Mental health

A person's physical and mental wellness are both tied together closely. Ovia Health has many resources on the mental conditions that potential parents and their loved ones may experience throughout the process of trying to conceive. This includes conditions like depression, anxiety, and stress. There's also information about treatment and therapy options. Read more to also find information about self-care and techniques you can work on from home.

woman with her hands together at her chest sits on a yoga mat

The power of affirmations

Woman stands in the kitchen preparing some food

Disordered eating and fertility: Questions to ask yourself

Woman sitting on couch

Your menstrual cycle and your hormones

woman looking at laptop and smiling

How the menstrual cycle impacts your mood

Digital graphic of candle, someone sleeping, a yoga mat, and other items that help reduce stress.

Stressless Fest recap

People practicing yoga to increase fertility and conceive.

Can yoga help me conceive?

A person posing in several positions with their body while practicing self love for her body.

How to fall more in love with your body

Image of a forest.

Five things that might happen after pregnancy loss

A person in a support group.

Finding support after a pregnancy loss 

Two people sitting by a window and talking.

How to cope after a pregnancy loss

A person leaning against the wall and looking away.

When will my cycle go back to normal?

A couple laying on their bed and giving each other back rubs.

The details about sex after miscarriage

Image of a white flower with a blue background.

Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

A couple hugging while watching birds fly in the sky.

Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

A person talking to their male partner about fertility.

Talking to a male partner about his fertility

A person reading a book.

The ABCs of TTC: The acronyms you need to know when trying to conceive

A woman sitting with dog.

Managing anxiety while TTC

A looking out the window.

What kind of treatment is available for depression while TTC?

A barista serving coffee to a customer and wondering about shift work and fertility.

Fertility tips: What’s the danger of shift work?

A person sitting cross-legged practicing a breathing meditation.

Take a deep breath: How simple breathing can help you start meditating 

A group of friends with children.

The TTC blues: friends with kids

A couple smiling for a picture.

Lights, camera, conception! A pre-pregnancy checklist

A happy couple kissing.

Fertility tips: Don’t save it up!

A couple riding bikes through a forest.

Doing you: protecting your emotional health while TTC

Several woman in yoga class to help reduce stress for fertility.

Can yoga help me conceive?

A woman sitting on couch wondering if antidepressants affect fertility.

Are antidepressants safe when trying to conceive?

A person talking on the phone while using their laptop to represent stress when trying to conceive.

Am I too stressed to get pregnant?

Many flowers sitting in the sun to represent new beginnings, or lifestyle changes to make that may boost fertility.

Lifestyle changes that may boost your fertility to improve your chances of conceiving

A woman cutting up vegetables in the kitchen to represent eating healthy to help fertility.

A healthy lifestyle today can lead to a healthy pregnancy tomorrow: what you can do now

A person running because good physical health affects fertility.

From superfoods to smoking: what can help and hurt your fertility

woman speaks to her provider

7 stubborn fertility myths we’re ready to retire

A person looking out their window.

How can pre-existing mental health conditions affect a pregnancy?

A couple hugging each other representing to how to maintain a healthy relationship.

Maintaining a healthy relationship takes work

A woman lifting weights and practicing their strength training.

The importance of strength training

Woman practicing self advocacy at doctors office because she is talking about her healthcare.

How to advocate for yourself as a patient to get the care you deserve

A glass cup filled with ginger lemon honey tea.

Fertility recipes: honey, lemon, and ginger tea

A person looking out a window and wondering how to manage depression

Managing depression in everyday life: Helpful routines

A person on their computer looking up quick stretching routines they can do at home.

Sit at a desk all day? Easy stretches to do on your next break

Image of five hands grouped together in a sign of unison and community when searching for mental health support.

Where you can find mental health support

Graphic of two hands holding two different pieces of string that twist into shapes of both sides of the brain. This image is supposed to represent balancing anxiety and mental health.

What you should know about anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

Graphic of a heart inside a circle to represent support for those who are feeling unsafe relationship

Stuck home with your partner in a pandemic? How to recognize trouble

Graphic showing an image of a house to represent work from home environments.

How to manage the new work from home model during COVID-19

A woman asleep in her bed because she learned how to sleep better.

Five small changes that can help you sleep better than ever

A woman on her phone in bed, representing an activity she should avoid before bed.

Before bedtime no-nos: Stuff to avoid that won’t help you sleep

Two people walking together, one has their hand on the other's shoulder providing a form of mental health support.

Sometimes, support is necessary to deal with mental health issues

A person watching a meditating video on their laptop while meditating.

The basics of meditation

A person practicing a type of meditation in their bedroom.

Mindfulness to mantra: Different kinds of meditation

A person meditating outdoors as part of their daily routine.

Seven strategies for getting started with a meditation practice

A person meditating in a room .

Seven misconceptions about meditation, debunked

A pregnant person sitting on the couch looking sad to represent a sign of depression.

At what point should I call the doctor about depression?

Two women smiling while talking about how to be an advocate for their healthcare.

Advocate for your health by bringing a support person with you to appointment

A couple learning how to have better sex by being more affectionate and touching each other's faces in bed.

Have better sex by connecting with yourself and your partner 

A woman who understands the importance of sleep taking a day time nap in her bed.

Restful nights can make happy days: Are you getting enough sleep?

A couple's feet while they lay in bed and talk about the importance of consent.

Consent: What is it and why is it so important?

This image represents a person talking about sex with their partner while laying in bed.

Learn to communicate better in the bedroom and really connect

A couple laughing and cuddling in bed to represent having consent for sex.

The sexy side of consent: Learn to talk about it

A person jogging during their cardio routine.

Cardio helps with your health: Great reasons to start a routine

Two women running outside.

A beginner’s guide to exercise: starting at square one

A woman looking down at her drink wondering whether there are signs of an unhealthy relationship with her partner.

Feeling unsafe? Recognize these unsafe behaviors

Image of health symbol, the caduceus.

What to do about increased or nervous energy

People shopping for oil at the grocery store.

Oils are awesome: From olive to argan, the best oils you didn’t realize

A person stretching in the middle of their run.

How important is stretching…or is it?

A person checking their watch while holding their phone.

Obvious and not-so-obvious benefits of exercise

A person using their phone to track moods when trying to conceive

Tracking your moods with Ovia

A person working from home on a laptop.

Your new WFH guide: How to work from home the right way

Graphic of a person's uterus to represent the menstrual period.

You do uterus: How to be kind to yourself during your period

A person using the Ovia Fertility tracker on their cellphone device.

From cervical fluid to sleep: How tracking your body’s signs and symptoms can identify when you ovulate

A graphic of a leaf growing to represent tracking fertility data.

Using smart technology to make your life easier: how Ovia Fertility works

A person looking up signs of PCOS on their cellphone.

Could I have PCOS?

A person checking their heart rate on their watch while listening to music on their headphones.

How much exercise is too much?

A person laughing in a red and white stripped room.

Are my periods irregular?

A person on their laptop and cellphone looking up information on how to track fertility at their proliferative phase.

Tracking fertility during the proliferative phase

A person looking up on their phone how to track their menstrual phase.

Tracking fertility during the menstrual phase

Health and hospital symbol.

Who gets mood swings and why

Image of a symbol representing health.

Forgetfulness: Learn the reasons behind it

Image representing medical symbol.

Clumsiness: Is it just having an “off” day?

Image of health symbol, the caduceus.

Helpful information about itchy hands

Image of health symbol, the caduceus.

Learn more about itchy feet

Image of the health symbol.

Smelling really good lately? Here’s why your body might be doing it

Symbol for health and medicine.

Why you might have a flushed face

Image of symbol that represents health.

The reasons behind excessive sweating