I'm due to be doing ivf #5 next year and asked to be referred for occupational health to support my ivf and time off etc. I've gone over the amount of sick time for 12 months due to infertility anxiety as two pregnant girls in the office and tried to make my manager understand. He just refers back to policies,which I get that it is a business and I'm paid to work but he doesn't understand how it good my heart in two when women are moaning about being pregnant when I'm struggling with endo and infertility and ivf.
Everything else in my job is fine. I'm doing well and exceeding what I should be doing, working overtime. I'm really trying to show them I'm a decent person in a shit situation.
Just wanted to know if anyone had any experience with occupational health and what exactly they can do for me? I currently have hypnotherapy, using breathing techniques, stick my head phones in during the painful conversations (although hard cos happening all day everyday). What can I expect from them? I'm terrified they won't help me and will just be there to protect the business to push me out.