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Support Program

Fertility Friends Foundation endeavours to provide a supportive, empowering space and outlet for our grant recipients as they try to conceive.

Our support program involves preparing your body for pregnancy and finding solutions, options, and emotional support if you are having trouble getting or staying pregnant.  We want to assist couples or individuals by offering support on an emotional, physical, and mental level, as well as complementary support services, to optimize the chances of getting and staying pregnant.

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Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. 

Robert Ludlum 

Support Program

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Emotional Support: Share your experiences, challenges, and triumphs with a supportive community that understands the unique journey of fertility treatment.

Connection and Empowerment: Build connections with others who share similar experiences and empower yourself with the knowledge and support needed to navigate the complexities of fertility treatment.

If you are a recipient of a Fertility Friends Foundation grant, you are automatically invited to participate in this support group.  Details on how to join the sessions will be shared via email.

At Fertility Friends Foundation, we understand that the journey to parenthood can be both challenging and rewarding. This support group is another step towards ensuring you have the resources and community you need during this important time.

Support Program Partners

Oasis Fertility Support

In partnership with Oasis Fertility Support, we are creating a support group for our grant recipients to foster a sense of community and provide a platform for individuals undergoing fertility challenges to connect, share experiences, and offer mutual support. 

This initiative aims to address the emotional and psychological aspects of the fertility journey, fostering a supportive network for recipients as they navigate their unique paths to parenthood.

Yadtech

In partnership with YAD-Tech, grant recipients will be given access to free fertility supplements with the highest-quality ingredients for maintenance of optimal health of both men and women who wish to conceive.

YAD-Tech offers a complete range of natural remedies to support good health at every point, from before conception to breastfeeding.

Support Program Areas and Professionals

Genetic Counselling

Genetic counselling gives you information about how genetic conditions might affect you or your family. The genetic counsellor will collect your personal and family health history.

Genetic Counsellors can use this information to determine how likely it is that you or your family member has a genetic condition.

Based on this information, the genetic counsellor can help you decide whether a genetic test might be right for you or your relative.

Fertility Care

Fertility nurses, also known as Reproductive Nurses or IVF Nurses, are nurses who care for those who seek counselling or treatment options related to reproductive health.

They commonly work with women struggling with infertility and individuals and couples having difficulty with conception.

The role of a Fertility nurse is key! From educating patients on every aspect of their fertility treatments to injecting the medication and providing compassionate care, fertility nurses play an important role in the patient’s fertility journey.

Fertility Coaching

A mindset coach helps clients discover, practice, and master new ways to be more intentional in shaping their mindset and focus. In mindset coaching, clients take stock of their beliefs, behaviours, and thought patterns to identify what is helping and what is hurting.

From there, a mindset coach supports the client in mapping out strategic ways to change or adopt new thoughts and beliefs to promote a healthier and more productive outlook on life.

Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is a distinct health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.

Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit.

NDs concentrate on whole patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, while addressing the underlying cause of the patient’s condition.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

MNT is based on decades of medical research on the relationship between diet, nutrition, and health outcomes.

It’s vastly different from nutrition education, which provides basic nutrition information to the general public and isn’t intended to treat medical conditions.

On the other hand, MNT instructs individuals how to use their diet to best support their medical conditions. It not only addresses existing medical conditions but also attempts to lower the risk of new complications.

Functional Nutrition

Functional Nutrition: Integrative Approach

The Functional Nutrition approach derives from Functional Medicine – a method that “determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.” (The Institute For Functional Medicine).

This type of nutrition is a framework whereby the client (or patient) works closely together with the integrative nutrition practitioner, namely a functional nutritionist, to achieve optimum health through various nutritional interventions.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that brings balance to the body by using gentle movements to correct structural and postural imbalances. Through treatment, structural dysfunctions are corrected to improve flexibility and movement of the spine and limbs to relieve obstructions to nerve and blood vessels which may inhibit the body’s capacity to heal and function.

The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of pain or dysfunction rather than the symptom.

Pilates

If you’ve been looking for a new workout routine that can give you a good balance of flexibility, strength, muscle tone and help for a few aches and pains, Pilates may be the answer.  It might look a bit intimidating at first, but it’s much easier to get into — and, depending on what you do, less expensive — than you might assume.

While Pilates has been around for nearly 100 years, it continues gaining traction, picking up new devotees all the time.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is treatment to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient’s mobility, function, and well-being.

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, a physiotherapist can also help prevent further injury by listening to patients needs and expectations, working together to plan the most appropriate treatment for any individual condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.  

Psychotherapy

What is ​Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a general term used to describe a form of treatment that is based on “talking work” done with a therapist. The aim is to relieve distress by discussing and expressing feelings; to help change attitudes, behaviour and habits that may be unhelpful; and to promote more constructive and adaptive ways of coping.

Successful psychotherapy depends on a supportive, comfortable relationship with a trusted therapist.

Reproductive Counselling

Fertility counselling is the process of speaking to a qualified, experienced counsellor about all aspects of fertility and fertility treatment.

Going through fertility treatment can be physically and mentally demanding, impacting many areas of your life.

Counselling can help you prepare for the challenges ahead and give you a safe space to share your thoughts and feelings.

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