Dr. Saira Jhutty is a licensed clinical and industrial organizational psychologist in private practice specializing in fertility. She obtained her PhD from California School of Professional Practice. She has spent the last 11 years focusing on assisting people build their families using third-party reproduction. Her expertise lies in the evaluation of potential surrogates and egg donors and meeting with intended parents to discuss their decision to use alternative methods to build their family. 

Dr. Jhutty is a member of the Mental Health Professionals group for ASRM and sat on the committee to help revise surrogacy guidelines.

Q&A with Dr. Jhutty

How would you describe yourself as a psychologist? 

I like to spend time getting to know my clients. I want to know what their everyday life looks like and  how they see themselves in the future. My goal is to help them meet that future person.  I am action oriented and like to focus on solutions to get people moving toward their goals. 

Where do you think the fertility industry has the most room to grow? 

I think we need more specialized care for the under-served such as same sex couples and individuals and women over 40. 

What do you do outside of work?

I love doing nothing with my husband, son, and dog and hanging out with my nieces and nephews.  I am also addicted to word puzzles, listening to self-help podcasts, and telling popsicle stick jokes.

Why are you working with Cofertility? 

The minute I met the team, I knew I wanted to be a part of Cofertility. It wasn't about anything but giving women options and making them feel empowered to take control of their own fertility health.  I loved that there was so much action behind the words.  I respect that Covertility educates women about their bodies and I love the transparency behind their work.