Mandy Rodrigues is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She has been involved in the field of infertility for eighteen years, working with individuals, groups and couples. Her research has involved looking at the relationship between stress and infertility, culminating in an on-line stress management course and the co-authoring of a book entitled “Time Urgency Perfectionism Stress and Your health.” The findings in this research have been presented and recognized internationally.
She works with individuals (and their spouses) in trying to deal with their fertility journey including making decisions like egg donation, and surrogacy; and this might include the spouse. She offers support for couples going through IVF, and assesses donors embarking on donor programs.
She has been involved in the forensic assessment of surrogates and Intended Parents for the High Court for ten years, and works within a multi-disciplinary team for these assessments. She also consults to the neonatal unit at Sandton Clinic and specializes in the management of grief and post partum depression.
She has appeared in numerous magazines and on numerous television programs with regard to infertility, the emotional consequences thereof and the management of the journey. It is a journey she is passionate about having gone though a number of miscarriages and IVF procedures to have her own children.