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Mothers on Mondays, Session 1: Infertility

5pm PT | 8pm ET
Open to Multi-faith
family members

Mothers on Mondays, Session 1: Infertility


If you and your partner are struggling to have a baby, you’re not alone. Approximately 16% of Canadian couples are infertile - a number which has doubled since 1980. The good news is that there are options and medical help available, and ways to come to terms with infertility.

In the first Mothers on Mondays (MoM) session, we will review the common causes of infertility, and discuss fertility treatments including an overview on the topic of freezing eggs. The session will be of interest to those who have been unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy after repeated tries without contraception for over one year. It will also be of interest to young women who are considering freezing their eggs for later use. We will also discuss how to come to terms with infertility, and ways to cope with any grief that can be associated with this. 

The session will be facilitated by Dr. Salina Kanji and Natasha Virani. They will deliver a formal presentation followed by an interactive Question/Answer session.

Sessions will take place via Zoom, and registration is required. The Zoom link will be sent via the confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email once you have registered, please email:

Registration for Infertility Overview will close on Sunday, January 24 at 8pm PT | 9pm MT | 11pm ET.

List of sessions:

  • Session 1: Infertility Overview
  • Session 2: Do’s and Don’ts of Pregnancy
  • Session 3: Labour and Delivery
  • Session 4: Nutrition and Hormones
  • Session 5: Breastfeeding
  • Session 6: Overall Wellness of Mom/PPD
  • Session 7: Relationship with your Partner
  • Session 8: Early Brain Development
  • Session 9: The Fourth Trimester
  • Session 10: Adoption
  • Session 11: Attachment Theory
  • Session 12: In-vitro Fertilization
  • Session 13: Miscarriages
  • Session 14: No Regrets Parenting


Dr. Salina Kanji is a Canadian OBGYN who is currently pursuing a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Toronto through Mount Sinai Fertility. Her research interests include fertility preservation and improving medical education. She is the mother of a toddler (who you may hear periodically in the background during the session).

Natasha Virani owns and operates Love & Light Counselling as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with over 6 years of private practice experience. In her practice, Natasha focuses on helping women and fmailies navigate miscarriages, pregnancy and infant loss, as well as infertillity. From an early age, Natasha realized her life’s purpose was to help people. From an undergraduate degree in Biology, to a Master’s in Teaching, to finally a Transpersonal Counselling Psychology diploma – Natasha’s path to becoming a counsellor has been exciting and anything but conventional.

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