because infertility sucks.
We're committed to making infertility suck less.
Fruitful is a free fertility mentorship program that connects those struggling with infertility with those who've been through it firsthand. Because no one should have to go through this crap on their own.
The story of Fruitful
How it started
When Elyse Ash started trying to conceive with her husband Brad in 2014, she thought it'd be easy...kind of like going to get frozen yogurt. You decided you wanted something, then went out and got it. Little did she know that years of waiting and an endometriosis diagnosis were in her future.
Torture for control freaks
Infertility was absolute torture for a natural-born control freak like Elyse. She quickly noticed that the only people who really understood the emotional turmoil she was going through were others also struggling to conceive. But talking in support groups was intimidating...and Instagram’s #TTC community didn’t have the one-to-one connection she craved.
Finding fellow fertility warriors
Elyse eventually learned that the best people to talk to about infertility were those who had been through the struggle firsthand but were now safely on the other side. These fertility warriors offered the best of both worlds: true empathy, along with perspective, shared knowledge and emotional stability.
That's when Elyse had the idea for Fruitful — a free fertility mentorship program that would match women beginning their fertility journeys with those who've been there and injected that. The idea was exciting because it would give women in need of emotional support a safe place to vent about baby showers, while giving individuals who've already conquered infertility the chance to give back. Everybody wins!
Fruitful is a movement dedicated to connecting people experiencing infertility with the mentors, resources and support they need to make emotionally healthy decisions. Fruitful exists to encourage, inspire and support those struggling with the emotional fallout of infertility.
We believe in...
Infertility isn't shameful and sharing your story matters.
We strive to always lead with empathy for those trying to conceive.
We exist because no one should have to go through infertility alone.
Fruitful is a passion project and receives zero funding. Therefore, every dollar helps us operate more smoothly and reach more people in need of help. We thank you for your support.