Yoatzot Halacha Fertility Counselors offer personal consultations to women and couples who seek halachic guidance throughout the fertility journey.
In conjunction with the Gefen Fertility Organization, Yoatzot Halacha Fertility Counselors have completed an advanced course of study in the halachic, medical and psychological aspects of fertility.
We provide halachic guidance from diagnosis through treatment, including: common syndromes and diagnostic procedures, ovulation before immersion, sexual issues, fertility preservation, IUI, IVF, PGS, PGD, pregnancy loss and termination and third-party reproduction possibilities.
Consultations are free of charge thanks to generous support from the community. A recommended donation is 100 shekel per consultation.
Yoatzot Halacha Fertility Counselors is a joint project in conjunction with:
A cadre of Yoatzot Halacha trained in the Keren Ariel Program who completed in 2018 an advanced course in fertility in conjunction with Gefen Fertility Organization.
“ I went off the pill and wanted to get pregnant-- nothing happened for a year. I noticed that my cycle was now much shorter that it had been. Without much internet research I noticed that I had what some called “Halachic Infertility” – ovulating before I got to the Mikveh and suddenly I realized that as long as I kept Halacha, I wasn’t going to get pregnant. I went to the doctor--he quickly gave me a prescription that he said would solve everything. I mentioned the situation to my Yoetzet Halacha Fertility Counslor and she immediately realized I needed a more in-depth discussion than a phone conversation. We met together to go over what was happening in my cycle. She explained how to notice when I was ovulating, how to make sure that I was counting the 7 clean days correctly and no less important we talked about how I felt about what had been going on. She explained to me the different solutions that lay before me in this journey and at this important stage of my life I did not feel alone. “
“When we got married, we knew we were going to have to do PGD because we were both carriers of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) gene. But we didn’t know what IVF entailed and how a religious couple was supposed to deal with the instructions the doctors gave. I met with a Yoatzot Halacha Fertility Counselor who explained the medical procedures and the halachic ramifications as well. After the first meeting, I called her a few times with more specific questions. She was always available with an answer to my query as well as a conversation as to how I and my husband were dealing with the process. When we gave birth to a gorgeous boy, of course, the Yoetzet Halacha was one of the first people on our guest list for the brit. “