Prioritizing Your Mental Health During Your Fertility Journey

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health has become a focal point for many in the past year, the stigma and silence continue, especially on the path to parenthood. Family building is an incredibly stressful experience; 55% of people feel infertility is more stressful than unemployment and 61% feel it is more stressful than divorce. That’s why Progyny hosted a webinar dedicated to prioritizing mental health on your fertility journey. We discussed ways to prioritize your mental health, how to maintain relationships with loved ones, and how to be there for yourself.


  • Alice Domar, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF
  • Mollie Walker, Co-founder of Tennessee Fertility Advocates
  • Georgia Witkin, Head of Member Services Development at Progyny, Assistant Professor of OB-GYN and Reproductive Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai

Importance of Mental Health

The Impact on Relationships

Takeaway Tips