Get the Confidence to Talk to Your Headteacher About Your Upcoming Fertility Treatment

A free guide with copy & paste templates you can use today

Dear colleague,

Trying to conceive while keeping up with your job’s demands is hard. If you have upcoming fertility treatment, there’s a big chance you’re feeling uncomfortable discussing this with your headteacher. Not all employers are aware of what IVF means or how to support you.

If you’re like me, you might have already experienced a lack of empathy. I heard things like: “just relax and it will happen”. Nobody seems to understand the IVF process and the emotional turmoil.

I’m here to guide you through these challenges. I’m a fertility coach and workplace fertility consultant. Through specialist coaching, I can help you manage the uncomfortable feelings that come with fertility issues. You can take back control of these emotions whilst trying to conceive. So you can get back to living your life and continue to succeed in your career.

Over the past 2 years, I have supported women like you through infertility via my social media channels. Many teachers sent heartfelt messages to tell me about the difference the platform Fertility Issues in Teaching has made on their path to parenthood.

Based on my own experience and that of my clients, I created a guide that will equip you with the resources for that initial conversation with your headteacher. Everything is planned out for you, so you don’t need to think about what to say.

What you get in this guide

* Email requesting to meet with your headteacher to discuss upcoming fertility treatment – page 4
* Email disclosing upcoming fertility treatment to your headteacher – page 5
* Talking points for the meeting – page 6
* Facts and stats about fertility for your employer – pages 7 and 8
* Frequently asked questions – page 9

About me

Fertility Issues - Free resources for teachers

I’m Caroline, former teacher, now a UK-based consultant who works with leaders to make schools a fertility-friendly workplace.


After my own challenging experience of fertility treatment whilst teaching, I am committed to changing the way fertility issues in teaching are managed. I want to share with leaders how they can change school culture to make their school the place to be for women and men who hope to start a family through assisted conception.



As a fertility coach, I work 1:1 with a community of teachers and women from other professional backgrounds. I use a blend of coaching, counseling, and mind and body techniques to support women in regaining control of their life throughout the turbulent times of trying to conceive.


Please remember, regardless of where you are in your career:

starting a family doesn’t have to mean the end of it—you CAN have BOTH. You are and will continue to be a valued member of staff.


Get ready to talk to your headteacher

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