FERTILITY WELLBEING MATTERS!

Starting or expanding a family is a fundamental part of many employees' lives. Sadly, 1 in 6 employees struggle to conceive and this journey can have a devastating impact on the physical, emotional, social, financial, and mental wellbeing those employees who face infertility. Feelings of frustration, isolation, being overwhelmed, and inadequacy are reported, in addition to negative emotions like sadness, anger, guilt, and fear of failure to conceive.



Employees who struggle with infertility have comparable stress levels to cancer patients. The stress, anxiety, and grief surrounding unexplained infertility and pregnancy loss can wreak havoc on your life, work output, and mental health, making an already sensitive situation unbearable!

Furthermore, up to 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, while 35% to 50% of infertility cases are due to male factor infertility.



Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that many employers do not recognise the impact of infertility in the workplace and, as a result, might be negatively impacted by:

·   performance & productivity

·   absenteeism

·   engagement

·   staff retention


FERTILITY HEALTH SUPPORT IS NO LONGER A PERK,

BUT A NECESSITY IN THE WORKPLACE.


FertilitySOS consulting is specifically designed to meet the operational needs of the employer while providing for the emotional needs of employees around family, work-life balance, and their future career goals and aspirations.


FertilitySOS offers Fertility in the Workplace workshops. These workshops are designed to protect both the rights of the employer and the emotional needs of the employee and can be tailormade to any unique case.


Fertility in the Workplace Workshop for Managers

A half-day workshop facilitated by one of our expert trainers for employers and managers to gain an in-depth understanding of the reality of infertility, pregnancy loss, fertility treatment, and the impacts thereof on the company. This session will prove invaluable when managing and supporting individuals facing infertility.


Discussion topics are not limited to but often include:

·   The rights of the employer and the employee

·   ​How to offer employee coping strategies

·   Help employees manage stress and infertility

·   Male employees are affected too

·   Other employment issues raised by infertility

·   Employee communication plan

·   How the organisation can be more supportive

·   Critical questions from an employee perspective

·   Fertility Policy pointers to consider

·   Fertility Health Coaching

·   What best practice will look like







Fertility in the Workplace Workshop for Employees:

A one or two-day training session facilitated by one of our expert trainers for employees to gain an in-depth understanding of the reality of infertility struggles and their effect on work performance. This session will prove invaluable when managing and supporting individuals facing infertility.


Themes we discuss include:

·   The rights of the employer and the employee

·   The impact of fertility on you, your work output, and also your colleagues

·   Male factor infertility

·   Identify daily stressors and reframe them into growth opportunities

·   Managing stress, anxiety, and burnout

·   General causes of unexplained infertility

·   Take control and draft your plan to overcome infertility

·   Develop coping strategies

·   The importance of self-care when facing infertility

·   Help your employer to understand infertility

·   Key questions to ask your manager

·   How to support a colleague struggling with infertility

·   Employee rights and infertility and what your company policy states

·   Unlock the work-life balance and get your body into optimal reproductive health

·   The importance of getting support

·   What can we do as a team to enhance general fertility wellbeing



FertilitySOS offer professional workshops and personal sessions (personal coaching is virtual) which provide clarity and confidence around personal and professional goals.​


​Schedule a conversation with FertilitySOS to learn more about our workshops, pricing, how we work, and whether we could be a good fit for your organisation.