Infertility is one of the most distressing experiences for anyone who expected to plan a family. It is often a shock, threatening hopes and dreams of how you have imagined your future will be.
If this is happening to you, you may be surprised at just how hard it is to cope with your emotions; as with any mental or emotional health problem – the psychological impact of infertility is invisible; moreover, relatives, friends and colleagues may not understand or realise how much grief and anxiety you are feeling. Not everyone will appreciate that a miscarriage is a bereavement or that undergoing fertility treatments is stressful, exhausting and can be painful, leaving you feeling frustrated & anxious, even making you feel the need to avoid social situations.
These feelings can often be completely overwhelming, and we know it is often difficult to speak with those close to you – particularly if you feel they might not understand the emotions you are feeling.
Finding a suitable therapist is not always easy though and getting an appointment can be even more tricky; the British Medical Association has warned that some people are waiting up to 2 years for mental health appointments. We recognise these challenges which is why our mission is to ensure that you can access the support you need when you need it, via our digital platform – by connecting you to our network of vetted therapists with the experience and expertise to support you along your fertility journey.
We believe that mental health is a right, not a luxury.
That’s why we’re building a new type of healthcare company that puts women and girls at the centre of everything we do.
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What sort of things can I talk about?
It may be some small comfort to know that you’re not alone; infertility affects around 1 in 7 couples in the UK and around 12-15% of women globally.
Coping with an infertility diagnosis or dealing with fertility treatment can be emotionally and physically challenging; almost 80% of women experience clinical anxiety and over 50% experience clinical depression during this time.
The social implications of your circumstances or treatment, including telling friends, family or work colleagues about fertility struggles.
Strength in numbers
Connecting with other women going through the same thing can be a great way to get support and make new friends. We’ve created a safe space for women to connect, make new friends, support each other and get answers to the questions that matter most to you…