we're better together.
Here's how it works.
Sign up to find a mentor or become one. You’ll then fill out a short form so we can best match you.
Fruitful matches you with a mentor or mentee who shares your background and values.
Connect how you’re comfortable.
The two of you connect via text, email, phone or in person, building trust and rapport over time.
Share your story. Get support.
You both share your stories and navigate the feelings and fears of infertility together.
Ready to talk to someone who understands?
Are you overwhelmed with your fertility journey and looking for personalized, meaningful emotional support?Find a mentor
Think you would make a good mentor?
Have you completed your fertility journey and are you looking to give back in an impactful, personal way?Become a mentor
Your secret’s safe with us
We know how sensitive infertility is and therefore take your privacy very seriously. Your Fruitful account is not linked to Facebook or any other social media accounts. Your information will never be shared or made available to third-party sources. Swearsies.
questions & answers
What does a match entail?
Fruitful matches mentors with mentees who share similar stories, diagnoses and values. Once there’s a match, an introduction email is sent from Fruitful, including one another’s contact information. It is then up to the mentor and mentee to connect via email, text, phone or video chat. After being matched, the two are free to explore the relationship at their own pace and comfort level in the channels that work for them.
Who can participate?
Fruitful was made for individuals who have experienced or are currently experiencing infertility firsthand. Infertility is defined as being unable to conceive after trying to achieve a pregnancy for one year or longer. Fruitful has the right to accept or deny mentors or mentees at our discretion. Fruitful is only available to those in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Is this a free service?
Yes. Fruitful is a 100% free service. Mentors generously volunteer their time and experience to emotionally support others like themselves.
Are all matches one-on-one?
As of now, our priority is creating meaningful, one-on-one connections. In the future, we hope to offer online forums and in-person events to provide additional emotional support and friendship.
What if I don't like my match?
At Fruitful, we go out of our way to match mentors and mentees who have some overlap in their medical history as well as their personal interests and values. That said, if you are not connecting with your mentor or mentee, you may request to be rematched. You may also provide anonymous feedback about your mentor or mentee to Fruitful so we can better match you both in the future.
Can guys join Fruitful?
Absolutely! While we're focused initially on helping women who are trying to conceive, we support the needs of all people struggling with infertility. Please note that due to limited mentors, it may take longer to find you a match.
What about privacy?
Fruitful recognizes that infertility is a very private medical matter. We respect and protect the privacy of all our mentors and mentees. The medical information you share with Fruitful is never given to anyone and is only used to make you the best, most relevant match. All mentors and mentees are required to sign an extensive confidentiality agreement before registering. Mentors are also required to sign an agreement that states they will not offer medical advice or opinions.
What is the time commitment for mentors?
Volunteering your time to be a mentor is an incredibly generous act. Naturally, each mentee has different emotional needs on their fertility journey, so the specific time commitment of the program varies greatly. While some mentees may require frequent check-ins either via text, email or phone call, some simply may require a bi-weekly check-in of some sort. On average though, mentors should expect to spend about 1-2 hours of mentorship per week.
If you have an additional question or comment that is not outlined in the FAQs, please contact us.