Welcome to our research page: Flourish - living happily while trying to conceive



Who is it for?

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • "I feel empty because of our fertility problem"
  • "Family get-togethers are especially difficult for me"
  • "It bothers me when others talk about their children"

If so, you may find the program helpful.

Overcome Fertility Stress has been designed for women who are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of their effort to become pregnant. This includes a wide range of women, such as those who:

  • have been diagnosed with a fertility problem
  • have no known medical complications
  • are in a relationship with someone with infertility issues
  • are undergoing fertility treatment, such as IVF
  • have been trying to conceive naturally for anywhere from several months to several years

About the program

Trying to conceive can be a very difficult time for those who long to have a child. As the months roll by, the pressure from family, friends, and society takes an emotional toll. Self-blame, grief, and depression are all too common. It can have a negative impact on work, relationships, and life satisfaction in general.

There is a lot of information available about the medical aspects of infertility and conception. However, there is little that deals with the intense psychological stress that comes with it. We need a resource that encourages rational optimism, and uses the latest evidence-based strategies (such as cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT) to help keep people positive.

Free access (for our research trial)

In collaboration with Dr Sarah Cockell and Grace Fertility Centre in Vancouver, we are currently looking for beta testers. You will be given full, unrestricted access in exchange for your feedback about the program. If you would like to be involved, you can register for online access here:


Register now