledgeable consultant, you can get an idea of the resources available to you and feel more prepared to take the next step in your journey.

 

What qualifications do you have to provide education about infertility?

Our consultants are trained on a curriculum that was developed by professionals in the infertility and family building community, including reproductive endocrinologists, adoption case workers, social workers, and UIRC's staff and board.

 "This is a fantastic resource for those of us who aren't sure where to turn next… It was just what we needed!"

Where are the consultations held?

We meet in our Salt Lake Office at "Meet Me on 33rd"located at 1565 E 3300 S. We also accommodate virtual consultations held over Zoom.

How long are appointments?

Typically, the consultations last about 45 minutes.
 

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

Please let your consultant know either via phone or email as soon as possible, preferably 24 hours in advance.

"It was refreshing to speak with someone who could truly relate to what I have been feeling. Our consultant was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in providing us with information we needed in knowing what to do next."

 
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Brooke Walrath

Board Member,

Former Director of Education

I believe that knowledge is power. Learning about my infertility gives me some power over it. I know who to call, what questions to ask, and what options are out there.

Back when my infertility journey began, I didn’t have that power yet, but I knew I needed help. I wasn’t sure which doctors to call, what treatments were available, or how to advocate for myself. I had no idea where to begin, and Google was not always helpful. What I needed more than anything was to sit and talk with someone who knew what they were talking about and what I was feeling.

 

Our Educational Consultation program was one of the first things we knew we needed to have at UIRC: A place for individuals and couples struggling with infertility to come to and get the answers they needed. Our consultants understand what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves, and we have been trained about the options we haven’t turned to personally.

 

By the time you leave the office, our goal is for you to know the applicable lingo, feel empowered and prepared to make informed decisions, have an awareness of the resources available, and be able to articulate your needs to your providers. This is how you get your power. This is how you beat infertility, and we want to help you get there.

Take your power back and request an educational consultation.

— Brooke W.