Emotional health check
Fertility often focuses on just the physical body. Yet physical and emotional health are strongly linked. Take our short emotional health check for a complete understanding of your health. We recommend you use this tool regularly to check in with where you are at.
We have created an easy to complete online questionnaire for you to check in with your emotional health on a regular basis. Your report helps you understand your emotional health as well as what strategies you could consider using to boost your health.
Good emotional health is about more than avoiding emotional distress. It means feeling good and functioning well. Of course, good mental wellbeing does not mean that you never experience feelings or situations that you find difficult. But it does mean that you feel you have the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual.
How we understand your emotional health
Our emotional health check focuses on the key building blocks of your wellbeing:
- How you are feeling
- Your ability to relax
- Your relationships
- Clear thinking
- Future outlook
We use the WEMWBS scale (The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale), which is used by scientists and psychologists to measure wellbeing. If you are in a relationship, we use the Relationship Quality Index to empower you to understand the health of your relationship.
Why is emotional health important?
Our day to day lives can be very stressful, juggling work, family and social lives. Trying to conceive can be an added pressure and a very emotional time. It can also place pressure on your relationship. It’s therefore very important to look after your emotional health on this journey.
Our emotional and reproductive health are linked. In some more severe cases, if you’re stressed, your menstrual cycle can become longer or shorter, your periods may stop altogether, or they might become more painful. This could mean it takes longer to conceive. We believe in the importance of a whole body approach to your fertility journey. There are a number of science based tools to boost our emotional health, including mindfulness, relaxation and exercise.