Fertility In The Workplace – Stress & Fertility

27 Feb 2024

Stress and Fertility – Tuesday 27th February 2024; 7pm – 8.30pm

Research has shown that women with infertility report similar levels of depression and anxiety to women with cancer or heart disease. In fact, most women and a significant number of men, who are undergoing infertility treatment report high levels of depressive symptoms. Leading to the age-old question- can stress negatively impact the success rates of infertility treatment?
The three main goals of this webinar include:
• Understanding why infertility is so stressful (it can impact most if not all areas of one’s life).
• An update on the research on the stress/infertility connection.
• An introduction to all the research-proven methodologies to decrease the emotional burden of infertility and its treatment.
About the speaker:
Alice “Ali” Domar, Ph.D, is a health psychologist who focuses on the application of mind/body medicine to women’s health issues. Her research focuses on the relationship between stress and infertility, with a focus on the impact of cognitive behavioral interventions as well as access to care and patient retention. She is also a practicing psychologist and does individual, couples, and group therapy. She is the Chief Compassion Officer at Inception Fertility, the Director of the Inception Research Institute, a senior staff psychologist in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an associate professor of obstetrics, gynaecology, and reproductive biology, part-time, at Harvard Medical School. She is a past-chair of the mental health professional group of ASRM.

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If you have any questions, please contact FITW@fertilitynetworkuk.org

Fertility in the Workplace have crafted these wellbeing programme to particularly support SMEs, business owners, or even those who are unemployed. We are supported by the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund, part of a partnership programme between Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, and UK Health Security Agency, to support the government’s strategy aimed at improving Women’s Health and supporting them to remain in the workplace.